Randam Ron Paulism
One day I walked into an operating room, to just be an observant, which we would do generally, as a medical resident. They were performing this hysterectomy, which was a caesarean section. And they lifted out a fetus that weighted approximately 2 pounds, and it was breathing and crying. And it was put in a bucket and set in the corner of the room, and everybody in the room just pretended that they didn’t hear it. And the baby died. And I walked out of that room a different person… Roe v. Wade is a reflection of the moral climate of the country, because the law was being defied, and then the law was changed, the law sort of caught up with the culture. So even though we work in the legal area, and work politically, ultimately I believe it’s an issue of personal morality, and is a reflection of the country, more so than just the lack of laws. Just changing the laws won’t be enough, we will ultimately have to have a society that’s moral enough, where the fetus deserves legal protection.”
National Right to Life Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, June 15, 2007
Federal Reserve sees moderate improvements in regional economy
The Federal Beige Book was released Wednesday.
Reporter- Business First
The economy of the Federal Reserve’s
Eighth District, which includes the Louisville area, continues to expand at a modest pace, the Federal Reserve reports in its most recent Beige Book on economic conditions.
Home sales increased throughout the district on a year-over-year basis. May 2012 year-to-date home sales were up 15 percent in Louisville, 7 percent in Little Rock, 21 percent in Memphis and 19 percent in St. Louis.
Housing permits increased 45 percent in Louisville, 26 percent in Little Rock, 41 percent in Memphis and 25 percent in St. Louis.
Commercial and industrial real estate conditions also improved moderately, with a Louisville contact reporting strong leasing activity for premium office space in the city’s central business district. Office vacancy rates were mixed in other Louisville sub-markets, the report said.
Several manufacturers within the Eighth District reported plans to open plants and expand operations in the near future, especially in the auto, appliance, wall coverings, food, construction machinery, factory components and packaging industries.
Service industries that reported plans to expand and hire new workers included medical transportation, waste management and business support services. Industries in which firms planned to lay off workers included newspaper publishing, telecommunications, educational services and merchant transaction services.
General retailers have reported stronger sales recently and auto dealers have reported year-over-year increases in sales.
For the full report, click here.
Kevin Eigelbach covers these beats: Financial services, residential real estate, property and casualty insurance, construction, unions, engineers, architects, agriculture, South End, Southwest County, Bullitt County.
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