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Annual Fall Fashion Show “Steppin’ Out In Southland Style”

Matteson, Illinois — The Chicago Southland Chamber's Annual Fall Fashion Show, “Steppin’ Out In Southland Style”, will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Matteson, 500 Holiday Plaza, Matteson, Illinois.  The fashion show is sponsored by the Chamber’s Platinum Sponsor Charter One Bank in association with Super Co-Host Lincoln Mall. 

5:30 p.m. Registration and Vendor Boutique

6:30 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. Fashion Show

9:00 p.m. Afterglow Networking

See the latest in men’s & women’s fashions to live, work, shop, play and celebrate provided by Lincoln Mall’s most popular stores, which is sure to make this Southland Fashion Show stand out amongst the rest.


Price Worries Grow

By Steven Muller

Core inflation rose to 3.4 percent in June, data from the National Bank of Poland showed on Tuesday, adding to concerns that price growth may remain high this and next year despite signs the economy is slowing on the back of weaker growth in western Europe.

Headline inflation, which measures the change in prices paid in shops and for goods and services elsewhere, also rose faster than most analysts expected, to 4.6 percent last month. Popular concerns over prices are tempered by continuing double-digit growth of wages – but the national bank’s interest rate setting committee says that it may yet need to raise rates further in the next couple of months to make sure price growth slows in the months ahead. High wage growth increases consumer demand, which in turn tends to allow retailers to raise prices more.Wage data last week showed company wages rose 12 percent year-on-year in June to PLN 3,215.32 or EUR 960 per month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said in a report Tuesday.


Jesteśmy w Kryzysie. Czas na akcję!

Dollar backgroundJesteśmy w Kryzysie. Czas na akcję! – ostrzega amerykański biznesmen Lee Iaccoca.

Wracając z wizyty w Polsce zastanawiałem się, jak optymistycznie Polacy postrzegają aktualną sytuację polityczną i ekonomiczną Stanów Zjednoczonych.

Od wielu lat ten wielki, leżący za Wielką Wodą kraj był postrzegane przez Polaków jako miejsce wolnego rynku i indywidualizmu. W świetle rosnącej rodzimej i unijnej (UE) biurokracji, Stany Zjednoczone dla większości Polaków, ciągle jeszcze wyglądają jako wzór wolności i dynamizmu.

Muszę się przyznać, że i ja mieszkający w USA od 40 lat też tak myślałem, ale wypadki ostatnich lat wywołały u mnie obawę, że mój kraj ześlizguje się w kierunku przepaści nie tylko ekonomicznej, ale także w dziedzinie wolności indywidualnej, która jest nieodzownym elementem rozwoju ekonomii.


Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Lee IacoccaBy Lee Iacocca with Catherine Whitney

Had Enough?

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course."

Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies. Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?


Six Ways to Help Students Raise Their Grades

Graduating stydents in caps and gownsBy Annie Burnquist
With the school year ending, millions of high-school students are preparing for that last minute push to raise their grades -- and parents are looking for ways to help. Here are six tips to boost your child's final-exam scores.

1) Exercise the body to give the brain a boost.

Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain, feeding it with oxygen and learning-boosting nutrients like glucose. "Exercise in many ways optimizes your brain to learn," says Dr. John Ratey, a Harvard Medical School professor.