Thursday, March 08, 2007

The flu and other things...

There was a report issued earlier this week that the flu season is in full swing in Connecticut....and I can attest to that. It's a nasty little bug this year that will knock you down for a few days. And even when you get up, it will still take a day or two to regain your strength.

Elsewhere...U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, will be conducting a hearing in Washington today with other members of the Armed Services' Seapower & Expeditionary Subcommittee on the future of the Virginia class submarine. The goal is to convince lawmakers that we need to start building two subs a year before the Navy's scheduled increase in production in 2012. The Navy will be testifying today, and how they see this proposal will likely be a key in what the final outcome will be.

Former Congressman Rob Simmons made his first unofficial appearance Wednesday as the state's first-ever business advocate. Simmons joined Gov. M. Jodi Rell in addressing a gathering of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association at the state Capitol yesterday. The legislature is expected to take up Simmons' nomination to the post later this month, maybe as early as next week.

And later today, in another ceremony at the Capitol, 10 state veterans, including a veteran of the Civil War from Killingly - Edward Washburn Whitaker - will be inducted into the state's Veterans' Hall of Fame.


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