Monthly Archives: November 2005

News for today


Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. No clips til Saturday.


Business

Ford is on track to unveil revamp plan in January
WSJ ($$$) |staff |Business:Auto
Pajamas – Open – Pajamas
Yahoo | AP | Business:Media:Internet
Cable vs. Phone: Giants escalate turf war
WSJ ($$$) | staff | Business:Telecom Continue reading

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News for today

November 22 2005

Business

GM to close factories and cut 30,000 jobs
NYT | Maynard, Micheline | Business:Auto:GM:Doraville
Doraville on GM’s hit list
AJC | Grantham, Russell | Business:Auto:Atlanta
Future cloudy for Ford facility
AJC | staff | Business:Auto:Atlanta
New AT&T could complicate Cingular’s plans
AJC | staff | Business:Communications:Atlanta
No. 2 Vodka maker turns to web ads
Yahoo | Adweek | Media:Ads
Home Depot apoligizes to customer accused of stealing a pencil
AccessNorthGa | AP | Business:Tough Times
Car Rental Customer charged for damage already reported against previous renter
Post | staff | Business:Tough Times

Courts

High Court changes ruling on ID theft
Macon | staff | Courts:ID Theft:Cyberlaw
Justices reverse ID fraud decision
AJC | Husted, Bill | Courts:ID Theft:Cyberlaw

Economy

Outsourcing to the heartland
Wired | staff | Economy:US:Outsourcing
GM Doraville plant to shutdown in 2008 (-2,900 jobs)
ABC | staff | Economy:Georgia:jobs
Doraville GM plant to close
Gwinnett | staff | Economy:Georgia:Jobs
Atlanta to lose business icon, but not hope
AccessNorthGA | AP | Economy:Georgia:Jobs
Shortage of immigrant workers alarms growers in West
Post | Geis, Sonya | Economy:US:Immigration
Moderate growth in economy expected
Seattle | AP |Economy:US:Indicators
Florida boatmaker will create 425 Baxley jobs
Jacksonville | staff | Economy:Ga:Jobs

Education

Regents name three finalists for Chancellor’s position
AccessNorthGa | AP | Education:Higher Ed:Admin:Chancellor
Chancellor Finalists announced
RedandBlack | Staff | Education:Higher Ed:Admin:Chancellor
Three finalists to University System named
AJC | Simmons, Kelly | Education:Higher Ed:Admin:Chancellor
Regents announce chancellor finalists
Athens | staff |Education:Higher Ed:Admin:Chancellor
GSU professor faces child porn charge
AJC | staff | Education:Higher Ed:Staff

Energy

Oil prices up on US snowstorm warnings
San Fran | staff | Energy:Heating

Ethics

Former aid to DeLay pleads guilty
NYT | Stout, David | Ethics:DeLay:Abramoff:Scanlon

Government

Fulton tax assessors hit with $1.4 million penalty
AJC | staff | Government:Fulton:Taxes:Competence
Ga 316 at I-85 to be rebuilt
AJC | staff | Government:GA:Transportation
Companies elected for road project
Gwinnett | staff | Government:Ga:Transportation

Health

Grady faces $42 million shortfall
AJC | staff | Health:Grady

Issues

Is TABOR in Arizona’s future?
Arizona Capital | staff | Issues:TABOR
Georgia needs a taxpayer bill of rights
AJC | Kent, Phil | Issues:TABOR

Politics

Poll: Anti-Bush sentiment trickling down
Raleigh | staff | Politics:GOP:Bush
Two ejected from Bush event in Denver file suit
NYT | Johnson, Kirk | Politics:Bush:Speech
Around Town
Marietta | Kinney, Bill | Politics:Georgia

Technology

World Digital Library planned
Post | Vise, David | Technology:Books:Access
Google gives $3 million to Digital Library
NYT | staff | Technology:Books:Access
Texas sues Sony under anti-spyware law
USA | staff | Technology:Cybercrime:DRM
Sony BMG sued over CD’s with Anti-piracy software
NYT | Zeller, Tom | Technology:Cybercrime:DRM
Hackers hitting popular apps
Yahoo | Techweb | Technology:Security:Internet
Hackers targeting security programs
Post | Krim, Jonathan | Technology:Security:Internet

