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Tick, Tick…BOOM! Will Welcome Lilli Cooper & Extend Off-Broadway

first_imgLilli Cooper(Photo: Peter Carrier) Star Files View Comments Lilli Cooper Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016center_img Related Shows The off-Broadway revival of Tick, Tick…BOOM! has extended its run at Theatre Row and will welcome a new Susan. The Keen Company production will run at the Acorn Theatre through December 18 instead of the previously announced November 20. Beginning November 22, Lilli Cooper will step into the role of Susan, taking over for Ciara Renée.Cooper will join a cast that includes Nick Blaemire and George Salazar. She last appeared on Broadway in Wicked, where she served as the Elphaba standby. She made her debut in Spring Awakening as Martha. Her additional credits include The SpongeBob Musical, The Wildness, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and Noir.The semi-autobiographical musical follows aspiring composer Jon (Blaemire) as he approaches his thirtieth birthday. While preparing for the workshop debut of his new musical, he also balances his relationship with Susan (Renée), his long-term girlfriend, and Michael (Salazar), his best friend.The new production, directed by Jonathan Silverstein, opened officially on October 20. Tick, Tick…BOOM!last_img read more

Virus conference

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaThe diseases caused by tospoviruses can greatly reduce crop yields or outright kill many of the crops grown in Georgia and the Southeast. They cause millions of dollars in damage each year.That’s why industry and farm group representatives and scientists from across the Southeast will meet Dec. 2 at the University of Georgia’s Tifton, Ga., campus.They want to compare notes and hear how Georgia and other states have dealt with these viruses, said Alex Csinos, a plant pathologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The last such conference was a much smaller one in 1997 in Tifton.Tospoviruses are plant viruses carried by small insects called thrips. Thrips larvae get the viruses when they feed on infected plants. When the larvae mature, they can carry the viruses to healthy plants.Thrips like Georgia’s subtropical climate, Csinos said. And they constantly bombard crops.As many as 10 million thrips can visit an acre of tobacco in Georgia every day during the growing season, he said. It takes about 120 days to grow tobacco.”Georgia could be considered the epicenter for tospoviruses in the Southeast,” Csinos said.Tospoviruses cost Georgia farmers an estimated $50 million every year in lost yields and control measures, he said.The most infamous tospovirus in Georgia is the tomato spotted wilt virus. It blew into Georgia in the late 1980s and quickly began hurting many of the state’s crops.To successfully grow peanuts in Georgia, farmers now plant resistant varieties. The No. 1 variety planted in Georgia is Georgia Green, developed at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton.”There’s not a peanut breeding program in the Southeast that doesn’t have to consider tomato spotted wilt resistance first,” said Bob Kemerait, a peanut plant pathologist with the UGA Extension Service.Peanut farmers now can lower the risk of their crop’s getting the disease by using the TSWV Risk Index, a multidisciplinary guide developed by UGA scientists.TSWV also attacks and causes major damage to Georgia’s tobacco crop. It infected an estimated 25 percent to 30 percent of the crop this year. It’s been worse in other years. The virus infects vegetables grown in Georgia, too, such as tomatoes and peppers.Another tospovirus called iris yellow spot was identified late last year in Georgia Vidalia onion fields. IYSV has caused major problems for onion growers in the Pacific Northwest and South America. Agricultural officials are now waiting to see how IYSV will affect Georgia’s official state vegetable.Many plants in Georgia can be hosts for tospoviruses, said Natalia Martinez-Ochoa, coordinator of the Plant Virology Laboratory in Tifton.”It’s easier to list the weeds in Georgia that are not hosts for tospoviruses,” she said, “than list the ones that are.”Tospoviruses don’t just attack row crops, she said. The ornamental industry is also concerned about them. They can cause damage to certain ornamental crops like petunias, vincas, zinnias and impatiens.To find out more about the UGA tospovirus conference, call (229) 386-7230 or e-mail nmartinez@tifton.uga.edu.last_img read more

