Friday, April 6, 2012

Cheating now the new normal

Cheating now the new normal
The Keene Sentinel
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The honest truth about cheating in high school lurks just below the veneer of virtue: A whole lot of students do it, regularly and with impunity. The Leland High School students disciplined last week in a test-stealing scandal ...

Hackett: Procurement Can Expect Small Budget & Staff Hikes In 2012 as They ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Hackett Group's research also found that procurement organizations are heavily focused on addressing demand and pricing volatility that is the "New Normal." In addition they are seeing a dramatic acceleration of globalization efforts that will ...

Property Insurance Stocks: Troubled Times Are New Normal
By Rebecca Lipman, Kapitall, The Motley Fool Tornadoes in Texas serve as a reminder that earth-shattering natural disasters are now the rule, not the exception. We have long spoke about the increasing rate of natural disasters and the impact it's ...

Fedex Turning to New Sources as Company Says $100 Oil as New Normal
By Matt Rego Rising oil is an issue for everyone; businesses and consumers. Companies such as FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) who rely on gas to deliver packages, sees their bottom line cut when they have to pay extra for gas. The delivery service has 700 ...

Is this the new normal?
As for handguns in schools - this is advice I recieved and it has served me well in life. Leave the area immediately and tell an adult. Don't talk to the person (kid, adult) who has it. Don't engage at all. Ditto if it is an unattended weapon.

Opinion: Forced merger of Rowan University, Rutgers-Camden is a terrible plan
The Star-Ledger -
By William FitzGerald At Rutgers University-Camden, it has become the new normal to begin each day checking the latest developments in Gov. Christie's plan to force Rutgers to hand over its campus in Camden to Rowan University and to end each day ...

The Star-Ledger -

Is early puberty for girls the new 'normal?'
89.3 KPCC
Stress caused by family strife has also been shown to lower the age of the onset of puberty. What are the causes of early puberty in our nation's children? And can – and should parents fight what may be a new 'normal?” Children's Hospital Class Aims To ...

89.3 KPCC

Acquisition Options for Public Fleets
Transport Topics Online
Like his counterparts in thousands of government fleets across the country, Steve McCarthy, equipment operations manager for the Utah Department of Transportation, is coping with a “new normal” operating budget that is about half of what it was just a ...

Our dangerous, unpopular 10-plus-year war
Chicago Tribune
Our political and media establishments seem to regard being in a constant state of war as simply part of the "new normal" (to go along with over 8 percent unemployment). Things continue to go from bad to worse, yet we continue to be wedded to plans for ...

Rocket launched from Egypt's Sinai hits Eliat
American Thinker (blog)
Welcome to the new normal. Terrorists are now using the nearly unpatrolled Sinai to lauch attacks into Israel. A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said.

Star@Sunrise: back to the 60s, says weatherman Paul Poteet
Indianapolis Star
Speaking of normal, starting today the "new normal" is 60. The Indianapolis normal high temperature, at least. By the end of this month the normal high is 68. By the way, our actual average high temperature in March was 67.1 degrees. Ah, the Masters!

Successfully Raising a Child With Hemophilia
For Vincent and his family, infusions are now their own new normal. Vincent can now play t-ball, participate in basketball, and even attend kindergarten at Walt Disney Elementary in San Ramon without the worries of whether he will bleed uncontrollably.

Steel & mettle: Gulf Coast Ports evolving cargo and 'game changers' create new ...
Press-Register - (blog)
By Kaija Wilkinson These represent game-changers for the ports of Mobile, Gulfport and Pascagoula, respectively. And they illustrate that although some trends hold true, it's impossible to predict exactly what the future will bring.

Press-Register - (blog)

Columbia Public Schools Planetarium re-opens with new, IMAX-style video system
Columbia Missourian
Thrills are the new normal at the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium, which re-opened this week with a new digital system that uses IMAX-style displays. The planetarium had closed in September after its nearly 40-year-old equipment failed.

