Archive for January, 2009

Supreme Court to decide on foster care inspections

An Omaha-based foster-care provider wants Nebraska’s highest court to restrict the state review board from conducting unannounced inspections of foster-care homes and facilities. (2 mins to go)

Lead poisoning declines

Highland Park and Detroit’s east side have the highest incidence of lead poisoning in the state, but prevention efforts are working — resulting in a 35% reduction in child lead poisoning statewide since 2003. (1 min to go)

WRAPUP 1-Record tumble in Japan output signals dismal GDP

TOKYO, Jan 30 – Japanese industrial production fell a record 9.6 percent in December, while core annual inflation almost evaporated, reinforcing expectations of a record economic contraction as the global financial crisis worsens. (17 secs ago)

Spreading her wings at WMU

Spreading her wings at WMU Gay Walker’s acrylic painting, Cycle of the Butterfly,? is one of her many multi-media artworks on display in the Journey Through Cancer? exhibit in WMU’s College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery. (2 mins to go)

Women’s health fundraiser moved to Brown’s Run CC

Women’s Health Issues in Miami-Valley Sisterhood, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency funds to women battling chronic illnesses, will host a fundraiser on Feb. 6 at Brown’s Run Country Club in Middletown. (1 min to go)

Lingle names sixth regent

Gov. Linda Lingle has nominated former student regent Michael A. Dahilig as her final selection for the University of Hawai’i Board of Regents. Dahilig’s nomination was announced on Jan. 21, 17 days after Lingle nominated five other people to fill vacancies on the 15-member board. (2 mins to go)

Citizens Central volunteer called ‘wonderful’

While playing Bingo at Citizens Central senior center, Jackie Surles heard the call for volunteers to help at a cooking school at Iowa Central Community College. She volunteered and enjoyed herself, starting what would become years of volunteer service at the center. “I just do it because I like to do it,” she said. No one makes her. (1 min to go)

Rich Hess’ fitness column: Keep your family active

Many in the medical and fitness fields are growing more and more concerned with the health and fitness of our nation’s children. (1 min to go)

Older walkers need to get a grip on icy paths

Teresa Wallace of Muskegon Township lay on the edge of Apple Avenue, injured and scared as cars whizzed by. She’d fallen while walking to Wesco, and was later helped home by a couple who stopped to inquire about her. (57 secs to go)

There is no deal: Rees

Premier denies he awarded Graham West an additional portfolio to ensure John Robertson’s promotion. (1 min to go)