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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sunday Morning Linkage

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The president of Sudan on Friday agreed to release a Chicago Tribune journalist who was jailed on charges of espionage, the Associated Press reported. President Omar al-Bashir decided to release the journalist, Paul Salopek, and two Chadians, after meeting with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, the AP reported, citing a spokesman for Richardson. The Chicago Tribune is published by Tribune Co. (TRB) .

A Whole New Look at Macy's Introduced and Promoted in a Whole New Way Through Los Angeles Times. Will the readers buy the new format?

Few show at Calififornia Immigration rally on Saturday. The immigration rallies may have the opposite effect than intended, as American's welcome illegal immigrants to return to their home counties. Only two hundred show up for rally, and most in attendance were reporters or union rep's.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America's long-haul space truck returned to duty Saturday as the shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit with a 17-ton load of construction material for the International Space Station.

The Audit Bureau of Circulations — the agency that verifies the copies sold by newspapers and magazines — just announced a new effort to combine print and online audience numbers.

1 comment:

Kanani said...

I think fewer people have any empathy with those who are here illegally anymore. And lest you think I'm only talking about south of the border, no. They're from everywhere, be it boat, plane or foot.

The other day, I opened the mail at work and found a check from Medi-CAL. $35.00 for a consultation that involved one hour of the specialist's time, another hour of staff time to schedule and ensure all the paperwork was in order. This doesn't even pay for our phone calls. We lose money by seeing Medi-CAL patients.

Frankly, I think more doctors are going to do what they do in West L.A. Refuse all insurance and take credit cards and cash.

And beware: if you have a PPO insurance card, and it gets swiped, it's liable to be used by someone else. It's a racket now and they're sold to those down on their luck, or illegally here. So make copies of them and keep them in a safe place at home if they get swiped.

The other thing: I was talking to the staff how I have to pay for all these school supplies and a bus pass for my kids. We live in a city that has poor and rich, but everyone is given the option of buying supplies. She lives in a demographically poorer neightborhood and the kids are given everything free. No cost for supplies, the bus is free. She wanted to know why. The only conclusion is that our district asks the parents to pay out of pocket, then puts the savings into educational resources instead. I'm not saying it's wrong. But if you have enough money to buy your kid a Gameboy DS, you've got enough for crayons.

Medi-CAL, schools... either way, we all end up paying for everyone else. I"m not so sure anything will change in California.