Columbia Missourian

New plan to bolster diluted police ranks
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
“We could create a new normal where we don't have to go back to high incidences of violence, but you can't do that if you don't have the officers because all they have the time to do is go run to run to run.”

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

BMW 3-Series Long Wheelbase
At the same time the new BMW 3-Series sedan with the long wheelbase will be celebrating its world premiere, Auto China 2012 in Beijing will also be witnessing the presentation of the new, normal wheelbase BMW 3-Series sedan produced at the BMW plant in ...

Woodbine: Changing of the guard with Sam-Son runners
Daily Racing Form
Other prominent runners currently in his string include New Normal, a stakes-winning 4-year-old filly owned by Robert S. Evans; Poof Too, a stakes-placed 4-year-old filly owned by John Fielding and Frederick Hertrich IIII; and Kiss in the Forest, ...

The Two-Way : NPR
Continuing to focus on Obama and repeating many things he said after Tuesday's primaries, Romney says "the new normal the president would have us embrace is trillion dollar deficits and eight percent unemployment." Update at 12:15 pm ET.

Ex-Red Sox manager Terry Francona's wife, Jacque, speaks to school nurses ...
... to help families of veterans, said the initiative cropped up in Massachusetts as part of a national effort to address the “invisible wounds” of military service and started with a conference in Boston last June called “Living in the New Normal.

Gebroe-Hammer Handles More Than $55M in MF Trades in 5 Weeks
Renting has become the new normal for many people.” In Jamesburg, where average monthly rents are about $825 for a one-bedroom, Brecher represented the seller, Jamesburg Apartments, and found the buyer, Jamesburg Realty Partners, for the 39-unit ...

Gross Reintroduces TRXT To World As BOND
In that note, Gross laments what Pimco called “The New Normal” —a macroeconomic condition it says will be characterized by relatively lackluster growth and lower investment returns as the developed world slowly and steadily works down its indebtedness.

Tinley Anderson Joins Womble Carlyle
Citybizlist (press release)
"The 'new normal' is that outside counsel must be more attuned to the needs and concerns of clients, and Womble Carlyle is leading the way in this regard." For example, Womble Carlyle has been working closely with the Association of Corporate Counsel ...

Citybizlist (press release)

CIMdata Successfully Concludes Its 2012 North American PLM Market & Industry ... (press release)
In CIMdata's annual “State of PLM: Today's Market and Leading Trends” address, Mr. Peter Bilello, CIMdata's President, stated that “While the PLM market came back very strong based on the global market numbers, we believe that there is a 'New Normal' ...

Tuition increase likened to the Ivy's
K College Index
After the 2008 economy affected most families' finances, it seemed there was a national trend towards the “new normal” and tuitions would freeze or decrease. Public universities are criticized more by families and lawmakers and thus are forced to make ...

Colorado's snow-starved winter raises specter of worst wildfire season in 10 years
The Colorado Independent
The last couple of years we've had pretty good snowfall but there's a chance the heavy snowfall was the anomaly, not the dry years, and the dry years will be the new normal.” The snowpack at most of Colorado's ski areas is thin, forcing several resorts ...

Les Cockrell: Car giveaway revs up Easter week
Denton Record Chronicle
Jim Mann, Ph.D., a pastor and author of A New Normal: A Journey from Loss to Joy, will be the featured speaker at a hospice family luncheon planned for Tuesday. There is no cost to attend the luncheon, which will be held from noon to 1 pm at the Denton ...

Strategic Intelligence Makes Us Dumber
The Atlantic
... quantitative easing bailout no longer hides the logical incongruities that are fundamental to the system, and when enough people refuse to believe that "thenew normal" is normal at all, we will then return to a real discussion of what is next.

The Atlantic

Romney blasts Obama's 'hide and seek' presidency
Politico (blog)
The "New Normal" the President would have us embrace is trillion dollar deficits and eight percent unemployment... ...I'd be willing to consider the President's plan, but he doesn't have one. That's right: In over three years, he has failed to enact or ...

