Rep. Courtney To Live On $32.59 Food Budget For Week In SNAP Challenge

# Courtney today began Supplemental Nutrition Assist. Prog. Challenge to highlight challenges facing families that receive benefits in E CT.
LauriePerez
October 20, 2011
Congressman and Mrs. #Courtney each to live on $32.59 food budget for a week to highlight possible cuts to low-income program #ctpolitics
LauriePerez
October 20, 2011
# Courtney today began Supplemental Nutrition Assist. Prog. Challenge to highlight challenges facing families that receive benefits in E CT.
LauriePerez
October 20, 2011
The 7-day program limits the amount Congressman #Courtney and his wife can each spend to $32.59/wk or $1.59 per meal. #ctpolitics
LauriePerez
October 20, 2011
SNAP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put nutritious food within financial reach for low-income households.
LauriePerez
October 20, 2011
#Courtney will tweet his meals using the hash tag #snapchallenge. #ctpolitics
LauriePerez
October 20, 2011
Rep. Joe Courtney begins the SNAP Challenge:
Began SNAP challenge with Audrey today to spotlight difficulty of eating on $32 a week. Stay tuned. http://1.usa.gov/n8QUDR
RepJoeCourtney
October 20, 2011
Breakfast on day 1 of SNAP benefits challenge: generic cereal with small portion of banana #snapchallenge
RepJoeCourtney
October 20, 2011
First lunch of SNAP Challenge: egg salad, carrot, apple #snapchallenge
RepJoeCourtney
October 20, 2011
One black bean enchilada each for dinner. Day 1 of SNAP challenge is in the books. #snapchallenge
RepJoeCourtney
October 20, 2011
Day 2 of #snapchallenge kicks off with generic cereal and another small portion of bananas.
RepJoeCourtney
October 21, 2011
I will also be taking the #snapchallenge! Living on $32.59 food budget for 7 days. Please message or e-mail me with suggestions!
LauriePerez
October 20, 2011
SNAP/Food Stamp Challenges «  Food Research & Action Center
The SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge gives participants a view of what life can be like for millions of low-income Americans. Most participants take the Challenge for one week, living on about $4 per day worth of food - the average food stamp benefit.

UConn Women’s Coach Geno Auriemma Comments On Notre Dame, Big East

Oh boy, Geno Auriemma called out Notre Dame for never joining Big East in football.
jacobscourant
October 20, 2011
Geno: “For a lot of us it’s a huge problem … how long are we going to date before we decide this ain’t working….I’m not happy about it.
jacobscourant
October 20, 2011
Geno: “That’s not the opinion of UConn, Big East, my president, my AD. That’s just Geno Auriemma’s opinion. I’m pissed about it.”
jacobscourant
October 20, 2011
Auriemma believes if ND had come into BE in FB years ago, there wouldn’t be upheaval today. Believes Miami, Va. Tech, BC would have stayed.
jacobscourant
October 20, 2011
More Geno on ND: “If you have the ability to put a whole bunch of schools at ease and have the Catholic mentality to serve and help …”
jacobscourant
October 20, 2011

Joshua Komisarjevsky Verdict Seen On Social Media

Joshua Komisarjevsky GUILTY of all charges against him in 2007 Cheshire triple murder. He now faces death. #Komis
NotesFromHeL
October 13, 2011
Jury verbally affirming verdicts. For each count. #Komis
LauriePerez
October 13, 2011
#Komis yawns and walks out, glancing at press. Trying to pull off unaffected.
LauriePerez
October 13, 2011
Reporters wait for families and lawyers to exit New Haven courthouse. #Komis http://twitpic.com/6ztgmw
NotesFromHeL · October 13, 2011
Dr Petit and family outside after verdict http://twitpic.com/6ztjup
LauriePerez · October 13, 2011
Dr. Petit: sense of relief, but only part way there. Penalty phase up next. Komis
NotesFromHeL
October 13, 2011
Dr. Petit: a bigger sense of relief because have gone through both trials. #Komis
NotesFromHeL
October 13, 2011
Dr. Petit: knew the appropriate thing was for law to takes it’s course, no matter how slow. #Komis
NotesFromHeL
October 13, 2011
#Komisarjevsky defense attorneys react to verdict, saying they plan to “redouble” effort in penalty phase. Go to null for more.
alainegriffin
October 13, 2011
Penalty phase begins Monday Oct. 24 at 10 am. #Komis
NotesFromHeL
October 13, 2011

Apple Announces Former CEO Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Apple Announces Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs Has Died
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Apple - Remembering Steve Jobs
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.
Apple has set up an email address to share thoughts, memories of Steve Jobs: rememberingsteve@apple.com
PatrickDParker
October 5, 2011

Bomb Scare At Hartford Federal Building

Bomb scare at Hartford Federal building. The area has been blocked off. http://t.co/n4kGY1SB #breakingnews
hartfordcourant
September 30, 2011
Bomb Squad member outside Federal Building as seen from our camera http://t.co/U9KRPnYC
GeorgeColli
September 30, 2011
Bomb Squad member going thru back pack… have seen clothes, water bottle, etc
GeorgeColli
September 30, 2011

When pigs fly

( Oli Scarff, Getty Images / September 26, 2011 ) An inflatable pig flies above Battersea Power Station in a recreation of Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album cover in London. The classic Pink Floyd album artwork was recreated to mark the release of several digitally remastered versions of their albums.

Live From Day 2 Of Irene Hearings

Residents and town officials discussed the state’s response to Tropical Storm Irene at the second legislative hearing.
William J. Quinlan, CL&P’s vp of customer solutions, tells #ctirene hearing that co. appreciates feedback, takes concerns v. seriously
capitolwatch
September 26, 2011
Ouch! Committee member reminds speaker Joel Gordes that “this is a hearing on hurricane Irene, are you in the right room?” #ctirene
capitolwatch
September 26, 2011
William Henderson of the communication workers union, says telecomm restoration after #ctirene was hampere… (cont) http://t.co/VvHhOUE5
capitolwatch
September 26, 2011
Rep. Lavielle says CL&P’s request for a rate hike right after the storm did go over well with her constituents. #ctirene
capitolwatch
September 26, 2011
Tree warden says if we get a heavy snowfall or big nor’easter this winter, “it will be deja vu all over again” with power outages. #ctirene
capitolwatch
September 26, 2011
RT @CCMAdvocacy: First Selectman Tim Griswold of Old Lyme testifying at CGA #irenect hearing http://t.co/jJJC2u0O
MaxFriedmanCT
September 26, 2011
Old Lyme first selectman Tim Griswold said state did a pretty good job responding to #Irene but there were some snafus.
capitolwatch
September 26, 2011
AfterIreneCT: Old Lyme is within Mill Stone Nuclear Plant, BC of that Mill Stone will register residents’ special needs for better response.
CTHouseDems
September 26, 2011
Old Lyme EMS director says AT&T and other telecom companies #irene response was worse than CL&P’s.
capitolwatch
September 26, 2011
David Roberge of Old Lyme Emergency Management: we felt confident that CL&P would respond well to the storm. Once it passed, CL&P was slow.
CTHouseDems
September 26, 2011

Linda McMahon To Announce Senate Run On Tuesday

Linda McMahon to announce Senate run Tuesday at 10:30am in Southington #ctpolitics
Bernietd
September 19, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Pajak Sentenced To 11 Years In Trooper’s Death

Michael Pajak sentenced to 11 years in Connecticut trooper’s death #breakingnews
RyanBernat
September 19, 2011