Op/Ed

Stop going nowhere
AJC | Editor | Editorials:MARTA
Doraville GM loss a lesson for Georgia
AJC | Editor | Editorials:Jobs
RIP, School Revenue and Budget Ideas
AJC | Editor |Editorials:Legislature:TABOR:Education:Sales Tax
Agendas drive leak of memo
AJC | Wooten, Jim | Editorials:Voting:ID:Burmeister
Minor changes to voter id law may be prudent
Athens | Editor | Editorials:Voting:ID
Israel-American chamber could be resource for Georgia
Athens | Jones, Walter | Editorials:Trade:Israel
Unions need to retool
Augusta | Editor | Editorials:Jobs
GOP opposition to Voting Rights Act akin to ‘Southern Strategy’
Macon | Editor | Editorials:Voting:Politics
The ties that bind the Legislature
Macon | Editor | Editorials:Marriage
Taxing and unfriendly church
NYT | Editor | Editorials:Religion:IRS
A blot on the nation
Rome | Editor | Editorials:Homeless
You cannot serve God and Wealth
Waco | Young, Jack | Editorials:Reed:Abramoff

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Winer has a WordPress blog

Dave is playing with WordPress.  There goes the neigborhood!
Welcome!

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WYSIWG NOT WORKING

For some reason, the WordPress WYSIWIG is not functioning — hence my posts look like crap.

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e-Topical Stories


November 21 2005
11/21/2005

 

November 21 2005


Business

GM set to announce restructuring plan
    NYT | Maynard, Micheline | Business:Auto:GM
Cingular products to be sold under AT&T name
    USA | staff |Business:Communications:Cingular
Koch’s buy lets Wichita sparkle
    Wichita Bus Journal | staff | Business:Koch:GaPacific

Woodward?  Google?  A plague a week
    NYT | Carr, David | Business:Media:Newspapers
Use the Internet, don’t fear it, Newspaper editors told
    Yahoo | AFP | Business:Media:Newspapers

Campaigns

Warner surges in to New Hampshire
    Post | Leibovich, Mark | Campaigns:US:2008:Warner

Congress

Inheriting a nation: GOP prepares to revoke citizenship birthright
    Monitor | staff | Congress:Immigration:Constitution

Education

Two UGA law professors put on state bar Freedom Commission
    Athens | staff | Education:Higher Ed:UGA
New hospital to reshape Emory
    ABC | staff | Education:Higher Ed:Emory
At Harvard, a man, a plan and a scanner

    NYT | Hafner, Katie | Education:Higher Ed:Books:Google
Advanced math multiplying in middle schools in Maryland
    Post | Vise, Daniel | Education:K12:Math

Government

Metro commutes shorter, congestion no better
    AJC | Hart, Ariel | Government:GA:Transportation

Mayor takes wheels of trolley project
    AJC | staff | Government:GA:Transportation

Issues

TABOR’s demise is greatly exaggerated
    Pueblo | staff | Issues:TABOR
After Eminent Domain Victory, disputed project goes nowhere

    NYT | Yardley, William | Issues:Eminent Domain
Why Iraq war support fell so fast
    CSMonitor | staff | Issues:Iraq

Katrina

Big ticket Katrina costs yet to come
    Boston | Post | Katrina:Budget

Legislature

Facing off on eminent domain
    Rome | staff | Legislature:Eminent Domain

Politics

Kilgore endorsement fals flat in Fairfax chamber
    Post | staff |Politics:GOP:Chamber

Technology

AT&T bets on Internet technology
    WSJ ($$$) | staff | Technology:Communications:Internet

Exercising the brain
    MIT | staff | Technology:e-Learning
Search now No. 2 among web tasks
    Yahoo | AP | Technology:Search
Big jump in search engine use
    PEW | staff | Technology:Search

