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Government should not regulate trimming trans fat

Our health pumped governor made California the first state to ban trans fat in retail food. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger passed legislation on Friday requiring restaurants to serve less than half a gram of trans fat by 2010. Many food depots, like McDonald’s and Spago Beverly Hills, are already making healthier[Read More…]

Women’s group decries frat party

Imagine you are a 17-year-old woman and it is your first day in the dorms at Cal State Long Beach. You exit your room and cannot help but notice a cute guy plastering fliers on the bulletin boards in the common room that read “CHERRY BUST 2008: Friday, September 5th:[Read More…]

Resisting skeptics prompts belief ETs exist

Just in time for the new X-Files movie “I Want to Believe,” former United States astronaut Edgar Mitchell announced during an interview that aliens do exist and the world’s government have been keeping this news quiet for more than 60 years. Mitchell, who worked on the Apollo 10 and 14[Read More…]

New GI Bill would provide veterans college full ride

Recently, Congress passed a bill that would increase the amount of money soldiers receive for education after they leave the military. Proposed by Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act will restore educational benefits back to the level of those granted to[Read More…]

Nuke power may offer cure for global greenhouse woes

Last week, NASA scientist and leading global warming expert James Hansen told the U.S. Congress that the globe is now officially past the “dangerous level” for greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and a “drastic” change in man-made carbon dioxide emissions needs to be made.   Hansen, commonly known as the[Read More…]

Menacing oil costs could filter jobs back to U.S.

With widespread angst about our increasingly sketchy economic stability (tied to devaluation of the dollar, increasing unemployment and other economic indicators), it’s often difficult to maintain optimism. It’s always hard to put a positive spin on an international crisis, but should we consider escalating global oil prices as a potential[Read More…]

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