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What's not working? Mental health advocates seek stories from frustrated patients

The state has closed state-run psychiatric hospitals in the last few years, including Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon and Greil Memorial Psychiatric Hospital in Montgomery. North Alabama Regional Hospital in Decatur will close later this year. The largest ...

Mailbag: Nick Saban's senseless mistake blew up in Alabama's face

From @tmonday57: Why was [Jonathan Taylor] ever part of the program [at Alabama]? Taylor is the 6-foot-4 ...
From @Mwhite_pnw: Do you think the signing of QB Vernon Adams puts Oregon back in the playoff mix next year? Yes, I do. Adams isn't as fast ...

Indians to honor Al Rosen

CLEVELAND -- The Indians will honor the late Al Rosen this season by wearing his No. 7 jersey ...
He just missed winning the Triple Crown as Washington's Mickey Vernon hit .337. Rosen is the only person to have earned the MVP honors as a player and ...

Cleveland Indians to honor late Al Rosen in 2015 by wearing No. 7 patch

Vernon hit .337 while Rosen hit ...
In the DVD titled “Beating The Odds- the Al Rosen Story”, when asked about his own legacy in the game of baseball, Rosen stated simply “he was a man who played hard and worked hard.”

Vernon Raedel

Vernon M. Raedel, age 75, of Wisconsin Dells ...
2015 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Al Raedel officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Man charged with leaving bag of weapons in Vernon Hills park

“We're extremely pleased that our investigators were able to solve this rather unusual mystery,” Vernon Hills Police Chief Mark Fleischhauer ...
Jesse Jackson Jr., has been released from an Alabama prison after serving a year and a half for illegally ...

Richie Vernon and Al Dickinson have an hour to book their place in Scotland's World Cup squad

Richie Vernon and Al Dickinson may have only an hour in the frenzy of Saturday's Murrayfield test match to make their best case to go to the Rugby World Cup. However both Dundee High School former pupils are doing their best to relax ahead of the second ...

Songwriter, Alabama native Dan Penn to perform in Fayette

Penn and Emmons performed at the University of Alabama’s Morgan Auditorium on Sept. 1, 2011, swapping songs and stories. Although he lives with his family in Nashville, Penn’s fixed up the old farmhouse in Vernon, where he’ll “sit on the back porch ...

Al B. Sure Comes Home To Mount Vernon For Documentary Series

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A familiar face could be seen traversing Mount Vernon streets on Tuesday as native son Al B. Sure came back to his hometown to film segments for a music documentary series. The Grammy-nominated R&B singer was a guest of Mayor Ernest ...

E. Allen ‘Al’ Craigo

MOUNT VERNON — E. Allen “Al” Craigo, of Summit Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Sugarcreek, Ohio, the son of Frederick Harlan and Mary Beryl (Ripley ...

white grape candy dish Lillian Vernon

Would love this in my kitchen :)

Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police depa…

This Day in History: March 31- DST

This Day In History: March 31, 1918 The concept of daylight saving time (or at least something like it) was first bandied about, albeit jokingly, by that American sage Benjamin Franklin during his so…

Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police depa…

Sunday Morning Praise Church Of The Week Goes To… Mount Vernon Baptist Church

Sunday Morning Praise Church of the Week is dedicated to a church is that is celebrating 100 years of service to God. They are known as Mount Vernon Baptist Church, and as believers of Jesus Christ, t…

Bag Of Weapons Found In Park Is Traced To Suspect, Who Faces Charges

(STMW) – A man who allegedly left a bag full of weapons, including a gun, stun gun and ammunition, in a north suburban park has been arrested and is being held on a $500,000 bond. Michael Latona, 23,…

Firefighters battle second alarm fire in Vernon

VERNON-Firefighters spent Monday night knocking down a house fire in the Rockville section of town. Firefighters responded to the second alarm fire on High Street just after 9:30 p.m. Police said the…

PRICE REDUCED: 410 East Pine Lake Circle #410 in Vernon Hills


Arrest made in Vernon Dr. deadly shooting

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The suspect in a deadly shooting in Norfolk was arrested in Portsmouth Friday afternoon, officials confirm. Emergency dispatchers received the call about shots fired in the 1600…

New Britain man allegedly sexually assaulted child in Vernon

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Britain man sexually assaulted a child when the victim was around 11- and 12-years old, police say. Officials say 30-year-old Heriberto Gomez assaulted the child at a Ver…


The importance of local education funding in VERNON ALABAMA

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." 



Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in VERNON ALABAMA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]

In VERNON ALABAMA: 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]


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