Op/Ed

Money at a good time
    ABC | Williams, Dick | Editorials:Politics:Fulton:GOP
No time to cut the cord
    AJC | Editor | Editorials:Katrina
Storm victims will get housing, not heave ho
    AJC | Westmoreland, Lynn | Editorials:Katrina:Housing

White people! Don’t just cast a vote, sell it
    AJC | Bookman, Jay | Editorials:Voting:ID
PATRIOT Filibuster could protect our liberties
    Macon | Editor | Editorials:PATRIOT
Isakson right to back the President
    Marietta | McKee, Dan | Editorials:Isakson:Iraq
RIP well deserved for state school sales tax

    Marietta | Editor |Editorials:Education:Sales Tax
Why the US should look to Japan for better schools
    NYT | Staples, Brent | Editorials:Education:Reform
Keeping the faith: Veterans, Healthcare
    Rome | Editor | Editorials:Healthcare:Veterans
Respecting Marriage
    Savannah | Editor | Editorials:Marriage

Are we losing the global race for talent?
    WSJ ($$$) | Editor | Editorials:Immigration:Competitive

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20 nov 2005

November 20 2005


Campaigns

WMAZ Election Survey
WMAZ | staff | Campaigns:Ga:Gov:Survey
Lt. Governor’s race grabs spotlight
AJC | McWhirter, Cameron | Campaigns:GA:LtGov:Reed:Cagle
Congressional Candidate speaks to local Dems
Douglas | staff |Campaigns:Ga:CD01:Nelson

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Final meeting of Emerging Telecom Study Committee

Present: Seabaugh, Loudermilk, Lewis, Balfour, Amerson

Chairman Seabaugh began the process by affirming to everyone that no one, including himself, attempted to influence the direction or outcome of the advisory committee.

Agenda

Presentation of Committee (I will scan and forward as it includes draft legislation)

Joe Bankoff is making the final presentation

Repeats his description of the process (he went over that during the last presentation)

Follows the printed report..

He says, the element that is missing, that the state needs to focus on to improve education, gain new jobs – is looking at what we need to do to get people to use it – digital literacy. He recommends that they consider further stidu by committee. Continue reading

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Business
Delta, pilots come out swinging
AJC | Grantham, Russell | Business:Delta
BellSouth to offer computer servicing
AJC | staff | Business:BellSouth

Congress

Cheney says Senate war critics make ‘reprehensible’ charges
NYT |Bumiller, Elizabeth | Congress:Iraq:Cheney
Tide turning in GOP Senators’ war view
Post | Balz, Dan | Congress:Iraq:GOP
Funding for Alaskan bridges eliminated
Post | Murray, Shailagh | Congress:Budget:Pork
Deal set to limit probes by FBI
Boston | AP | Congress:PATRIOT
Testimony by Oil Execs is challenged
NYT | Andrews, Edmund | Congress:Energy:Oil
Senate approves Isakson’s amendment on airline pensions
AccessNorthGa | AP | Congress:Isakson:Pensions Continue reading

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Other notes

Government Technology Magazine has a column on the Real ID act — a sidebar talks about the demise of on line license renewals — boy is that gonna hack everyone off. Perhaps GECA should schedule a talk on this item. I should definitely add it to my list of State Tech Topics to Watch.

Southern Growth Policy Board wants folks to host community meetings on innovation. That could be an interesting project. Continue reading

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The News – In Aggregate Form

November 16 2005


Business

Wall Street fears GM bankruptcy
AJC | AP | Business:Auto:GM
Top websites build up ad backlog, raise rates
WSJ ($$$) | staff | Business:Internet:Ads
Google aims for the classified ad business
NYT | Markoff, John | Business:Internet:Ads
Yahoo to add five Gawker Media Blogs to website
Post | Vise, David | Business:Internet:Blogs
Website to blend journalism with blogs
Yahoo | AP | Business:Internet:Blogs

Campaigns

Ralph Reed lectures on future of politics
The Hurricane | staff | Campaigns:GA:LtGov:Reed Continue reading

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