Archive for December 15th, 2012

December 15th, 2012

Stories of Heroism Emerging From School Tragedy

by Christopher O'Brien

By John Voket | The Newtown Bee

 

There was the school custodian, bleary-eyed and shaking off expressions of thanks and praise, who, as shots were ringing out, reportedly ran through the school halls making sure classroom doors were locked from the inside.

And the school nurse who fought the urge to run toward the commotion to help, instead following the protocol and training she received never thinking she would have to use it. That adherence to her training likely saved her life.

Moments after taking cover under her desk per her training, she said saw the boots of the gunman as he entered her office.

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December 15th, 2012

Commercials Louder Than The Television Show You Are Watching Are Now Barred

by Christopher O'Brien

By George Gombossy

As of December 13th,  the Federal Communications Commission is barring airing excessively loud commercials. We will see how it works out.

“Loud commercials have been a leading source of complaints to the FCC since its consumer call center began reporting top complaints in 2002,” says CNN News. “Since January 2008, the FCC has received about 1,000 complaints and about 5,000 inquiries, the commission said.”

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December 15th, 2012

Free Shipping for Christmas

by Christopher O'Brien
Jenn Strathman, Consumer Advocate

Jenn Strathman, Consumer Advocate

By Jenn Strathman

If your shopping isn’t complete, the shipping deadline for holiday items is approaching. As a last push to get you to shop, an estimated 2000 retailers will participate in Free Shipping Day on Monday, December 17.

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