Archive for November, 2011

Cards For Troops

Time is running out to take part in the American Red Cross’s Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

No more free infant formula at RI hospitals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – New mothers in Rhode Island will no longer leave the hospital with a free goody bag of infant formula. To encourage breastfeeding, the state’s seven birthing hospitals stopped formula giveaways this fall, apparently making it the first state to end the widespread practice.

Thousands rally to mark Tymoshenko’s birthday

AFP/Kiev Thousands of Ukrainians serenaded opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko outside her jail cell yesterday in a special birthday concert aimed at showing the West that she still has strong support among the people.

Shotgun season on deer opens Monday in Massachusetts

The state’s two-week shotgun season on deer opens Monday and it could be another banner year with a 10,000-plus animal harvest realized, a far cry from the harvests of fewer than 2,000 deer recorded in what seems like the distant past.

Women and babies lie on the floor in underfunded hospitals

Even an uncomplicated pregnancy in Uganda can mean a stay in a clinic without enough nurses, medical supplies or even beds

Romney’s Religion Could Play Role In Primaries, Poll Finds

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 24 percent of people it surveyed expressed a negative view of the religion, with white evangelical Protestants most likely to characterize Mormonism as “non-Christian.” That’s a key part of the GOP base.

Fairfield lawyer in quest for U.S. Senate seat

Peter Lumaj, a local resident and attorney, has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Photo: Genevieve Reilly / Fairfield Citizen

Rome Gets New Respect at European Union

The new Italian leader, Mario Monti, is seen in Brussels as the best hope for curbing Italy’s debt and reviving growth.

Meyer says he has not been offered Ohio State job

Former Florida coach Urban Meyer says he still has concerns about returning to coaching, but “right now there are no decisions to be made.” Media reports have fueled speculation Meyer could be the next Ohio State coach.

2012 Rhodes Scholars Include 32 U.s. Students

This year’s Rhodes Scholars include an aspiring anthropologist and a fluent Arabic speaker who works with orphans in Egypt, though another comes from an already famous pedigree: Ronan Farrow.