Johanns requests CMS actuary analysis
(Local News ~ 01/07/10)
WASHINGTON--Sen. Mike Johanns today requested an updated analysis of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a letter to Rick Foster, Chief Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Sen. Johanns requested an analysis of the Senate-passed version of H.R. 3590 that includes Majority Leader Reid's 383 page manager's amendment. Twenty-eight Senators signed this letter...
New year brings chance for new start
(Column ~ 01/07/10)
I heard a story once about a little boy who, while working on an art project, made a mistake in what he wanted to depict. He walked up to his teacher's desk and presenting the ruined page asked for a new piece of paper to start again. Sometimes I feel just like that small lad. After we have finished one old year, we come ask for a new piece of paper to start a new one. On January first Christmas now becomes not just one week away but a whole year away and the wait starts all over again...
Nelson: Effort intended for all states
(Letter to the Editor ~ 01/07/10)
As a United States senator I've said that I will put Nebraska first, Nebraska always, but not Nebraska only. That remains the case with questions about how the Senate health care bill dealt with an underfunded mandate for expanding Medicaid. Unfortunately, a few missing facts have been overlooked in pursuit of a good story. ...
Don't leave cash stranded in those debit, gift cards
(Editorial ~ 01/07/10)
Now's not the time to save your money -- if it's tied up in the form of a gift card or prepaid debit card. That's because the clock is ticking on the value of that plastic, and you might wind up with nothing -- nothing you can use, that is. Kudos to State Sen. Bill Avery, who has introduced LB720, which will require businesses to offer a cash or check option whenever they offer an incentive program that uses a prepaid debit card...
Singer, author to be featured at ladies retreat
(Local News ~ 01/07/10)
The McCook ladies retreat sponsored by the McCook Evangelical Free Church set for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro. The conference for women titled, "Spaghetti for the Soul" is also the name of the featured guest's new book. Together, author and speaker, Ellie Lofaro, and singer, songwriter, author and speaker, Kathy Troccoli, invite women to come to the table as they serve up a feast of faith, hope and love...
(Birthdays ~ 01/07/10)
The family of Duane Walter, formerly of Holbrook, request a card shower for his 80th birthday, Jan. 9. Cards of congratulations will reach him at 1100 N Taft No. 9, Loveland, CO 80537.
Gordon Rudolph Rippen
(Obituary ~ 01/07/10)
Nov. 16, 1922-Jan. 3, 2010 CULBERTSON -- Gordon Rudolph Rippen, 88, died Sunday (Jan. 3, 2010), at McCook Community Hospital. He had been a resident of EI Dorado Manor in Trenton since Dec.17, 2008. Gordon was born on Nov. 16, 1922, at Hallam, Neb., to Henry and Carrie (Schneider) Rippen. He graduated from Culbertson Public School in 1942 with 12 years of perfect attendance...
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