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TCU student branded with hanger in Breckenridge 3.2.2010 Vail Colorado: Editorials
The incident of a Texas Christian University student whose buttocks were branded on a fraternity ski trip to Breckenridge last month is under investigation by the university and officials with Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Local authorities weren't made aware of the Jan. 8 incident in which the student suffered second- and third-degree burns after Greek symbols for his fraternity and a sorority were burned into his rump with a hot coat hanger. "There's been no request to us to file any charges," said Kim Green, spokeswoman for Breckenridge Police Department. "We're just trying to sort out the details and get more information." Amon G. "Chance" Carter IV will need plastic surgery to repair the damage. He's the great-grandson of Amon G. ...
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New Zealand teen auctions her virginity to raise money for university 3.2.2010 Star Tribune: Science & Technology
How Did an Idealistic President Become a Champion of Nuclear Power and By Default, Weapons Proliferation? 3.2.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Helen Caldicott

In 1983, Barack Obama, a senior at Columbia University described his visions of a "nuclear free world" in an article titled "Breaking the War Mentality" in the university newsmagazine, Sundial. He described discussions of "first- versus second-strike capabilities'' that "suit the military-industrial interests'' with their "billion-dollar erector sets,'' and called for the abolition of the global arsenals of tens of thousands of deadly warheads.

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Climate scientists withheld Yamal data despite warnings from senior colleagues | Fred Pearce 3.2.2010 Guardian: Science
Ancient trees dragged from frozen Siberian bogs do not undermine climate science, despite what the sceptics say Leaked climate change emails scientist 'hid' data flaws Climate change emails reveal flaws in peer review Controversy behind climate science's 'hockey stick' graph It seems hard to believe that a handful of tree trunks dragged from frozen bogs in Siberia could undermine the argument about man-made climate change. But that is the claim that has been made by sceptics in recent months. The claim is wide of the mark, but in the 1,073 emails stolen from the University of East Anglia last November the row over the trees and what they tell us about climate change is played out in detail. The scientists are shown clinging to their ...
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New Zealand teen auctions her virginity to raise money for university 3.2.2010 Star Tribune: World
Howard Zinn: The People’s Historian 3.2.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Amy Goodman

Howard Zinn, legendary historian, author and activist, died last week at the age of 87. His most famous book is “A People’s History of the United States.” Zinn told me last May, “The idea of ‘A People’s History’ is to go beyond what people have learned in school ... history through the eyes of the presidents and the generals in the battles fought in the Civil War, [to] the voices of ordinary people, of rebels, of dissidents, of women, of black people, of Asian-Americans, of immigrants, of socialists and anarchists and troublemakers of all kinds.”

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Cutting the risk of dementia 3.2.2010 BBC: Front Page
Experts set out the measures you can take to make the onset of dementia less likely
Today in Congress 3.2.2010 Daily Kos
In the House, courtesy of the Office of the Majority Leader: FLOOR SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010 House Meets At... 10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business First Vote Predicted... 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Last Vote Predicted... 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. "One Minutes" (15 per side) Suspensions (2 Bills) H.R. 2843 - Architect of the Capitol Appointment Act of 2009 (Rep. Wasserman Schultz - House Administration) H.R. 4532 - Social Security Disability Applicants' Access to Professional Representation Act of 2010 (Rep. Tanner - Ways and Means) H.R. 4061 - Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 (Rep. Lipinski – Science and Technology) (Subject to a Rule) Postponed Suspension Votes (6 Bills): H.Res. 1043 - ...
Internet use linked to depression 3.2.2010 The Guardian -- Front Page
Leeds University study finds people classified as internet addicts are more likely to be depressed than non-addicted users British psychologists have found evidence of a link between excessive internet use and depression, research published today has shown. Leeds University researchers, writing in the Psychopathology journal (abstract here – subscription required for full pdf) , said a small proportion of internet users were classed as internet addicts and that people in this group were more likely to be depressed than non-addicted users. The article on the relationship between excessive internet use and depression, a questionnaire-based study of 1,319 young people and adults, used data compiled from respondents to links placed on ...
How climate scientists blocked FoI 3.2.2010 The Guardian -- Front Page
Hacked emails reveal systematic attempts to block requests from sceptics — and deep frustration at anti-global warming agenda Read more: Climate change emails between scientists reveal flaws in peer review Controversy behind climate science's 'hockey stick' graph Few scientists realised that freedom of information laws being introduced in Britain, the US and elsewhere would impinge strongly on their work. But one who did was Dr Phil Jones, the man at the centre of the fallout from the emails stolen from the University of East Anglia. Thanks to his brushes with climate sceptics, he knew that the laws would put new powers in their hands. The emails reveal repeated and systematic attempts by him and his colleagues to block FoI requests from ...
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Student stabbed at Bentley; 2 women in custody 3.2.2010 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Student stabbed at Bentley; 2 women in custody
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Funeral In Iowa For Seminarian In Haiti Quake 3.2.2010 WCCO: National
The funeral for a Lutheran seminarian from the Midwest killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti will be on Saturday in Decorah in northeast Iowa.
New York Haitians See Chance to Gain Clout 3.2.2010 NY Times: NY Region
Many Haitians in the region see the disaster as an opening to talk about the direction of their community.

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Investigation continues into alleged rape at St. Paul College 3.2.2010 Twincities.com: News
Police continue the investigation today into an alleged rape at St. Paul College, after arresting a student late Tuesday.
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Obama Apologizes For Vegas Slap 3.2.2010 The Hotline
Pres. Obama has again apologized for making Las Vegas the rhetorical whipping boy amid an economic crisis. In remarks yesterday at a town hall meeting in NH, Obama touted fiscal responsibility, pleding to rein in government spending. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you're trying to save for college," Obama said. Facing a difficult re-election campaign, Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid quickly defended his home state, a top tourist destination. "I just spoke to the White House and told them that while the President is correct that people saving for college need to be fiscally responsible, the President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster ...
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City council notebook: Lehmkuhle thanks city for UMR investment 3.2.2010 Post-Bulletin: Local News
A compilation of decisions made Monday by the Rochester City Council.
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Anne Frank's spirit lives on in chestnut tree 3.2.2010 SFGate: Top Stories
Anne Frank's spirit lives on in chestnut tree
Vigil planned to support Dartmouth workers 3.2.2010 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
Vigil planned to support Dartmouth workers
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Obama responds to ire over 2nd anti-Vegas remark 3.2.2010 Boston Globe: Latest
Obama responds to ire over 2nd anti-Vegas remark
Funeral In Iowa For Seminarian In Haiti Quake 3.2.2010 WCCO: Local News
The funeral for a Lutheran seminarian from the Midwest killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti will be on Saturday in Decorah in northeast Iowa.
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