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The Census Bureau released on Feb. 3 2009 the top cities with vacant homes and apartments based on fourth-quarter data. These rankings are a combination of rental and homeowner vacancy rates. Las Vegas is in the top spot followed by Detroit in 2nd. place. Atlanta came in 3rd., Greensboro, N.C. was 4th., and Dayton, Ohio 5th.

        Top Vacant Cities:
        1. Las Vegas
        2. Detroit
        3. Atlanta
        4. Greensboro, N.C.
        5. Dayton, Ohio

What does this mean to you? Well vacancy rates in these spots spell lots of empty neighborhoods in these cities. Las Vegas and Orlando, are largely victims of the recent housing bust. Other cities like Detroit and Dayton are casualties of the long industrial decline that has occurred in America. The loss of manufacturing to the point that America is now a 2/3 service driven economy.

We need to get more manufacturing back to this country that will in turn create more jobs. The increase in jobs will in turn allow more people to buy homes and rent apartments
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The first electronic mail, or “email”, was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson. It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer.

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The Conference of Catholic Bishops has stated that Catholic Hospitals will CLOSE – and not just change hands – if they are forced by FOCA “Freedom of Choice Act” to provide abortions. Catholic run hospitals serve us all reguardless of our faith and they serve a disproportionately high number of poor and underserved members of our community.

The so called FOCA “Freedom of Choice Act” if enacted would permit the gruesome partial birth abortion procedure, remove all limits on abortion, nullify all state parental consent and parental notification provisions and force your taxpayer dollars to be used for abortion. It would remove consciense clauses for pharmacists and physicians and force Catholic and other faith based hospitals to commit abortions or CLOSE. Believe me – they will CLOSE. We can ill-affored the loss of so many quality hospitals.

You can write your elected federal representatives to ask them to vote AGAINST the FOCA “Freedom of Choice Act” . You can also sign the online petion at


U.S. Representative Charles Dent (PA-15)
116 Cannon House Office Building,
District of Columbia 20515-3815
Phone: (202) 225-6411

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (PA)
711 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-3802
Phone: (202) 224-4254

U.S. Senator Robert Casey (PA)
383 Russell Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-3804
Phone: (202) 224-6324