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Jul 22, 2004 Sales of Investments to G.I.'s Under Scrutiny in Washington

QUOTE: Securities regulators and lawmakers are looking into the sale of investments to military personnel that may be ill suited to the financial needs of the service members who buy them...citing concerns that young recruits and other personnel are being treated as a captive market.

New York Times
Jul 22, 2004 TiVo's Plans Lead to Fight On Copyrights: Technology Would Allow Transfer of Programs

QUOTE: Hollywood studios and the National Football League are seeking to block the maker of the popular TiVo television...The organizations fear that computer enthusiasts would capture those programs and begin trading them online in the same way that millions of music files are shared daily...

Washington Post
Jul 22, 2004 Advertiser Charged in Massive Database Theft

QUOTE: Federal authorities yesterday charged an online advertiser in Florida with...stealing "vast amounts of personal information" about Americans in what they described as one of the largest network intrusions in recent memory.

Washington Post
Jul 21, 2004 Drivers Try an Anti-Photo Finish

QUOTE: As jurisdictions increasingly turn to automated red-light and speed-radar cameras, products promising consumers stealth protection have multiplied. In addition to the products' effectiveness, their use raises legal and ethical questions for consumers.

Washington Post
Jul 21, 2004 New York City and 8 States Plan to Sue Power Plants

QUOTE: Eight states and New York City plan to sue utilities today that they say are the country's biggest emitters of carbon dioxide...The states and the city will not seek financial penalties but, according to a draft news release, will demand "substantial cuts" in the emissions...

New York Times
Jul 21, 2004 As Gene Test Menu Grows, Who Gets to Choose?

QUOTE: Too many health care providers...have not educated themselves about the genetic tests that could benefit their patients. Some critics also blame the professional societies that set policy for specialists, which they say are reluctant to endorse scientifically valid tests for fear of exposing their members to lawsuits.

New York Times
Jul 21, 2004 Hearing on Antidepressants Canceled

QUOTE: A high-profile congressional hearing into the safety of antidepressant medicines was abruptly canceled....by a House panel whose chairman is weighing a top job at a trade group representing the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The hearing had been called to investigate pharmaceutical companies that have kept negative data about their antidepressant medications secret.

Washington Post
Jul 21, 2004 Bush's Retreat on Immigration Reform

QUOTE: Marie Gonzalez… the 18-year-old… looking forward to college this fall… The government wants to deport her to Costa Rica… Marie, whose parents brought her to the States when she was 5, faces the abrupt prospect of losing everything she has in all good faith worked for.

Jul 21, 2004 Ideas on WHO Delegates at Odds: Invitations to Go Through HHS, but U.S. Agency Still Wants to Choose Participants

QUOTE: The Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization have reached a compromise on the controversial issue of who gets to name U.S. government scientists to serve as advisers to the Geneva-based organization. The trouble is that the two sides have nearly opposite views of what the compromise means.

Washington Post
Jul 19, 2004 Penny-Stock Lawyer Nears Day of Reckoning

QUOTE: Lost in the crowd of celebrity corporate criminals was Tom Prousalis, just some guy on trial for penny-stock fraud. The Prousalis case is a postscript to the penny-stock scandals of the 1990s, the final chapter in the stories of four now-defunct local companies in which investors lost millions of dollars.

Washington Post
Jul 18, 2004 Using Threats, N.Y. Landlords Feed Immigrants' Fear

QUOTE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in New York report often receiving tips from landlords. "It's very common to hear from landlords," said spokesman Michael Gilhooley. "But our inspectors are careful to balance the tips with the fact that New York has so many immigrants. We prioritize based on threats to public safety.

Washington Post
Jul 18, 2004 What's Fair About a Draft?

QUOTE: “...events in Iraq have revived rumors and predictions that the real draft is coming back, and they have provided one of the periodic opportunities for advocates of a draft to make their case. At the very least, the sons and daughters of the elite don't have to sign up for any reason except a real desire to serve in the military...economic pressure and a lack of other opportunities may lead a poor kid to join the Army even if, on balance, he might prefer a career in investment banking.

Washington Post
Jul 18, 2004 Fixing a System That Denies Justice to the Poor

QUOTE: When innocent people go to jail, guilty people go free. Years of under-funding and the turning of a blind eye by members of the bench, the bar and the legislature are coming home to roost…Virginia's criminal justice system makes mistakes that ruin innocent lives and leave dangerous criminals on the street.

Washington Post
Jul 17, 2004 New York City Will Limit Chance to Leave Failing Schools

QUOTE: New York City, which last year allowed every child who wished to transfer out of a failing school to do so, will drastically reduce the number of students allowed to move this year...Some critics said early on that New York City risked harming its better schools in allowing so many students in them.

New York Times
Jul 17, 2004 Demanding Accountability for the Distortions

QUOTE: When something that could affect the public interest goes astray, someone, we are told, should be held accountable. Which begs the question, where is the accountability for Iraq?

