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Mystery Novel Examines the Changes in Women’s Lives over the Last 40 Years
Probation officer Gillian Jones’ biological clock is ticking, and to finance her continued fertility treatments, she takes on a case that will unravel the mystery of a young girl abandoned at a Colorado monastery in the new novel, “The Fatal Heir.”
Author Lois Lewandowski releases her debut novel that offers socially conscious themes with a compelling mystery in “The Fatal Heir: A Gillian Jones Mystery (ISBN 978-0595398430, iUniverse, 2006).
Lewandowski’s story centers on lead character, Gillian Jones, a probation officer in a small Nebraska town, a setting that this native Nebraska author knows well. Making up for lost time after a recent car accident and divorce, Gillian and her current husband are trying to get pregnant. With the high cost of ongoing fertility treatments threatening to end Gillian’s dream of the perfect family, she takes on a case with a big payoff.
A local county commissioner offers a big reward if Gillian can find the biological parents of his adopted daughter, who was left at a monastery in Colorado. Feeling her biological clock ticking, a determined Gillian leaves for Aspen hoping for a lead that stretches back to 1967. Unfortunately, no one at the monastery remembers an abandoned baby, and when one of the monks goes missing and a woman who’s sleeping in the bed reserved for Gillian is murdered, Gillian realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Lewandowski parallels the mystery with her lead heroine’s personal journey. “Gillian is willing to take some chances to prove to herself, and her family, that she can succeed at something,” says Lewandowski. “But with increasing pressure to have a baby, Gillian is forced to ask herself if this is what she really wants, or if she is just responding to other people expectations.”
Much of this author’s writings, including her published short stories, reflect women’s issues. “There has been so much change in the last several generations in the lives of women,” she explains. “My mother was forty-three years old when I was born, which at that time, was considered late in life. Now that’s completely changed.” Lewandowski’s contrast of Gillian’s present day choices with women’s choices in the late 1960′s provides interesting commentary on how far women have come in this area.
“This is a cozy mystery” adds the author, “meaning violence and sex take place off-stage.” With much humor and a murder that takes place later in the story, this book sets the dominoes up and it’s the murder that gives the push to bring them all down. “The Fatal Heir” is the first in a series featuring Gillian Jones.
Lois Lewandowski resides in Lincoln, Nebraska. She acquired a Journalism degree in 1981, and went on to work at the Lincoln Journal-Star. In 1988 Lewandowski began working at the Department of Motor Vehicles where she is still employed. Lewandowski has had several short stories published including “The River Man,” which was a finalist in the 2005 Pebble Lake Review Awards. “The Fatal Heir: A Gillian Jones Mystery (ISBN 978-0595398430, iUniverse, 2006) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.loislew.com. Review copies available upon request.
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Lincoln, NE March 5, 2007
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California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York and Colorado Top the Nation in Clean-Energy Leadership
Clean Edgeâs “U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index” Provides Companies, Investors, and Governments with Critical Data and Insights on the Clean-Energy Landscape
Clean Edgeâs second annual U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index, released today, provides the industryâs most comprehensive and objective analysis and ranking of how all 50 states, and the individuals, businesses, and organizations that operate there, compare across the clean-energy spectrum. According to Clean Edgeâs assessment and ranking of more than 70 different indicators in technology, policy, and capital, the top 10 states in the nation are California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Vermont.
Key market indicators tracked by Clean Edge include total electricity produced by clean-energy sources, hybrid and electric vehicles on the road, clean-energy venture and patent activity, and policy regulations and incentives. The 2011 Leadership Index paints an important and insightful picture of the U.S. clean-energy landscape. Based on this analysis the bottom 10 states in this yearâs rankings (placing 41st through 50th) are Oklahoma, Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, Louisiana, Nebraska, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
Highlights from this yearâs research include:
- Three states now generate more than 10 percent of their utility-scale electricity from wind, solar, and/or geothermal. Iowa leads the nation with 15.4 percent of its electricity now generated from wind power, followed by North Dakota (11.99 percent from wind) and California (10.06 percent from wind, solar, and geothermal).
- Top-ranked Californiaâs longtime commitment to clean energy has put the state far ahead of the pack in terms of technology deployment and capital creation. The stateâs burgeoning clean-energy industry brings in more venture capital than all other states combined.
- Idaho leads the U.S. in clean electricity as a percentage of its total generation â at an astounding 84 percent â when you include hydro and biomass. Other states that get more than 60 percent of their electricity from renewable sources including hydro and biomass are Washington (71.59 percent), South Dakota (65 percent), and Oregon (63.84 percent).
- Oklahoma had more new EVs registered last year than any other state, but the number is somewhat misleading. Two of the nationâs largest rental car agencies register their vehicles in Oklahoma, accounting for the stateâs high ranking for EV registrations in 2010. Without that statistical anomaly, California is the nationâs EV leader.
- Michigan held the top spot in clean-energy patents for 2010 with 192 patents. Leading the charge is General Motors, which is reinventing itself as a sustainable transportation leader. GM received more clean-energy patents last year than any other company in the U.S., with 135 patents registered in 2010.
- Mississippi, which ranks in the bottom 10 of the overall Leadership Index, is aggressively pursuing clean-tech manufacturing as it aims to garner its share of the clean-tech market. In the past year, the state has attracted a host of clean-tech companies to build manufacturing facilities and plants there, including California-based solar company Stion Solar Panels and Texas-based biofuel company KiOR. This shows that even low-ranking states are beginning to aggressively target clean-tech companies and services for their job creation and capital attraction, and are likely to rise in the ranks.
