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February 2007

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Feb 27,2007
WASHINGTON - A new ABC News/Washington Post poll indicates that a record number of Americans now disapprove of the war in Iraq. Sixty four percent of respondents say the war in Iraq "was not worth fighting," and 56 percent say U.S. forces should be withdrawn at some point even if civil order has not been restored in Iraq. Fifty three percent favor setting a timeline for withdrawal, with 85 percent of those advocating a withdrawal ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
After a four-month nationwide search, the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s Board of Directors announced today the selection of a new executive director.  Pat Roden, a well-known former Bend resident with extensive non-profit and business development experience, will take the helm effective March 5.  Roden most recently served two years as district director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Modesto, California.  She brings an extensive background in both non-profit and for profit businesses, and is ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
LAS VEGAS - FedEx Ground/Home Delivery drivers in Nevada are becoming part of the nationwide, class-action lawsuit against the company alleging that for years it has intentionally misclassified its employees as independent contractors in a scheme allowing it to substantially reduce operating costs while boosting corporate profits at the expense of its drivers and the taxpaying public. The suit, which includes a count alleging violations of Nevada's False Claims Act provisions requiring accurate tax returns, ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
WASHINGTON - With National Guard units across America stretched to the breaking, Democratic Senators Mark Pryor and Sherrod Brown today joined Democratic Governors Association Chair Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to bring attention to concern for America's national and homeland security. President Bush's plan to escalate the war in Iraq is placing an especially heavy burden on states. Sending the National Guard on repeated tours through Iraq compromises states' capabilities to respond to natural disasters, terrorist ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
WASHINGTON - NASA will send a flight surgeon, two astronauts and a Cincinnati doctor into the ocean depths off the Florida coast May 7-18 to test space medicine concepts and moon-walking techniques. It is the first undersea mission to include a NASA flight surgeon. Veteran space flyer Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper will lead the 12-day undersea mission aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aquarius Underwater Laboratory. NASA Flight Surgeon Josef Schmid, NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, released today "Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable," the final report of the Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The report, prepared as input for the upcoming meeting of the UN's Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), outlines a roadmap for preventing unmanageable climate changes and adapting to the degree of change that can no longer ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
what true." "The clinical workforce in the United States has become increasingly mobile," notes Susan Nowakowski, president and CEO of AMN Healthcare. "A growing number of nurses are considering travel opportunities, filling gaps in hospital staffs caused by worker shortages. Traveling nurses play a critical role in maintaining services and quality of care at hospitals and other medical settings nationwide." Two-thirds of CNOs surveyed indicated their hospitals had used traveling nurses sometime during the previous ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Oregon Federal District Court Judge Anna Brown today formally approved a nationwide multi-million-dollar class action settlement between Hartford Fire Insurance Company and more than 700,000 of its policyholders. The policyholders alleged that Hartford Fire and its subsidiaries failed to provide notice as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it charged customers more for insurance based on information in their credit reports. If the policyholders had been able to prove at trial that the ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
Celebrities Participating in Global Green USA’s Red Carpet/Green Cars Campaign Receive Green Gift Bags Stars arriving at the Oscars in eco-friendly cars had a green surprise in their trunk — eco-friendly gift bags. Participants in the 5th Annual Global Green USA Red Carpet/Green Cars Campaign received the gift bags, which were loaded with green products that consumers can use in their own homes. The earth-conscious gift bag and celebrities carried the important message that you ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Principal photography has begun in London on "Sweeney Todd"; starring Johnny Depp in the Tim Burton directed screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller. The DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. co-production presents Depp as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison, who vows revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, he becomes ... [full story]
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