Around the U.S.: Gatorade makes Atlanta thirsty, DU lung cancer epidemic, Colin Powell’s SS# and more
November 5, 2007, 6:45 am
Filed under: depleted uranium, homelessness, New Orleans, news, politics, random, Uncategorized

 Lung Cancer Epidemic from Depleted Uranium has begun in the U.S. (NewsWithViews)

Revealed: the little-known device used to block Democrats in the House (Guardian, UK)

Gatorade: biggest single water user in drought-stricken Atlanta (Treehugger)

Two More Pieces of the Atlanta Drought Puzzle (Treehugger)

I blame Gatorade and Coke!

United Auto Workers Sellout at GM & Chrysler (Global Research)

NYC: No Room for the Homeless (NYTimes)

The California electoral voting initiative is back on (KQED)

Sensitive Pentagon files found in Alvin, TX home (Houston Chronicle)

“Here we are in little old Alvin,” Police Chief Mike Merkel said Friday, “and I have a folder in my hand that contains Colin Powell’s Social Security number.”  After a brief look through some of the files, which appeared to be from the 1980s and 1990s, Merkel said he saw “sensitive information that doesn’t need to get out.” … The front file in the drawer was labeled “Generals list” and included names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and other information on dozens of Army generals.

While Mississippi residents get evicted and lack financial assistance post-Katrina, HUD plans to divert funds to restore and expand port (LA Times)

The White House severely edited congressional testimony given Tuesday [10/23] by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the impact of climate change on health, removing specific scientific references to potential health risks. (AP/Yahoo)

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is pushing $25 million in earmarked federal funds for a British defense contractor [BAE Systems] that is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department and suspected by American diplomats of a “longstanding, widespread pattern of bribery allegations.” (Kentucky)

Non-military spying for 2007 could top $50 Billion (Raw Story)

Staph ‘superbug’ spreading, but statistics about it aren’t (Houston Chronicle)

Band on the Run in New Orleans: Police cracking down on time-honored funeral processions (Salon)

Chairman says Oral Roberts University over $50 Million in Debt (AP/Yahoo)


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