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Aug 12, 2004 DEA, Doctors Issue Guidelines On Use of Powerful Painkillers

QUOTE: An earlier consensus paper failed to clarify the issues, leading to a situation in which many patients with severe pain have been turned away by doctors and pharmacists concerned that prescribing and dispensing opioid painkillers would get them in trouble with the law.

Washington Post
Jul 28, 2004 Athletes Make the Grade Sooner by Failing First: Loophole Outwits NCAA Eligibility Rules

QUOTE: An apparent loophole in National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility regulations is leading an increasing number of top recruits to intentionally fail to graduate from high school so they can improve their chances of playing sooner in college.

Washington Post
May 27, 2004 SEC Wants Disclosures From Funds: New Rules Focus on Managers, Discounts

QUOTE: The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday unanimously required managers of mutual funds to report personal investments in their funds and to follow other ethics rules.

Washington Post
Apr 04, 2004 Changing All the Rules

QUOTE: Having long flouted the new-source review law, many of the nation's biggest power companies were facing, in the last months of the 1990's, an expensive day of reckoning. E.P.A. investigators had caught them breaking the law. To make amends, the power companies were on the verge of signing agreements to clean up their plants, which would have delivered one of the greatest advances in clean air in the nation's history. Then George W. Bush took office, and everything changed.

New York Times
Jan 07, 2004 Bush Would Give Illegal Workers Broad New Rights

QUOTE: Under Mr. Bush's proposal, which effectively amounts to an amnesty program for illegal immigrants with jobs in the United States, an undocumented worker could apply for temporary worker status here for an unspecified number of years, with all the employee benefits, like minimum wage and due process, accorded to those legally employed.

New York Times
Apr 10, 2003 Social Equality, but Only When Bosses Sign Off

QUOTE: Pro-Hootie [protestors] see the acceptance of a woman as a club member as symbolically trivial...Yet, symbolism is important, not for what it says about Hootie, Augusta National or golf, but for what it reveals about us.

New York Times
Oct 30, 2002 As Cameras Roll, Haitians Dash From Stranded Boat to Florida Shore

QUOTE: In Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, people took to the streets with signs demanding that the detainees be allowed to remain in the United States.

New York Times
Aug 22, 2002 Bush, Citing Fires, Will Seek to Ease Laws on Logging

QUOTE: President Bush will ask Congress to relax environmental laws so the timber industry can step up logging across millions of acres of national forest land...

New York Times
Aug 04, 2002 It Shouldn't Be Good to Have It Bad

QUOTE: ...for the University of California schools...All applicants are being evaluated according to whether they have survived "hardships," with those who have done so netting extra points.

Washington Post
Aug 01, 2002 Train Sticks to Schedule As Commuter, Stricken, Dies

QUOTE: A commuter suffered a heart attack on a train...the conductor failed to stop for medical attention and instead continued into Boston, picking up passengers along the way.

New York Times
Jun 14, 2002 EPA Proposes To Ease Rules On Clean Air

QUOTE: ...a major relaxation of clean air enforcement rules governing older coal-fired power plants and refineries that would effectively preclude future government legal action in all but the most flagrant cases of pollution.

Climate Ark
Feb 03, 2002 Can Do

QUOTE: ...the extraordinary instability of disability is both a promise and a threat: it can give shelter and solace to people with mental illness just as easily as it can consign people with high blood pressure or mild cerebral palsy to a stigmatized identity with which they do not want to identify.

New York Times
Jan 30, 2002 U.S. Athletes Must Guess on Supplements

QUOTE: contradictory and, to some critics, hypocritical messages American Olympic officials send their athletes. While leaders of the United States Anti-Doping Agency have bluntly told the athletes, ''Do not take a vitamin and put it in your mouth, period,'' some critics believe the United States Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee have undermined that message by granting sponsorships to companies that market supplements.

New York Times
Jan 22, 2002 Intellectual Improprieties: A leading gadfly picks some of the worst patents of all time

QUOTE: Scientific American asked Aharonian for his short list of the worst patents ever. What follows is his selection of four "really, really bad patents. Probably not the worst ever," Aharonian notes, "but quite close."

Scientific American
Jan 17, 2002 Justices Hold Hearing in Case Concerning Patients' Rights

QUOTE: ...the spotlight moved to the Supreme Court today for an argument on whether states have the authority to require an independent medical review of a health maintenance organization's refusal to pay for a covered service.

