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Did You Know Florida looks to pass a "baggy pants" bill to ticket people for wearing low pants. An Italian butcher was arrested for selling ten year old meat. Senate investigation found health insurance companies are denying needed medical tests to policy holders. A Statue of Liberty com- memorative postage stamp featured a Lag Vegas replica of the statue instead. The CEO of Bank of America says that home owners shouldn't look at their home as an asset. Do You Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial marketplace. With so many banks and other financial companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the solution? Placing your trust in A Real Comnmnity Bank solves that problem. Because only banks qualified to display this banking Seal of approval are dedicated to hometmi'n values and hometown commitment. As A Real ommun|ty ] ank , welre commhted to the community where we live and work. Committed to making all our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. 130 S. Washington St. - Mt Pulaski @ W FARMERS B A N K o.K www.farm-bank.com Former Mt. Pulaskian Heads to Apple By Mike Lakin Depending on what blog you read, Kevin Timmons has been hired by Apple, was stolen by Apple from Microsoft or - as John Paczkowski wrote Apple poached him. This Mt. Pulaski boy has created quite a stir in an industry that he helped launch after leaving the cornfields of Central Illi- nois. Kevin's hiring is called quite a coup for Apple John Paczkowski wrote, "He's widely regarded in the industry and comes to the company with an impressive (resume) that includes a stint at Yahoo-where he led the company's datacenter build-out." In a post on his Green Data Center Blog, break- ing the news that Tim- mons was leaving Micro- soft for Apple, Dave Ohara observed that perhaps the most interesting point was the fact that the most scarce resource in the data center business was.. talent at the executive level. A Forbes report on the new Timmons post tbcuses on the hiring that Apple is doing, pointing out, based on the "company's own job ,postings, that the consumer computing giant has a big appetite for data center engineers at the moment, Gleaned from other sources from Microsoft strongly hints that Apple is stepping up its plans for an expansion of its data centre infrastructure beyond its huge new facility in North Carolina. In confirming Timmons' departure, Microsoft made no mention of his destina: tion. "Kevin Timmons. general manager of Data- center Services, has decided to pursue other carem opportunities and is no longer working at Microsoft," said Dayne Sampson, CVP of Global Foundation Services, Microsoft. "We appreciate the contribu- tions, he made to Microsoft during hi., time here." But industry sources say Timmons i., While Timmons' title and duties are not known, the hiring of one of the data center industry's masteJ builders is bound to heighten speculation abou~ Apple's cloud computing ambitions. headed to Apple, whose top data centel executive. Olivier Sanche. passed awa) suddenly last NovembeI: Dave Ohara who has many sources at Microsoft ant Apple from his time working at boff companies, noted Timmons" caree~ change. "The position Kevin is going to fly is not known and is not the posmor vacated by the departed Olivier Sanche.' Ohara mites on his blog, "Olivier',' position has been filled by another dati we have the following.., center operations executive." While Timmons' title and duties ax~ Kevin helped build the data centers not known, the hiring of one of th~ that power Microsoft's global cloud data center industry's master buildel] computing operation, has left the is bound to heighten speculation abot~ company and is expected to take a To Page 5 " leadership position at Apple. The move When you insure your vehicle with COUNTRY, y0u'll receive fast, fair claim service at a Drice you can afford. See your COUNTRY Financial representative to find out more. t Issued by COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company. Bloomington, IL. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 31 6 S. Washington- Mt. Pulaski 05'~ 1-502H0 l FINANCIAL www.cou ntryflnanctat.com 4 Mt. Pulaski Times May 7, 2011