San Bernardino Public Library brings Civil War History to Life

The first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the cabinet / painted by F.B. Carpenter ; engraved by A.H. Ritchie. Ritchie, Alexander Hay, 1822-1895, engraver. c1866 credit: Loc.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The San Bernardino Public Library will be hosting a Civil War re-enactment celebrating 150 years since Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The library will have free “living history” programs throughout the month of January to bring history alive.

On January 12, 2013, between 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Feldheym Central Library (located at 555 W. 6th Street in San Bernardino) will have American Civil War Society members dressed up as Confederate Soldiers, Union Soldiers, and Civilian Corps from the Civil War era. The American Civil War Society is one of the largest nonprofit groups to reenact this particular historical period in California. The group will also have re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, and General Robert E. Lee. This is a family friendly event and is intended to educate students about Civil War history.

Cloud Video Game Play coming to Google TV

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(Best Syndication News) - Ubitus Inc. announced that they would be bringing console and MMO video games to play through Google TV. The company will be demonstrating their cloud gaming technology for the Google TV platform at the 2013 Consumers Electronics Show (CES) this week.

As bandwidth quality continually improves, Ubitus sees the potential for delivering video games over the Internet directly to TV sets, which the company considers a central component for home entertainment. Lags in streaming intensive video games smoothly have hindered full integration of cloud gaming services to TV sets. Ubitus claims to have overcome this problem.

Chevy introduces TuneIn Radio App for MyLink

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(Best Syndication News) – The Chevrolet Spark and Sonic cars with MyLink will now have TuneIn Radio support, which has over 70,000 stations available to listen to. The TuneIn Radio app will be demonstrated at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week by General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). TuneIn and two other apps are being added to MyLink to enhance the entertainment and connectivity options.

A 2014 Spark EV vehicle will be on display at CES and Chevrolet reps will be on scene to demonstrate the new features. TuneIn radio works with a smartphone app on a mobile device and connects with the MyLink Radio via Bluetooth. The 2013 Spark LT, 2013 Sonic RS, and 2013 Sonic LTZ models come standard with the MyLink Radio. The 2014 Spark EV, which is expected to be available this summer, will also have MyLink as a standard feature.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank raise their loan rates

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(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates continued to ascend after a huge run-up in equities (see the mortgage rate charts below). Nearly all of the major banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and U.S. Bank, raised their loan rates.

Benchmarks

Problems continued to lurk around the corner Thursday as the 113th Congress was sworn into office. Although the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate were able to compromise on some of the fiscal-cliff issues, there are still lingering problems that need to be dealt with over the next two months.

New Supervisors for San Bernardino County

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(Best Syndication News) Last year’s elections ushered in two new elected officials on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors (BOS). Robert A. Lovingood was elected to the First District BOS and James Ramos replaced outgoing supervisor Neil Derry in the third district.

Lovingood took over the seat vacated by Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt who ran for Congress. Colonel Paul Cook was sworn in to the 113th House of Representatives today. Cook and Gregg Imus battled for the newly reapportioned California 8th congressional district in November.

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