Severe drought

first_imgBy David StooksburyUniversity of GeorgiaAthens, Ga. — Severe drought conditions have developed across northwest and southeast Georgia. The remainder of the state is still in moderate to mild drought, except the lower Flint River Valley, which is abnormally dry for the middle of April.In northwest Georgia, Polk, Floyd, Chattooga, Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties are in severe drought.In southeast Georgia, severe drought conditions are east and south of a line through Thomas, Brooks, Cook, Berrien, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Toombs, Tattnall, Evans, Bryan and Chatham counties.Moderate drought conditions are found north and west of a line through Haralson, Paulding, Bartow, Gordon, Pickens, Gilmer, Union and Towns counties.Grady, Colquitt, Tift, Irwin, Ben Hill, Telfair, Wheeler, Montgomery, Treutlen, Emanuel, Candler, Bulloch and Effingham counties are also in a moderate drought. The rest of the state is in mild drought, except the lower Flint River Valley, which is abnormally dry.In the regions with severe drought, the soil moisture and stream flow levels are at or below the 5th percentile. That means that soil moisture and stream flow levels are greater than the current values in 95 out of 100 years.In the regions with moderate drought, soil moisture and stream flow levels are between the 5th and 10th percentiles, so these levels are greater than the current values in 90 of 100 years.Deep deficitsRainfall deficits for Jan. 1 through April 16 include Athens at 4.02 inches, Augusta 4.27, Columbus 5.04, Savannah 5.67, Macon 6.03, Plains 6.44, Brunswick 6.87, Tiger 7.54, Atlanta 7.98, Alma 8.42, Tifton 9.02, Blairsville 9.64 and LaFayette 11.27.During the past week, portions of Georgia received beneficial rain. Among the places getting more than 1 inch of rain over the past seven days are Pine Mountain at 1.02 inches, Alpharetta 1.10, Atlanta 1.14, Arlington 1.21, Athens 1.37, LaFayette 1.47, Macon 1.67, Newton 1.84, Albany 2.03, Jeffersonville 2.33, Augusta 2.44, Columbus 2.58, Elberton 2.80, Dublin 3.04 and Cordele 3.37.The U.S. Geological Survey reports daily record-low flows for April 16 in northwest Georgia on the Coosawattee River near Pine Chapel at Carters and near Ellijay and on Cedar Creek near Cedartown.In southeast and south-central Georgia, daily record-low flows were reported on the Ocmulgee River at Lumber City, the Altamaha at Doctortown and near Baxley, the Ogeechee near Eden, the Ochlockonee near Thomasville, the Alapaha near Alapaha and at Statenville, the Suwannee at Fargo, the Little Satilla near Offerman and the Satilla near Waycross and at Atkinson.Over the past two weeks, Lake Lanier’s water level has remained nearly constant and is 2.5 feet below full summer pool. Hartwell and Clarks Hill are 1.8 and 1.1 feet below full summer pool, respectively.Levels are near the desired level for middle April at Allatoona and Carters. West Point and Walter F. George have levels above the guidance for middle April.Groundwater levels have shown some improvement with recent rains across southwest Georgia. Levels across south-central and southeast Georgia continue to drop.Little reliefLittle if any relief from the drought is anticipated in the foreseeable future.The entire state remains under the level-1 outdoor water-use schedule. Outdoor watering is allowed only from midnight to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to midnight on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at odd-number street addresses and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at even-number addresses. It’s banned all day on Fridays.Local water authorities may further restrict outdoor watering.The state drought response committee will assess the dry weather and discuss outdoor water use schedules April 18 at 1 p.m. The group will meet in Suite 1252 East Tower in the Floyd State Office Towers at 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta.The committee includes representatives of several state agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geologic Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a regional development center, the agricultural industry and the business community.Updated weather information is at www.georgiaweather.net. This University of Georgia network has 71 automated weather stations statewide.Updated drought information is at www.georgiadrought.org. The site includes updated climatic conditions and information on how to deal with the drought.(David Stooksbury is the state climatologist and a professor engineering and atmospheric sciences in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

