Archive for March, 2008

Local: NHL was above-board in dealings with Balsillie, Competition Bureau rules

OTTAWA The Competition Bureau ruled today that the National Hockey League did not contravene anti-competition laws in its treatment of Research in Motion Ltd.?s co-CEO Jim Balsillie in his failed attempt to buy the Nashville Predators hockey club last year. (1 min ago)

To move or not to move?

CLINTON For some members of the Sampson County Board of Education, moving central office staff out of one Rowan Road building and into another should not be a top priority. In fact, some would rather not move at all. (2 mins ago)

Experts advise to properly dispose medications

IONIA – With recent studies showing trace amounts of medications being discovered in the nation’s water supply, local pharmacies and environmental experts are advising on how to properly dispose medications. (47 secs ago)

Postles, Levin really had no choice in candidacy

T hequick decision by Channel 4 anchor Don Postles to reject an approach by the Republican Party that he consider running for Congressman Thomas Reynolds’ seat in the House was necessitated by his current position. (42 secs ago)

Teen hopes good will come from his hard-earned lesson

CORINTH – About age 13 Cager Bell took his first drag of a cigarette, followed not long after by his first taste of alcohol. And so began the downhill slide into years of alcohol and drug abuse. (47 secs ago)

New technology is shared during annual briefing

The seventh-annual technology briefing yesterday showcased ideas that are new and ancient in scope. (1 min ago)

Building Bridges session set for April 16

In 2006, a controversial survey cast a mixed view on race relations in Elizabeth City. A year and a half later, the survey’s recommendations will finally be addressed. (16 secs ago)

Primary care physician shortage looms

HELENA – Retiree Hugh Van Swearingen hadn’t seen a doctor in four years, but when he called a Helena clinic earlier this year to make an appointment, he was told, sorry, no room at the inn. (39 secs ago)

Breastfeeding access/breaks strengthen work rights

Increased provisions for workers for meal and refreshment and breastfeeding breaks are good steps in continuing to improve the minimum work rights that New Zealand workers can expect,? Council of Trade Unions secretary Carol Beaumont said following a government announcement today. (2 mins ago)

Legislators bicker on ways to balance NY budget

ALBANY — The state Senate and Assembly, which are supposed to agree on a new state budget by the end of the month, have fundamentally different approaches for closing the state’s $4.6 billion budget gap for the 2008-09 fiscal year. (24 secs ago)