Archive for October, 2008

Community Calendar

TODAY, Nov. 1Tea and treasures 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Centerville Presbyterian Church, 4360 Central Ave., Fremont, offering handcrafted and creative gifts for holiday giving, plus a tea room that will be serving tea sandwiches, sweets and tea from 11 a. (52 secs ago)

Skeptical strikers scrutinize Boeing offer

Leaders of Boeing Co.’s striking Machinists union on Thursday published details of a contract offer it says protects more than 5,000 factory jobs, as workers expressed mixed opinions about the tentative deal. (49 secs ago)

Boeing, Machinists reach deal

EVERETT — Picketing Machinists, a fixture for the last 52 days outside the factory gates of the Boeing Co., could go back to building jets soon if union members approve a tentative contract reached late Monday. (40 secs ago)

Wal-Mart removes eggs from China stores

Wal-Mart said Tuesday it had stopped selling a brand of eggs in its Chinese stores after food safety regulators in Hong Kong found excessive levels of the industrial chemical melamine in eggs sold under the brand. (50 secs ago)

Stars mourn Four Tops star Stubbs

Hundreds of mourners gather in Detroit for the funeral of Four Tops singer Levi Stubbs, who died earlier this month aged 72. (58 secs ago)

Women Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

People in Central Georgia got together Saturday morning to get fit, and to raise money for breast cancer research. (1 min ago)

Tips for Road Trips With Pets

Bringing the family pet along on a road trip may seem like a good idea – you don’t have to ask friends or family to look after your pet and you can avoid the costs and concerns that go with boarding and kennels. (35 secs ago)

Fart Gas Helps Control Your Blood Pressure

Anyone with a nose knows the rotten-egg odor of hydrogen sulfide, a gas generated by bacteria living in the human colon. Now an international team of scientists has discovered that cells inside the blood vessels of mice – as well as in people, no doubt – naturally make the gassy stuff, and that it controls blood pressure. (32 secs ago)

Stock futures mixed after two days of big losses

NEW YORK – Some bounceback is expected, but futures trading suggests Wall Street is headed for a mixed open today. Investors are waiting for a government reading on employment and sifting through a batch of bleak corporate earnings reports. (51 secs ago)

Increasing the Likelihood of Quitting Smoking After a Heart Attack — HealthandAge

Quitting cigarette smoking is an important goal of preventive care after a myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Hospital-based smoking cessation programs seem to increase the likelihood of kicking the habit, according to a study in the latest issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine . (32 secs ago)