Washington DC: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is reviewing the revised eagle rule announced today (December 6) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), asserting that the plan may mark a setback in protecting Bald and Golden eagles, two species that have inspired Americans for centuries.
“I can’t imagine many things more important than protecting a bird so widely regarded as one of this country’s most iconic species,” said Dr. George Fenwick, President of the American Bird Conservancy.
TheHill.com is reporting that while the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll.
Younger people were skeptical of the healthcare reform law even before its troubled rollout, despite their support for President Obama.
Fox News is reporting that the lesbian waitress who claimed she received an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip promised to donate the subsequent gratuities that poured in to the Wounded Warrior Project — but the veterans organization reportedly can’t verify it had received any donations from Dayna Morales.
Morales, a 22-year-old former Marine, claimed last month that a family of four who racked up a $93.55 bill at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Branchburg, N.J., left her no tip, only a note saying they couldn’t leave any extra cash for her service because they “do not agree with your lifestyle.”
Updated: Yes, it is still snowing and expected to continue into the afternoon. The airport is open, but some fights have been canceled or delayed.
Governor Mary Fallin declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the winter storm impacting the state Thursday. This weather event includes prolonged sub-freezing temperatures, dangerous road conditions and power outages.
Governor Fallin warned Oklahomans to stay off the roads if at all possible.
“The weather is bad and getting worse,” said Fallin. “Emergency personnel are coordinating with state and local officials to ensure we are prepared and ready for whatever comes our way.”
As Oklahoma readies for winter storm; this bit of musical mastery may distract from icy dread. Pentatonix, an a cappella music group of five members, published a cover of “Little Drummer Boy” Nov. 25 to rave reviews. They will visit Tulsa February 5th to perform at Cain’s Ballroom, but don’t wait to download their Christmas album from iTunes.