Daily Archives: July 15, 2010 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Uncategorized by Arthur Buono  
GAO: Airlines Jobbing Consumers with Multiple Fees

Are you fed up with airline add-on fees? Have you ever booked a discount fare online only to be tagged with additional fees then or at the ticket counter for: a) your checked bags; b) carry-on bags; c) earphones; d) blanket; e) airline “food”; f) early boarding; or g) seat selection? Well, the federal government has got your back on this one, fellow traveler.   Traveling public blindsided by fees Billions in fees escape air safety and security excise taxes …

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Posted 4 years ago in Uncategorized by Arthur Buono  
Pennsylvania Sees Big Money in Shale Gas

Shale gas drilling brought $389 million dollars to state and local budgets in Pennsylvania last year, and is set to get a whole lot bigger. Industry experts presented these figures to the Pittsburgh city council this week. They predict as many as 1,400 wells could be drilled within the city limits alone.   Shale gas a domestic growth story Gas cleaner to burn than oil or coal  Getting it out of the ground presents environmental challenge   BP Disaster Spurs Interest …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
School and Cyberbullying Legislative Update

The subject of bullying most recently made sad news with the suicide last January of a Massachusetts teen. Prosecutors filed charges against six of her classmates in March. Meanwhile the state legislature in New York last month passed the Dignity For All Students Act to help deal with the issue in schools. A commentary in the Albany Times Union yesterday calls for further measures to cope with the trend of cyberbullying.   Bullying a common and serious problem in schools Cyberbullying …

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Posted 4 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: What Is an Appeal?

It seems that not a week goes by that Lindsay Lohan isn’t in news headlines. The latest: She’s searching for an attorney to appeal her upcoming prison sentence. I think a lot of people mistakenly assume that an appeal is a sort of "do over." If you don’t like the original court’s decision, you can ask another court to reconsider the case. But that’s not how it works. In today’s blog, I want to try to demystify the appeals process. …

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