[News 9/12] Millenium Stage Event to Honor the Late Gilbert Mead: Sept. 17

Jaylee Mead of the Mead Family Foundation asks you to please join her family for a musical celebration of Gilbert Mead’s life on Monday, September 17, 2007 at the Kennedy Center in the Concert Hall. This will be a Millennium Stage event from 6-7pm. There is no need to reply, just come. [Gilbert Mead, 1930-2007]

Foundations Mixed on What to Give Rural America (DailyYonder, 9/11)

Survey: Companies will increase investments in corporate responsibility programs despite “business confidence” index reaching historic lows. Why? Execs say it’s just good business. (CSRWire, 9/10)

“XM Radio and Jumpstart challenge D.C. residents to help deliver a new book to more than 4,000 underprivileged D.C. preschoolers. (Newswire, 9/12)

[D.C.] “Rhee Starts Off Right,” writes the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. (WaPo, 9/12)

[Md.] With the state in a budget crunch, will Medicaid eligibility be expanded? The answer is tied up with the fate slot machine gambling in Maryland, and will hinge on negotations involving Gov. O’Malley, House Speaker Michael Bush, and Senate President Mike Miller. Says one lawmaker: “The governor’s got something both Mikes want: health care and slots.” (WaPo, 9/12)