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For many families struggling with today's economy, college tuition simply breaks the bank. Upromise, the largest private source of college funding contributions in America, is offering a creative opportunity for future, current and even recent graduates to win $10,000 toward a higher education. As part of its mission to help make a college education more attainable, Upromise is launching its Tuition Tales (www.tuition-tales****) video contest.
The video contest, which runs through May 3, encourages people to submit a 30-second video entry at www.tuition-tales****. The videos will be judged on creativity, quality and a demonstrated need for help paying for college. One contestant in each of three categories - Saving for College, In College Now and Paying it Back - will win $10,000 for college education expenses. Twelve finalists will win a $250 Bed Bath & Beyond(R) gift card and $250 Bank of America(R) Visa(R) Gift Card.
The top 12 videos will be selected by a combination of online votes and a panel of judges. Once selected all 12 finalists will be posted online and the public will vote (May 12 - 20) to determine which Tuition Tales win in each category. Contestants must be at least 18 years old to enter and can submit entries on behalf of themselves, a family member or friend.
"Tuition Tales is another important way Upromise is helping people achieve a college education. With careful planning, hard work and saving, everyone should have an opportunity to earn a college degree," said David Rochon, president of Upromise.
As part of the Tuition Tales launch, 75 disadvantaged inner city students, ages 5-14 years old, built the world's largest piggy bank as a symbol of the importance of saving for college. The students are participating in afterschool programs conducted by LeAp, a non-profit New York City-based educational organization.
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The day after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday,” is known as the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, 147 million people spent the day shopping for holiday gifts spending an average of $348 – down 3.5 percent from the year before.
Today’s tight economy may cause consumers to cut back even more this year, but chances are high tech gifts will remain high on the “must buy” list.
But whether you’ve already started shopping or have yet to start, David King, consumer products expert has the latest gift ideas to keep consumers connected and on the go. Whether it’s a new cell phone or GPS system, David has the hot holiday items.
Dana Hilmer, The Lifestyle Mom, shares some last minute gift ideas that are both unique and personal, but that won’t break the bank. From charity donations to gift cards, Dana has ideas for everyone on your list. *******www***olfindsformoms****
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Two Dutch survivors of the recent K2 avalanche got airlifted to a hospital in Pakistan Monday. One other Italian climber reportedly arrived at basecamp Tuesday and will be airlifted once the weather clears. An ice avalache hit the world’s second highest mountain on Friday after 17 climbers from different international expeditions reached the K2 peak together. The avalanche hit at about 5-miles up in the ‘Dead Zone’, taking down the safety ropes meant for the mountain descent. The death toll is currently marked at 11 people. Many climbers consider the K2 to be a more technically challenging summit than the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. This is the deadliest event on K2 since 1985 when 13 of 27 climbers reportedly died after reaching the top of the mountain.
A Los Angeles plot of land reached more than 800-degrees on Friday, causing local firefighters and geologists to survey the 2-acre area north of Fillmore. One theory is that the land is an active landslide that over the past 60-years has trapped particles found in oil products deep in the ground and after the land dried out, oxygen got to the particles and caused combustion. Firefighters got the 800-plus-degree temperature reading after noticing smoke rising through 5-different cracks in the ground. The land is owned by the government and no equipment or buildings exist on it. The ground is now reportedly cooling off and it is not a threat to public safety. This area has recorded extremely high-temperatures several times since 1987.
And there’s another extra fee to fly the blue skies. JetBlue Airways announced Monday that it will start charging for travel pillows and blankets on flights 2-hours and longer. With a 7-dollar price tag for both, the company said this kit is for keeps. The carrier stated that the pillow and blanket fabric was developed by CleanBrands and it’s eco-friendly, meaning that it blocks dust mites, pollen, mold spores, and dander. Also in the kit is a 5-dollar coupon to Bed, Bath & Beyond. This kit is the most recent addition to the a-la-carte menu offered by the company to balance increased fuel prices. JetBlue said last month that it expects to earn about 40-million-dollars this year when flyers dish out extra money for a little extra leg room, plus 20-million-bucks for the 15-dollar-fee for a second checked bag, and the company plans to bring in about 50-million-dollars from ticket-change fees.