October 4, 2008

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Spending less on entertainment?
Has the economy affected how much money you spend on entertainment and leisure activities? Are you attending fewer concerts or plays, eating out less, thinking twice about driving to Worcester for a show? Please contact arts writer Joan Anderman at anderman@globe.com to discuss how the economic downturn has changed your plans.
Struggling to find a job?
Are you looking for a job? What are you noticing in the market? E-mail Robert Gavin at rgavin@globe.com to share your observations.
A sing- and drive-along
Do you frequently sing while you drive? The Globe is looking for people willing to invite a Globe reporter and videographer along as they belt out the tunes behind the wheel. Please e-mail Gary Witherspoon at witherspoon@globe.com and provide your name and number for contact purposes.
IMAGING COSTS
Have you had a CT scan or MRI recently at a Massachusetts hospital? Did insurance cover it? How much did it cost? Please contact medical writer Liz Kowalczyk at kowalczyk@globe.com to discuss the cost of imaging tests.
Unique gift
Do you know of an amazing or unique gift someone has given to an individual or group recently? A physical object, a person's expertise, the gift of time, etc. The Globe Magazine is looking to spotlight extraordinary acts of generosity for its Giving Issue. E-mail Jenna Pelletier at jennapelletier@gmail.com to share your story.
Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
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Resounding yes to bailout

The House of Representatives, heeding warnings about an imminent "economic catastrophe," yesterday decisively passed a revised, massive $700 billion financial rescue package, allowing the Bush administration to implement a plan to address the greatest Wall Street crisis since the Great Depression. (By Michael Kranish and Jenny Paul, Globe Correspondent)

Mass. may seek a US loan
as credit markets dry up

State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill this week approached the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston about lending Massachusetts money under the same extraordinary terms the government is giving banks and Wall Street firms during this financial crisis. (By Beth Healy, Globe Staff)
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Obama gaining crucial ground

With 31 days until the election, Democrat Barack Obama's road to the White House is widening, and Republican John McCain's electoral path is narrowing. (By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff)

This vote's for you

Where are you, Joe Six-Pack? You came up in Thursday night's vice presidential debate. In fact, Joe, the nation's politicians turn their lonely eyes to you all the time. You're one-half of the couple whose votes they always seem to be courting. (Note to Hockey Mom: Sorry, this story is not about you. Nothing personal; he should be home soon.) (By David Filipov, Globe Staff)

Police protests force work
crews to abandon sites

Police union members upset with the governor's new rules allowing some roadway projects to go on without police details protested at two work sites yesterday, forcing state workers to abandon the projects on the first day under the new regulations.

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