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  • Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary]

    Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary]
    I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey. Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley, Calif. in...
  • Charities request a piece of the pie

    Thirty-nine nonprofits, from Boca's ballet company and arts festival to the food kitchen and animal shelter, asked the city for $694,000 in grants for the upcoming year, many upping their requests by thousands of dollars, which isn't unusual. Speakers...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Robert B. Reich: Berkeley vs. Big Soda

    I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey. Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley,...
  • Newington Man Plans To Join Trip To Lobby In Fight Against Cancer

    NEWINGTON -- For Tom Boccaccio, cancer is deeply personal. Almost six years ago, his beloved wife Maureen died of adrenal cancer, a rare form of the disease that strikes the adrenal glands. "We were married for 45 years," said Boccaccio, fighting back...
  • Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday

    Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday
    Seminole Classic Casino and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to host a celebration for 140 local breast cancer survivors at the casino’s Hollywood Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The pink carpet event will feature food and an opportunity for...
  • Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia

    Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia
    Want a say on expanding mental health coverage to the uninsured? The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, DMAS, is requesting public comment on a June 20 proposal to extend health coverage to 20,000 uninsured Virginians with a serious...
  • Democrat Mark Pryor struggles to hold Senate seat in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jay Gadberry has always voted for Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, despite his own moderately conservative leanings. After all, the two attended college together. Pryor even flew back to Arkansas when Gadberry's oldest daughter was killed...
  • Grow vegetables at community garden

    Grow vegetables at community garden
    South Lake Hospital Foundation is seeking gardeners and sponsors for its organic community garden fall planting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the hospital's LiveWell Fitness campus, 1935 Don Wickham Drive in Clermont. The sustainable community...
  • Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay

    Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay
    For most of his life, Rick Deitrich has maintained a fairly healthy lifestyle. He battled high blood pressure, but he kept his weight consistently around 180 pounds, he never smoked and he visited his doctor regularly. Yet Deitrich, 65, had a feeling...
  • Lake shutterbugs can showcase their handiwork on 2015 calendar

    Lake shutterbugs can showcase their handiwork on 2015 calendar
    The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake program is seeking photos of a named Lake County body of water for its 2015 Adopt-a-Lake calendar. A panel of volunteers will rate the shots and pick the semifinalists; and then the public can vote online for their...