New York Times
Dec 02, 2001 Seniority: Slow to Learn the Lessons of Ageism

QUOTE: 'Many employers are using the current downturn as an excuse to get rid of older workers," [Marjorie Honig] added. Under the guise of restructuring, she said, they are usually able to get around age-discrimination laws.'

New York Times
Nov 23, 2001 Breaking Law or Principles to Give Information to U.S.

QUOTE: Kathleen Hensman, a public librarian in Delray Beach, Fla., recognized some of the suspected hijackers....She immediately called the police. That broke a Florida law that guarantees confidentiality to library patrons.

New York Times
Nov 23, 2001 From Sunbeam to Enron, Andersen's Reputation Suffers

QUOTE: In all three cases, Andersen auditors spotted bad accounting but were persuaded it was immaterial and therefore allowed it to go ahead.

New York Times
Oct 27, 2001 Baseball's Minor Infractions: in Latin America, Young Players Come At a Bargain Price

QUOTE: ...what are the responsibilities of the U.S.-based teams that conduct business in poor, often-corrupt societies and of an industry that wields enormous power over a vast pool of unsophisticated teenage ballplayers?

Washington Post
Oct 22, 2001 Practical Idealism

QUOTE: Realists hold that foreign policy is about relations between nation states, not about the political, economic or human-rights conditions within particular countries. Meddling in other nations' internal affairs only invites conflict....How useful is Rice's recommended focus now? The United States is at war not with a great power but with a transnational network.

Washington Post
Oct 13, 2001 Company Tried to Capitalize On Sept. 11

QUOTE: that employs no lawyers and so is not covered by a 1996 federal law that forbids lawyers from approaching the families of air crash victims for 45 days after an accident.

New York Times
Oct 06, 2001 The 40-Year War

QUOTE: That decent 1990's impulse to do good in Bosnia and Kosovo, even at the price of alienating Russia and China, was already, before Sept. 11, giving way to a foreign policy based on an unsentimental notion of our national interest.

New York Times
Sep 30, 2001 Scholars Call Attacks a Distortion of Islam

QUOTE: ...prominent Islamic scholars and theologians in the West....explained that certain scriptural passages are distorted by Islamic extremists like Osama bin Laden.

New York Times
Sep 24, 2001 In Wake of Terror, Worker Vexed By Leave Policy

QUOTE: ...docked workers vacation time for not working the afternoon of Sept. 11, after they voiced fears that more hijacked airplanes would attack their offices.

Washington Post
Sep 22, 2001 Pat Robertson's Gold

QUOTE: ...Pat Robertson's gold-mining venture in Liberia with Charles Taylor, international pariah and one of the most ruthless, greedy and terror-producing heads of state in all of sub-Saharan Africa?

Washington Post
Aug 26, 2001 Museums in a Quandary: Where Are the Ideals?

QUOTE: [Museums] are our new theaters of conscience... They offer packaged units of morality, unimpeachable and guiltlessly entertaining.

New York Times
Jul 31, 2001 Dubious Justice in Mexico: Village Vigilantes Block Path to Modernity

QUOTE: ...the biggest city in North America sprawls across a vast valley, containing both choked urban centers and more than 45 villages, where there are more animals and planted fields than people.

Washington Post
May 14, 2001 Attention, E-mail Snoops

QUOTE: As have every right to monitor your company's e-mail. But just because you can legally do it, is it ethical for you to read your subordinates' messages?

Jul 10, 2000 Do-It-Yourself Chemical Weapons

QUOTE: the nation's vulnerability to chemical weapons of terror. Although protocols are in place to react to a chemical attack, such as medical mobilization efforts (which are probably ineffective in scale), no preventative plans were presented by any governing agency.
May 01, 1991 Who owns Exxon? We do.

QUOTE: Like many of the corporate reform efforts of the past few years, the Valdez Principles will require an immense amount of data-gathering about companies. Indeed, CERES' people (while they've released their first questionnaire for corporations, in a booklet resembling an SAT exam) are still deciding what sorts of disclosure they should require from less a luminary than Peter Drucker is writing that systematic audits can be conducted -- indeed, must be conducted -- before the problems in pension-fund socialism can be resolved.

Art Kleiner

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