Washington Post
Jul 16, 2004 Blind As a Banker

QUOTE: Sad to say, it also applies to all the Sgt. Schultzes at the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve, who seem to have a problem telling the difference between regulatory compliance and promises of regulatory compliance -- and who cracked down on Riggs only after money-laundering details began to leak out in the press.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2004 Capitol Hill Insiders Irked By Campaign To 'Out' Them

QUOTE: “....40-year-old Washington fundraising consultant, has waged a controversial "outing" campaign in the month leading up to yesterday's vote....on the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage....asking people to send in names of gay Hill staffers working for senators and representatives who supported the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2004 Ex-Leader of Mexico May Be Prosecuted: Probe Centers on 1971 Student Massacre

QUOTE: A special prosecutor appointed by President Vicente Fox said he would decide in the next 10 days whether to bring criminal charges against former president Luis Echeverria involving a 1971 massacre in which security forces killed at least 30 young protesters in Mexico City.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2004 Borrowers And Lenders Meet at Moogul

QUOTE: ...Moogul, a new Web site that opened for business Friday, billing itself as the eBay of renting and sharing."Just like eBay facilitates buying and selling, we facilitate lending and borrowing," says Joel Maske, founder and chief executive of San Francisco-based Moogul Networks Inc.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2004 Riggs Bank Hid Assets Of Pinochet, Report Says: Senate Probe Cites Former U.S. Examiner

QUOTE: Riggs Bank courted business from former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and helped him hide millions of dollars in assets from international prosecutors while he was under house arrest in Britain...the bank attempted to use offshore and other accounts that were misleadingly named to obscure their connection to Pinochet.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2004 All acquitted in drug kickbacks case: Jury deals a blow to US prosecutors

QUOTE: In a blow to government prosecutors, a federal jury acquitted eight current and former employees of TAP Pharmaceutical Products yesterday of conspiring to win business by paying bribes and kickbacks to doctors and hospitals. The verdict vindicating the employees...follows TAP's 2001 payment of a record $885 million federal fine to settle similar charges.

Boston Globe
Jul 12, 2004 DeLay's Corporate Fundraising Investigated: Money Was Directed to Texas GOP to Help State Redistricting Effort

QUOTE: The e-mail, which surfaced in a subsequent federal probe of Houston-based Enron, is one of at least a dozen documents obtained by The Washington Post that show DeLay and his associates directed money from corporations and Washington lobbyists to Republican campaign coffers in Texas in 2001 and 2002 as part of a plan to redraw the state's congressional districts.

Washington Post
Jul 12, 2004 Report Says CIA Distorted Iraq Data: Senate Panel Cites Exaggerations in Paper Made Public in 2002

QUOTE: The statement, the report said, "conveyed a level of threat to the United States homeland inconsistent with the classified National Intelligence Estimate."

Washington Post
Jul 12, 2004 The Lure of High-Risk Loans: Huge Profits Drive Practice's Spread Despite Lawsuits

QUOTE: The suits accused the banks of predatory, or abusive, lending by using deceptive and high-pressure tactics to market high-price loans to people without regard for their ability to repay.

Washington Post
Jul 11, 2004 When the Right to Know Confronts the Need to Know

QUOTE: ...on the front page of the Arts section of The Times, I learned that Hendra may have committed the most unspeakable of acts...he did write a semi-confessional book about his own moral progress...Had his success, and the book's theme, made the most intimate details of his life a fair subject for public review?

New York Times
Jul 09, 2004 No Safety at the Top For Corporate Leaders

QUOTE: 'In corporate America, you only need a few spectacular examples to scare the hell out of them,' said former D.C. prosecutor E. Lawrence Barcella Jr. 'If I were a corporate executive now, I'd have notice that everything is on the table.'

Washington Post
Jul 09, 2004 FCC's Powell Stands Up to Verizon Threat

QUOTE: Under the deal, Nextel will get its new spectrum, but not without paying...more than it had previously offered and anticipated...but none of that was good enough for Verizon, which will accept nothing less than total victory.

Washington Post
Jul 01, 2004 Churchgoers Get Direction From Bush Campaign

QUOTE: "I think it is sinful of them to encourage pastors and churches to engage in partisan political activity and run the risk of losing their tax-exempt status," said Steve Rosenthal, chief executive officer of America Coming Together, a group working to defeat Bush.

Washington Post
Jul 01, 2004 Farm Subsidy Rules Called Too Vague: Money Going to Undeserving, GAO Says

QUOTE: 'We know that it's millions of dollars,' said Lawrence J. Dyckman, who co-wrote the report. 'But we don't know if we're talking about hundreds of millions or half a billion. We really don't know and, unfortunately, the USDA doesn't know either because they haven't paid enough attention to this.'

Washington Post
Jun 20, 2004 Lawmaker-Turned-Lobbyist A Growing Trend on the Hill

QUOTE: Two decades ago, legislators would not have been so bold about their interest in making lobbying a second career. But nowadays, sky-high lobbying salaries -- and the tendency of lawmakers to move their families to the D.C. area -- have made consulting for corporations a frequent, even acceptable career path.

Washington Post
Aug 04, 2001 The Uses of Pot

QUOTE: ...Canadian government has just increased the number of its people who can use marijuana as medicine...the terminally ill and those with chronic diseases from cancer to AIDS to MS can turn their backyards into their medicine cabinets...In May, our Supremes ruled on narrow grounds that federal drug law allows no exception for medical marijuana...

Washington Post
Jul 30, 2001 Teamsters May Stall Bush Goals for Mexican Trucks and Trade

QUOTE: the union's success in blocking Mr. Bush's open-border plan has been its ability to turn the debate from one of protectionism — the desire of American truckers to prevent low-paid, nonunionized Mexican drivers from taking their jobs — to one of public safety.

New York Times

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