Democrats in Congress ... What Does that Mean for My Wallet?
Long-time financial advisor predicts changes in monetary policy and other new legislation.
Upcoming Palestinian Elections Might Put Extremists In Power
The Palestinian Fatah Movement is doing whatever it can to brush up its image in the run up to this Summer's parliamentary elections, including the appointment of young blood into the ranks. The outcome of the elections is going to be of crucial importance for the chances of peace with Israel as well as the country's division of power.
Election Integrity Experts Recommend Investigation and Legislation
The question of ensuring an accurate, transparent count of the people's vote has been at the forefront of concerns of many individuals and groups, both private and governmental. how to guarantee that the actual will of the people is carried out. This week the U.S. Senate and House will be meeting and voting on recommendations to improve the voting system. Several of the nation's foremost election integrity experts have spent the last several months grappling with some of these issues and have come up with 14 recommendations for federal legislation to ensure the integrity of our democracy.
FDA Decision Involves Area Patients Indiana Physician Participated in 'Rigid' National Clinical Study
Local surgeons who perform breast reconstruction and 'primary augmentation' for a large region of Indiana and three surrounding states are applauding the Food & Drug Administration decision (November 2006) to approve the manufacturing and use of silicone gel-based breast implants for American women. Ronald Downs, MD, FACS, former President of the Indiana State Medical Association and founder of The Centre, P.C. based in Elkhart, participated for more than ten years in the same national FDA study of silicone gel-based breast implants that is now cited as the basis for approving their use.
Rabbi Eckstein Attends Rev. Falwell's Funeral In Dual Role -- Longtime Friend And Official Representative Of Israel
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, will attend Rev. Jerry Falwell's Funeral from Jerusalem, Israel, May 22 at 1 PM Eastern. He will honor Rev. Falwell as friend of 30 years and as an official representative of Israel.
One of the most disappointing teams for the past few seasons, the Indiana Pacers have been on a steady decline ever since their former small forward Ron Artest charged into the stands to attack Pistons fans. After losing his replacement, Peja Stojakovic for almost nothing, they find themselves without championship caliber talent for the first time in half a decade.
The anchor for the Pacers is power-forward Jermaine O?Neal. Jermaine is one of the premier post players in the NBA and is by far the best player that the Pacers have. If they want to guarantee themselves a playoff berth, they need to ensure that O?Neal stays healthy and productive for all eighty-two games in the season. This is a high task for a player who has missed a total of 69 games in the past two seasons alone.
The Pacers hope to offset their loss at the small-forward position using two players. The first is last years first round pick of Danny Granger. Granger is a talented player who showed flashes of brilliance in limited playing time last season. Ahead of him on the rotation is a familiar face in Al Harrington. Harrington was traded back to the Pacers after a very productive season with the Atlanta Hawks. If he can continue his improved players, Indiana should have a formidable post presence game-in and game-out.
Starting at the guard positions are Stephen Jackson and Jamaal Tinsley. Tinsley is one of the better point guards in the league when he is able to stay healthy. The problem is that he just can?t stay healthy. Jamaal has missed at least 30 games for the past three seasons. Stephen Jackson is a pretty good shooting guard who sometimes makes bad decisions. His 16-18 points per game adds a much-needed scoring threat from the guard position.
On the bench for the Pacers are newly acquired Marquis Daniels and young players such as Sarunas Jasikevicius and David Harrison. Daniels was an integral member of the Mavericks bench last season and should be a good sixth or seventh man for the Pacers. Harrison and Sarunas were slightly disappointing last season but have the potential to pan out nicely for the Pacers. Sarunas in particular is a deep three-point threat who could add another dimension to the Pacers.
Rick Carlisle has his hands full with the Pacers once again, but he shouldn?t find it a problem to get to the playoffs once again. Winning a playoff series or more, however, is an entirely different story.
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