02.03.12 The Morning Buzz


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Milwaukie Baseball Stadium Community Discussion: First Milwaukie baseball citizen task force is Thursday Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm, St. Johns Episcopal Church, 2036 Southeast Jefferson Street. Come learn more about the proposed stadium!

ACTION ALERT: Defeat Proposed Change in Federal Funding for Public Transportation | nlc.org: Please contact your U.S. Representatives immediately, particularly if they sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, and urge them to defeat a proposal that would stop funding public transit programs out of the Highway Trust Fund and instead fund them through general revenues.

SpotlightIn this cartoon by Nick Galifianakis, two women are gossiping in their cubicle at work: "She's just a jerk, and not even that big of one. But I need an office villain, so I make do." (Gannett, Nick Galifianakis/Washington Post Writers Group)The Carolyn Hax column is available to most Gannett-owned newspapers. The following four newspapers and online operations are blocked from using the column by the syndicate because of existing agreements between the syndicate and competitors: the (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier Post, the (East Brunswick, N.J.) Home News Tribune, the (Parsippany, N.J.) Daily Record and TucsonCitizen.com.

As small businesses are tasked to fuel economic recovery, who will finance their growth? Entrepreneurs are struggling to find veins of credit, even as the economy shows modest signs of improvement and small businesses are being challenged to fuel the nation’s recovery.

Newsflash: Two-Thirds of Tweets Boring, Says Study: A joint study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon, the Georgia Institute of Technology and MIT found that most people are only interested in about a third of the tweets they read — the rest are either instantly ignored or disliked.

Meetings Are Stand-Up Jobs Stand-up meetings are part of a fast-moving tech culture in which sitting has become synonymous with sloth.

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D), who has visited Shanghai and other parts of China as part of her efforts to develop her state’s economy, told HuffPost “we see our infrastructure deteriorating and becoming inadequate in comparison to those we’re in competition with.”

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