Archive for May, 2011

West Nile Virus alert

With the arrival of spring, it’s time to take important steps to protect yourself and your family against West Nile Virus infection. (32 secs ago)

VIDEO: Carreras continues push for local tobacco legislation

THE call for Government to fast-track a Tobacco Control Bill for Jamaica has come from the most unlikely quarter, Carreras Limited, the local cigarette company. (34 secs ago)

Ontario Tories to unveil changebook? platform this weekend

Progressive Conservatives kick off their convention this weekend (2 days ago)

Battle of Badges: Competition and partnership

When the Plano Police Department and the Plano Fire Department conduct the sixth annual Battle of the Badges blood drive next month, it will be both a competition and a partnership. (38 secs ago)

Families go to court on drilling leases

SCRANTON Three Wyalusing families have filed a petition in federal court to force Marcellus gas driller Chesepeake Energy to honor its leases. (2 mins ago)

Stenberg speaks out against overspending, health care reform

The United States needs strict budget restrictions like debt-free Nebraska, according to Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. (34 secs ago)

Surgeon Susan Lim’s application against SMC dismissed

SINGAPORE: The High Court has dismissed surgeon Susan Lim’s application to stop the Singapore Medical Council from setting up a second disciplinary committee to investigate if she had overcharged a Bruneian royal patient. (1 min ago)

Nevada Retirees Honored/mary Redder

Where did you grow up and attend school (high school and college)? I grew up in Belmond and graduated from Belmond High School in 1972. I attended Iowa State University and earned a B.S. in home economics education, with a minor in family services, in 1976. (1 min ago)

Afghan official escapes attempted suicide bombing

The Afghan police say a deputy intelligence chief has survived an attempted suicide bombing. The attack was claimed by the Taliban. (45 secs ago)

YOUR SAY: Needle outburst furore

FRANKSTON Mayor Kris Bolam has come under fire from health groups for speaking out against a 24-hour needle-exchange program. (2 mins ago)