Sunday, June 1, 2008



Green Don Langrehr won his re-election to Blacksburg Town Council in Montgomery County. He finished second of five candidates for three seats with 1,100 votes or 22.28%. This brings the Greens to 18 wins out of 30 races for the year maintaining a 60% win rate for the spring cycle. In Lancaster, MA David Spanagel was elected as Town Moderator. He ran unopposed.

The number of uninsured U.S. young adults, who already represent a major chunk of the American population without health coverage, rose again in 2006. Based on census data, 13.7 million people aged 19 to 29 had no health insurance, either public or private, in 2006, up from 13.3 million in 2005, according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that researches health policy. Men and women in this age group accounted for 17 percent of the under-65 U.S. population, but made up almost 30 percent of the uninsured, according to the report. At age 65, people enter the federal Medicare insurance program.

the report showed. While 23 percent of whites ages 19 to 29 lacked insurance, the figure was 36 percent of blacks and 53 percent of Hispanics.

At an Obama Memorial Day appearance, Obama praised fallen heroes, adding, "and I see many of them before me today." When CNN ran the video, they excised the gaffe. They must think Obama is going to win and are getting ready to cover his administration.


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