Year's Resolution: Save for Your Retirement!
Many 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
Educator 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
Is 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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