Year's Resolution: Save for Your Retirement!
Americans now realize they need to put money aside to supplement
their pensions and Social Security. But how much? The Securities
and Exchange Commission is publicizing a simple, one-page form that
will help you calculate how much you'll need to continue your current
standard of living when you retire. It was developed by the American
Savings Education Council. The free Ballpark Estimate won't put
financial planners out of business, but syndicated financial columnist
Jane Bryant Quinn had good things to say it. Call SEC at (800) 732-0330
can fill in the form online and let your computer do your calculations.
If not, print it.
to Get Educational Resources
Christopher Hopey, a guest reviewer in Yahoo Magazine (Dec. 1998),
gave a 4-star review (THE BEST) to AskERIC, a component of the Educational
Resources Information Center. ERIC is a federally-funded national
education-related information system that includes 16 subject-oriented
clearinghouses. Teachers, counselors, and parents can find lesson
plans, articles, book lists and almost any resources they want on
AskERIC. If they can't, they can ask Eric by e-mail and get an answer
in two business days. Hopey also gave four stars to the Department
of Education's website. "Not only does the site have almost
every government policy document related to education," Hopey said,
"it also has useful information on Direct Loans, a database of free
governmental education-based materials, and an online publication
series for parents..."
IT Tools Help Police Fight Crime
the seventh straight year, crime rates across America are continuing
to decline. Information technology is helping local police officers
prevent and reduce crime. In Los Angeles, police have laptop computers
so they can file reports from their cars. In Charlotte-Meckleburg,
officers have instant access to data on criminal records, domestic
violence, alcohol abuse, and much more. "Crime mapping" is becoming
a crime-fighting tool in cities like Knoxville, TN and Phoenix,
AZ and rural communities like McClean County, MO. On December
14, 1998, Vice President Gore announced grants for more police officers
and new technologies like these.
With Champions: James J. Flyzik, Treasury
Talking with Jim Flyzik, Vice President Gore's Access America "Champion"
for the intergovernmental Public Safety Wireless Network initiative,
you immediately sense urgency. Flyzik doesn't talk about interoperable
networks as something we "ought" to be doing. He tells you right
off, regarding moving now toward shared systems, "It's the only
choice we have!"
President Gore Will Moderate Live Satellite Broadcast on January
your community ready for the 21st Century? Are you connecting workers,
jobs, and training for 21st Century skills? Vice President Gore
will moderate the National Summit on 21st Century Skills for 21st
Century Jobs on January 12. This live satellite broadcast is set
for 1:30 - 3:00 PM EST. We invite business, labor, education, government
and local community leaders to sponsor a down link location and
to register online. We will also announce plans for a cybercast
on this website. Pass the word!
Save for Retirement!
IT Tools Fight Crime
Champion Jim Flyzik
Gore's Jan. 12 Satellite
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