Mark and Charlie's Blog

Court denies test drugs to dying patients Terminally ill people do not have the right to get unapproved, potentially lifesaving treatments, an appeals panel rules. By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer August 8, 2007 WASHINGTON -- People who are dying do not have...
Serve Breakfast in Class, Advocates for Poor Urge By JULIE BOSMAN Published: August 8, 2007 Advocates for poor children urged the city’s Department of Education yesterday to serve free breakfast in classrooms, saying that the practice of serving it in cafeterias failed to...
It’s a Female Dog, or Worse. Or Endearing. And Illegal? By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Published: August 7, 2007 The New York City Council, which drew national headlines when it passed a symbolic citywide ban earlier this year on the use of the so-called n-word, has turned its...
China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Last Updated: 9:54am BST 08/08/2007 The Chinese government has begun a concerted campaign of economic threats against the United States, hinting that it may liquidate its vast holding of US treasuries if...
Google Maps redraw the realm of privacy As street-level photos are added to the site, fears of intrusion arise. By Alex Pham and Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writers August 7, 2007 Google Inc. has been watching you, Southern California. A caravan of cars and trucks mounted with...
More black women consider 'dating out' By Dionne Walker, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — For years, Toinetta Jones played the dating game by her mom's strict rule. "Mom always told me, 'Don't you ever bring a white man home,'" recalled Jones, echoing an edict issued by many...
Geoff Oldfather: English-speaker says landlord's message is clear Tom McKenna is a longtime Stuart businessman who speaks only English. He says that's why he's being kicked out of the storefront on South Dixie Highway where he has run Seacoast Water Care for seven years. "I don'...
Firefighters forced to join in 'Gay Pride' parade File lawsuit against city after enduring 3 hours of lewd remarks, gestures -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 7, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's Note: WARNING – Some...
Ron Paul's Earmarks Texas Congressman Ron Paul -- libertarian gadfly and current Republican Presidential hopeful -- has made a name for himself as a critic of overspending. But it seems even he can't resist the political allure of earmarks. After reporters started asking...