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  • Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston (ill = 'snockered')

    07/27/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Music ^ | 7/27/14 | Scott Malone - Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town's police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. Some 22 people were transported to area hospitals, mostly for alcohol-related illness, and more than 50 people were taken into protective custody by police, who noted that the large number...
  • Cruise ship w/ over 500 ill set to arrive in Bayonne, city officials on standby w/contingency plan

    01/28/2014 4:33:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | January 28, 2014
    Bayonne officials are planning to have several health officials on hand and local emergency services available tomorrow when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which recently cut its trip short due to a gastrointestinal breakout overseas arrives at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne.
  • Undocumented immigrants start testing for Illinois driver's licenses

    12/05/2013 8:06:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 3, 2013 | MARY WISNIEWSKI
    (Reuters) - Undocumented immigrants in Illinois began taking road tests on Tuesday to qualify for driver's licenses, starting a process expected to be closely watched by other U.S. states that are preparing to implement similar laws. Illinois is the largest U.S. state to implement legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to get licenses - following in the steps of New Mexico and Washington. Ten states in 2013 including Illinois enacted laws allowing unauthorized immigrants to receive driver's licenses or permits, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Implementation dates vary - California, the largest state by population, won't begin issuing licenses...
  • Winnie: Mandela remains "quite ill," can't speak

    11/17/2013 8:54:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/13 | Carely Petesch - ap
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's former president, Nelson Mandela, remains "quite ill" and unable to speak because of tubes that are keeping his lungs clear of fluid, though he is relaxed, his former wife told a South African newspaper. "He remains very sensitive to any germs, so he has to be kept literally sterile. The bedroom there (in his suburban Johannesburg home) is like an ICU ward," Winnie Madikizela-Mandela told the Sunday Independent. "He is 95 years old and it is difficult for him, because of all the tubes that are in his mouth to clear the (fluid from his)...
  • More Swooning in the Presence of the messiah, at messiah's Obamacare Speech

    10/21/2013 9:21:34 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard story and video ^ | 21 oct 2014 | Weekly Standard video
    Or does she just have a preexisting condition? See the video.
  • Illinois Evangelical Leaders Gather to Pray for Immigration Reform

    10/20/2013 9:45:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    enewspf.com ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | Written by Press Release
    Aurora, IL-(ENEWSPF)- As momentum for broad immigration reform continues to build in the evangelical community, leaders from Aurora met Friday morning to pray for immigration reform rooted in the biblical values of welcoming the stranger among us.This morning’s gathering in Aurora was one of more than 400 gatherings and events happening across the country Oct. 12-20. Evangelical Christians are meeting as part of “Pray4Reform: Gathered Together in Jesus’ Name,” a week of prayer that continues the Evangelical Immigration Table‘s ongoing Pray for Reform campaign. Nationwide, more than 187,000 people have signed onto the effort as prayer partners. With immigration reform...
  • Mother found not guilty, insane in attacks

    09/21/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 21, 2013 | Steve Schmadeke
    A mentally ill woman who stabbed her infant daughter 10 times in the face with a pair of scissors before boarding a crowded CTA bus and stabbing a woman and her young daughter was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday. Nancy Laroche, 34, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was found by her fiance's mother kneeling over her crying 10-month-old daughter on Jan. 9, 2008, at their Bronzeville apartment, according to testimony at her bench trial in Cook County Circuit Court.
  • Sinaloa Drug Cartel Has Midwest Distribution Hub

    05/02/2013 7:18:46 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/02/13 | Friends of Ours
    Apparently the drug cartels have not yet received Janet Napolitano's memo about the secure border. The Sinaloa cartel continues to use Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO as distribution hubs in the Midwest as reported by Farrah Fazal for KSDK: "Sinaloa cartel members get drugs into the U.S. on ships in the Pacific Ocean, rafts across the Rio Grande River, semi trucks on highways and single engine planes across the Southwest border." The Mexican drug cartels move $50 billion in bulk product and bundled cash across the border each year, and have established supply lines, distribution networks and operational cells...
  • Clinton cancels Middle East trip because of ill health

