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  • DNA registry legislation raises concerns about Big Brother

    If you are innocent, you have nothing to fear. Right? What could possibly go wrong with widespread unwarranted searches designed to collect evidence, in the form of DNA samples, from people who have not been convicted of anything? Worrywarts are...
  • Brushing is key to keeping your home free of pet hair

    Q: How do you prevent dog hair from taking over your house? -- J.D., Cyberspace A: Brush early and often, and do it outdoors. Years ago, I told a reader to brush her dogs daily. She wrote back a month later telling me the problem was now far worse:...
  • Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today

     Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today
    Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh? Most of us have seen one — in a movie. In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
  • Dream Defenders earning political credibility

    Dream Defenders earning political credibility
    Word is getting around. The Dream Defenders are for real. Whether you agree with their demands — chiefly to repeal Florida's "stand your ground" law — or view their protest as juvenile foot-stomping, this much is true: This group of...
  • Aiding suicide charge in Pottsville does not seem to square with court ruling

    The aspirin tablets in the bottle were of various colors and the little boy thought they were candy, so he helped himself. When I saw the empty bottle I called the base hospital at Beale Air Force Base in California, where I was stationed, and was...
  • Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD

     Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD
    If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
  • For L.A. Dependency Court, a first: the press

    For L.A. Dependency Court, a first: the press
    I have been attending trials in Los Angeles for 20 years. I've covered torture and murder, drug smuggling and bank robberies. I covered the trial of the officers who beat Rodney G. King and the rioters who beat Reginald O. Denny. I covered the murder...
  • Readers offer their opinions on my opinions

    Here are some reader responses to answers in recent columns. I always appreciate reader input. Email anytime with questions or answers at steve@stevedale.tv. You can also find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SteveDalePetWorld. COMMENT: "My...
  • Risk of Pa.'s ammonia storage sites on par with falling balloonists

    Too much of anything, including water, can be a killer. Hold that thought as we consider this week's scary headline from the PublicSource online news organization, which said, "1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia....
  • Kicking away pesky foot problems

    Of course we all want to be footloose (and fancy-free,) but sometimes nature has a different idea. Answer Angel Ellen tackles some tough tootsie questions … Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have these very dry feet, and the heels are always rough and...
  • Science Is Starved By The Sequester

    "The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...