The Fine Print - 08/18/14

  I called my bank this morning to get an ATM card for my daughter who's headed to college.  When I turned my bank card over to get the number for customer service, I almost had to get a magnifying glass to see the number to call.
  My eyesight isn't what it was a few years ago but I'm far from blind.  The type is so small,  I can't help but wonder if people who can see perfectly can see it.  And below the customer service number at the bottom of the card is a bunch of information in even smaller type.  I'm not looking for something to complain about.  I am suggesting if the information on that card is important enough to share, you ought to be able to read it.
  Don't turn my bank card into a plastic legal document, just put the information I need on there and give a person a fighting chance to see it without a Sherlock Homes survival kit. 
 

 

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MICHELLE OBAMA-RECIPE CONTEST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is calling on the lunch bunch, again. Mrs. Obama is challenging kids to come up with more healthy lunch recipes. It's part of her Let's Move! campaign to reduce childhood obesity through diet and exercise. Winners from each state and U.S. territory will be flown to Washington this summer for a "state dinner" for kids at the White House. Some of those kids' winning recipes will be served at the White House event.

CAMPUS COWBOY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Sure, the University of Kentucky has a Final Four basketball team. But the school also has a rodeo team -- which is bad news for a runaway steer. Rodeo team member Adam Menker used his lasso skills to capture the animal. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the steer roamed on and near campus for more than an hour yesterday. Students came out to see what all the excitement was about. Videos of the campus cowboy have also gone viral. Menker says he never figured he would need his roping skills on campus.

MARIJUANA-WELFARE

DENVER (AP) -- No welfare for pot. That's what many Colorado legislators want. State lawmakers have passed a measure that would ban welfare debit cards at marijuana dispensary ATMs or strip clubs. The bill has now been sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper for action. Many dispensary ATMs are already set up to reject the electronic state benefit cards. But the bill doesn't give officials a way to monitor how those ATMs are used.

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HOUSTON (AP) -- It was once called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Now, the Houston Astrodome faces an uncertain future. Officials are working on a plan that would turn the iconic dome into a massive indoor park. The Harris County Commissioners Court has given the go-ahead to implement a proposal creating a civic space out of the old stadium. The Astrodome opened nearly 50 years ago, in April of 1965 and closed in 2009. Voters turned down a referendum in 2013 convert the facility into a convention center.

 
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