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Indiana convention's CEO calls for broader LGBT protections


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The CEO of a massive gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a divisive religious objections law says the event still could be relocated if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays and lesbians.

Ted J. Pratt


Preferred memorials may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Dr., Roanoke, Indiana, 46783, or Guardian Angel Hospice, 513 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, Indiana, 46902.

Roanoke cleaning up after flooding


“I think the great thing about Roanoke Indiana is we take care of ourselves. It’s all kinds of volunteers down here. This Main Street will be spotless this time tomorrow. We don’t wait on the government to come bail us out. We just take care of it ...

Rare aerial view of photogenic Kansas tornado


@spann This was taken at 16000 feet from a plane of tornado in Kansas. Got this from KSNW in Wichita ...
Significant flash flooding was also reported in the southern Indiana town of Roanoke where the downtown area was inundated on Monday evening, according ...

REPORTS: Severe Storms Impact Midwest, Ohio Valley


Storms will continue to cause delays in the air ...
1:37 a.m. CDT Tuesday: At least 30 homes were affected by flash flooding in Roanoke, Indiana, emergency management reports. A bridge was also washed out, north of the community. 1:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday ...

Doris M. Phlipot


PAULDING, Ohio — Doris M. Phlipot, 84 died Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born March 31, 1931, in Roanoke, Indiana, the daughter of Paul J. and Nellie C. (Landrigan) Hatfield. On May 2, 1953, she married Harry A. Phlipot, who preceded in her death on ...

Ground Effects Invests $3.4 Million In Roanoke, Indiana Manufacturing Plant


Canadian-based Ground Effects, an automotive installer of spray-in bed liners, will invest $3.4 million to locate a new facility in Roanoke, Indiana, creating up to 160 new jobs by 2017. The Ontario, Canada-headquartered company will lease and equip a ...

Vera Bradley to add jobs at Roanoke, Indiana location


Vera Bradley has announced plans to add about 128 new jobs at its Roanoke location. The handbag and accessory maker will invest about $26.6 million to expand both its current 40,000 square-foot Design Center by 149,000 square feet and its 420,000 square ...

Where to Go This Weekend: Roanoke, Indiana


Rural Indiana doesn’t exactly conjure images of fine dining, but there’s a foodie’s paradise nestled in the tiny town of Roanoke: The Joseph Decuis restaurant, which gets its food from its own farm six miles away. The farm provides the restaurant ...

Fort Wayne GM Plant Reaches Safety Milestone


ROANOKE, IN. (October 17, 2008) –General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly truck plant, located in Roanoke, Indiana, has been award the” 2 Million Work Hours Award” by the National Safety Council for having completed two million work-hours without incurring ...

Alien Encounter in Roanoke, Virginia on July 30th 2015 - grey big eyes about 4 ft tall have picture looking into my window also have finger print and other evidence


I have had problems with ufos/aliens all my life I have a lot to tell iv been scratched needle pricked multiple times iv had hand prints on my chest after waking up iv caught multiplable different gl…

Arika Zink Named Nexstar GM in Roanoke


Arika Zink, VP and general manager of Nexstar Broadcasting’s WEHT and WTVW Evansville, has been named VP and general manager of Nexstar’s WFXR and WWCW in Roanoke-Lynchburg. She starts Aug. 6 at the F…
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Cautions with Jasbug in ROANOKE INDIANA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]



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The importance of local education funding in ROANOKE INDIANA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in ROANOKE INDIANA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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