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Synopsis.....Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected later tonight into early Wednesday. Some of the storms will be locally heavy with isolated rainfall totals between 1-2 inches possible. It appears that any severe weather will likely pass to our north. Otherwise, a dry weekend forecast can be expected with near normal temperatures.
LU president honored
As Lamar University president Jimmy Simmons serves out his final days in office, a street on the LU campus was re-named in honor of him.
With Simmons and his wife in attendance, Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames officially unveiled the new street sign.
City council members, city officials and LU administrative staff and faculty were also on hand for the event.
The official "Susan and Jimmy Simmons Day" in Beaumont was scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Simmons has been president of Lamar University for 14 years, with more than 40 years total at LU.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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