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States enlist prisoners, plan biosecurity to combat avian flu threat

Bentley's staff to outline bird flu response options. The groups were in agreement ...
Katie Olthoff's family has stopped riding bikes around a lake close to their home near Stanhope, Iowa, out of fear their tires could come into contact with water ...

Prisoners to help beat bird flu: Hundreds of non-violent offenders trained to kill infected chickens

Federal health experts are hopeful that the virulent bird flu that has devastated Midwestern poultry ...
has stopped riding bikes around a lake close to their home near Stanhope, Iowa, out of fear their tires could come into contact with water-fowl feces ...

What States Are Doing to Battle Bird Flu Threat

Bentley’s staff to outline bird flu response options. The groups were in agreement ...
Katie Olthoff’s family has stopped riding bikes around a lake close to their home near Stanhope, Iowa, out of fear their tires could come into contact with water ...

This is a poultry farmer’s worst nightmare’

Turkey growers across Minnesota, Iowa and surrounding states are living that nightmare as the highly contagious H5N2 avian influenza virus continues to spread across the region. Turkey grower Katie Olthoff of Stanhope, Iowa says they’re doing everything ...

Allard — 50 years

Cards may be sent to them at P.O. Box 321, Stanhope, IA 50246. Their family includes Wade and Deb Allard, of Gowrie; Craig and Tawnia Allard, of Riverside; Blair and Kim Allard, of Osecola; and Nikole Peed and Tanner Day, of Moorland. They have nine ...

Cleo Brekke, 80, Stanhope

Cleo Orlin Brekke, 80, of Stanhope died November 11, 2014 at the Stratford Care Center, Stratford, IA. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 15th at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Stanhope. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Rev. Marvin L. Witte — Rochester

James (Sandi) Witte, of Callender, Iowa, Kristy (Robert) Giere, of Rochester, and Kathy (Scott) Duffus, of Owatonna; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Tim) Ritland, of Stanhope, Iowa, Jacob (Ashley) Witte, of Ames, Iowa, Erikka Giere, of Rochester, Alysson ...

Evert Jo Holenda

Evert Jo Holenda, age 67, of Wesley, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14 at The Muse Norris Hospice of north Iowa. Evert was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Stanhope, Iowa, the son of Vincent and Elsie Holenda. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers ...

Bettie Schonher

Bettie Ann Skeel was born June 23, 1929, in Stanhope, Iowa, a daughter of Chester and Winona (Whiteaker ...
Skeel, Orion, Ill., and Delmar Skeel, Davenport. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn White, a daughter, April White, a grandson ...

Iowa Turkey Farmer Gives Thanks

She’s a wife, mother, turkey farmer and avid blogger. So, as Olthoff makes her rounds through her newly renovated barn in Stanhope, Iowa, surviving 2012 comes as a huge relief. "Feed is one of our biggest input costs. So, when corn prices rise like they ...

Gilbert Gottfried returns to Stanhope

Gilbert Gottfried. BY ALEXIS TARRAZI (Township Journal) STANHOPE — Once the voice behind some famous poultry stars, Gilbert Gottfried, is returning to Sussex County to perform his stand-up come…

From Star Wars: Green Leader to Hip Hop Family Tree, Incognegro to A Day With Querstret: 15 Fine Comics Read in July 2015

From Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido's Blacksad: A Silent Hell.In which the blogger, in the name of full disclosure, celebrates the comics he's particularly enjoyed and appreciated over the past…
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Cautions with Jasbug in STANHOPE IOWA

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]


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in STANHOPE IOWA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


In STANHOPE IOWA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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