2008 in review

first_imgAnother year comes to an end. It’s been a year of ups and downs, like all years that have come before it. Next year will have its ups and downs, too. And Georgia FACES will be there to bring you the news to use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences. Watch for a new face for FACES next year. The site and its delivery system are getting a much-need makeover, which will debut in a few months.On behalf of the writers, sources and the many people who bring you Georgia FACES, I wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a prosperous and safe New Year.Sorted by date and linked to the story in the archive, here are 2008’s top 10 stories in 6 categories: AgricultureEconomicsEnvironmentLawn and GardenLivingScience agriculture,economics,environment,lawn and garden,living, and science.last_img read more

Step IT Up

first_imgCyberSkills/Vermont and Northern New England Tradeswomen are running their third class of Step IT Up, a joint venture to give women the skills for a career in Information Technology.The first two classes were held at Dale Correctional facility and prepared women for careers in Web Site development. The current class prepares the ten participants for jobs in the growing desktop publishing arena.Step IT Up consists of two main components: computer instruction, from basic MS Office to Quark Express delivered by CyberSkills/Vermont in partnership with KnowledgeWave; and Women’s Resources, the job-readiness element crucial to the success of the program, provided by NNETW. The women will receive coaching on resume writing, interviewing, customer support, and conflict resolution. Both CyberSkills/Vermont and Northern New England Tradeswomen will be working with employers to find internships and jobs for the graduates of this program.For more information contact CyberSkills/Vermont at 860-4057, ext. 27, or check out both the CyberSkills/Vermont (www.cyberskillsvt.org(link is external)) and NNETW (www.nnetw.org(link is external)) web sites. Step IT Up is partially funded by a Department of Labor earmark grant.last_img read more

FairPoint Communications job fair WRJ November 20

first_imgWhat: Job FairWhere: Hampton Inn Maple Room180 Route 5, White River Junction, Vt.When: Thursday, November 20, 2008v 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Who: FairPoint Communications, Inc.The following technical, line and support positions are available: administrative assistant, central office technician, outside plant technician, splice service technician and translations administrator. People with operational knowledge of electronics, wiring and cabling, fiber optics, computer technology, networking, construction or administration should visit the career link found on FairPoints Web site at www.fairpoint.com(link is external) or stop by the job fair. Ideal candidates will possess a track record of achieving results while embracing FairPoints customer centric culture. These positions will support FairPoints plans to expand its broadband network while delivering an exceptional customer experience.About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. FairPoint is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com(link is external).###last_img read more

Wes Oswald named interim CEO at Northwestern Medical Center

first_imgThe Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Wesley W. Oswald has accepted the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer.  Oswald is temporarily filling the position vacated by long-time NMC CEO Peter Hofstetter, who has accepted the CEO position at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, New Mexico. Oswald has over 42 years experience in hospital administration.  Long-time community members may remember Oswald from his 5-year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at Northwestern Medical Center in the mid 80s.  As a retired CEO, Oswald retired from full-time permanent work in 2002, and has spent the past seven years serving in multiple interim positions throughout the country. He will join NMC s Leadership Team on June 1st. We are pleased to welcome Wes back to Vermont to help us in the interim, said John Casavant, President of the NMC Board of Directors.  His professional experience and his familiarity with our community will make for a smooth transition.   Our Board and Medical Staff are working closely with QHR on a national CEO search, said Casavant.  Early indications of interest in the position are very strong and we expect to have our new permanent CEO in place by the Fall.   QHR provides NMC with management and consulting services to NMC and about 200 other hospitals nationally. Joining Casavant on the CEO Search Committee are Board Members Judy Ashley- McLaughlin, Greg Mruk, and Paul Clark, as well as physicians Dr. Stephen Payne, Dr. Lowrey Sullivan, and Dr. Audrey von Lepel.last_img read more