âThis yearâs Leadership index shows that clean-energy activity is dispersed across the nation, with leaders on both coasts and in between,â says Clean Edge managing director Ron Pernick. âWhile the industry faces many challenges, including strong national-level commitments in China and Germany against the backdrop of uncertain federal leadership here, the U.S. is still a relevant clean-energy innovator as exhibited by the state-level movements tracked in this yearâs Leadership index.â
About the U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index
Clean Edgeâs U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index tracks and analyzes the clean-energy economies of all 50 states. The detailed information (data from more than 70 indicators) covers technology, policy, and capital infrastructures for the clean-energy ecosystem. The subscription product is geared toward corporations, economic development agencies, investors, policy makers, technology innovators, foundations, and other stakeholders actively involved in the clean-tech marketplace.
Clean Edge leverages public and private data to generate each stateâs leadership scores. Private data partners include Cleantech Group, R.L. Polk & Co., and Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. Public data sources include the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE), Energy Star, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A summary of the index is available at http://www.cleanedge.com/leadership/.
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Clean Edge, the world’s first research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector, delivers comprehensive insights to corporations, investors, governments, and other key stakeholders. The company integrates timely clean-tech data with expert analysis to provide critical intelligence to its clients and subscribers. Covering the entire clean-tech ecosystem, the firmâs offerings include subscription publications and related advisory services, industry-leading sponsored reports, the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit, and benchmark clean-tech stock indices. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech trends or learn more about Clean Edge, its partners, and services, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.
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4SafeDrivers.com Provides Colorado Residents Easy Access to Driving Records “4SafeDrivers.com- A Comprehensive Guide to Colorado Driving Records”
“4SafeDrivers.com- A Comprehensive Guide to Colorado Driving Records”
4SafeDrivers.com now offers driving records access to Colorado residents. http://www.4SafeDrives.com is an online portal offering valuable driving information to local residents; driving records, an auto insurance comparison guide and portal, employee screening access for employers and even comprehensive information about available driver’s education courses.
While many Colorado residents request their driving records when something needs to be addressed, those that understand the true value of accessing this information do so regularly.
An individual’s Colorado driving record contains information about driving violations and/or suspensions, listing information about each infraction individually. While the Department of Motor Vehicles works to ensure that this recorded information is accurate, in many cases an individual’s driving report contains inaccuracies.
For example, tickets that have been paid may not be removed from the driving record, causing your annual auto insurance rates to be higher than necessary. Driving record inaccuracies can also become detrimental during a job search, as information contained on a Colorado driving record is used as a gauge the individual’s risk as a potential hire.
Information presented on the 4SafeDrivers.com website simplifies the process of obtaining one’s driving record. From the home page, visitors simply click on the state of Colorado, fill out a one-page form, submit payment and their driving record information becomes available.
In addition to Colorado driving record information, 4SafeDrivers.com visitors will have access to an auto insurance resource center and business platform offering the ability for employers to pre-screen applicants. The auto insurance resource center provides visitors with an auto insurance buyer’s guide and the ability to quote premiums amongst the nation’s highest ranked insurance companies. For businesses looking to pre-screen potential hires, access to driving record histories as well as criminal histories is available when a private business account has been established.
4SafeDrivers.com is a comprehensive online resource for individual drivers as well as employers. Employers seeking to complete comprehensive employee screening can locate employee criminal and driving records simply and easily! Driving record information, defensive driving course overviews and availability, information about online driver’s education courses and auto insurance quotes and comparisons are at the touch of the website visitor’s fingertips.
Posted On: Cartersville, GA August 16, 2011
In the last few years, many states have toughened existing DUI/DWI laws in the effort to lower traffic fatalities and appease interest groups, such as MADD, otherwise known as Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Other states, have weakened DUI/DWI penalties. I will take a look at an example of both today for you.
In order to receive a DUI in all 50 states, one must blow a .08 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) and/or fail a sobriety test. This is a constant among all 50 states; however, every state persecutes DUI penalty breakers differently. Some have toughened penalties due to rising fatalities, influence from politicians or interest groups; others have weakened penalties in order to ease overcrowding in jails for more violent offenders.
All states penalize first time offenders with some sort of jail time, with different levels of fines, depending on the city, county, and severity of the DUI (evading police, resisting arrest, injury/fatality, etc). It’s the penalization of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time offenders that varies differently from state to state.
Colorado, for instance, automatically required to stay in jail for a first time DUI conviction. 2nd time DUI convictions earn the offender a 10-day minimum jail term, 3rd time and subsequent offenders receive a minimum 60-day jail sentence, with the severity getting steeper depending on the frequency (time between) DUI convictions and severity of the offense. In addition, repeat offenders no longer are required to wear an ankle bracelet, they either have to serve the jail time or go to a work release program, if applicable.
Florida, on the other hand, changed the penalty for 4th time offenders. Originally, 4th time offenders were permanently banned from receiving a driver’s license in the state. As long as there is no manslaughter in the conviction, a four time offender will have to wait through a 10-year no driving period in order to possibly receive driving privileges. If driving privileges are reinstated after the 10-year waiting period for a DUI conviction, then the state of Florida will reinstate the license with a limited or restricted driver’s license. Reinstatement of the license depends on the vehicle driving history and severity of the conviction. Also, an alcohol treatment program must be attended within the first six-months of the reinstatement of a driver’s license in the state of Florida.
No matter what state you drive in, be aware that DUI/DWI laws will almost always certainly involve jail time, large fines, and attorney fees from having to defend yourself in court. For more information on DUI/DWI laws, visit www.4DMV.com.