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Monday, January 6, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Monday morning.

The Deep Freeze

Most of the nation is adrift in snow and freezing cold weather Monday. The average U.S. temp is reportedly at 12.8˚F.

I remember how it was back in Buffalo in 1977 and 1978. It’s the same thing now. Yes, I walked to school in a blizzard uphill, both directions.

All joking aside, it’s a very dandgerous situation, especially for seniors.

Liz Cheney Quits

Liz Cheney, daughter of Former V.P. Dick Cheney has abandoned her campaign for the Montana U.S. Senate seat.

Hillary 2016!

Hillary Clinton

Did anyone expect otherwise?

U.S. Supreme Court puts brakes on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court of the United States has put the brkes on same-sex marriage in the State of Utah.

The stay will remain in place until the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules constitutionality.

Colorado runs out of pot, New York to ease restrictions

Marijuana the new cash cow for state government tax revenue is in short demand in Colorado, which legalized the plant for recreational use on January 1, is in short supply . The weed sold for as high as $500 per ounce last week.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is entertaining easing restrictions to allow for medical use.

The Economy

The Institue for Supply Management (ISM) non-manufacturing index fell to 53.0 from 53.9 in December. The estimate was for a reading of 54.6.

November U.S. Factory orders climbed 1.8 %