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Fat Fees and Smoker Surcharges: Tough-Love Health Incentives
Psychology Professor Anita Blanchard has a pretty sweet deal with her employer. Even if the 40-something mother of three leaves her job at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the state of North Carolina guarantees her premium-free health insurance that will cover 80% of her health care costs for life
School brass facing prison time for luncheon prayer
Two Florida school administrators face contempt charges and possible prison time for saying a prayer at a school luncheon. Frank Lay, principal of Pace High School, and Athletic Director Robert Freeman are accused of violating a consent decree banning employees of Santa Rosa County schools from endorsing religion
Former Enron chief Skilling to be resentenced
Madoff won’t appeal 150-year sentence, attorney says
Bernard Madoff has decided not to appeal the 150-year prison sentence he received for operating the biggest investment fraud in history. “We are not going to appeal,” Madoff attorney Ira Lee Sorkin told CNN on Thursday. Sorkin said he met with Madoff this week at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan.
Weight Guidelines Toughened for Obese Mothers-to-Be
The Institute of Medicine , the nation’s most influential medical advisory group, has updated its guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy for the first time since 1990. The revised recommendations, released May 28, which also include the first advice regarding exercise during pregnancy, reflect new data on prenatal health as well as several recent shifts in the obstetric landscape pregnant women in the U.S. are now older, more likely to deliver multiple births and ethnically more diverse than they were 20 or 30 years ago.
Pilot fatigue is like ‘having too much to drink’
Co-pilot Rebecca Shaw traveled all night as a passenger aboard FedEx planes before she got on the commuter plane that nosedived into a house near Buffalo, New York, killing all 49 passengers on an icy February evening. The 24-year-old, with a year of experience, was living in Seattle, Washington, and commuting to Newark, New Jersey — where the fatal Continental Flight 3407 operated by Colgan Air Inc