The prevalence of cell phone cameras means violent incidents on public transportation are being captured more often and seen more widely, giving an impression that such problems are on the rise. (2/21/10 ABC News, Michael B. Farrell) … Read Article
1. According to the article, what group of customers are likely to be more concerned about their safety on public transit, as a result of the increased publicity of violent incidents? Why?
2. How many times have violent incidents in public transit been publicized in the last six months across the nation? List the months in which the incidents occurred, according to the article.
Conducting the 2010 Census will create 635,000 jobs according to a recent report by the Commerce Department. (2/19/10 ABC News, Matthew Jaffe) … Read Article
1. Discuss how the Census Bureau has squandered about $5.6 million according to a government watchdog report.
2. Discuss both the hope and nervousness created by the upcoming Census according to Mark Zandi of Moody’s Economy.com.
The high-stakes head count of Census 2010 is weeks away, and many state officials across the South and Southwest worry about getting an accurate count of the Hispanic population; and, more specifically, the illegal immigrant population. (2/16/10 ABC News On Campus, Maxine Park) … Read Article
1. According to Census officials the illegal immigrant population is key in this year’s census, not only from a statistical standpoint but also because much-needed federal money hangs in the balance. Discuss the high stakes of illegal immigrants in the 2010 Census for bordering states like Arizona.
2. Discuss what Rev. Miguel Rivera means by “No representation, so no cooperation.”
With over 200-thousand female service members deployed, they make up 11% of the total force. As Russ Mitchell reports, female Veterans are facing a tough battle after they return home. (2/21/10 CBSNewsOnline)
1. Discuss the major cause of homelessness among female veterans.
2. Discuss the measures taken by the Veterans Affairs Department to assist homeless female vets, according to the video.
Sweeping new reforms for the credit card industry will soon go into effect. As Elaine Quijano reports, these new rules are designed to put consumers back in charge. (2/21/10 CBSNewsOnline)
1. Discuss the added protection for consumers under the new credit card rules.
2. Discuss ways credit card companies are trying to make more money under the new rules.
Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh has announced that he will not be seeking a third term. “There are better ways to serve my fellow citizens,” Bayh said at a news conference. “I love working for the people of Indiana. I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress.” (2/15/10 ABC News, Rick Klein, Huma Khan and Jonathan Karl) … Read Article
1. “I love working for the people of Indiana. I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress.” Discuss what Senator Bayh means by this comment.
2. Senator Bayh referred to what he calls “the lessons of Massachusetts Senate race…” Discuss the so called lessons of Massachusetts Senate race.
The alleged violent past of the once-seemingly docile University of Alabama professor accused of a fatal shooting rampage has stunned the family of her victims and prompted investigators to probe deeper into her past. (2/15/10 ABC News, Andrea Canning, Michelle McPhee and Sarah Netter) … Read Article
1. What, according to the article, led to the Alabama University shooting?
2. Discuss the so called violent past of Amy Bishop.
As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats. (2/13/10 ABC News, Jason Ryan) … Read Article
1. Name the sites listed in the privacy impact statement and the one specific site nort included.
2. Discuss the reason the National Operations Center (NOC) will be monitoring social web site, according to the article.