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"It would be indefensible for state legislators and the governor to allow the beverage industry to retain this money while making deep cuts to environmental protection, health care, social services and other critical programs,"
Good Tuesday Morning,
Congressman John Hall has taken another step towards truth in advertising and this time for the automobile business. H. R. 818 reads: "To require advertising for any automobile model to display information regarding the fuel consumption and fuel cost for that model, and for other purposes." It's a good idea.
Over the past few weeks this column has hosted thousands upon thousands of words about the lease agreement for the Tilly Foster Farm and it was this column - and your responses and actions - that improved the contract from terrible to just awfully bad.
We had to overcome knee-jerk reactions and fusillades of emotional missiles aimed in our general direction from those who usually demand accountability from their government(s) but in this instance found that to be an obstructionist point of view. They were willing to take it on faith that one of our county's most valuable properties would be managed effectively based mostly on a promise to do so and without safeguarding the publics dime.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The trend of moving more patients from hospitals and nursing homes into less expensive, more effective home care treatment faces potential budget cuts in New York despite its potential to save governments millions of Medicaid dollars.
By MARK MAREMONT and JOANN S. LUBLIN
A groundbreaking 'smart grid' test in Boulder, Colo., is delivering some surprises for both consumers and utilities
ScienceDaily (Feb. 9, 2009) — Isolongifolenone, a natural compound found in the Tauroniro tree (Humiria balsamifera) of South America, has been found to effectively deter biting of mosquitoes and to repel ticks, both of which are known spreaders of diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease.
ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2009) — The growing relationship between scientists and curators is the focus of a 4-day, UN-affiliated international conference in Caracas designed to promote innovative ways to stem the decay of some of humanity's greatest art and cultural treasures.
What colour most improves brain performance and receptivity to advertising, red or blue? It really depends on the nature of the task. (Credit: iStockphoto)ScienceDaily (Feb. 6, 2009) — A new University of British Columbia study reconciles a debate that has long raged among marketers and psychologists: What colour most improves brain performance and receptivity to advertising, red or blue?