Archive | February 8th, 2012

UPDATE: DEAL IS DONE … Foreclosure settlement said gaining key state support

February 8, 2012

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WASHINGTON — U.S. states have reached a $25 billion deal with the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses that occurred after the housing bubble burst. Federal and state officials announced the deal Thursday. It is the biggest settlement involving a single industry since a 1998 multistate tobacco deal. Under the agreement, five major banks […]

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A good day for dogs in Smith Park; first food vendor arrives

February 8, 2012

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A sunny, spring-like day brought Fred Garrott and his hotdog cart out to Smith Park Wednesday to mark the start of what he hopes will be a thriving lunch trade. He got off to a good start, with all but three of the 40 premium all-beef dogs sold by 12:30. Chris Brown of the nearby […]

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