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Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
449 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Antidepressant shows promise as cancer treatment Antidepressant shows promise as cancer treatment
ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2012) — An antidepressant combined with a drug derived from vitamin A could be used to treat a common adult form of leukemia, according to laboratory research led by a team at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). See Also: Leukemia Lymphoma Pharmacology Diseases and Conditions Prostate Cancer Cancer Leukemia Lymphoma Stem cell treatments Vitamin A A retinoid called all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), which is a vitamin A-derivative, is already used successfully to treat a...
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Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
450 Hits, 7 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
450 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

High Speed Rail and the Vision Myth High Speed Rail and the Vision Myth
The Los Angeles Times (March 8, 2012) has an article on California's high-speed rail program that implicitly, if unintentionally and subtley, shows a media bias toward these glitzy projects. The article starts off with the main thesis: "The bullet trains that would someday streak through California at 220 mph are, in the vision of their most ardent supporters, more than just a transportation system. They are also a means to alter the state's social, residential and economic fabric.But those broader...
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Author: sam.staley@reason.org (Samuel Staley)
451 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 3/10/2012 11:43:00 AM

Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
452 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

A test of the senses in the search for a 'shoal mate' A test of the senses in the search for a 'shoal mate'
ScienceDaily (Mar. 8, 2012) — Young coral reef fish use sounds, smells and visual cues to find their nursery grounds, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published March 8 in Ecology. See Also: Fish Fisheries Marine Biology Coral Reefs Ecology Biodiversity Coral bleaching Seagrass Environmental effects of fishing Fish migration Ever had to find your friend in a crowd? Imagine at a festival your mate saying: "I'll be wearing a yellow t-shirt by the hotdog stall behind the...
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452 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 3/8/2012 5:23:23 PM

Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #74 Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #74
In this issue: Real-time aviation weather data FAA not pleasing customers with ADS-B plan Saving fuel on oceanic flights Volcanoes and aviation, continued Spain’s ATC reforms News Notes Quotable Quote Real-Time Aviation Weather Data“Weather is a fundamental piece of the whole [NextGen] algorithm,” said Bruce Carmichael of the National Center for Atmospheric Research last year. “If we’re going to maximize airspace capacity, then we have to deal with weather more...
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Author: bob.poole@reason.org (Robert Poole)
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Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
453 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Titans End Jets' Playoff Hopes With 14-10 Win Titans End Jets' Playoff Hopes With 14-10 Win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The New York Jets' playoff hopes are gone, lost in a wave of turnovers by struggling Mark Sanchez. Chris Johnson went 94 yards for the longest touchdown run in the NFL since 2006, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Jets 14-10 on Monday night to eliminate New York from postseason contention. "Obviously, it's a devastating loss, out of the playoffs, and it hurts beyond belief," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "I think the thing that really hurts the most is we've got no one to blame but...
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