Dear EarthTalk: I read a heart-wrenching story of a polar bear that swam 400 miles with its cub on its back in search of an ice floe to rest on. It survived but its cub did not. What can be done to save these magnificent creatures? Is it too late? — Jerry Bresnehan, Des Moines, IA
UTICA, N.Y. – Voters blame investors speculating on future oil prices for rising gasoline costs which are approaching the $4 mark, according to a new IBOPE ZOGBY poll.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– California is a model of sensible gun laws. Its universal background check system, strong gun dealer regulations, and assault clip ban are just some of the laws that provide a roadmap to preventing gun violence. New Jersey ranked second on the scorecard, while Arizona, Alaska, and Utah do not have a single common sense gun law on their books, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
EDISON — Nearly 200 children aged 6-11 and their families volunteered to go back to school on a beautiful afternoon last Saturday, April 30. But it was for a great cause.
WOODBRIDGE – While Mayor John E. McCormac of Colonia is unchallenged in next month’s Democratic primary, his slate of council candidates will face some opposition.
TRENTON – Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari said the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, will consider the nomination of Anne Patterson for a seat on the state Supreme Court.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Are you expecting a federal tax refund this year? Internal Revenue Service spokesman Gregg Semanick offers these tips for checking on the status of your refund and some helpful tips about refunds.
STATE – Only eight percent of Americans rank Atlantic City as their top casino destination, according to a national telephone poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. Las Vegas was the top choice of 47 percent of adults, while New Orleans was the top pick of 10 percent. Reno (five percent) and St. Louis (four percent) rounded out the list.
(NAPSI)—While everyone needs to be careful when taking medication, older adults face particular challenges. Often, they take more than one medicine at a time and they may not metabolize drugs as well as they once did, raising the risk of complications.
Once upon a time, (back in the 70’s), a little known band released a little album with a little pyramid on the cover, that would, over time, end up taking over the Billboard chart for longer than any other album in music history…