    12/10/2012 11:50:10 PM PST · by PeaceBeWithYou · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-10-12 | Mohammad Arshad/Christopher Wilson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled her trip to Morocco this week for a meeting on the future of Syria's opposition because of a stomach virus, the State Department said on Monday. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will travel to the meeting in her place.
  • Terminally ill patients who fear being placed on 'routine' death pathway issued with opt-out cards

    07/24/2012 8:50:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/24/12 | Claire Bates
    Terminally ill patients have been issued with special cards telling doctors not to place them on a 'care pathway' that would hasten the end of their lives. It comes after doctors warned that hospitals may be routinely withholding food and drink from very ill patients so they die quicker to cut costs and save on bed spaces. In response the anti-euthanasia charity Alert is distributing cards to patients to prevent this happening. The cards simply read: 'Please do not give me the Liverpool Care Pathway treatment without my informed consent or that of a relative.'
  • Who Killed Men's Hats? Think Of A Three Letter Word Beginning With 'I'

    05/06/2012 3:44:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 119 replies
    NPR ^ | Robert Krulwich
    A hundred years ago — and that's when this picture was taken, in 1912 — men didn't leave home without a hat. Boys wore caps. This is a socialist political rally in Union Square in Manhattan. There may be a bare head or two in this crowd, but I think those heads are women's.
  • Etta James’ Family Reaches Deal To Manage Her Medical Care, $1M Estate

    12/20/2011 10:53:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2011 10:28 AM
    The husband and sons of terminally ill “At Last” and “Tell Mama” blues singer Etta James have reached a deal on managing her $1 million estate and medical care. ... Her adult sons Donto and Sametto had challenged the decisions of their stepfather Artis Mills, who married the singer in 1969 and is the estate’s conservator
  • Analysis: Messy Wisconsin recalls bode ill for 2012 election

    08/10/2011 4:06:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/10/11 | David Bailey - Reuters
    LA CROSSE, Wis (Reuters) - A day after Wisconsin held the largest round of recall elections in U.S. history, analysts parsing the bruising, expensive and inconclusive battles have a gloomy prediction for the rest of the country. Get used to it, the 2012 national election will be nasty. Politics, said Mordecai Lee, a governmental affairs professor at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is now "a battle of inches, it is a battle that never ends, it is a battle to the death." Wisconsin's recalls, and the fight earlier this year over the union rights of public-sector workers that triggered them, have...
  • Where's Hugo?

    06/24/2011 4:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2011 | Staff
    Americas: If anyone out there still thinks Venezuela is a democracy, the silence and secrecy of Hugo Chavez's long absence for an undisclosed ailment ends that idea. It's the act of a dictator. How about treating him like one? Photos of the Venezuelan strongman have shown him looking out of sorts for months — withering weight, reddening complexion, a broken knee, all of which had been dismissed by his secretive presidential ministry as nothing serious. Now that he's in a full-blown health crisis, convalescing in a Cuban hospital for the past 20 days, there's little doubt he's got bigger problems...
  • Dick Durbin’s cozy alliance with Wal-Mart, Home Depot and the giant retail lobby

    03/29/2011 11:28:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | Jonathan Strong
    Everybody knows, as Sen. Dick Durbin keeps telling us, the credit card companies and big banks have a well-oiled lobbying machine on Capitol Hill fighting against a new law that gives the Federal Reserve the authority to set what price Visa, Mastercard and others get for debit and credit card purchases at retailers across the country. “I will tell you this: we are watching a lobbying effort on Capitol Hill the likes of which we’ve never seen. The banking industry and the credit card companies have so much money on the table,” Durbin griped Monday on CNBC. But hold on:...
  • Dad: I'll Kill My Son's Murderer If He's Released