5 Vermont historic buildings to get $425,000 for village restoration

first_imgUS Senator Patrick Leahy and the Preservation Trust of Vermont announced that five historic downtown buildings will receive federal funds to help spur village redevelopment.  Historic buildings in Putney, Readsboro, Poultney, Richmond and Shoreham will get restoration work using a $425,000 federal grant Leahy secured for the Preservation Trust of Vermont s Village Revitalization Initiative. These historic buildings are at the very heart of the identity and economy of our communities, said Leahy.  These grants do more than ensure the stability and aesthetics of a building, they also open these buildings to the public and help to keep our villages healthy.”Our Village Revitalization Initiative has now provided significant funding for 25 community-based  projects across Vermont,” said Paul Bruhn, executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont.  “Each of these projects is a key piece in each community’s effort to build a successful village center.  We’re most grateful that Senator Leahy is so committed to this effort.”Since 2005, Leahy has secured more than $2 million in federal funds to help rehabilitate more than 25 buildings across the state of Vermont, creating new indoor public spaces and reopening long-shuttered public spaces to Vermonters.  The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board assists in the administration of these grants.Putney General Store – $100,000.  Funding will be used by the town of Putney and the Putney Historical Society to continue restoration of the general store destroyed by fire in May of 2008.  CONTACT:  Lyssa Papazian (802) 387-2878.Readsboro Bullock’s Store – $100,000.  Funding will be used to acquire and begin rehab on the 1880 s era Bullock building in the village of Readsboro.  The rehab work will make the space available to mixed use and community use.  CONTACT: David Marchegiani (802) 423-5416.Poultney Bentley Hall- $100,000.  Funding will be used to restore Bentley Hall on the edge of campus and in the center of Poultney to make the space available to the community.   CONTACT:  Paul Fonteyn, President, Green Mountain College (802) 287-8201.Richmond Round Church – $25,000.  Funds will be used to make restorations to the 195 year-old National Historic Landmark Richmond Round Church.  CONTACT:  Gary Bressor, Richmond Historical Society (802) 434-2800.Shoreham Newton Academy – $100,000.  Funds will be used to restore the 1810 federal style building on the town green in Shoreham.   CONTACT:  Wilson MacIntire, President, Newton Academy Restoration Corporation, (802) 897-2600.In June, Leahy announced that the Chandler Center for the Arts received a $250,000 federal grant through the Village Revitalization Initiative to fund the rehabilitation of the Chandler Music Hall and Gallery in Randolph.Source: Leahy’s office. MONTPELIER, Vt. (Tuesday, Sept. 29)last_img read more

Vermont chooses NOT to apply for federal education grant

first_imgThe State of Vermont will not be applying for the second round of the federal Race to the Top grant, the Vermont Department of Education announced today.The highly competitive grant program, financed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), requires states to agree to very specific strategies, such as linking teacher pay to student performance, investing in charter schools and implementing turnaround models that could require the removal of principals in a data-driven school-ranking process.Only two states, Delaware and Tennessee, received funds in the first round of grants (totaling over $600 million). Vermont did not apply in the first round.“We do not make this decision lightly,” said Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca. “Vermont continues to struggle with the financial impacts of the recession, and our school districts have carried a heavy share of that impact. We believe that by focusing on this grant we would have to alter the course we have set for education, with absolutely no guarantee that we would be successful. We don’t think that makes sense for our schools, our teachers or for Vermont students.”“The strategies required in Race to the Top may be entirely appropriate for some states,” said Vilaseca. “But Vermont’s strengths and challenges require different strategies. Our approach to improvement involves the entire system, PreK through 12 and beyond, and a statewide system of support for all schools. The focus of Race to the Top is not aligned with our statewide approach, and it would require significant policy and legislative changes that are not consistent with the good work happening across the state.”Because Race to the Top is based on a point system that favors states with extensive data gathering systems, established teacher pay-for-performance agreements, existing state legislation for charter schools and broad indications of support from school boards, superintendents and education associations, it is unlikely that Vermont would be seriously considered for these specific grant funds, Vilaseca said.Vermont currently does not have a statewide evaluation system of teachers and principals nor is there an existing system of tying teacher compensation to student achievement. In addition, Vermont does not have any charter school legislation nor any charter schools currently operating. The Vermont Department of Education recently conducted an informal, non-binding survey asking its 280 school districts if they were “likely” or “not likely” to support the application. Based on the sample of returns, it did not appear there was widespread support for the initiative.“We will continue to work with education leaders in moving Vermont’s public education system forward,” said Deputy Commissioner Rae Ann Knopf. “We plan to pursue several initiatives that are already underway in Vermont, such as national common core standards, the statewide system of school support, longitudinal data systems and alternate pathways to licensure. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners on advancing the tenets of the Transformation Policy Commission’s Opportunities to Learn and the department’s Roots of Success documents. This is a time of thoughtful and collaborative change in Vermont education, and it is important now – more than ever – that we focus on what is truly working for Vermont students.”Ken Page, Executive Director of the Vermont Principals Association, released the following statement: “It is clear to us that the Commissioner of Education, and indeed the entire Vermont Education community, has weighed this decision carefully and well. The Vermont Principals’ Association supports the decision not to pursue this one-size-fits-all approach to school improvement. We are proud that Vermont schools are considered some of the best in the nation. Our schools will improve, not by simply throwing money at the problem, not by blaming and shaming school leaders and their communities, but by a concerted and deliberate effort by school personnel to work together to systematically address areas of need. The 21st century demands that we have a curriculum that is wider than just math and reading: our students must be highly skilled, highly motivated and well-rounded in all curricular areas. The Race to the Top competition is a distraction from the real work that must be done by Vermont’s fine teachers and leaders.”Vermont education officials noted that other states are also considering passing on the opportunity of applying for these particular funds. The Kansas State Board of Education voted last week 9-0 not to apply for the funds.Source: Vermont DOE. 4.26.2010###last_img read more

