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Mild Depression May Give Elderly Women an Edge

Wed May 1, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly women with mild depression tend to live longer than those without depression, according to findings reported by investigators at Duke University Medical Center.

The findings appear in the May-June issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

The 3670 subjects in the study, conducted by Dr. Dan G. Blazer and colleagues in Durham, North Carolina, were 65 years of age or older.


Judge ready to rule death penalty unconstitutional

April 26, 2002

By Frank J. Murray
A U.S. District Court judge who says innocent people are convicted of murder gave the Justice Department "one last opportunity" yesterday to persuade him not to declare the federal death penalty unconstitutional.

Judge Jed S. Rakoff, a 1995 Clinton appointee, said he took that drastic step because he believes innocent prisoners were executed and more face death without a full opportunity to prove their innocence, if only by technology not yet discovered.


Those who misuse law enforcement computer system won't be traceable

April 26, 2002

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The names of those who abuse a confidential police computer system will be deleted after each case is investigated because state officials voted to change the current policy.

State officials Thursday made it harder for the public to learn who has abused the confidential Law Enforcement Information Network, a computer database containing driving records, criminal records and other personal information.


U.S. Military Seeks Broad Exemptions from Environmental Laws

U.S. Military Seeks Broad Exemptions from Environmental Laws

By Cat Lazaroff

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2002 (ENS) - In a hearing today before a House subcommittee, Defense department officials argued that the U.S. military needs blanket exemptions from environmental laws for almost all military activities in order to protect national security. Conservation groups lashed back in a press conference this afternoon, calling the proposal "unacceptable" and warning that the military is asking for carte blanche to pollute.


Arms Buildup Enriches Firm Staffed by Big Guns

By MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer

January 10, 2002

WASHINGTON -- Even by Washington standards, the Carlyle Group has some serious clout.

President George W. Bush's father works for Carlyle; so does former Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, whose close friend Donald H. Rumsfeld now runs the Pentagon; and so does a stellar cast of retired generals and Cabinet secretaries, including former Secretary of State James A. Baker III.


Citizens have been right all along!

by Tina staik

Our common sense and good judgment have not deceived us, even though, for some time now, because our gut feelings have told us one thing, and corporate media another, we have grappled to get to the truth. We have known all along, however, that something was wrong. For decades, it turns out, a LOT of money went into manipulating our God-given human intelligence to create a topsy-turvy world in which we, full fledged American citizens, were trained to blindly and appreciatively follow the tune of corporate pied pipers.


Subject: Brain Exercise

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important that we keep mentally alert. The saying "If you don't use it, you will lose it" also applies to the brain, so.........

Below is a very private way to gage your loss or non loss of intelligence. So take the 6 simple questions presented here and determine if you are losing it or still a MENSA candidate.


Here are a few remedies that might help us in the Future?

1) Flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hairspray and they will take a quick dive.

2) Sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm...)

3) Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.

How the World Would Work Without Government?

by Doug Casey

April 24, 2002

Many people who are sympathetic to the notion of minimizing institutionalized coercion are still skeptical about how, or even if, the world would work without government. Who, they ask, would build the roads and run the schools? Who would keep order in society and protect it from predators?