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In the Morning News

Posted By Alejandra Owens On February 6, 2008 @ 8:43 am In Bulletin Today | 2 Comments

Congress Daily: Senators Push For Rebates For Seniors In Stimulus Bill
“The bipartisan Senate Finance Committee leadership and the seniors lobby AARP unveiled a poll today that says about 90 percent of likely voters say senior citizens who depend on Social Security should also be eligible for tax rebate checks in an economic stimulus measure.”
Los Angeles Times: AARP Presents Movies For Grownups Awards
“For movie fans who still prefer the big-screen experience, this year marks the 80th year of the Academy Awards — and AARP’s seventh annual Movies for Grownups Awards. Nominees for the AARP awards are chosen on the basis of their appeal to older audiences. Winners receive La Chaise d’Or (the Golden Chair), a trophy in the shape of a vintage theater. Winners included: “The Savages” for best movie for grown-ups, while best actor 50 and older went to Chris Cooper for “Breach.” Julie Christie picked up the award for best actress 50 and older for “Away From Her.”
UPI: Older Voters Still Have Barriers To Voting
“Elderly voters — especially those living in long-term care settings — are at the mercy of others when it comes to exercising their right to vote, said Dr. Jason Karlawish of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Geographical distance, the lack of transportation to polling sites and the lack of assistance to absentee ballot applications are barriers for older Americans to vote, Karlawish said.”


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