Patt Morrison for November 10, 2011

Penn State Community Reacts As Trustees Fire Coach Joe Paterno

Mixed emotions at Penn State after the firing of coach Joe Paterno

The controversy at hand takes us back to 2002 when a graduate assistant witnessed a senior football coach molesting a young boy in the locker room showers.
Homeless Veterans Get Medical Care And Supplies At "Stand Down Event"
No matter whom you talk to, U.S. prisons are described as overcrowded and penitentiary systems are overtaxed. Enter the collaborative court system, a series of court programs around the country aimed at keeping certain types of prisoners from entering the prison population to begin with.
LA Mayor And Sen. Boxer Hold News Conference Asking Congress To Pass Legislation Funding Road Projects

Villaraigosa plans to speed up road retouching with borrowed funds

Driving in Los Angeles is not for the faint of heart, and it's not just traffic that's the problem. Gaping potholes abound in the city streets, and as frightening as they are at 20 miles an hour, they're worse when encountered on the highways, where they’re also prone to making appearances.

Does Walmart want to be your doctor and how would that work?

The nation's largest retailer and employer wants to become its largest primary-care provider as well. According to a report from NPR and Kaiser Health News, Walmart is planning to offer medical services ranging from basic prevention like the flu shot to the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and HIV.

Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles

Land, power and money: These are the themes of "Unreal Estate," in which Michael Gross dishes about — of all things — houses.
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