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  • 'Severe epidemic' of sexually-transmitted diseases is sweeping the nation, warns CDC Valentine's Day

    02/14/2013 8:52:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2278457/CDC-warns-Valentines-Day-eve-severe-epidemic-sexuall | Daily Mail Reporter
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds. Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 - who only make up a quarter of the population,l according to the statistics. Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.
  • L.A. County passes sweeping ban on plastic bags

    11/16/2010 5:13:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/16/10 | Staff
    Enacting one of the nation's most aggressive environmental measures, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of the county. The vote was 3-1, supported by Supervisors Gloria Molina, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Zev Yaroslavsky, and opposed by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Supervisor Don Knabe was absent. The ban, which will cover nearly 1.1 million residents countywide, is to the point: “No store shall provide to any customer a plastic carryout bag.” An exception would be made for plastic bags that are used to hold fruit, vegetables or raw meat in order...
  • CA: Leaked plans reveal Schwarzenegger's sweeping school reforms

    01/03/2008 9:36:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 80+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/3/08 | Jessie Mangaliman
    Setting the stage for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Year of Education," a panel he appointed has proposed a sweeping set of reforms that will help define the debate, including performance-based pay for teachers, universal preschool and full-day kindergarten. A blueprint of the recommendations obtained by the Mercury News also calls for: • Billions more to be spent each year to educate English learners and other low-income students who are lagging behind more affluent peers. • A sophisticated new data system to better track students' successes and failures. • A school "inspection system" similar to those used in New York City and...
  • Operation in Al Doura Market ‘Sweeping’ Success

    12/29/2006 1:26:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 419+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Alexis Harrison
    Operation in Al Doura Market ‘Sweeping’ Success Soldiers clear highly volatile area in Baghdad. By U.S. Army Spc. Alexis Harrison BAGHDAD, Dec. 29, 2006 -- It doesn’t rain often in Iraq. When it does, the ground turns to a sloppy mess of mud that attaches itself to anything it comes in contact. "One of the toughest parts now is getting in contact with the civic leaders and business owners to let them know things have changed." -- U.S. Army Lt. Col. Stephan Michael Despite being rained on and covered in mud up to their ankles, soldiers from the 2nd...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger to sign sweeping global warming bill(s) - (AB 32 and SB 1368 too)

    09/27/2006 10:54:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies · 883+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/27/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO California will become the first state to impose a universal cap on greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signs into law a sweeping effort to curb global warming. In a signing ceremony scheduled for San Francisco's picturesque Treasure Island, the Republican governor and Democratic lawmakers will celebrate a bill that has given the state global notoriety for taking the lead on an issue largely ignored by the federal government. "We are trying to bring other people in and inspire them and work with them," Schwarzenegger said Tuesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. California's...
  • CA: Sweeping air pollution plan proposed for LA/Long Beach ports

    06/29/2006 1:05:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 316+ views
    Truck, ship and cargo-handling equipment pollutants would be reduced 50 percent in five years under a clear air proposal for the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors. Cleaner vehicles and shore-side electrical outlets so vessels can shut down diesel engines while dockside are key elements of the plan unveiled Wednesday. "This is an action plan, this is not a study. The days of yakkin' are coming to a screeching halt," harbor commission president S. David Freeman said. Proposals also include retrofitting and replacing cargo-handling equipment and locomotives. The plan, which now enters a 30-day public review period before approval by...
  • Senate Advances Sweeping Immigration Bill (73-25)

    05/24/2006 8:29:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 2,092+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to limit debate on election-year immigration legislation, clearing the way for final passage later this week of a bill that calls for tougher border security as well as an eventual chance at citizenship for millions of men and women in the country illegally. The vote to advance the measure was 73-25, 13 more than the 60 needed. Despite the controversy surrounding the bill, the outcome was not a surprise. Even some of the bill's opponents said they were satisfied they had been given ample opportunity over past week to try and give the...
  • Operation sweeping Baghdad prior to elections

    11/18/2005 3:31:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 276+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Spc. Dan Balda
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Nov. 17, 2005) -- Iraqi and U.S. forces detained dozens of terror suspects during searches in south Baghdad as Operation Clean Sweep continued to clear neighborhoods of terrorist activity. “Operation Clean Sweep was intended to clean out an area that was known to be used as a way for insurgents to come toward Baghdad from the south as well as an area that a lot of (vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices) and IEDs were coming from,” said Lt. Col. Everett Knapp, commander of 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment. In anticipation of the Dec. 15 nationwide elections, the...
  • UN unveils sweeping blueprint for reform

    11/30/2004 12:54:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 2,110+ views
    AP Singapore ^ | 11/30/04 | AFP
    The United Nations unveiled a sweeping proposal to overhaul the organisation, including the Security Council, in what would be the biggest UN reform since its founding in 1945. After bitter divisions over the war in Iraq, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ordered a high-level panel last year to come up with the blueprint and help the United Nations adapt to the 21st century. The panel's report released Tuesday proposed more than 100 recommendations, including some -- an expansion of the Security Council and a definition of terrorism -- that have eluded UN diplomats for years. "What is needed is a...
  • CA: New report proposes sweeping overhaul of state government (CPR document released)

    07/30/2004 1:13:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies · 3,413+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/30/04 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plan to reorganize state government that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will release next week will propose eliminating one third of the state work force, hundreds of state boards and commissions while possibly saving $32 billion over the next five years. Details in the 2,500-page report obtained Friday by The Associated Press also include contracting out government work to private contractors and requiring college and university students perform community service. Months in the making, the sweeping report by the California Performance Review Board is already being called a power grab by critics and would mark the biggest reorganization...
  • US Democrats propose sweeping amnesty for undocumented immigrants

    05/04/2004 4:09:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,297+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/4/04 | AFP- Washington
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Three Capitol Hill legislators proposed a sweeping amnesty for between eight million and 12 million undocumented immigrants who live, work and pay taxes in the United States. The measure would ease family reunions, create two types of temporary work visas and offer a path to permanent legal residency and eventually citizenship for those who opt to live in the country. According to the National Council of La Raza, a leading defender of Hispanic rights in the United States, the measure "would fix our broken immigration system." The measure "is incredibly important to the Latino community, many of...
  • Canada PM Martin Brings Sweeping Cabinet Changes

    12/12/2003 3:12:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 211+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/12/03 | Randall Peters - Reuters
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Paul Martin became Canada's 21st prime minister on Friday and immediately announced sweeping reforms, declaring a wish to bring in "a new agenda of change and achievement" ahead of an election expected for next May. Martin, a 65-year-old multimillionaire businessman, replaced the man his supporters effectively drove from office, fellow Liberal Jean Chretien. The majority of Chretien's ministers lost their jobs. Martin, pledging to "restore the tone" of ties with the United States, created a new cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations and appointed a special parliamentary secretary to help smooth dealings with Washington. He also promised to...
  • Senate approves sweeping Medicare changes

    11/25/2003 3:24:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 240+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/25/03 | Mark Sherman - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to the most sweeping changes to Medicare since its creation in 1965, including a new prescription drug benefit for 40 million older and disabled Americans. The 54-44 vote sends the bill to President Bush, who is eager to sign it into law.</p>