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2011-06-17 12:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be airing an educational campaign in a mini telenovelas series format in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format. "We created these educational telenovelas on drinking and driving to reach Hispanic women and men who...

2011-06-15 09:00:00

PHOENIX, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Always known as a progressive state when it comes to tough laws for drunk drivers, Arizona's newest DUI legislation, signed in to law last month by Governor Jan Brewer, has been criticized for what critics say is a step backwards from the state's precedent-setting penalties for first-time DUI offenders. But both lawmakers and criminal justice professionals throughout the state are saying SB 1200 is a key piece of legislation that will help the state...

2011-05-22 00:02:21

San Francisco DUI defense attorney Michelle Spaulding finds that police make mistakes in DUI arrests. These mistakes can result in the dismissal or reduction of DUI charges. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Many people assume that a drunk driving or DUI charge can't be beat. After all, it's difficult to argue with the stark reality of a breathalyzer readout or a crime lab blood sample result. However, California DUI defense attorney Michelle Spaulding of the Summit Defense Attorneys...

2011-05-12 06:42:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released the Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico and Wisconsin. The demographic profiles provide 2010 Census data on age and sex distributions, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and type, the group quarters population, and housing...

2011-04-20 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of California, together with the California Highway Patrol, have deemed April a zero-tolerance Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Drivers who use hand-held devices on the road are four times more likely to become involved in a serious injury accident than those who abstain from distractions behind the wheel according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Researchers have also found that delayed reaction time caused by...

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2011-04-17 06:25:00

A new study has found that drinking energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than drinking alcohol alone. Researchers determined that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of being intoxicated was greater. "Young people are now drinking alcohol in different ways than they have in the past," Cecile A. Marczinski, assistant professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University and first author of the study, said in a statement. "Classic mixed...

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2011-04-12 13:55:00

DineEquity Inc. said on Monday that it was immediately retraining workers at its Applebee's restaurant nationwide after a server at a suburban Detroit location accidentally served alcohol to a toddler. The company said it would also change the way it serves juice to youngsters to eliminate the chance of any mixups that could result in any more toddlers receiving alcohol. Taylor Dill-Reese went to an Applebee's in Madison Heights, Michigan where she ordered her 15-month-old son Dominick an...

2011-04-05 00:15:59

Higher stimulant, lower sedative effects of alcohol associate with frequent binging For some people, alcohol is a social lubricant. For others, it's an unpleasant downer. New research shows that a person's response to alcohol can predict their future drinking behavior, including their frequency of binge drinking and the risk of developing an alcohol-use disorder. Though often described as a depressant, alcohol produces a mix of stimulant and sedative effects that can vary from individual to...

2011-03-23 10:57:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tennessee's new DUI bill took effect on January 1st, courts statewide began to ramp up integration of a high-tech alcohol monitoring system to keep tabs on hard core drunk drivers facing charges for a new offense. The alcohol-sniffing anklets, known as SCRAMx (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), are monitoring offenders 24/7 pretrial to keep the high-risk group from re-offending, and the program is at no cost to the taxpayers....

2011-03-10 06:00:00

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bracket busters, last second shots and upsets are on their way. With March Madness just days away, office pools will likely be a common sight in the office. One-in-five workers (20 percent) said they have participated in March Madness pools at work, according to CareerBuilder's annual survey conducted among more than 3,900 workers between November 15 and December 2, 2010. Men vs. Women Men said they are more likely to participate in March Madness...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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