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  • (Washington DC) Metro Fare Increases a Factor in Decreased Ridership

    11/29/2010 12:23:12 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Metro report says fare increases have been a factor in decreased ridership. Over the summer Metro increased fares for bus and rail riders in an effort to fill a projected $189 million budget deficit. The hikes were expected to generate more than $100 million, but through October the agency is more than $11 million below where it projected it would be according to a new financial report...
  • Ex-Philly news anchor's charges reduced (Alycia Lane)

    02/25/2008 3:53:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 570+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | Samuel Maull - ap
    NEW YORK - A former Philadelphia TV news anchor accused of hitting a New York police officer left court a free woman Monday after a judge said she will dismiss newly reduced charges if the defendant behaves for six months. Charges against Alycia Lane, 35, were downgraded to misdemeanors after prosecutors said scratches on the female officer's face weren't serious enough to warrant felony assault charges. Lane's lawyer David S. Smith denied she hit the officer early Dec. 16. A police complaint said she put a video camera in the face of another officer as he tried to put a...
  • No Need For Reduced Alcohol Consumption In Later Life, Study Suggests

    12/20/2007 2:25:49 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 52+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-20-2007 | Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.
    No Need For Reduced Alcohol Consumption In Later Life, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (Dec. 20, 2007) — Provided they stick to the same guidelines about alcohol consumption as younger adults, regular moderate drinking poses no additional risks to the over 65s, and may even bring health benefits, according to two studies from the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England. Researchers assessed the drinking levels of over 13,000 older people in England and the US and looked at the effects on physical disability, mortality, cognitive function, depression, and well-being. They concluded that moderate drinking is fine for the over...
  • Surge Has Reduced Violence, Petraeus Tells Fox News

    09/11/2007 12:40:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 202+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2007 – The troop surge in Iraq is helping reduce violence and has put al Qaeda “off balance,” but a premature withdrawal of troops could enable terrorists to regain their losses, the top military commander in Iraq said last night on Fox News Channel. “Al Qaeda is still the element in Iraq that carries out the most significant attacks (and) causes the most casualties” while feeding violence between Iraq’s factions, said Army Gen. David H. Petreaus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq. “There’s still work to be done, although the reduction (in violence) is substantial.” Petraeus noted...
  • Deployment Stress on Guard, Reserve Has Lessened, Hall Says

    04/12/2007 5:36:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 343+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2007 – The stress of repeated overseas deployments for National Guard and Reserve members has lessened in recent years, the Defense Department’s reserve-component chief told a special commission today at a Capitol Hill hearing. “We have relieved the stress on the (Guard and Reserve) force in the past couple of years,” Thomas F. Hall, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, told members of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves. Established in 2005, Congress charged the commission to recommend any needed changes in law and policy to ensure the Guard and Reserves are organized,...
  • Risk Of Asteroid Smashing Into Earth Reduced (Apophis)

    05/22/2006 4:52:42 PM PDT · by blam · 70 replies · 1,512+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-22-2006 | Kelly Young
    Risk of asteroid smashing into Earth reduced 12:50 22 May 2006 NewScientist.com news service Kelly YoungThe asteroid's path through the solar system will bring it to close to Earth in 2029 (Image: JPL/NASA) The danger to Earth from an asteroid called Apophis, which once looked relatively likely to hit the Earth, appears to be waning. The odds of an Earth impact by Apophis in 2036 have now been reduced from 1 in 5500 to 1 in 24,000, following new radar measurements taken by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. On 6 May 2006, with the asteroid 42 million kilometres away,...
  • CA: State's political watchdog has far fewer teeth In 15 years, staff is reduced one-third - FPPC

    04/27/2006 6:58:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 197+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/27/06 | Tom Chorneau
    Sacramento -- The state's political watchdog agency has one-third fewer employees today than it did in 1990 to carry out its mandate of regulating and prosecuting scofflaws. Budget cuts in recent years have hit the Fair Political Practices Commission so hard that it has been forced to cut staff and limit its activities. Things got so bad last fall that the agency was forced to prematurely drop 225 investigations of alleged ethics violations. Still, lawmakers don't seem to be in any rush to revitalize the commission and restore its budget. A bill that would add $2 million to the commission's...
  • Court: Rapist Can Seek Reduced Sentence(child rapist could get out after 1 year)

    02/18/2006 1:14:24 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 1,304+ views
    ROME - Italy's highest court ruled Friday that a man who raped the 14-year-old daughter of his girlfriend can seek to have his sentenced reduced because the girl was sexually active, news reports said. The ruling provoked an outcry across Italy, was condemned by UNICEF and prompted other justices on the court to issue a statement saying the ruling was wrong and in the future would be cited as a bad example of a high court decision, the ANSA news agency reported. The case goes back to 2001, when a court in Sardinia convicted Marco T. of sexual violence and...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Former member of SLA radical group has sentence reduced by 1 year (Sara Jane Olson)

    09/08/2004 8:30:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 615+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 9/8/04 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    CHOWCHILLA, Calif. - A one-time member of the radical group that kidnapped Patricia Hearst had her sentence reduced by one year in the 1975 attempted bombings of two Los Angeles police cars. The 13-year sentence given Tuesday to Sara Jane Olson, a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, replaces the one handed down two years ago by the state Board of Prison Terms, which cited the potential violence and harm in the crime. A judge dismissed the term in July, saying the board "abused its discretion" by simply following a recommendation from prosecutors. Olson has already served more than...
  • California: Governor expects to sign air bill

    07/04/2002 8:37:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 306+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/4/02 | Jim Sanders
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis said Wednesday that he is "strongly inclined" to sign legislation that would regulate vehicle emissions that contribute to global warming.</p> <p>"In all probability I will," Davis said on KGO radio in San Francisco.</p> <p>The measure would make California the first state to limit "greenhouse gas" emissions from passenger cars, minivans, pickups and sport-utility vehicles, beginning with the 2009 model year.</p>