Future Cure for Diabetes? – Open Item
Good Morning! Today is the 6th of July and this is your Open Item.
A Georgetown girl is hoping to use her experiences to lobby Congress to fund research that would focus on finding a cure for diabetes. She is hoping to meet with members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation including Congressman Todd Young, Senator Dan Coats and Senator Joe Donnelly.
It is being reported that Ivy Tech will be cutting 6 top administrators from Northern Indiana due to the merger of two regions. This is just the recent step in the process of making up a $68 million budget shortfall.
Furloughs at Grissom Air Reserve Base will begin July 8th and go through September 30th. This will force more than 450 Hoosiers to take unpaid leave due to Sequestration budget cuts.
Of course, you can still vote for your choice in our Tweet of the Week competition. Currently, Michael Sullivan (a Hoosier politico who currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the Tennessee Republican Party) holds a commanding lead. However, the weekend is young and anything can happen.
Which of the below is the best Tweet of the Week? (Week ending 7/4/13)
- @Sully21 - Convincing yourself that you will never win a particular demographic in future campaigns is what we call a self fulfilling prophecy (45%, 29 Votes)
- @ExJon - I bet Obama could fix the Egyptian unrest if he gave a speech about youth and dreams and aspiring and hoping to aspire to youthful dreams. (20%, 13 Votes)
- @Frank_Underwood - Journalism's only hope is to stop trying to be the first rough draft of history and aspire instead to be the polished final draft of news. (16%, 10 Votes)
- @BlameTelford - Egyptian military has announced the removal of President Morsi from power. Susan Rice cites YouTube video as cause. (11%, 7 Votes)
- @JasonBWhitman - The hyperbole on the Right stating that Rubio should become a Democrat over ONE ISSUE is insane. (5%, 3 Votes)
- @hoosierclinger - 51,112 men died at Gettysburg. Total deaths in Vietnam were 58,209. What a sad day in history. (3%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 64
If there is something we missed or something you would like to add, please throw it in the comment section below!
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