Just thought I’d start a general news threads about local stuff we read from home, or things of a non-political nature…anywho…
ALBANY, N.Y. - If you plant some trees, is it OK to drive an Escalade?
The question isn’t as silly as it sounds. People worried about global warming increasingly are trying to “offset” the carbon dioxide — the leading greenhouse gas — they spew into the atmosphere when they drive, fly or flick on a light. One idea popular with the eco-conscious is to have trees planted for them. You get to keep driving and flying, but those trees are supposed to suck in your trail of carbon.[/quote]
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070527/ap_ … and_people
Why not have a TreeTax?
LANSING, Mich. - For nearly a decade, Dr. Jack Kevorkian waged a defiant campaign to help other people kill themselves. The retired pathologist left bodies at hospital emergency rooms and motels and videotaped a death that was broadcast on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” His actions prompted battles over assisted suicide in many states. But as he prepares to leave prison June 1 after serving more than eight years of a 10- to 25-year sentence in the death of a Michigan man, Kevorkian will find that there’s still only one state that has a law allowing physician-assisted suicide — Oregon.[/quote]
Eight years for giving people and their families what they asked for. He’s out just in time to run for President!
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070527/ap_ … _s_release
[quote]LOS ANGELES - A woman who lost both legs and an arm as a child is poised to become a doctor for children.
Kellie Lim, who became a triple amputee at age 8 because of bacterial meningitis, is to graduate from UCLA’s medical school on Friday, and she plans to focus on childhood allergies and infectious disease.
The Michigan native, 26, does not use a prosthetic arm and manages to perform most medical procedures — including giving injections and taking blood — with one arm. She walks on a pair of prosthetic legs.[/quote]