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Thursday, August 19, 2010 t Tri-County News- Kimball, MN Page 17 Most popular online service turns two By Steven Thayer sector? It's Netflix, with a score options. This can help you as you Sac. Sec. Dist. Mgr. of 87, tying with Social Security's plan ahead. You've probably heard that Help with Medicare Prescription And, it's so easy to use. it's the 75th anniversary of Social Drug Plan Costs application. To use the Retirement Estima- Security. However, there is another The online Retirement Estima-tar, you must have enough Social important birthday going on. tar is a convenient, secure, and Security credits to qualify for ben- Social Security's online Retire- quick financial planning tool that efits and you must not already be ment Estimator is now celebrating lets you calculate how much you receiving monthly benefits. its second anniversary. 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McCarthy Lec- D-Minn the state's first elected her in two of Minnesota's lead- ture was established in January woman to serve in the Senate, will ing law firms. She was the leading 2006. McCarthy spent seven years deliver the fourth annual Eugene advocate for successful passage of as a studen at St. John's Prepara- J. McCarthy Lecture at 7:30 p.m. one of the first laws in the coun- tory Schoo and University, and Monday, Aug. 30, at the Stephen B. try guaranteeing 48-hour hospi- nearly one year as a member of HumphreyTheater, St. John's Uni- talstays for new mothers andtheir the Benedctine community of versity, Collegeville. babies. St. John's Abbey. Her speech, "Conscience and In 1998, Klobucharwas the first The lecture series carries on Courage in Public Life," is free and woman elected as chief prosecu- McCarthy's deep commitment to open to the public. It is sponsored tar in Hennepin County, which the ideals and principles of demo- by the Eugene J. McCarthy Center includes Minneapolis and 45 sub- cratic self-government. It seeks to for Public Policy and Civic Engage- urbs. She served eight years, and inspire a new generation of young ment. was elected by her colleagues as people to pursue fresh ideas, to Klobuchar was a prominent fig- president of the MinnesotaCounty challenge the status qua, to effect ure in Minnesota even before she Attorneys Association. Klobuchar positive change in their commu- won election to the Senate in 2006. received national awards from the nities and, ~ke McCarthy himself, Herfather, Jim, was a long-time U.S. Department of Justice under to lead withhonesty, integrity and newspaper writer and author. Her both the Clinton and Bush admin- courage. mother, Rose, was an elementary istrations. Past lecturers in the series school teacher who continuedKlobuchar, whotooktheoathof have included newspapercolum- teaching until she was 70. office Jan. 4, 2007, currently serves nist, author and commentator Amy Klobuchar graduated on five Senate committees: Agri- E.J. Dionne (2007); civil rights magna cum laude from Yale Uni- culture, Nutrition and Forestry; leader Julian Bond (2008); and for- versity and the University of Chi- Environment and Public Works; mer Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel cago Law School. Her senior thesis Commerce, Science and Trans-(2009). in college, published as the book, portation; Judiciary; and Joint Uncovering the Dome, chronicled Economic. the 10-year history of the con- The Washington Post newspa- struction of the Hubert H. Hum- per has described Klobuchar as "a phrey Metrodome in Minneapo-rising star" and "a leading propo- lis, and is still used as a textbook in nent of efforts to combat climate colleges across the country,change." 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This is probably the best time you will ever see to build that home you have been dreaming of, con do everything on your "chore" list I/Oean tub and sink drams ~/Oea~ faucet aerators I ' Oean shower heads i ' Repair and replace faucets I ' Replace toilets and sinks V' Replace toilet wax rings V Redo caulking around bath fixtures */Replace leaking drain pipes i/Repair and replace water pipes Door repairs t/Doorbells I/Window and screen repairs I/Blow down and winterization V" Clean gutters and down spouts I/Roofing repairs t/Soff and fascia repairs V' Soding repairs v~ Stone and brick repairs V' Interior and exterior painting V' Carpentry repairs v~ Furniture repairs v' Upholstery I ' F4oodng and tile ' Carpet repairs Sheetrock and taping v Furnace venting and registers V' Water softeners 1/R~smosis systems Whale-house water filters I/Humidifiers ~' E~tric air cleaners ' Ultraviolet air deaners t/Range hood venting V' HEPA air filters v' Clothes dryers and venting V" Appliance repairs At 4.6% interest on a $150,000 dollar home loan the payment would be around $770 per month. 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