    03/08/2011 8:34:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    MSNBC.Com ^ | 3/8/11 | Staff
    The father of a five-year-old boy slain in 1975 has vowed to murder the man who did it "as aggressively and painfully as he killed my son" if he is released from prison early. John Foreman told WPRO-AM radio that he blamed himself for accepting a plea deal that saw Michael Woodmansee convicted of the second-degree murder of his son Jason in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
  • Illinois Bond Sale Gets Done at a Cost

    02/24/2011 3:56:35 PM PST · by FromLori · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/24/2011 | MICHAEL CORKERY And JEANNETTE NEUMANN
    llinois enticed hedge funds, mutual funds and non-U.S. buyers to purchase $3.7 billion in new pension bonds, but the cash-strapped state had to pay dearly to get the deal done. Illinois officials were forced to promise a yield that is about two percentage points higher than was paid by companies with similar credit ratings in recent bond offerings. The state's bond rating is one of the lowest among the 50 states. The bond sale is likely to soothe some fears about whether Illinois and other especially troubled governments will be able to tap the capital markets while their budgets are...
  • Obama: No shirtless pictures

    12/28/2010 2:20:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 5+ views
    Obama: No shirtless pictures By Ian Swanson - 12/28/10 04:34 PM ET The White House is taking extra steps to prevent photos of a shirtless President Obama on vacation in Hawaii. The president and his family are on a snorkeling trip in Haunama Bay State Park, and traveling press are under “explicit instructions that there will be no long lenses or other sneaky attempts to take pictures,” according to a pool report. Photos of a shirtless president on a Hawaii vacation after his win in the 2008 presidential election caused a stir two Christmases ago. Washingtonian magazine even ran a...
  • Navratilova leaves hospital; she became ill during Kilimanjaro climb

    12/13/2010 3:33:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Dec 10 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Martina Navratilova was released from a hospital in Kenya Sunday after undergoing treatment for high altitude sickness developed during a failed attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. "I am feeling much better and really pleased to be going home," the retired tennis champion said as she left a Nairobi hospital, according to a news release. "It's great to know that the team have all returned safely from the mountain. I was so pleased to hear that so many of them made it to the summit despite the weather conditions." The 27 climbers in Navratilova's group reached the base of...
  • The malignant malice of Chris Matthews

    08/30/2010 9:08:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    MSNBC political pundit Chris Matthews was so smitten with the President's speechifying that stirring electrical currents physically manifested in his body. The separation-of-church-and-state commentator admitted he "cried over an Obama speech" and "compared him to Jesus."  Completely infatuated, Matthews openly gushed when Barack spoke: "I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often." Apparently, Chris's tingle didn't cease with his legs; based on the MSNBC anchor's pre-Glen Beck rally comments, the current traveled straight to his race-baiting brain.  The night prior to the Glen Beck-hosted gathering, Chris Matthews felt it was his patriotic...
  • Hall of Fame Player & Coach John Wooden gravely ill, would be 100 on October 14, 2010

    06/03/2010 10:23:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 40 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Province ^ | June 3, 2010 | Erik Rolfsen
    Legendary basketball coach John Wooden, 99, is gravely ill in hospital 99, several media outlets are reporting. He reportedly not eaten for several days and is receiving care at UCLA Medical Center. Wooden is best known for winning a record 10 NCAA championships in 12 seasons while coaching the Lew Alcindor-led UCLA Bruins in the 1948 to 1975. He was born Oct. 14, 1910 in a small town in Indiana called Hall, and played his own college ball for the Purdue Boilermakers, winning a national title in 1932. In his golden years, Wooden has been a much sought after speaker...
  • Feds, Durbin Join Probe into Metra's Pagano [The Rail Boss]

    05/06/2010 4:41:42 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 361+ views
    Chicago Business ^ | 5/5/2010 2:28 PM CDT | GregHinz.
    In an ominous sign of a still-spreading political scandal, federal officials are probing potential misuse of U.S. funds by exiled Metra chief Phil Pagano. In a series of developments, U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., who has helped Metra obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants in recent years, called on the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation to "investigate whether any federal funds were misused or spent in any unauthorized way." Mr. Durbin's action came after the Federal Transit Administration — the USDOT unit that actually makes grants to transit operators — put Metra on restricted...
  • Entombed car unearthed after 40 years - Classic Cars

