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McKeon Comments on Secretary Gates

(Best Syndication News) Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be leaving the Obama Administration. Some Republicans will be missing his leadership, including local lawmakers.

“Secretary Robert Gates will be sorely missed,” Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (Calif.) tells Best Syndication. “He agreed to serve both Presidents Bush and Obama because of his commitment to our men and women in uniform, to the success of their missions and to the security of this nation. His example will rightfully be long remembered.”

McKeon says he is looking forward to working with Leon Panetta and General Patreaus. “General David Petraeus is one of the great military leaders in American history. Time after time over his long and distinguished career, Presidents have called on General Petraeus to lead when the stakes were highest,” said McKeon, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Missouri Flood Warnings issued throughout the state

Missouri Flood Map

NWS flood status map

(Best Syndication News) - There have been around 1,000 residents in and around Popular Bluff, Missouri evacuated because levees may be overcome because of rising water levels of the Black River. There is already much flooding from the heavy rains throughout the state. In addition to this, Missouri was hit by tornado damage at several locations in the state this past Friday.

The town of Poplar Bluff, Missouri is at risk for having the levee give way which could cause many homeowners in the flood zone to become seriously flooded. According to local news reports, the water level will continue to rise even higher. This is causing local authorities to worry that the levee will fail and possibly cause a catastrophe.

The state of Missouri has many roads that have been flooded in the southern states. Driving over a flooded road can leave a motorist stranded and can be dangerous to cross. To check the current road conditions visit

Toyota Recall April 2011 – List some RAV 4 and Highlander vehicles with airbag sensor problem

Toyota Recall April 2011 – List some RAV 4 and Highlander vehicle airbag sensor problem

(Best Syndication News) - Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall involving some RAV 4 and Highlander and Highland HV vehicles because of sensors that control the airbags could malfunction. The airbag check light will illuminate on the dashboard but the company said that the airbag still would be able to work in an accident. However, if both sensors fail then the side curtain airbag would activate along with the seat belt pretensioner.

This recall involves around 94,000 vehicles that were sold in the United States. Certain 2007 and 2008 RAV4 vehicle and certain 2008 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles are included in this recall. There are not other vehicle models or years announced in this recall.

Grocery Store Strike in Southern California possible warns Union

Grocery Store Strike in Southern California possible warns Union

Grocery Store Strike in Southern California possible

(Best Syndication News) - There has been an approval to strike at Kroger, Safeway, and SuperValu, who respectively own Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons if negotiations fail in Southern California. The UFCW Local 770 Union members voted in favor of strike authorization.

The UFCW Local 770 represents around 35,000 employees in Southern California. The Union negotiations have been going on for weeks because of a contract that expired in March 2011. The companies have been asking their employees to take a reduction in pension benefits and health care coverage along with takeaways in overtime.

According to Ricardo F. Icaza, President at the UFCW Local 770, the three grocery store chains had a combined $4.5 billion in their annual profit and there was over $560,000 in dividends that were distributed to investors reported with their last financial reports.

Tax Deadline – Extension Form filing can help late filers make it to the Post Office on time

Tax Deadline – Extension Form filing can help late filers make it to the Post Office on time

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(Best Syndication News) - Today is the day that taxes are due. The tax deadline was moved to April 18 because of a holiday that occurred on the 15th. While many people opt to file electronically, the post office still is a busy place for people filing their taxes at the last minute. Because of this some post offices will have later hours today. But even if the local post office doesn't stay open late, you might want to look up post offices nearby to see what is the latest time that you can get your envelope stamped. If you don't think you can finish all the tax documents another option is to file and extension which will give you extra time to complete the tax forms.

According to a study conducted for MarketTools, Inc., 68 percent of tax payers surveyed had already filed their 2010 federal income taxes by April 1st. That means that the remaining 32 percent file after April 1st. Filing at the last minute can cause a bit more stress, but there are some strategies that can help you get the taxes done without getting you into a whole lot of problems for being late.

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