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Sunday, August 30, 2009

NEW Links for Neale Sourna ebooks/print books (fiction and nonfiction)

In a hurry to shop? Find NEW Ebooks by Neale Sourna at:

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

NEW Neale Sourna ebooks available! (novel excerpt, Keanu nonfiction)

In a hurry to shop? Go straight to: Neale Sourna's Fun Books and More Store at http://astore.amazon.com/nealesourna-20

New ebooks available:

"All Along the Watchtower: Submerged" [A Novel Excerpt]

"Seduce Her Like Keanu Reeves" [nonfiction comment]

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Neale Sourna's story for Heartwild Solitaire game, now available for both Mac and PC

Heartwild Solitaire
(Author's Edition)

The first solitaire game with a romance story.
"It's one of those games that is both relaxing and very satisfying. After a day of writing, I like to unwind with the beautiful card displays and the lovely music. But I also like the challenge of the well thought out levels and the bonuses. It doesn't get better than Heartwild Solitaire."
- Misty Simon, Romance Author

Follow a story of Anne, as she leaves her old life behind and sets off to rediscover her true self.

But then a man, dangerous kind, steps onto her path...

Through a Tarot spread see Anne's fate unfolding. Hand painted cards will guide you. Tarot cards

Have fun with a relaxing, card-matching game. Unique bonuses and random card placement will keep you playing for hours.

And if you dare, submit your best score to the online chart and compete with others!
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Gun law complaints trail Family Obama during park tours

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Family in tow for a tour of national treasures far from Washington, President Obama is trailed by criticism from gun opponents and parks advocates for allowing firearms into such majestic places as Yellowstone.

"There is still time for Congress and the president to take steps to keep loaded firearms away from the valleys of Yellowstone, the cliffs of Yosemite, and the Statue of Liberty — but they need to act quickly," said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

A bill that Obama signed in May permits licensed gun owners to bring firearms into national parks and wildlife refuges as long as state law allows it. The new law, which takes effect in February, will replace rules from the Reagan administration that generally require that guns in national parks be locked or stored in a glove compartment or trunk.

"If they wanted to fight that, they could have," said Jonathan Dorn, editorial director of NationalParkTrips.com and editor-in-chief of Backpacker magazine. "That one just felt like a very political decision that was maybe more about politics than about maybe paying attention to the preferences of the vast majority of people who are frequent park users."

Still, Dorn called the law "one hiccup" in an otherwise supportive parks agenda so far by the Obama administration.

The Democratic-controlled Congress passed the less restrictive measure with bipartisan support after Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., inserted it into Obama-backed legislation imposing new restrictions on credit card companies. [Can't this mixing apples and oranges governmenting be stopped, already?] Democratic leaders http://www.usatoday.com/news/2009-08-15-obama-saturday_N.htm?csp=24&RM_Exclude=Juno.

The Obama family — the president, the first lady and daughters Malia and Sasha — had a busy sightseeing weekend planned: trekking in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday, including a visit to Old Faithful, and touring Grand Canyon National Park on Sunday.

Their stops come during one of three summer weekends when the administration waived entrance fees at 147 national parks and monuments to spur tourism and boost local economies.

Less than a year in office, Obama doesn't have much of a record when it comes to the national park system. Nonetheless, parks advocates say the administration has indicated it wants to spend more on parks and expand the parks system.

At this point, "it's more rhetoric than it is decisions" but "we believe there's a pretty bold and ambitious agenda brewing for national parks in this administration," said Ron Tipton, the National Parks Conservation Association's senior vice president of policy. "We're seeing the interest right out of the box, and we're seeing it exemplified by a president who takes his family to a national park in his first year in office. That's very unusual."

Dorn, likewise, applauded Obama for "making a pretty significant statement this early in his administration at a time when he's got some pretty heavy things on his shoulders."

From the outset of his presidency, Obama signaled his would be an administration sympathetic to the parks. He signed legislation that set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness. That was one of the largest expansions of wilderness protection in a quarter-century. Supporters said the law would strengthen the national parks system; opponents called it a "land grab."

Since then, the administration has have taken several other steps that have encouraged parks advocates:

• Proposed cutting the number of http://www.usatoday.com/news/2009-08-15-obama-saturday_N.htm?csp=24&RM_Exclude=Juno.

• Halted the filing of new mining http://www.usatoday.com/news/2009-08-15-obama-saturday_N.htm?csp=24&RM_Exclude=Juno.

• Devoted $750 million in economic stimulus money to address a maintenance http://www.usatoday.com/news/2009-08-15-obama-saturday_N.htm?csp=24&RM_Exclude=Juno.

• Picked Jon Jarvis, a biologist and 30-year-veteran who oversees the national parks across the West, to head the National Parks Service.

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Sunday, August 02, 2009

PBS chief welcomes public TV funding under Obama

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS chief Paula Kerger says budget numbers tell the tale of how public TV is faring under the Obama administration, compared to that of former president George W. Bush.

Kerger said that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's $430 million budget for this year was left intact by President Obama, in contrast to the Bush administration's repeated bids to reduce or eliminate the federal subsidy. Kerger says Congress countered Bush's actions.

The president and CEO of PBS told the Television Critics Association on Sunday, "I guess that says something," adding that she's hoping for $450 million next year.

Federal money makes up about 15% of public broadcasting's funding, with other sources including corporations and viewers.

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