A ballot measure cleared for circulation last week would subject doctors to drug and alcohol testing but a separate provision of the measure would have a much greater impact on the medical community. The ballot initiative would raise a cap on noneconomic medical malpractice damages that was set at $250,000 in 1975 by adjusting it for inflation.
Who can forget Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, and The Muppets? These creations that have become a childhood staple are from the creative mind of Jim Henson. In a detailed biography by author Brian Jay Jones, the book gives the first complete look at the iconic figure that created some of the most memorable characters on television.
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
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