Ok- did it feel like 26degrees out or what? It was FREEZING! Although I’m glad we didn’t let that stop us! It was cold, but my girls and I headed out to represent 🙂 The rally was a success and drew people from all over- Grant Park, College Park.. .. B.T.W. was shining;it was a wonderful way to end the day.
Greetings from the Friends of Park! Friends of Washington Park (FoWP) is a volunteer organization formed in 2007 with the goal of supporting Washington Park. FoWP is working to promote a public space which improves the quality of life through safe, clean, and well-maintained green space and high quality facilities. , FoWP will be participating in the National Night Out 2008 with our inaugural Cinema in the Park After Dark event. The 25th Annual National Night Out is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. This will be an opportunity for local and neighboring residents to interact as well as come out to meet local law enforcement officers in an effort to strengthen our community and heighten drug and crime prevention awareness. Additionally residents will have opportunity to view the critically acclaimed motion picture Pride on a 20ft. Screen in the Washington Park Natatorium parking area. In anticipation and support of this event we would like to offer your business the unique opportunity to advertise on the big screen prior to the movie. For your convenience we offer three different advertising options to suit any budget: Option 1--$25: Company logo of no more than half a page displayed with other logos as sponsoring businesses in slide show prior to movie. Option 2--$50: Full page company ad, including pictures, logos, and slogan as a sponsoring business in slide show prior to movie. Option 3--$100: Company may submit full length commercial of no more than 1 minute in length to be shown immediately prior to and directly following the movie. All advertisements are due by and must come in electronic and/or scan-ready format. Please make all checks payable to “Park Pride-Washington Park”. Due to our partnership with Park Pride, a 501(c)3, all donations made to FoWP are tax deductible. For further information or concerns please contact Jody Brooks at or via email at .
As the race for the presidency shapes up as a contest between Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Sen. Barack Obama, who will claim the Democratic nomination, here are their initial positions on housing and related economic issues.
1. Proposes to spend up to $10 billion to allow some home owners to trade high-interest, adjustable-rate mortgages for fixed-rate loans.
2. Proposes a suspension of the 18.4-cent federal gas tax and 24.4-cent diesel tax during the summer.
3. Supports a middle-class tax cut by doubling the personal tax exemption for dependents to $7,000.
4. Calls for a simpler tax system with two tax rates and a generous standard deduction.
5. Supports making permanent the 2001 and 2003 income tax cuts and proposes cutting the corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent and allowing businesses to immediately write off capital expenses.
6. Maintains that government assistance to the banking system should focus on preventing systemic risk that would endanger the financial system and the economy.
1. Calls for greater government regulation of the U.S. financial system and proposes a new $30 billion economic stimulus plan to help home owners, including a $10 billion foreclosure prevention fund to help people keep their homes and $10 billion in relief for state and local governments hit hardest by the housing crisis.
2. Outlines six “core principles for reform” that would give the Federal Reserve supervisory authority over any financial institution to which it might make credit available and calls for reform and streamlining of financial regulatory agencies.
3. Wants to repeal a provision in the bankruptcy law so ordinary families can modify terms of home mortgages.
4. Proposes a 10 percent mortgage tax credit for middle-class Americans.
Source: Reuters News