Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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SHOW TOPICS 5-19-2010

-DNA Could Solve Doggie-Doo Caper-Baltimore condo may use DNA tests to identify guilty pooch-By KELVIN ROBINSON - A swanky Baltimore condominium is considering using technology -- usually reserved for cold case murders and revealing paternity -- in a case of whodunit. The culprit is furry, friendly and likely has no idea he's done anything wrong. The crime? Pooping all over the Scarlett Place condominiums.
All dogs in the building would be swabbed for DNA testing, under a proposal by the condo board, according to The Baltimore Sun. Dog owners would pay $50 per pup, covering the costs of tests and supplies, and an additional
-Hershey Sues, Says Williams-Sonoma Brownie Pan Copied Iconic Chocolate Bar
-Lawsuits against Toyota are consolidated-By Ken Bensinger and Ralph Vartabedian-
More than 150 lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. over alleged...applies only to federal cases and not lawsuits filed in state courts. Toyota has...plaintiff attorneys argued that the lawsuits should be handled individually, many...
-Huntington Beach wants to limit payment to family of 11-year-old killed in lifeguard program to $26,000 –martime law - The city of Huntington Beach has taken legal steps to stop the family of an 11-year-old girl who died in a junior lifeguarding exercise from suing the city for anything more than the value of the boat that killed her.
-WHO study has no clear answer on phones and cancer-same problem with living under power lines, or getting early baby shots and autism
-Woman painting nails before crash found guilty-Driver is 'being made an example of,' attorney claims -BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter- Though Lora Hunt insisted she wasn't painting her fingernails when she hit and killed motorcyclist Anita Zaffke, a Lake County jury Thursday convicted her of reckless homicide in the 2009 crash
-DID MOVIE BABIE VIOLATE CA LABOR LAW? - California law requires infants to have a doctor's note and legal permits before they can be filmed. They're only allowed on camera for 20 minutes a day. They must be accompanied by both a nurse and studio teacher — both paid for by the producers. The babies also need to be at least 15 days old, reports AP.
-PHOENIX – Arizona is ending a groundbreaking and contentious program that put speed cameras along Phoenix-area freeways and in vans deployed across the state. American flag shirts ignite firestorm-Four Live Oak High School teens sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo have become the focus of national media attention and spurred a march by Hispanic students through downtown Morgan Hill
-Violent Video Game Law Gets Top U.S. Court Hearing (Update3)
BusinessWeek - Greg Stohr - April 26 (Bloomberg) -- The US Supreme Court will consider reviving a California law prohibiting sales of violent video games to minors, ...
-After dark, the dirty work at Disneyland begins. Park workers have also found a resourceful way to remove other unwanted guests — rodents. Years ago — no one seems to know when — feral cats began to sneak into the park, living among the park's trees and shrubs during the day. At night, they venture out, and an estimated 200 cats now prowl through Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure Park.
But instead of evicting the cats, Disneyland's animal wranglers work to control the feline population by spaying and neutering the adult cats and finding homes for all kittens born in the resort. The cats eat at five permanent feeding stations installed throughout the two parks. "We are not trying to get rid of them," said Gina Mayberry, manager of Disneyland's Circle D ranch, where the park's animals are housed. "They keep the rodent population down."
-Ninth Circuit OKs Massive Wal-Mart Class Action Suit
By the slimmest of margins, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday approved certification of the nation's biggest-ever class action, in which a class of up to 1.6 million female employees contend Wal-Mart Stores unfairly discriminates against women in its pay and promotion practices
-Drivers still texting despite California ban, Auto Club survey finds
Los Angeles Times - By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times A California law banning texting behind the wheel has not kept drivers from doing it, according to a new
-Cape Cod Residents Don't Expect One Ruling to End Long Fight New York Times - Katie Zezima - ‎Allen Rencurrel said he worried that future wind turbines would interfere with the routes he takes to some of his clam beds. By KATIE ZEZIMA HYANNIS, Mas
-California County Bans Toys In Fast Food Meals-Santa Clara County -RedOrbit -
A county in California is halting restaurants from using toys to get children hooked on unhealthy food such as Kids Club Meals offered by Burger King and Happy Meals offered by McDonalds.