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The Prez is in the house! WH Correspondents' Dinner on C-span. 8:14 pm ET.

Michelle looks beautiful, as usual!

UPDATE: C-span banner: Obama live at 10:15 ET/ Conan at 10:40 ET.

Thanks for posting this.

I read it in our local paper too. People here have been fighting this facility for two decades without any success.

Link: http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/3888698-74/radiation-max-poister#axzz2RQM885Ey

This site is a couple of miles from my house.

I love that!!!

My students would love it!!! I hope I can still find this when school starts next fall.

Governor's press conference on now. 12:33 ET.

Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino made short statements-- - stay inside, stay calm, proud of law enforcement.

Mass. State Police -- over 60 - 70% of search is complete. No apprehension yet. Controlled demolition scheduled for later this afternoon. Working on new leads.

Next briefing in about an hour.

Tweety just reported that the fire at JFK Library seems to be unrelated.

It was just a fire in a room.

Furloughing the teachers has paid off for Cor-butt.

State surplus may provide temporary relief for Pa. pension problems
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By The Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

HARRISBURG Smaller-than-expected payrolls for many school districts have left a surplus of state funds that could help ease Pennsylvania's public pension problems and also undercut legislative support in the first test of Gov. Tom Corbett's pension-reform agenda.

The state reimburses school districts for an average of 56 percent of their payrolls. If payrolls shrink, so do the payments.

In the year that ended June 30, $69 million of the state appropriation for school districts had not been spent. That money was earmarked for pension reimbursements, and the trend of shrinking payrolls appears to be continuing this year, according to the Public School Employees' Retirement System, the statewide school employee pension fund.

So lawmakers could have an extra $140 million to spend as they scrutinize competing demands for scarce dollars in the state budget for the year that starts July 1, rough estimates by PSERS indicated. System officials cautioned Thursday that the amount of any surplus this year could vary according to payroll growth during the next three months.

Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/3832286-74/pension-state-surplus?printerfriendly=true#ixzz2QNgiOBgN

(I added bold.)
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