Archive for November, 2009

November 27, 2009

Sunrail In Florida

Currently, the Florida State department of transportation is considering a special session to take place in December to further discuss the terms of agreement that will consider the proposals of the Florida SunRail system. As considered the Sunrail will encompass the central Florida area by method of rail and has been considered to include the current South Florid a Tri-rail as the commuter assumption of those living in Florida is to be expressed.

As of now the Sunrail system has come into funding controversy as those that are in opposition of the system are pitching the fact that in order for the system to advance that the tax payers will have to foot the remainder of the money to deliver the system into further planning stages.

What is known of the current Sunrail system is that it is to provide a modernized urban assumption of commuter travel for those that live in the central Florida region and is stated to offer assistance to the troubling South Florida Tri-rail system. This will be this nations most influential and most costly assumption of high-speed rail as it is stated as having $615 million price tag. The main reason as to why those that are in opposition of the program are fighting so hard to keep the program from progressing any further in its planning stages.

November 19, 2009

The Webber International University warriors ended the season 4-6 with high hopes for the 2010 season

What a season for the Warriors of Webber International University as they ended the 2009 season with a record of 4-6. Although this is a losing record, the warriors made major accomplishments as a team this season amongst the N.A.I.A that could be used to pace the progression of the team as the 2010 season is anticipated.

The Warriors will lose players such as Sr. DB Anthony Story who had 3 picks on the season for 55 yards and 22 tackles, Sr. LB Yannik Brown who had 46 total tackles and 3 sacks on the season, and Sr. RB Rupert Webley who played 7 games and collected 258 total yards rushing on the season for an average of 36 yards per game or 4.1 yards an attempt.

Hopefully the warriors will welcome back players such as Fr. QB Torrence Moise who had 436 yards rushing and 1967 yards passing on the season, Fr. Receiver Andre Edwards who had 42 receptions for 663 yards and 5 Tds, Fr. Receiver Jamal Rodman who had 35 receptions for 452 yards and 5 Tds, Fr. DB Dale Robinson who had a total of 202 total kick return yards on the season along with receiver Jamal Rodman who had a total of 170 return yards on the season.

For a young team amongst the N.A.I.A, the warriors were very productive as a unit which tends to take on bigger faster paced programs. Amongst the N.A.I.A the warriors as a team were very competitive as they ranked well as a unit amongst the N.A.I.A as a young independent program. The warriors as a unit: Ranks Number 33 in Pass Offense per Game with 214 yards per game, Ranks Number 36 in Total Pass Offense with 2142 yards on the season, Ranks Number 37 in Total Offense Yards per Game with 345 total offensive yards per game, Ranks Number 37 in First Downs per Game with an average of 18 first downs per game, as well as Ranking Number 26 in Pass Effiency with 130 passer rating per game.

The warriors will also be starting the 2010 season with a 3 game winning streak.

November 10, 2009

Link Referral

From politics to sports, it's all here as we look into the mind of Aaron Shaw.

November 9, 2009

First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit

For those that are wondering about the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit here is a response from Senator Isakson.

Dear Mr. Shaw:

I have worked with Senate leadership to extend and expand the current first-time home buyer tax credit, which was set to expire on November 30, 2009. This legislation, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, will extend the current $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit, as well as establish a new $6,500 tax credit for “move-up” buyers so long as the home they are leaving has been used as a principal residence for five years or more. Both the $8,000 first-time home buyer credit as well as the $6,500 credit for “move-up” buyers will sunset on April 30, 2010. However, individuals who have contracts to buy a home as of April 30, 2010, will still qualify for the credit so long as they complete the transaction within 60 days. Tax credits such as this only work by creating the sense of urgency to take advantage of them, bringing people back to the marketplace. So this is a unique opportunity because this is the final extension of this tax credit. Congress will not continue this tax credit past April 30, 2010.

I am pleased the new home buyer tax credit contains strong anti-fraud language that gives the IRS the authority to do greater oversight during the processing of the return rather than waiting for an audit situation and requires the taxpayer claiming the credit to be 18 or older. Another new provision is designed to help our brave men and women of the Armed Forces. The legislation states that home buyers would not have to repay the credit, provided the home remains their principal residence for three years after the purchase date. However, this would not apply in the case of a member of the Armed Forces, military intelligence or Foreign Service who is on extended duty. In addition, members of the military who have been deployed overseas for 90 days or more in 2008 or 2009 would have until April 30, 2011, to claim the home buyer tax credit.

Additionally, I realize cost is a great concern as our nation faces unprecedented debt levels. During negotiations on this tax credit, I insisted that the extension and expansion be paid for so that it will not add to our debt.

I believe home sales not only stabilize the housing market, they boost our overall economy. Research shows each home sale has a positive economic impact on our overall economy. By restoring Americans’ equity in their homes, we increase American consumer confidence and optimism. I believe this tax credit will swiftly help our economy get back on track.

Johnny Isakson
United States Senator

November 7, 2009

November 5, 2009

Warriors advance to 2-6 on the season after homecoming

In a defensive homecoming game against the Builders of Newport News Apprentice the warriors struggled to bring in its second win on the season 17-14. The most haunting statistic about the game is the fact that the warriors only ran 53 offensive plays to accumulate a total of 243 yards, in which 69 of them were in the ground. The game seemed to run off of penalties against the warriors that drove the warriors to rely on the tactics of hard nose grind-iron football, a tactics that only could be drawn up by the defensive expertise in that of head coach Kelly Scott. It’s what he is known for.

Although, quarterback Torrence Moise was forced to rely on his rushing and scrambling ability to keep first downs coming, which the warriors were held to only 11, as the freshman quarterback seemed to improve on his passing game as he threw for 22 attempts and landed 17 for 174 yards and 1 touchdown. Moise averaged 10.2 yards a completion on the game as the warriors improved to 2-6.

For a team that had 12 penalties for 94 yards in it’s home coming game this past Saturday the warriors seemed to stay poised under the command of freshman quarterback Moise who now has about 1212 yards passing on the season thus far with two games left on the season.

November 3, 2009