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The Economy

There's some encouraging news to report about the economy: unemployment is down to five percent. That's a start...but how long before gas costs less than the car and a dozen eggs don't cost more than a chicken?

Today in Saint Louis President Bush remarked that the economy is "not as robust" as we would like. Most Saint Louisans and Americans would certainly agree. In almost every economic strata, the question being asked is "how are families surviving"?

A few weeks ago, I was at Mers Goodwill in the Central West End, talking with the transportation supervisor ( I could not locate proof of a donation I had made). He mentioned they were looking for a number of drivers. The reporter in me turned my visit into an interview. The following is how I would report it during the evening news:

"Good evening, and thank you for joining us. A local charity tonight is looking for a few good drivers. In this economic downturn, Mers Goodwill is hiring. Transportation supervisor, Asim Causevic, says a job candidate must have a class A drivers license, three years experience and a clean driving record." He also cited the benefits, including health care and vacation. If you are interested in the position or know someone who is, you can call (314) 371-1296, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m."

Thanks for watching...I mean, thanks for reading my blog. And let's hope the country turns the corner soon because driving these days is expensive. .

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