    04/04/2010 5:27:23 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 70 replies · 5,196+ views
    upi ^ | April 4, 2010
    KANKAKEE, Ill.- A 1958 Buick has been unearthed almost 40 years after three young men walled it up under an Illinois house as a practical joke , observers said. The Buick Special was abandoned in Kankakee, Ill., in 1971 when it broke down and its owner couldn't afford the repair costs, The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. A local dealer had no use for it and gave it to the three jokesters, who bricked it behind a wall in the basement of a house one of them owned, the newspaper said. Daniel Newman, 65, one of the perpetrators of the gag,...
  • Ill. Senate Candidate’s Bank Made $20 Million in Loans to Felons

    04/02/2010 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 597+ views
    wsj ^ | 4/2/10 | Susan Davis
    It’s a rough way to start the weekend. Chicago Tribune Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat running for President Barack Obama’s Illinois Senate seat this fall, woke up this morning to see his face blazoned across the top of the Chicago Tribune with the headline: “$20 MILLION IN LOANS TO FELONS.” Broadway Bank, the Giannoulias family bank, has been under scrutiny as it struggles to avoid a federal takeover. Giannoulias’s role at the bank has become a key issue in the Senate race against Republican Rep. Mark Kirk.
  • Worshippers Ill after Gulping Snail Slime

    03/11/2010 4:19:54 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 25 replies · 637+ views
    ap ^ | March 11, 2010
  • Guest list for Obama's White House Ramadan dinner

    09/01/2009 5:17:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 93 replies · 4,125+ views
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 01, 2009 | N/A
    The other day President Obama issued a special message to the Muslim world for the annual Ramadan holiday. Tonight, before leaving Wednesday for the rest of his stay-cation at Camp David, the president hosts a White House banquet to celebrate the same holiday. Invited guests include three cabinet secretaries, numerous diplomats, five members of Congress including the lone Muslim, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization mission. Here is the list of invited guests, as provided by the White House: Cabinet: Defense Secy. Robert Gates, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and Kathleen Sebelius, Secy. of Health and...
  • Gun rights activists reach out at Black Women's Expo in Chicago(IL)

    08/10/2009 5:32:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 817+ views
    chicago gun rights examiner ^ | 9 August, 2009 | Don Gwinn
    "You know you're wrong for that poster, right?" The lady asked, eyeing Representative Bobby Rush's face under the prominent words "I Sold Out to White Politicians . . . ." It didn't surprise Illinois Carry representative "Dr. G" that she took offense; the poster is obviously meant to be too provocative to ignore. What's surprising, he says, is the number of people at a Chicago event who made a point of signing his petition for concealed carry reform. He wasn't at a gun show or a gun-rights rally, after all. For only the second year, Illinois gun rights groups including...
  • Kim Jong Il Has Pancreatic Cancer: Reuters / Fox

    07/12/2009 5:02:12 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 202 replies · 8,779+ views
    More as known
  • Big speech gets blessing in Dillinger movie

    07/02/2009 5:19:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 32 replies · 1,926+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02 july 09 | john Kass
    After watching the excellent new Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies" -- the story of romanticized desperado John Dillinger's murder in Chicago with the help of the Outfit -- Wings and I realized something. We were hungry. So we walked over to Volare, the fine Italian restaurant at Grand and St. Clair on Wednesday evening, where three amazing things happened: 1. We had the most superb sausage and peppers in the universe. The sausage was beyond tasty, the peppers perfectly cooked, the sauce to kill for. 2. A group of people came in, the women in red dresses, the men in...
  • Walter Cronkite Gravely Ill

