Team officials say this is for safety, of course I must have missed out on that rash of sign-related impalings in recent years and to allow each fan a clear view of the action on the field no matter how painful it may be to watch that action. Here is Redskins General Counsel David Donovan on the Mike Wise show:"We DO have a prohibition against signs and banners in the stadium, and we don't care what they say, we take 'em down," Redskins general counsel David Donovan said in a truly gripping interview on 106.7 The Fan's Mike Wise Show Tuesday afternoon. "They get in the way of other people viewing the game, and people get poked in the head That stuff happens We have an absolute prohibition. Union Bankshares Announces Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2008Earnings and Quarterly Dividend PaymentMORRISVILLE, Vt., Jan. The loan portfolio grew $35.1 million or 11 which caused anincrease of $70 thousand in the loan loss provision. And, there was an increase in otherexpenses partially offset by an increase in trust and fee income, an increase intax exempt income from life insurance and a reduction in the provision forfederal income taxes.During 2008, Union Bankshares' subsidiary, Union Bank, opened two new fullservice branches in St Albans and Danville, Vermont. Total loans grew to $353.3million at December 31, 2008 versus $318.2 million at December 31, 2007.
Totaldeposits at December 31, 2008 were $364.4 million compared to $324.0 million atDecember 31, 2007.Union Bankshares, Inc. made the decision in early November, 2008 to notparticipate in either the Troubled Asset Purchase Program or the CapitalPurchase Program from the U.S Treasury. We are participating in the TemporaryLiquidity Guarantee Program regarding the noninterest bearing deposit accountguarantee available through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation but optedout of the unsecured debt guaranty portion of that program.A quarterly cash dividend of $.28 per share was declared on January 21, 2009 toshareholders of record January 31, 2009, payable February 11, 2009. Totaldividends paid per share for 2008 and for 2007 were $1.12.Union Bankshares, Inc., with headquarters in Morrisville, Vermont is the bankholding company parent of Union Bank, which offers deposit, loan, trust andcommercial banking services throughout northern Vermont and northwestern NewHampshire. As of December 31, 2008, the Company had approximately $439 millionin consolidated assets compared to $393 million at the end of the prior year.The Company operates 14 banking offices and 30 ATM facilities in Vermont, abranch and ATM in Littleton, New Hampshire. logo is available at http:// made in this press release that are not historical facts areforward-looking statements.
Investors are cautioned that all forward-lookingstatements necessarily involve risks and uncertainties, and many factors couldcause actual results and events to differ materially from those contemplated inthe forward-looking statements. When we use any of the words "believes,""expects," "anticipates" or similar expressions, we are making forward-lookingstatements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results andevents to differ from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements:uncertainties associated with general economic conditions; changes in theinterest rate environment; inflation; political, legislative or regulatorydevelopments; acts of war or terrorism; the markets' acceptance of and demandfor the Company's products and services; technological changes, including theimpact of the internet on the Company's business and on the financial servicesmarket place generally; the impact of competitive products and pricing; anddependence on third party suppliers. For further information, please refer tothe Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at Bankshares, Inc.Kenneth D Gibbons(802) 888-6600. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.(Business Wire)ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2008financial results at 7:00 a.m EST, Wednesday, February 4, 2009. At 9:00 a.m.senior management will review financial and operating results, comment oncurrent conditions and answer questions during an investor briefing.