Monday, January 31, 2011

Feeling sad? It could be SAD

 

Do you find yourself sleeping too much, experiencing a loss of appetite and motivation or feeling irritable?
It could be the winter blues also known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

As much as 9 percent of the adult population can suffer from SAD in the northeast portion of the country compared to as low as 1 percent in Florida

such as not wanting to get out of bed in the morning and having a lack of energy to perform daily activities — are the same as for a major depressive disorder, but Reilly said those who have SAD are not as deeply impacted and can overcome it much easier.

increasing exercise and outdoor activity, changing their environment by painting or adding more color to their homes, or partaking in light therapy. full spectrum lights from hardware or any retail store that sells light bulbs and fixtures. In order to be effective, the lights must be 10,000 lumens and must hit the retina of the eye

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Man leaves jail for medical treatment

 

Rock County Sheriff Bob Spoden said his jail isn’t equipped to treat Anthony Darwin for testicular cancer and getting him the proper medical care could potentially cost the county hundreds of thousands of dollars

He turned himself in on Jan. 10. District Attorney David O’Leary said Darwin was looking for medical treatment for stage four testicular cancer and had no health insurance

Bates said it was likely taxpayers may still end up with the tab for Darwin’s treatment, since he may end up applying for state health insurance, but the judge still granted Darwin’s release on a signature bond. Darwin is due back in court today.

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Jeff Anderson advertisement regarding bankruptcy of Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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Diesel Use in Gas Drilling Cited as Violation of Safe-Water Law - NYTimes.com

 

We learned that no oil and gas service companies have sought — and no state and federal regulators have issued — permits for diesel fuel use in hydraulic fracturing,” said Representative Henry A. Waxman of California and two other Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in the letter. “This appears to be a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.”

Oil and gas companies acknowledged using diesel fuel in their fracking fluids, but they rejected the House Democrats’ assertion that it was illegal. They said that the E.P.A. had never properly developed rules and procedures to regulate the use of diesel in fracking, despite a clear grant of authority from Congress over the issue.

the investigators said that three of the largest oil and gas services companies — Halliburton, Schlumberger and BJ Services — signed an agreement with the E.P.A. in 2003 intended to curtail the use of diesel in fracking in certain shallow formations.

Two years later, when Congress amended the Safe Water Drinking Act to exclude regulation of hydraulic fracturing, it made an express exception that allowed regulation of diesel fuel used in fracking.

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St. Paul attorney takes priest abuse fight to Europe | Minnesota Public Radio

After filing more than 1,500 lawsuits against alleged pedophile priests in the United States, St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson is now setting his sights on Europe.

Anderson has opened a law office in London, taking him even closer to the gates of the Vatican.

Speaking from his office in St. Paul, the plaintiff's attorney, Patrick Noaker, said this case gets to the heart of his belief that the Catholic church has engaged in the "international trafficking" of priests who abuse kids.

"Priests who have been sexually abusive in other countries, are being, and have been, trafficked to and from the United States, in order to avoid justice, in order conceal their wrongs," he said.

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Attorney Jeff Anderson

Noaker is an attorney with Jeff Anderson's law firm, and Anderson, in London, joined in on the press conference by video

But the suit alleges officials with the Diocese of New Ulm knew of Markey's past, because the priest had already been suspended and received treatment as a sexual predator three times before coming to Minnesota.

The lawsuit also names as defendants a diocese in Ireland, and the treatment centers Markey attended, for allegedly keeping the public in the dark despite his risk to re-offend.

Markey was extradited last year from Indiana to Ireland to face charges of raping a boy in that country.

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Attorney for Alleged Church Sex Abuse Victim Says Vatican Rejects Lawsuit - FoxNews.com

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St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who frequently clashes with the Catholic hierarchy over abuse allegations, said in a Sunday news release that his office tried to serve the lawsuit naming Pope Benedict XVI and other high-ranking officials at the Vatican as defendants, but that it was returned via Federal Express.

U.S. federal judge in October asked the Vatican to cooperate in serving court papers to the pope and two other Vatican officials, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

The Vatican is not obliged to comply with such requests

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WNIJ: Burzynski replacement (2011-01-31)

DeKalb County Treasurer, Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson, will fill the remainder of his term. Burzynski recommended Johnson when making his announcement last week

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Bankruptcy for states in question | Illinois Statehouse News

A number of “no Bankruptcy arguments are given with the following conclusion:

Prominent political leaders on both sides of the aisle have since come out against the plan. It seems to be losing steam and specific legislation has yet to be introduced in Congress.

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Public takes advantage of changes to open government laws

 

Instead of filing a lawsuit, members of the public can ask the Public Access Bureau in the Illinois Attorney General's Office to review withheld documents or meetings complaints, to make sure government bodies are not violating the Freedom of Information Act or the Open Meetings Act.

The Public Access Bureau dealt with 1,806 such appeals from the public and 159 from the media in 2010.

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Attorney General Madigan wants high court to stay ruling on state's $31B construction plan | Government | Crain's Chicago Business

 

Madigan's office filed a motion to stay the judgment while the state prepares an appeal it plans to file by Feb. 14.

An appellate court ruled this week that the law raising taxes on liquor and candy and allowing video gambling is unconstitutional. Justices decreed it violates a rule against bills covering more than a single subject.

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Wine Tasting Benefit: Belv/Boone Co Food Pantry

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