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Posted 11/04/04...New page added to site:
2004 HUD Estimated Median Family Incomes
Posted 09/02/04..."Florida braces for Frances"
Hurricane experts this time are stressing that predictions about the storm's possible movements are rough
'If hurricane Frances makes landfall in Florida, it will mark the first time
in more than 50 years that two major hurricanes have struck the state within a short period of time. Nonetheless, Mr.
Bailey says the insurance industry is prepared. "We have known this would happen to us," he says. "We have talked
about the double whammy."'
Read more of this article by Warren Richey
Watch the current satellite loops over Florida here. The
Hurricane Center's main satellite page is here. Or, visit
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Environmental
Satellite, Data and Information Service to view the world from satellites.
Posted 08/27/04...Perhaps this is why I don't always get over my stress as easily as
others tell me they do. Instead of telling others off, especially with business related issues, I usually just
continue to proceed towards the goal and leave the matter alone.
In "Why we enjoy telling people off",
according to scientists, people genuinely enjoy telling others off if they have done something wrong. During their
research if one player failed to play fairly, he tended to be punished by the others. Furthermore, the test subjects
enjoyed telling others off because of links in the brain related to enjoyment and satisfaction. Read more at BBC News.
Posted 08/25/04...Though we were luck to miss the excitement in the Boca Raton and
Fort Lauderdale areas, apparently other's weren't so fortunate. Some of my Borrowers purchasing homes in the northern
Florida areas had damage to their future homes. This slowed the process to completing their home loans and settlements
but they did weather the storm.
According to Christian Science Monitor, "Hurricane Charley, which roared ashore along Florida's
southwest coast Aug. 13, destroyed more than 12,000 homes, according to a preliminary assessment released by the
American Red Cross Tuesday. Charley was the state's worst hurricane since Andrew in 1992 and is blamed for 23 deaths
and up to $25 billion in property damage."
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