    06/18/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 140 replies · 3,785+ views
    TVNewser.com ^ | June 18, 2009 | None
    TVNewser has learned legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, 92, who once held the title of "Most Trusted Man in America," is said to be gravely ill, according to multiple CBS News sources. The network began updating his obituary more than a week ago, a source adds. CBS News executive Linda Mason, designated to speak on Cronkite's behalf, had no comment. The avuncular Cronkite anchored "CBS Evening News" for 19 years, until 1981, when he was forced to retire. Dan Rather was named his successor. Cronkite maintained an office at CBS, where he was a special correspondent. A native of St....
  • Silver Star Families of America Gathers Support for May 1st, Silver Star Service Banner Day

    04/14/2009 1:50:37 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 256+ views
    Over 1000 cities and counties across the United States have signed Proclamations for Wounded and Ill
  • Tax Money Paying for Empty Lt. Guv’s Office

    03/31/2009 10:33:28 PM PDT · by Impy · 33 replies · 818+ views
    Fox Chicago ^ | 3-27-09 | Dane Placko
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Governor Pat Quinn is promising to go through the state budget line by line to look for waste and inefficiency. Some lawmakers say all he needs to do is take the elevator one flight down to find a waste of taxpayer's money. Dane Placko reports on the debate over what to do with the lieutenant governor's office.
  • Seriously Ill Newbors Likely in Danger

    02/12/2009 7:46:40 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies · 320+ views
    February 12, 2009 | John Leland 1789
    There are very dangerous economic implications. More dangerous still in this so-called stimulus package are the socialized health care provisions that have been placed in the legislation by stealth. It appears that under these provisions, a federal government office will determine for physicians nation wide which procedures and treatments are cost-effective and which ones are not. The focus has been on patients over 50 years of age, and especially the more elderly. But these provisions appear to affect the very young as well. In 1979 we had a daughter born with very severe hydrocephalus (water head), and if these provisions...
  • Kim Jong-il 'had surgery after stroke'

    09/11/2008 6:42:52 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 236+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 September 2008
    NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-Il had brain surgery after a stroke but is recovering, South Korea's defence minister has told parliament in a private briefing. Defence Minister Lee Sang-Hee said no unusual troop movements had been detected in the communist state and South Korea's military was maintaining its customary alert level,
  • Pyongyang Faults Report That Kim Is Seriously Ill

    09/10/2008 1:22:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 182+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/10/08 | Evan Ramstad
    SEOUL -- North Korea put on a show of strength Wednesday in the face of reports that dictator Kim Jong Il is seriously ill, with his second-in-command holding a rare meeting with a foreign media organization to dispel the accounts. Mr. Kim remained out of sight, however, a day after missing celebration activities for North Korea's 60th anniversary. In neighboring South Korea, government officials reinforced reports that emerged from U.S. intelligence officials Tuesday that Mr. Kim suffered a debilitating illness recently.
  • Pentagon: Mental Illnesses 'Pre-Existing ('Is Obama Mentally Ill?)

    09/07/2008 11:41:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 916+ views
    self ^ | 9-8-08 | Obama site
    WASHINGTON (UPI) — Pentagon officials are blaming some mental health discharges of U.S. troops in Iraq on what they call pre-existing mental conditions. Experts say many of the approximately 10 soldiers and Marines discharged every day for mental health problems actually have combat-related problems, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. By classifying the health problems as non-combat related, the military is saving money on treatment, the newspaper said. Sens. Christopher Bond, R-Mo., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., have inserted language in a defense authorization bill to make it harder to discharge troops on those grounds, and to require a review of...
  • Our Insane Mental Health System

    08/21/2008 7:59:15 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 99 replies · 554+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 08.23.08 | Marvin Olansky
    Our insane mental health system Faith-based finalists: The poorest among us are those who’ve lost their minds, according to psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey | Marvin Olasky I first heard E. Fuller Torrey critique America's mental health non-system nearly two decades ago—and the evidence of breakdown has only increased since then. The mentally ill now form probably half of the homeless and prison populations. Exploited and victimized by others, and often terrorized by their own phobias, they are a threat to themselves and to others, causing one-tenth of the homicides in the United States. Torrey, a psychiatrist who specializes in helping...
  • Wilford Hall team rushes to save gravely ill infant

