Shots - Health Blog
10:52 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Independent Grades For Hospitals Show Quality Could Be Better

Hospitals that muff patient safety avoided F's for now, but a new independent grading system will hand those out before long.

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 3:23 pm

The cities of New York and Los Angeles grade their restaurants on cleanliness and the precautions they take to avoid making customers sick.

Now hospitals are getting similar assessments for their patient safety records from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that's looking to improve the quality and safety of health care.

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:45 am

  • Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.

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Police and Courts
9:30 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Judge sets fall trial date in death penalty case

Micah Crofford Brown
Courtesy Photo

GREENVILLE - A tentative trial date has been set for a Micah Crofford Brown  of Greenville charged in the shooting death of his ex-wife.

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The Two-Way
9:21 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Nearly 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Stolen


Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 2:55 pm

"Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords," the business networking website LinkedIn confirms, after word of a Russian hacker's claim to have stolen nearly 6.5 million users' passwords.

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The Two-Way
8:50 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Drop In Productivity Paints 'Mixed Picture'

The Associated Press takes a traditional view of the news that American workers' productivity fell more than first thought in the first quarter.

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Texas Legislature
8:38 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Perry's proposed cuts could impact Northeast Texas agencies

Gov. Perry speaking during a stop in Greenville in May

AUSTIN - For the second time in four years, Gov. Rick Perry has asked state agencies to look for new ways to get leaner by proposing 10 percent reductions in spending.

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The Two-Way
8:26 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Ho-Hum: Dull And Boring Are Now A Pair

The signs tell the story.

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:32 am

Boring, Ore., took not-so-bold action Tuesday night.

The town in Clackamas County is now in an "unofficially official pairing" with tiny Dull, Scotland.

Yes, Dull and Boring have joined forces. As they were destined to.

According to The Oregonian, there was a unanimous vote — of the 38 residents who attended a Boring planning board meeting — to form this "Pair for the Ages," as T-shirts on sale in Boring declare.

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8:04 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Alexander stepping down as Bonham City Manager

Corby Alexander

BONHAM - After five years on the job, Bonham City Manager Corby Alexander has submitted his letter of resignation, which will be considered by council members Thursday.

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The Two-Way
7:39 am
Wed June 6, 2012

'Little Worry' At Federal Reserve About Another Recession, 'WSJ' Says

Job seekers lined up at a jobs fair in Portland, Ore., earlier this year.
Rick Bowmer AP

Midway through a Wall Street Journal story today about whether the Federal Reserve will do something in coming weeks to give the economy a boost is this eye-catching line:

"There is little worry at the Fed of a new recession."

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It's All Politics
7:11 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Seven Ways Wisconsin's Recall Vote May Matter To You

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 3:15 pm

For weeks now, we in the news business have been telling you how much the Scott Walker recall election in Wisconsin matters to the country as a whole.

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