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Union Killings Peril Trade Pact With Colombia

No wonder labor is so much cheaper in other countries. In Columbia, if workers feel they are mistreated or taken advantage of and want to unionize, they're simply killed.

Feds move to derail detainee transfer hearings

OTTAWA - The federal government is trying to derail hearings by the Military Police Complaints Commission into the transfer of detainees by members of the Canadian Forces to Afghan authorities, where they could be tortured.

What's in a name?

In another post, a public official was described as a Liberal Elitist and a wiki definition was linked. I read the definition and personally, I came to the conclusion that I didn't completely agree with the accusation.

I became interested in other names that are frequently used in political flame wars in the bloggosphere.

Two Views, Same Story

He whose name cannot be spoken had Doug Haynam and Jon Stainbrook on today for an update on the Republican party troubles. Both feel strongly about their positions and can be heard at www.wspd.com at the podcast site later this morning. Enjoy. He whose name cannot be spoken airs weekday mornings 5:30-9a on 1370 WSPD (shameless and embarassing plug)

Clinton, Obama focus on faith at forum

GRANTHAM, Pa. - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that the potential for life begins at conception as she and presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama answered questions about faith and religion in both their personal lives and the public discourse.

The Pope's Sex Abuse Challenge

Pope Benedict XVI's trip this week to the United States will include high-profile visits to the White House, United Nations and Ground Zero. But no matter what political issues or media angles may be buzzing before take-off, the Vatican tends to stress the pastoral aspect of any papal journey.

THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE TOLEDO VIEW

This week's edition of The Toledo View features interviews with Comedian Corey King of 92.5 Kiss FM, and Fitness Trainer Teri Brillhart of Super Fitness.

We also have the word on the streets from Jim Caputo, Ashley Lewis and Chester Taylor.

There is also a hot and controversial editorial, "Why Uncle Tom's and Aunt Jane's Are Necessary!"

Of course there is so much more...

Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease

Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease
Sunday, April 13, 2008; 12:00 AM

SUNDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- A breast cancer vaccine significantly reduced the risk of recurrence for patients who have a high expression of the protein HER2-neu.

Haynam, Stainbrook, and Cross oh my!!!

F**d LeF*****e of WSPD will have Doug Haynam, Jon Stainbrook, and Gene Cross as guests tomorow. Normally F**d wouldn't post an announcement like this but there seems to be a lot of interest in this Republican dust up, so it's an opportunity to hear both sides on one station. Posted with tongue deep in cheek by F**d LeF***** of F**d LeF***** and the Morning News on 1370 WSPD.

Global Warming could sap Superior

Lower lake levels, less ice cover, more algae, more invasive species and more waterborne diseases linked to sewer overflows after severe storms.

What's Happening To Your Money

By PARADE Magazine

People Are Saving Less

* The Commerce Department reports that Americans are saving at the lowest rate since the Great Depression.
* Personal savings stood at a national level of negative $6.2 million in January.

Study Links Lack of Sleep to Weight Gain in Babies

April 8, 2008 · A new study found that infants and toddlers who slept less than 12 hours a day were more than twice as likely to be overweight by age 3, further evidence that how much we sleep affects how much we weigh.

Researchers from Harvard University interviewed moms and weighed 915 babies — beginning at birth and then again at 6 months and 3 years of age.

Health Care Horror Stories (serious news alert)

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: April 11, 2008

Not long ago, a young Ohio woman named Trina Bachtel, who was having health problems while pregnant, tried to get help at a local clinic.

Unfortunately, she had previously sought care at the same clinic while uninsured and had a large unpaid balance. The clinic wouldn’t see her again unless she paid $100 per visit — which she didn’t have.

2008 career and money

The Results Are In!
Our thanks go to all who participated in this year's survey.

1. What do you think about the disparity in salaries between celebrities and everyday workers?
I don't think they should be paid as much 86%
I think it's fair that celebrities are paid so well 14%

2. Which of the following job industries seems most appealing to you?
Medicine/Health 42%

McCain Shifts on Aid to Some Mortgage Holders

"Senator John McCain, who drew criticism last month after he warned against broad government intervention to solve the deepening mortgage crisis, pivoted Thursday and called for the federal government to aid some homeowners in danger of losing their homes, by helping them to refinance and get federally guaranteed 30-year mortgages.

lost in translation, awkward signs from around the world :)

http://www.asylum.com/2008/04/09/lost-in-translation-awkward-signs-from-...

Ever been in a foreign hotel and seen a sign that directed you to "Slip carefully"?

We've been there. English is a tricky language, and translating it can be just about impossible............................

Man finds fly in soup

A man was eating at a local diner and found a fly in his soup. Health investigators were called and discovered that it was a button from the man's shirt. In other news...

Randolph College Students Take Trip to Chicken Ranch Brothel

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Randolph College Students Take Trip to Chicken Ranch Brothel

Atlanta, GA 4/11/2008 04:53 PM GMT (FINDITT)

A group of Randolph College students took a field trip to the Chicken Ranch, a Nevada brothel, which drew a lot of controversy.

Ohio's most stolen car is......

Stolen Vehicles

It's Friday night and it's been another long week of meeting deadlines and dealing with the staff. You walk into the parking garage and look for your car―but it is not there. While having your car stolen is not the end of the world (although it may feel like it at the time), it is upsetting, time-consuming, costly, and a complete hassle.

Woman, 90, Disrupts Bingo at McDonald's

INDIANAPOLIS — A 90-year-old woman accidentally backed into a McDonald's restaurant, disrupting a bingo game and sending a couple to the hospital with minor injuries.

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