Unmanned spaceship launched by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin LLC suffered a major failure

[An unmanned spaceship launched by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin LLC suffered a major failure when the ground crew lost contact and control of the vehicle after liftoff during a test flight.]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos suffers setback with failed spaceship
launch

Greg
Lamm
on Friday, September 2, 2011, 2:10pm PDT

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Texas Governor Signs Budget Cutting State Funding for Library Services by 88 Percent

[From the article: The new state
biennial budget (FY 2012-13) in Texas, signed Tuesday by Governor
Rick Perry, will reduce state funding for the Texas State Library and Archives
Commission by 64 percent and will cut state funding for the agency’s library
programs by 88 percent.

According to figures provided by the state
library, the overall state library budget will shrink from $19.8 million each
year of the two-year budget to $7.2 million. Funding for the state agency’s
library programs will go from $12.8 million to $1.6 million. The Library Development
and Library Resource Sharing divisions will be merged into a single division.]

 

Texas
Governor Signs Budget Cutting State Funding for Library Services by 88 Percent

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By Michael Kelley Jul 29, 2011

http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/891465-264/texas_governor_signs_budget_cutting.html.csp