Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors will not attend the 91st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 and sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" during pre-race ceremonies due to illness. Nabors will address the Race Day crowd on the video boards at IMS from his home in Hawaii and then ask the fans to sing the beloved song together in his place. 500:Grid/ Lineup | 100:Grid / Lineup| IMS Tickets
In short, I believe that interest rates will remain untouched by the Federal Reserve for the next year. But, I also believe that mortgage interest rates will go up over the summer as the housing market heals, and then back down in the Fall.
New Home Sales Post Sharpest Climb in 14 Years, but Prices Down
Sales of new U.S. homes rose 16.2 percent in April, the sharpest climb in fourteen years, while prices fell a record 11 percent, according to a government report on Thursday that showed home builders taking extraordinary steps to move houses.
"You have to take this number as an outlier," said CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman. "You cannot think that we are back to the good old days when it comes to housing."
In Valparaiso, Mayor Jon Costas has shaken off the city's reputation as a quaint but slightly sleepy place.
Although Olson isn't seeking re-election, he's supporting Democrat City Councilwoman Olga Velazquez to carry on his work. Already, she is pushing for the creation of a "riverwalk entertainment complex" along Burns Waterway -- a grand plan for a long-neglected and abused natural resource.
Before I dive back into my usual round of blog entries on cognitive science, education policy issues, seasonal observations, K12 development pieces, and (most fun of all) stories that you all have told me, I thought I'd finish with one more bit from our time in Italy, in the Naples region.
Pompeii was truly amazing. You can read about the volcanic tragedy, of course, and talk about it, but to actually walk amongst the ruins is amazing. And it's big - a city of 200,000 all wiped out and covered in ash, now mostly uncovered again.