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Death from WTC dust added to 9/11 list

Death from WTC dust added to 9/11 list

"NEW YORK - Felicia Dunn-Jones died of lung disease five months after Sept. 11, and last year her family asked that the city's medical examiner add her name to the death toll.

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch refused, writing back that his office could not link her death to the exposure "with certainty beyond a reasonable doubt."

Booster seats 'til ......?

Washington State: Kids could be stuck in booster seats until 16
The Everett Herald ^ | May 11, 2007

Thousands of Washington children will be forced back into car and booster seats next month when a change to state law takes effect.
On June 1, children will have to stay in the safety seats until they are at least 8 years old or 4 feet, 9 inches tall.

Violators face a $112 ticket.

Officers: Ex-CIA chief Tenet a 'failed' leader

POSTED: 6:14 p.m. EDT, April 29, 2007
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Industry caught in carbon


Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on

Here a Nanny, there a Nanny:NYC bans aluminum ball bats

The NY City council has voted and high school baseball teams are now banned from using aluminum bats.
Reasoning: The ball generally travels faster off an aluminum bat (from 0%-10%) and little Bobby or Suzy could get hurt more easily.

BlackBerry Shuts Down for Hours

OTTAWA, April 18 — Technical problems at Research in Motion cut off wireless e-mail service to millions of users of its BlackBerry hand-held devices in the United States for more than 10 hours overnight.

Nannys, Nannys, Everywhere: The Sniff Patrol

an odor ordinance just around the corner and comming to a city or state near you

boy I can see the ban-lovers hitting the pavement on this one in leaps and bounds

MADD is against drunk drivers...well...umm..

unless they happen to be influential ones...


What bull. Just bull. (admin edit)

Nanny State Marches On, Pt. 81

Malt drink in little bottle allegedly aimed at teens

Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 7, 2007 | A.P.

Anheuser-Busch's smallest product is raising big concerns among some who believe it entices minors.

American dream becomes nightmare as millions face foreclosure

Champaign drinkers on a beer budget as my mother use to say

"Alarmed lawmakers, such as Republican Senator Richard Shelby (news, bio, voting record) of Alabama, say the recent spike in home repossessions is just "the tip of the iceberg."


Man Kills Ex, then Cooks Her On The Grill

Associated Press/AP Online
HOUSTON - A 19-year-old Texas A&M University student was killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then dismembered and burned her body on a patio grill, authorities said Saturday.

Marcy a back-bencher?

Today's Blade editorial. I believe one of the posters here asked the same question a month or so ago.

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George W. Bush, the peace president!?!

I have not lost my marbles. Let me explain. I am not an expert on the history of the peace movement, in the U.S. or globally, but I think most of us would agree that the peace movement has gained more popularity and become better organized since George Bush entered office. In fact, I would not be surprised that Mr.

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