Show Prep: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Biden on : ‘They’re going to put y’all back in chains’

Biden tells Virginians “With you, we can win North Carolina.”

Google launches South Bend live traffic feature

That’s because the search giant has just announced the expansion of its “Live Traffic Feature” to and 129 other cities across the U.S.

Community asks County Council to take action in SBPD tape scandal | ABC57 | South Bend IN News, Weather and Sports | Local News

The local activist group, Citizens United for a Better Government, made their voices heard at the last common council meeting, demanding the firing of Lt. David Wells and Commander Tim Corbett with the Metro Homicide Unit.

N. Ind. judge accused of making improper comment

The Judicial Qualifications Commission filed a misconduct charge against Nemeth, saying he acted inappropriately during a 2011 hearing. The commission says he said then it would be improper for a woman to ask taxpayers to pay for a sign language interpreter when she “hadn’t paid taxes for several years.”

National Weather Service “ammunition” solicitation triggers confusion – Capital Weather Gang – The Washington Post

Weather forecasting or preparing for war? The National Weather Service () seeks to buy 46,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols says the FedBizOpps website. It’s a solicitation head-scratcher of explosive proportions.

Does your middle-schooler really need a phone? – Technology & science – Back to School –

What age do you start?

Dying careers and thriving careers | National News – WCVB Home

Our surroundings are changing rapidly. Against a backdrop of serious concerns about the Eurozone, projecting labor market activity can be particularly tough.

Auto Bailout Loss Jumps to $25B – New Treasury report registers a 15% rise in predicted losses

Treasury Department tacked another $3.3 billion onto the expected losses, bringing the estimate to $25.1 billion lost on the $85 billion rescue.

‘Black box’ standards coming for cars – The Hill’s Floor Action

New federal standards for “black boxes” that record information leading up to auto accidents will will take effect Sept. 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

EPA requiring 4-gallon minimum purchase at E15 ethanol blender pumps

EPA requires that retail stations that own or operate blender pumps either dispense E15 from a dedicated hose and nozzle if able or, in the case of E15 and E10 being dispensed from the same hose, require that at least four gallons of fuel be purchased to prevent vehicles and engines with smaller fuel tanks from being exposed to gasoline-ethanol blended fuels containing greater than 10 vol% ethanol.

Sacramento, Elk Grove latest cities to mull plan to seize mortgages –

The cities of Sacramento and Elk Grove are the latest municipalities to consider a plan that would seize troubled mortgages using eminent domain and restructure them for homeowners, according to a news report.

Beyond Boycotting, Upset Unions to Picket DNC’s Charlotte Convention | RedState

Despite throwing 400,000 foot soldiers into the effort to re-elect Barack Obama, union bosses are apparently still seething at the ’s decision to hold its convention in a [gasp!] Right-to-Work state.

Judge denies Fort Hood trial delay request –

A military judge refused to delay the trial of the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, massacre scheduled to start next week.

Student reprimanded by DC Pierson for not finishing The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To | Mail Online

The student asked online for someone to ‘completely cover’ a 226-page novel

The author, DC Pierson responded, reprimanding the student and encouraging him to read the book