Monthly Archives: April, 2009

Commons to vote on expenses move

Written by Janet Gordon Brown’s plan to reform the system of MPs’ expenses will go to a series of House of Commons votes.  His proposals include more transparency over second jobs and MPs’ staff being employed by the Commons authorities.  Mr. Brown’s plan is to abolish the controversial second homes allowance in favour of flat-rate …

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Compassion should dominate over proposed medical marijuana

Written by Janet New York State has the opportunity to demonstrate the compassion shown by 14 other states in legalizing medicinal use of marijuana. But lawmakers also must ensure tight controls to avoid simply making marijuana easier to get for nonmedical uses, and must review serious scientific studies to avoid basing this kind of law …

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Nadya Suleman gets tattoo symbolizing her 14 kids. Remind you of anyone?

Written by Janet Last week she went and got a tatto, to immortalize her fourteen kids…She made the long trip to Kustom Kulture in Hollywood, quite a hike from her La Habra home — filled with newborns and older children that need her attention — and RadarOnline.com tagged along to capture the whole painful ordeal …

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Napolitano, CDC Chief to Hold Joint News Conference on Swine Flu

Written by Janet Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionare holding a news conference Sunday on swine flu and the government’s response.  So far, at least 11 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in California, Texas and Kansas.  Patients have ranged in age from …

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Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman adding pet pig to huge brood?

Written by Janet Ocotomom is at it again….As if 14 kids weren’t enough, Nadya Suleman says she’s thinking about expanding her bumper brood – with a pet. The unemployed mother of 14, who already relies on a team of nannies to care for her three-month-old octuplets, told Radaronline.com she’s considering giving in to her older …

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Tory MP suing over e-mail smears

Written by Janet Tory MP Nadine Dorries, said she is now taking legal action over allegations in emails sent by Gordon Brown’s former special advisor.  Ms Dorries was one of a number of Conservative MPs named in e-mails sent by Downing Street aide Damian McBride. McBride sent the the unfounded smears to ex spin doctor …

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Stream of horrific crimes takes toll on town cops

Written by Janet Detective Nate Cogburn’s last few months have been filled with the stuff of nightmares. He’s had to deal with neighbors charged with shackling and torturing a teenager in a Tracy Home. A substitute teacher accused of molesting upward of 15 students. A surgeon arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of …

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Palin supporters set up legal expense fund

Written by Janet Gov. Sarah Palin’s friends and supporters in Alaska set up a legal expense fund Friday to help her pay more than $500,000 in legal bills racked up defending ethics complaints – including one she filed against herself when she was a Republican vice presidential candidate. One of her longtime friends, Kristan Cole, …

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Government Considering Medical Marijuana Case

Written by Janet Government lawyers are expected to ask a federal judge to impose a five-year sentence on the owner of a marijuana dispensary, less than one month after Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced that federal authorities would not prosecute medical marijuana shop owners if they complied with local laws. A Bush appointed jurist, who …

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Oregon Foster Care: Committee sends adoption bill to House floor

Written by Janet Legislation intended to better protect children who are sent from Oregon foster care to be adopted in other countries is on its way to the House floor. The Human Services Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve House Bill 3471.  This bill would require specific adoption agreements spelling out the responsibilities of child …

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