SRN NEWS REPORTS THAT U.S. HOMEOWNERS ARE DOING A BETTER JOB OF KEEPING UP WITH THEIR PAYMENTS, OBVIOUSLY GOOD NEWS ON OUR ECONOMY.
SCHOOL KIDS CURRENTLY WRITING VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS FOR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYING “I PRAY YOU MAY COME HOME SAFELY TO YOUR FAMILY”. IT’S BEING DONE BY CHILDREN IN GRADES 1-6!
PRESIDENT OBAMA TO DELIVER STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TONIGHT
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) President Barack Obama will focus his State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth at a time of high unemployment, underscoring the degree to which the economy could threaten his ability to pursue second-term priorities such as gun control, immigration policy and climate change.
Obama also may use Tuesday’s prime-time address before a joint session of Congress to announce the next steps for concluding the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
Obama’s State of the Union marks his second high-profile speech to the nation in about three weeks, after his inaugural address Jan. 21 that opened his second term. White House aides see the two speeches as complementary, with Tuesday’s address aimed at providing specifics to back up some of the Inauguration Day’s lofty liberal rhetoric.
CARDINAL WHO SPOKE AT UD COULD BE NEXT POPE?
Cardinal Peter Turkson, who served as the keynote speaker at a June conference at the University of Dayton, is widely considered a serious contender to replace the resigning Pope Benedict XVI, and if chosen, he would become the first pope of African descent.
The 64 year old Turkson is a native of Ghana who is one of the premier Catholic theologians, was appointed president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Turkson has strongly advocated for businesses acting in ethical and socially responsible manners that are consistent with their Catholic beliefs.
During his keynote address on June 18 at the 8th annual International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education at UD, Turkson introduced a new document, the “Vocation of the Business Leader,” which urges business leaders to balance the need to generate profits with adhering to social and environmental values.
WEEC SPORTS – TUESDAY 2-12-13:
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: 7PM TONIGHT: VALPARAISO AT WRIGHT STATE, THE RAIDERS PLAY 1ST PLACE VALPO IN THE HORIZON LEAGUE! MONDAY: KANSAS 83 KANSAS STATE 62, GEORGETOWN 63 MARQUETTE 55. INDIANA NO. 1 THIS WEEK IN THE AP TOP 25 MENS POLL, DUKE NO. 1 IN THE COACHES POLL, OHIO STATE FALLS TO 13TH IN THE AP POLL, 14TH IN THE COACHES POLL. OTHER GAMES TONIGHT: 7PM: KENTUCKY AT FLORIDA, 8PM: VILLANOVA AT CINCINNATI, AND 9PM: MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE.
NBA: MINNESOTA 100 CLEVELAND 92, BROOKLYN 89 INDIANA 84 OT.
IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, THE BIG TEN IS TALKING ABOUT A POSSIBLE 9 AND 10-GAME CONFERENCE SCHEDULE, UP FROM THE CURRENT 8-GAME SCHEDULE AFTER THE LATEST EXPANSION.
BASEBALL NEWS, THE REDS SIGN RECENTLY ACQUIRED OUTFIELDER SHIN-SOO CHOO TO A ONE YEAR $7.375 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT, AVOIDING ARBITRATION. ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY A RIGHT FIELDER FOR CLEVELAND, CHOO WILL PLAY CENTER FIELD FOR CINCINNATI.
NHL: COLUMBUS 6 SAN JOSE 2.
NFL NEWS: QUARTERBACK MICHAEL VICK AND PHILADELPHIA AGREE TO A RESTRUCTURED ONE YEAR CONTRACT WORTH UP TO $10 MILLION DOLLARS, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN 74 HORIZON SCIENCE 25, THEN LAST NIGHT WEST JEFFERSON 46 THE LADY FLAMES 45, TONIGHT 7PM: SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN AT MARYSVILLE, SAYS THE DISPATCH.