"'We are not gaining ozone,' Newchurch cautions, 'we are just losing it less quickly"
''The women who come to us often feel that they are useless to life...''
In related news: Hell Froze Over
At the same time, jobless black Americans have been unusually persistent about staying in the labor force. Having landed millions of jobs in the booming 1990's, they have continued to look for new ones in the soft economy, and so are counted now as unemployed; if they gave up trying to find work, they would not be counted.
"The number of jobs and the types of jobs that have been lost have severely diminished the standing of many blacks in the middle class," said William Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.
Wayne County's trustees have been generous supporters of Everest Energy. The original investment passed unanimously, and trustees approved another $1.062 million for Everest Energy last October.
Trustee Lorenzo Moner said he thinks Everest Energy is a good investment after visiting Wyoming last summer to "kick the tires." Moner and several other trustees stayed in a $300-per-night dude ranch near some of the wells last June.
"I was impressed," he said. "They showed us wells and pumps, and we met some of the ranchers. In October, they offered us a chance to buy in more, and we said, 'hell, yes.' "
A pretty good case study on the Willie Horton story.
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