Vermont best as US foreclosure activity drops to lowest level since November 2008

first_imgVermont had the lowest foreclosure activity in the nation in November, with 10 foreclosures at a rate of only 1 for every 31,262 units. North Dakota was a very distant second with 49 foreclosures for a rate of 1 in 6,395. New Hampshire had 561 foreclosures for a rate of 1 in 1,064.RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com(link is external)), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, has released its US Foreclosure Market Report for November 2010, which shows foreclosure filings ‘ default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions ‘ were reported on 262,339 US properties in November, a 21 percent decrease from the previous month and a 14 percent decrease from November 2009. One in every 492 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month.‘Foreclosure activity decreased dramatically in November, with fewer than 300,000 properties receiving a foreclosure notice for the first time since February 2009,’ said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer at RealtyTrac. ‘While part of the decrease can be attributed to a seasonal drop of 7 to 10 percent that typically occurs in November, fallout from the foreclosure robo-signing controversy forced lenders and servicers to hit the pause button on many foreclosures while they scrambled to revamp their internal procedures and revise or resubmit questionable paperwork.’Both the 21 percent month-over-month decrease and 14 percent year-over-year decrease in foreclosure activity were the highest drops recorded since RealtyTrac began publishing the US Foreclosure Report in January 2005.Foreclosure Activity by TypeA total of 78,955 U.S. properties received default notices (NOD, LIS) in November, a 21 percent decrease from the previous month and a 31 percent decrease from November 2009 ‘ the 10th straight annual decrease in default notices. November’s default notices total was the lowest since July 2007.Default notices in states that practice judicial foreclosures (called Lis Pendens filings) decreased 31 percent from the previous month and were down 43 percent from November 2009. Meanwhile non-judicial default notices (NOD) decreased 9 percent from the previous month and were down 12 percent from November 2009.Foreclosure auctions (NTS, NFS) were scheduled for the first time on a total of 115,956 U.S. properties in November, a 16 percent decrease from the previous month and unchanged from November 2009. Scheduled judicial foreclosure auctions (NFS) decreased 34 percent from the previous month and were down 12 percent from November 2009, while scheduled non-judicial foreclosure auctions (NTS) decreased 7 percent from the previous month but increased 5 percent from November 2009.Lenders foreclosed on 67,428 U.S. properties in November, down 28 percent from the previous month and down 12 percent from November 2009. Bank repossessions (REOs) decreased month-over-month in 37 states and the District of Columbia. November’s REO total was the lowest since May 2009, but November’s numbers pushed the year-to-date 2010 REO total to more than 980,000 ‘ already above the record year-end total for 2009.Nevada, Utah, California post top state foreclosure ratesDespite a 20 percent monthly decrease in foreclosure activity, Nevada posted the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate for the 47th straight month. One in every 99 Nevada housing units received a foreclosure filing in November ‘ nearly five times the national average.Thanks in part to sharp monthly drops in foreclosure activity in Arizona, Florida, California and Michigan, Utah’s foreclosure rate leapfrogged to second highest among the states in November after being sixth highest the previous month. One in every 221 Utah housing units received a foreclosure notice during the month ‘ more than twice the national average.With one in every 233 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November, California posted the nation’s third highest foreclosure rate despite a nearly 14 percent decrease in foreclosure activity from the previous month and a 22 percent decrease in foreclosure activity from November 2009.Other states with foreclosure rates ranking among the top 10 in November were Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Idaho, Illinois and Colorado.10 states account for more than 70 percent of national totalCalifornia alone accounted for 22 percent