Archive for February, 2008

Passport clerk gets pay raise after debate

Collin County commissioners on Tuesday narrowly approved a pay increase for a passport clerk employee who earned a required certification. (15 secs ago)

Alnylam Achieves First Human Proof of Concept for an RNAi Therapeutic with GEMINI Study

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced (37 secs ago)

Dollar Crippling Prosperous Future

The skyrocketing New Zealand dollar is of serious concern for exporters and the New Zealand economy overall, says New Zealand First primary production spokesperson Doug Woolerton. (1 min ago)

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Robert Lee Residents Can Return to Homes Monday, February 25, 2008 @10:39pm CST Reported by: KLST- Carolyn McEnrue The mandatory evacuation for Robert Lee residents because of the grassfire burning close to the town is over as of about 10:30 Monday evening. (24 secs ago)

Alta chiefs line up behind companies that want moratorium on oilsands development

CALGARY – Aboriginal leaders in Alberta are supporting a business-led push for a moratorium on new oilsands development. (1 min ago)

Klitschko Gives $500,000 To Global Charity That Benefits At-risk Children

Wladimir Klitschko unified all three boxing heavyweight championship belts when he beat Sultan Ibragimov at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. (2 mins ago)

Six Saipan beaches red-flagged

The Division of Environmental Quality has raised the red flag on six beach sites and is warning the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified. (1 min ago)

Panel to look at infectious disease research

GALVESTON To help strengthen communication between the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Galveston community regarding the university’s infectious disease research program and its high-containment laboratories, seven people have agreed to serve on a special Community Liaison Committee, UTMB President John D. Stobo announced. (38 secs ago)

health & sci briefs

SEATTLE – Dreary northern winters are infamous for inducing depression. But being starved for sunlight can do more than kick you into a psychic hole. (51 secs ago)

800m has not reduced drop-outs

A fifth of students are still dropping out of their university courses despite millions spent on the issue. (1 min ago)