MIS Group offers employees their computers for $200 – apologizes for that little misunderstanding about the health insurance expiring

MIS Group closed over the July 4, 2009 holiday. Here's an interesting letter that one site claims was sent to MIS Group employees.

Whitney Houston loses voice, cracks through Central Park ‘GMA’ concert – then blames Oprah

It was one moment in time that she just wasn’t ready for.

Whitney Houston cut short her much-hyped comeback performance on “Good Morning America” Tuesday after apparently losing her voice.

The Grammy-winning diva got through just three songs from her new album “I Look to You” before apologizing to the 5,000-person crowd for overusing her famous pipes.

“I’m so sorry. I did ‘Oprah.’ I’ve been talking for so long. … I talked so much, my voice,” she said, trailing off.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2009/09/01/2009-09-01_whitney_houston_loses_voice_cracks_through_central_park_today_concert__then_blam.html#ixzz0Pt0xgePM

Yankee playoff tickets actually cheaper than regular season

Christmas will come in October for Yankee season-ticket holders.

For the first time ever, playoff tickets will actually be cheaper than the astronomical prices the team charged during the regular season, the team said yesterday.

The $2,500 Legends seats right behind home plate will cost only $275 during the American League Division Series.

And even if the Bombers make it all the way to the World Series, the most fans will pay for Legends seats — the priciest in the Stadium — will be $425.

But the ALDS markdown from $2,500 to $275 is not as drastic as it appears.

Most of the $2,500 that wealthy fans shelled out to sit in Legends seats went toward the upfront “licensing fees” they paid for the privilege of actually buying the tickets.

That made the average cost of a regular-game ticket itself $325.

So the $275 price for the ALDS actually represents a savings of $50 a ticket.

Less affluent fans who want to see the ALDS will pay $5 for obstructed-view bleacher seats and up to $29 for grandstand seats. Terrace-level seats will go for up to $80, and those on the main level will cost up to $125.

It’s fair season!

Foxwoods seeks to oust Chairman Michael Thomas for pledging to ignore Wall Street while dealing with possible $2 billion default

Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilors relieved Chairman Michael Thomas of his duties Monday, charging that he “betrayed our trust” by issuing a letter to tribal members describing his plan to deal with the tribe's dire financial circumstances.

The councilors sent an e-mail to Thomas in which they called for his resignation, closed his office and placed him on administrative leave, according to a tribal official who asked not to be named. The e-mail was sent by six members of the seven-member council. Thomas is the seventh member.


http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=837366e7-d432-4f09-b45c-f5ae40639d90

Connecticut legislators burn the midnight oil passing budget – and playing solitaire on their laptops

Here's a great shot of Connecticut's legislature in action. They're burning some midnight oil surfing the web, playing solitaire and eventually voting on the new budget.

The state House of Representatives late Monday approved a Democratic-written budget bill that would cut estate taxes for the wealthy, reduce the sales tax for everyone and increase the state income tax for couples earning more than $1 million a year.

For nonsmokers with middle-class income, the biggest tax impact would be a cut in their sales taxes from 6 percent to 5.5 percent that would be enacted in January 2010 in an attempt to stimulate the economy. But that tax cut would be repealed if the state's revenue collections fall more than 1 percent lower than projected.

In a vote shortly before midnight, the bill was approved largely along party lines, 103-45. The measure was immediately sent to the Senate, which was expected to approve the budget after a debate early this morning.

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-state-budget-0901.artsep01,0,583118.story

MLB.com At Bat 2009 adds ability to purchase individual live games .99 each. Imagine how pissed AT&T is that they can’t get in on this!