of the national total in November, with 57,378 properties receiving a foreclosure filing during the month ‘ the nation’s highest state total. Default notices in California, which is primarily a non-judicial foreclosure state, decreased 11 percent from the previous month, while scheduled auctions decreased 2 percent and bank repossessions decreased 40 percent.With 32,938 properties receiving a foreclosure filing in November, Florida posted the second highest state total despite a 42 percent drop in foreclosure activity from the previous month. Default notices in Florida, which is a judicial foreclosure state, decreased 52 percent from the previous month, while scheduled auctions decreased 46 percent and bank repossessions decreased 20 percent.With 15,311 properties receiving a foreclosure filing in November, Michigan posted the third highest state total despite a 21 percent drop in foreclosure activity from the previous month. Default notices in Michigan, which is primarily a non-judicial foreclosure state, decreased 4 percent from the previous month, while scheduled auctions decreased 20 percent and REOs decreased 35 percent.Georgia posted the fourth highest state total, with 14,423 properties receiving a foreclosure filing, and Texas posted the fifth highest state total, with 13,369 properties receiving a foreclosure filing. Both states ‘ which are primarily non-judicial foreclosure states with short foreclosure processes that do not require a public default notice separate from the published foreclosure auction notice ‘ documented double-digit percentage increases in scheduled auctions from the previous month but also documented double-digit percentage decreases in bank repossessions from the previous month.Other states with foreclosure activity totals among the nation’s 10 highest in November were Illinois (12,941), Nevada (11,371), Ohio (10,458), Arizona (10,384) and Pennsylvania (5,672).Top 10 metro foreclosure rates in Nevada, California and FloridaWith one in every 86 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November, the Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev., metro area maintained the nation’s highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more. Las Vegas foreclosure activity decreased 19 percent from the previous month but was up 21 percent from November 2009.Reno-Sparks, Nev., also posted a foreclosure rate in the top 10, at No. 8 with one in every 150 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November.Seven California cities posted foreclosure rates that ranked in the top 10: Stockton at No. 2 with one in every 130 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing; Bakersfield at No. 3 (one in 133 housing units); Modesto at No. 4 (one in 135 housing units); Vallejo-Fairfield at No. 5 (one in 144 housing units); Merced at No. 6 (one in 147 housing units); Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario at No. 7 (one in 148 housing units); and Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville at No. 9 (one in 163 housing units).Big monthly drops in foreclosure activity in many Florida metro areas resulted in only one metro area in the state with a foreclosure rate ranking among the top 10: Port St. Lucie at No. 10 with one in every 173 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November.Report methodologyThe RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report provides a count of the total number of properties with at least one foreclosure filing entered into the RealtyTrac database during the month ‘ broken out by type of filing. Some foreclosure filings entered into the database during the month may have been recorded in previous months. Data is collected from more than 2,200 counties nationwide, and those counties account for more than 90 percent of the U.S. population. RealtyTrac’s report incorporates documents filed in all three phases of foreclosure: Default ‘ Notice of Default (NOD) and Lis Pendens (LIS); Auction ‘ Notice of Trustee Sale and Notice of Foreclosure Sale (NTS and NFS); and Real Estate Owned, or REO properties (that have been foreclosed on and repurchased by a bank). The report does not count a property again if it receives the same type of foreclosure filing multiple times within the estimated foreclosure timeframe for the state where the property is located. Source: IRVINE, Calif. ‘ Dec. 16, 2010 ‘ RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com(link is external)last_img read more