New England budget 2.23.10
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ROLLER DERBY: Boston Derby Dames roller derby league a hit - Three teams and an elite travel team hold their practices on Sundays in Holbrook, where the costumes are fun but the sport’s strategic scheming and full-body contact are not for the faint of heart. By Paula Vogler.
DARIN ST. GEORGE: Healthy habits on a family vacation -- I recently went to Disney World with my family. So, did I follow my own advice while I was surrounded by America's biggest buffets? I immediately switched into survival mode and turned to my support team and got to work.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: There's help for people who stutter – Stuttering occurs in about 5 percent of children. It usually starts between the ages of 3 and 6, and most of the time goes away. However, stuttering is present in approximately 1 percent of the adult population.
DR. JEFF HERSH: Similar symptoms, different diagnosis -- Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin, not a skin cancer like Paget's disease. Although the overall incidence of LS is not accurately known, some estimates are that it affects as many as 1 in 30 post-menopausal women. As many as 1 in every 300 referrals to a dermatologist is for LS.
PHYSICIAN FOCUS: Guarding against Lyme disease -- Lyme disease is an increasing threat, and of all the infectious diseases that threaten our personal and public health, it can be one of the most problematic.
SENIOR SAVVY: Aid for caretakers -- I quit my job to care for my father in my home. My father now needs more assistance with personal care. He is unable to manage his medications, and he is no longer preparing his meals. I am also helping my father dress. I am spending many hours per day caring for him. Is there any program that can help compensate me for taking care of him?
O’MAHONEY CARTOON: On the Red Sox and winter’s end.
O’MAHONEY CARTOON: On Delahunt and the Bishop case.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Seniors smoking pot.
CORPORATE TAX: New business rules: State gives, state takes away - A new law that went into effect last month that lowers the state’s corporate tax rate is getting mixed reviews. By Patriot Ledger.
STOP & SHOP: Contract negotiations resume today between Stop & Shop and union leaders - Representatives for Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. and roughly 40,000 unionized employees are resuming contract talks today in Providence with a goal of reaching a resolution this week. By Jon Chesto.
TRASH TO TREASURE: Local moms turn trash into jewelry - Two busy moms are finding time to make beautiful jewelry from unexpected places. Kingston resident Maureen Colton, 46, and partner Jenn Hammel, 38, of Duxbury have been recycling trash and turning it into treasure for the past 10 years. By Lana Lagomarsini.
MAKING CENTS: Planning can bring dreams to reality - As a professional financial adviser, I am here to break the news that dreaming is good. Your personal dreams are merely a vision for your future. Where most people fail is in connecting the dreams to what they need to do in order to make those dreams reality. By John P. Napolitano.
CHECKOUT LANE: Those looking for a pet urged to adopt from shelter - Treasa Downey, director of the Scituate (Mass.) Animal Shelter, says people should consider shelter pets. “We don’t encourage people buying dogs ... from pet stores (because) we want people to think adoption first.” By Lana Lagomarsini.
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FINE PRINT: Fine Print: Understanding the details of the new credit card laws - The new Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act took effect Monday, and you're probably wondering what it means for you. If you're like most credit card holders, you probably don't read much into your credit card's terms and conditions. Well now is the time to change that - at least to find out how those terms may be changing in light of the new CARD Act. By The Patriot Ledger.
MASS. MARKET: Kraft family takes slice of healthy pizza franchiser - With The Kraft Group’s backing, New Orleans-based Naked Pizza is preparing for a nationwide expansion. By Jon Chesto.
CRAIGSLIST KILLER CASE: Judge: DNA can be taken from alleged Craigslist Killer - A judge has ruled that DNA can be taken from Philip Markoff, who prosecutors say killed a woman who he’d contacted via the “erotic services” section of Craigslist, an online classified site. By The Patriot Ledger.
BISHOP CASE: Delahunt blames Braintree police in '86 Bishop shooting - With his term expiring, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is weighing his political future. But it was his distant past – an investigation nearly a quarter century ago – that had him standing before a pack of reporters and photographers in his congressional office. By John P. Kelly.
GI TAX BREAK: Governor to sign GI tax-break bill in Quincy - Active members of the National Guard and Reserves who live in Quincy will not have to pay full property taxes during their tours after Gov. Deval Patrick signs a locally sponsored bill into law Wednesday. By Jack Encarnacao.
HIGH SCHOOL HERO: Taunton student credited with saving man who fell through ice - A 17-year-old Taunton High School student and an amphibious hovercraft helped rescue a city man who had fallen through the ice while ice fishing on Watson Pond on Monday afternoon. By Tim Faulkner.
MEGHAN AT THE OLYMPICS: Meghan Duggan of Danvers now just one game away from Olympic gold in women's ice hockey - Another game, another goal for Meghan Duggan of Danvers at the XXI Winter Olympics, as Team USA steamrolled over Sweden, 9-1 on Monday to advance to the gold medal game Thursday (6:30 p.m. EST). Canada will provide the opposition after they defeated Finland immediately following the USA conquest, 5-0. By Ed Klajman.
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