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2010-04-13 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) held a press conference in San Diego, announcing the launch of a new program: Fix VA. The program focuses attention on problems with claims processing at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and seeks to work with the VA, the President, and Congress to implement a series of practical solutions. VCS announced the launch of a new www.FixVA.org website at the press conference. VCS Executive...

2010-02-24 11:35:00

On Sale Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. Tickets Start at $19.50 for Select Performances COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Martina McBride and Ziggy Marley/ Common Sense will perform at the Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre as part of the 2010 Fair on Thursday, July 22, and Friday, July 23, respectively. The Summer Concert Series is geared to provide a premier concert experience at a fan-friendly ticket price and, as always, concert tickets include Fair admission....

2010-02-11 11:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California leads the nation in pedestrian-train fatalities and in the past 12 months, the Bay Area has experienced an upward trend in deadly train incidents. In an effort to reduce the number of pedestrians who are killed and injured when trespassing around tracks and trains, Amtrak (www.amtrak.com), Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI, www.oli.org), California's transportation agencies and major freight railroad companies today announced the...

2010-02-03 12:30:00

'Ugly' Field of Four Bailout Candidates Present Huge Taxpayer Risks With Rising Cost Estimates, Delays, Flawed Reactor Designs, and Credit Downgrades; January One of Worst Months Ever for Industry WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What if the federal government held a beauty contest for taxpayer-backed nuclear reactor loan guarantee bailouts ... and no reactor project "beauties" could be lined up for the runway? According to experts from around the United States, that is...

2009-08-05 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several new analyses confirm that, after over half a century of operation, nuclear power remains one of the most capital intensive, high-risk energy industries. Despite its checkered past, industry proponents have suggested that nuclear power could be a cost-effective solution in a carbon constrained world. In order to pay for the potential resurgence of nuclear power, several proposals to dramatically increase subsidies for the industry have...

2009-06-24 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (www.oli.org), the U.S. Department of Transportation and major railroad companies today announced the launch of the Common Sense campaign to reduce the number of pedestrians who are killed and injured when trespassing around tracks and trains. The campaign is focused on 18 to 34-year-olds, who make up the largest percentage of railroad-related pedestrian casualties. The Common Sense campaign is designed to educate the...

2009-05-13 06:40:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since she was 6 years old, Dr. Cornelia Franz dreamed of being a physician. After years of hard work and education she has her own private pediatric practice and enjoys dealing with young patients and their parents every day who want better health and more natural ways to achieve wellness. Dr. Franz is proud to introduce her new book, "Common Sense Pediatrics" (published by AuthorHouse), a loving compilation of amazing things she has learned...