Video shows former sheriff trading drugs for sex
I guess that was Patrick Sullivan's 'new normal,' at least at that point. Everything was so casual. Didn't seem to be any recognition that they were in fact exchanging methamphetamine for sex," Robinson said. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Sullivan to ...

With 3 More Wins, Romney Pivots to General Election, Sharpens Attacks on Obama
PBS NewsHour
The new normal the president would have us embrace is trillion-dollar deficits and 8 percent unemployment. JUDY WOODRUFF: The Republican frontrunner aimed to stay on the attack against the incumbent, hoping his latest wins would finally put the primary ...

Obama's Anti-Terror Program Is More or Less Bush's, Says Book
“There is a real danger,” according to an American Civil Liberties Union report quoted by the author, “that the Obama administration will preside over the creation of a 'new normal.'” Goldsmith concurs, “This is basically what happened.

Mend-A-Heart event helps women recover from losses
Sidney Herald Leader
Jeri Stone, RN and retreat coordinator, calls it learning to find “the new normal.” “It won't be the same as it was before,” Stone said. “It's more finding a new normal to existence because that person is always going to be with you, but you learn to ...

Romney accuses Obama of evasion
Morris Daily Herald
The 'new normal' the president would have us embrace is trillion-dollar deficits and 8 percent unemployment.” Romney argued that his vision for the US was one “where the pursuit of success unites us, not divides us” and where “poverty is defeated by ...

Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Pink Ribbon Annex
openPR (press release)
“Even though we don't want cancer to define us, most of us wind up searching for a new normalafter the Scare and Scar, as I call it. Whether the diagnosis was yesterday or 20 years ago, we do have special needs and, in some cases, need special designs ...

New Seasons, Last Seasons, and More | Professor Mondo
By profmondo
... is more forensic evidence to consider. While this opens up my summer, it also maintains the uncertainty of things. As I've said on many occasions, I don't believe in “closure”, but again, I find myself wondering when the new normal will come.
Professor Mondo

Business Innovation In Practice: How To Defeat The Fear And Say ...
Yes is the new normal. And just in time? / Business Innovation /. Our lives in times of economic crisis are becoming a real choice between a restricted ?NO? to opportunity and an optimistic ?YES? to change. People ...

What if Texas Were to Actually Secede? - Rebellion Blog
By Old Rebel
The new normal is a leaner government that bears little resemblance to the full-service nation it left behind. Texas, in its second stab at independence, would not provide welfare or food stamps, some imagine. “There's a safety net that's always ...

Raising Kids with Character — MomLife Today
By Susan
As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What's missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and ...
MomLife Today

The new normal: Mass. cities and towns are making do with less ...
As Massachusetts emerges from the depths of recession, local communities are struggling to find their financial footing, with most asking homeowners to pay the ...

Micron Still Searching For The New Normal (MU, INTC, TSM)
Today's prices suggest that there are better bets than Micron in the chip space.

Puberty Before Age 10: A New 'Normal'? -
One day last year when her daughter, Ainsley, was 9, Tracee Sioux pulled her out of her elementary school in Fort Collins, Colo., and drove her an hour south, ...

New Normal « Mitch Lieberman – A title would limit my thoughts
The New Normal has been and can be used to understand many of the changes and challenges many people have been talking about for a while now.

This View of Life: Puberty Before Age 10: A New 'Normal'?
category: Health Author: ELIZABETH WEIL | Source: New York Times. Puberty Before Age 10: ANew 'Normal'? Ainsley, who began showing signs of puberty at ...

NeNe Leakes cast in Ryan Murphy's New Normal - CBS Atlanta 46
CBS Atlanta 46NeNe Leakes cast in Ryan Murphy's New Normal. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage Account|; Log Out. SITE SEARCH ...

Another Aftershock: Louisa Residents Adjusting to New Normal
The USGS confirmed a 3.1-magnitude aftershock hit central Virginia at 11:21 p.m. Sunday. This is still considered an aftershock of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake ...

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