AirTalk for December 28, 2011

Mitt Romney Campaigns Throughout Iowa

GOP candidates surf the polls in Iowa race

Who’s the frontrunner in the final week before the Iowa caucus? Depends on what day it is. Previously riding high in public opinion polls, Newt Gingrich has taken a dive to third place, with dark horse Ron Paul suddenly leading the pack and Mitt Romney holding at second.
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Can this marriage be saved…by the recession?

Agreeing to blame the economy for your financial woes is a surefire way to solidify your marriage. According to an innovative study conducted with the National Center for Marriage and Family Research, partners who maintain a positive view of each other and keep a collaborative approach to economic stress are those who are most satisfied in their relationships. Usually when a couple is struggling with money there’s no outside force to blame. But in the case of the recession, scapegoating the big bad economy can keep the finger-pointing out of the equation.
Bob O'Rourke obituary

Bob O'Rourke obituary

Robert L. O'Rourke, long time Vice President of Public Relations at Caltech, passed away yesterday. Larry paid tribute to him on AirTalk, honoring his philanthropic work. O'Rourke was diagnosed with plumonary fibrosis in 2006, a rare disease which finally took his life. He raised awareness about the little-known disease in his last years.
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Three years ago, a 23-year-old University of California chemist was severely burned over nearly half of her body in a laboratory chemical fire. Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji, who was not wearing a protective lab coat during the experiment, died of her injuries 18 days later. The case brought into questions about lab safety practices at UCLA and about Sangji’s training and supervision.
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