    02/22/2008 3:30:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 210+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Sue Campbell
    2/22/2008 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- A team of Air Force and Army medical specialists from Wilford Hall Medical Center here flew to Greenville, S.C. Feb. 21 to transport a 6-week-old baby boy back to Wilford Hall for advanced medical care. The 15-member critical care air transport team, which included neonatal and pediatric critical care physicians, pediatric surgeons, critical care nurses and respiratory therapists, flew to South Carolina on a C-130 Hercules with their battery-operated portable extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, equipment. An ECMO machine is a heart-lung bypass device which circulates and oxygenates the blood,...
  • America Supports You: Special Housing Offers Respite to Critically Ill

    02/11/2008 3:54:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 38+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2008 – A critical illness can stretch any family emotionally and financially, but when the patient is a child, the potential stresses are even greater. Stephen Jordan and his wife, Elena, spend time with their children, William (front left), Zachary (back left), Samuel (back middle) and Emma at one of Believe In Tomorrow National Children's Foundation's retreat facilities. All of the foundation's facilities give military families priority. Stephen serves in the Navy. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation is helping ease those burdens. It provides, free...
  • "Freakonomics" researcher examines the Chicago's sex trade

    01/11/2008 6:39:29 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies · 254+ views
    Chiicago Tribune ^ | 11 jan 08 | Steve Schmadeke
    Best-selling author's early findings about street-level prostitution draw criticism from local social workers A two-year study of the economics of prostitution in Chicago found the women were forced to service police officers, worked more during holidays like July 4th and varied pricing based on their customer's race, according to a preliminary paper presented by the researchers. University of Chicago professor and "Freakonomics" author Steven D. Levitt and sociology professor Sudhir Venkatesh of Columbia University organized a two-year study of street-level prostitution in the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods. The study, which ended in May, also included Washington Park for about 8...
  • 40 per cent of smokers mentally ill

    12/10/2007 11:22:10 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 133+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 12/11/07 | Tamara McLean
    PEOPLE with mental illness are three times more likely to smoke, and experts say not enough is being done to help this vulnerable group quit. A new Access Economics report shows almost 1.3 million Australians with a mental illness are smokers, costing $33 billion a year. SANE Australia, which commissioned the report, is calling for urgent action to introduce quit smoking programs and supports for people with a mental illness. Executive director Barbara Hocking said smokers with a mental illness paid about $2.8 billion every year in tobacco taxes, but there was little evidence of equitable funding and few programs...
  • (Illinois) Governor unveils health plan

    03/04/2007 7:06:43 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 20 replies · 472+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 03/04/07
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Sunday he’ll push for a complex plan that would make sure all Illinoisans can obtain health insurance within the next three years. Under his “Illinois Covered” plan, the state’s 1.4 million uninsured adults could enroll in government health services, get help paying for private coverage or buy insurance under a new program the state would require insurers to join. People making up to four times the federal poverty level could qualify. That’s an annual income of about $40,000 for one person and $80,000 for a family of four. The more people earn, the less...
  • The Guardian's Sound of Silent (Media Bias Exposed)

    10/03/2006 7:49:56 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 1 replies · 595+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 3, 2007 | Newsbusters
    The Guardian's Sound of Silence Posted by Marc Landers on October 3, 2006 - 13:13. Remember when the AP ran the bogus story about the Crowd booing when President Bush annonunced that Bill Clinton was ill? There was no booing and the report created a firestorm in the blogsphere. Faced with an onslaught from bloggers, the AP was forced to retract the story. The Guardian's Jonathan Freeland was caught in the reverse when he claimed there was no applause in response to this statement by PM Blair at the Labor Party conference: "So when Blair said that a withdrawal from...
  • Defeating Depression Part I [Charismatic Devotional Thread]

