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Court Rules No Benefits to Baby

 

 In June, Patti Beeler filed an application for child's insurance benefits on behalf of her child, born nearly two years after her father's death.  The Social Security Administration determined that Baby Beeler was not entitled for Social Security benefits, and Patti Beeler than sued the Social Security Administration.  While the case was pending, the Iowa legislature passed a law that allows intestate successions rights to children conceived posthumously, but it did not allow for retroactive application of the law.  The case derived from the United States attorney's office for the northern district of Iowa.

JOHNSTON, IA - The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that E85 sales in Iowa increased by 40% percent during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the first quarter.  According to the Iowa Department of Revenue, sales of E85 by Iowa retailers reached nearly 3.7 million gallons,  setting a new all-time record for Iowa E85 sales.  Iowa currently has 144 retail outlets offering E85.

 

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) - The Salvation Army is organizing an
army of volunteers to help clean up the mess left by Missouri River
flooding in the Dakota Dunes area.
     Capt. Von Vandiver with the Siouxland Salvation Army says that the organization will serve as the hub of a hub-and-spoke system to connect residents and
homeowners with volunteers and other resources.
     Suann Martin of Dakota Dunes says numerous volunteers helped in
the early stages with putting out sandbags out and getting
everything prepared. She says now that the community is trying to
get back to normal, any help would be appreciated.
     Vandiver hopes volunteers can begin the cleanup process once the
corps brings down river releases around Labor Day weekend.

 

(IOWA,) August 30, 2011 — With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

Tammie Pech, Red Cross of Iowa spokesperson says they expect the disaster relief operation to be a very large operation that will continue for several weeks.”  Already, 79 volunteers from across Iowa have been sent to the East Coast to provide relief.  Pech says the volunteers are helping mostly with sheltering, providing food and comfort to those affected by the storm,”

Saturday night, the Red Cross was operating in more than 500 shelters, providing shelter for more than 27,000 people, and still had 300 shelters open for 8,000 people Sunday night. Since Friday, the Red Cross has provided more than 48,000 overnight shelter stays.

In Irene’s wake, thousands of people have turned to the Red Cross for help, and Red Cross workers are responding. The Red Cross has more than 250 feeding vehicles—or more than two-thirds its entire fleet—ready to go into neighborhoods to provide hot meals. Every Red Cross feeding truck east of the Rocky Mountains has been mobilized for this relief effort, including 5 from Iowa.

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