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2008-08-06 03:00:39

By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 6--FORT WORTH -- Voters citywide will decide in November whether to expand alcohol sales to the last two dry areas of Fort Worth. City Secretary Marty Hendrix on Tuesday night certified that two petitions -- among the largest of their kind in Texas -- each contained about 40,000 valid signatures, thousands more than needed. One proposition would permit alcohol sales in restaurants without requiring private club memberships, and the other would...

2008-07-28 06:00:00

By Carol DeMare, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 28--ALBANY -- A law to make parents and other adults responsible when minors drink on their property even if the hosts didn't serve or provide the alcohol has been proposed by a county legislator. You might think a state law already covers this, but not so. The state law has a loophole which the local law would plug, according to Legislator Christopher Higgins. "Somebody who is serving alcohol" to underage drinkers "can be liable," Higgins...

2008-07-22 00:00:38

INJECTING drug addicts are to get extra help at a drop-in centre in Dewsbury town centre. Over Pounds 7,000 will pay for two nurses to help drug users to have better medical care and ensure that injection wounds do not become infected. The Queen's Nursing Institute and the Community and District Nurses' Association are providing the money for a 12-month pilot project at Lifeline Kirklees, in Wellington Street. District nurses Jackie Hatfield and Tracy Conroy, who will lead the project,...

2008-07-18 09:01:12

By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor Teenagers are sobering up - but the improvement is marginal, according to the latest survey of drinking, smoking and drug-taking by young people. Rates of drug-taking and drinking are falling and smoking is at its lowest level since records began a quarter of a century ago, figures show. Among 11 to 15-year-olds, the proportion who have avoided alcohol has risen to almost half (46 per cent) in 2007 from 39 per cent in 2001. The number who had drunk...

2008-07-16 00:00:32

YOUNG drivers should face a zero legal blood alcohol limit, the country's top doctor said yesterday. Chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson said that, although the measure for motorists aged 17-20 might prove unpopular it would reduce road deaths among young people. In his annual report, Sir Liam called for a new focus on the "unique" health needs facing teenagers. He highlighted six key factors threatening the well-being of young people, including smoking, alcohol and drugs,...

2008-07-10 15:00:54

By Alan McEwen Police clampdown nets a dozen child boozers in Capital A 12-YEAR-OLD girl drunk on cider and vodka was among more than a dozen youngsters rounded up in a single night by undercover police in a new crackdown in the Capital. The police patrols, aimed at clamping down on under-age drinkers, also found a 13-year-old girl and eight 14-year-olds girls who had been drinking. Along with the young girls, two 16-year-old boys and two 15-year-old boys were also discovered with...

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2008-07-09 06:00:00

By Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star, Calif. Pain patients understand why California's attorney general says he needs to raise $3.5 million to stop addicts and drug dealers who use doctors to stockpile Vicodin and OxyContin. Abuse of prescription medicine is rampant in part because chronic pain can put your head in a vise and reduce you to a lump of flesh unable to do anything but lie on a sofa, said Bob Ramos of Santa Paula, whose spine has been surgically fused. It can feel as if "someone...

2008-07-07 15:00:35

By BONNEVIE, Christian; JACKSON, Laura Supermarkets selling alcohol at a loss to lure shoppers are fuelling New Zealand's binge-drinking culture and violence, police say. The practice, known as loss leading, involves beer and wine being marketed at cost price or less. Supermarkets had promised not to do so when the amendment to the Sale of Liquor Act 1989, allowing beer sales in supermarkets, was discussed during the 1999 parliamentary select committee hearings. New Zealand's two...

2008-06-26 09:00:20

By Vikki Ortiz, Bonnie Miller Rubin and Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune Jun. 26--Despite stricter laws and stern warnings that "we card hard," millions of teenagers are still getting their hands on alcohol. And they're often getting it for free from people who should know better: adults of legal drinking age. A four-year federal survey being released Thursday found that about 40 percent of drinkers ages 12 to 20 had obtained free alcohol in the previous 30 days from people over 21. The...

2008-05-21 12:00:14

NORWALK, Conn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beverage Information Group, a leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry, recently released its 2008 Wine & Spirits Industry Marketing Handbook. The updated, expanded and now online handbook provides access to more than 600 wine and spirits importers, marketers and suppliers by name, title, company name, address, phone, fax, e-mail, Web address and brands. The handbook's...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.