    08/22/2006 7:56:23 PM PDT · by JockoManning · 255 replies · 3,052+ views
    Kad-Esh Shabbat Letter 16th of June MAP Ministries ^ | 16 June 2006 | Rabbi Baruch, Bishop Dominiquae Bierman
    16th of June DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 1 “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” Proverbs 12:25 Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, or activity, or amount, a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy. Major Depression Facts Major depression is the No.1 psychological disorder in the western world.(1) It is growing in all age groups,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: I FELL ILL AND GREW 20 YEARS YOUNGER

    08/07/2006 6:24:49 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 22 replies · 2,017+ views
    The Sunday Mail ^ | 06 Aug 2006 | Himaya Quasem
    EXCLUSIVE: ASTONISHING SIDE EFFECT OF SCOT'S RARE GENETIC ILLNESS Treatment turned grey hair dark and smoothed wrinkles A GRANDAD suffering from a rare disease has found a bizarre side effect to his treatment - it makes him look 20 years younger. Reggie Myles, 62, feared he would be crippled for life after being struck down by the genetic disorder Porphyria Cutanea Tarda. He lost his mop of grey hair, his weight dropped to just seven stones and even the simplest tasks such as making a cup of tea became impossible. He was put on a gruelling regime of treatments including...
  • Castro hands power to brother during surgery

    07/31/2006 6:33:36 PM PDT · by tdewey10 · 521 replies · 35,495+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/31/06 | CNN
    Cuban President Fidel Castro is transferring power provisionally to brother Raul while he undergoes an operation, Cuban TV announces.
  • Ill Winds Blows Over Storm-Hit Lands (Hurricane Season Begins)

    05/31/2006 7:33:09 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 805+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-1-2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Ill wind blows over storm-hit lands The US hurricane season starts today with predictions of severe turbulence ahead Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Thursday June 1, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Barstools are all that remain from a restaurant in Long Beach, Mississippi, after hurricane Katrina. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Alberto, Beryl, Chris and Debby. Somewhere over the Atlantic, a combination of warm sea surface temperatures and wind shear is brewing up a string of tropical storms that threaten to unleash a fresh season of devastation on coastal America. With New Orleans still surrounded by the wreckage of Katrina, a new hurricane season...
  • Washburn, Ill., native joins 2/7 after protecting president

    05/19/2006 5:43:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 705+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Brian A. Tuthill
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (May 19, 2006) -- After spending more than two years protecting the commandant of the Marine Corps and then the President of the United States, one Marine is now adapting to life with the Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as they prepare to deploy to Iraq. Cpl. Richard R. Casper, a 21-year-old Washburn, Ill., native, said he never dreamed he would stand in the oval office or have his photograph taken with the president six times. “The whole experience was awesome,” said Casper, who now serves as...
  • Blair: I'll Quit Next Year - Trust Me

    05/08/2006 9:03:48 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 256+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-9-2006 | George Jones - Brendan Carlin
    Blair: I'll quit next year - trust me By George Jones, Political Editor and Brendan Carlin (Filed: 09/05/2006) Tony Blair abandoned his election promise to serve a full third term last night, indicating that he could stand down next summer. Although he refused to set a timetable for his departure, saying that it would paralyse government, he anointed Gordon Brown as his successor and promised to give him sufficient time to establish himself before the next election. Tony Blair was in no mood for compromise yesterday As the Labour Party stood on the brink of civil war over the timing...
  • Jury Finds Former Ill. Gov. Ryan Guilty

    04/17/2006 12:14:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 104 replies · 5,255+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 4 17 06 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO - Former Gov. George Ryan, who drew international praise when he commuted the sentences of everyone on Illinois' death row, was convicted of racketeering and fraud Monday in a corruption scandal that ended his political career in 2003. Ryan, 72, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read and afterward vowed to appeal. "I believe this decision today is not in accordance with the kind of public service that I provided to the people of Illinois over 40 years, and needless to say I am disappointed in the outcome," the former governor said. Ryan faces up to 20 years in...