December

LETTERS

Spend on troops, not war U.S. — land of prisons Give up war job? Alleg interview Happy holidays News not fit for NYT Thank you volunteers!

New York hospital closings: a sick proposal

New York State’s “Commission on Health Care in the 21st Century” has called for closing at least nine hospitals, which, with further forced mergers and downsizing, would reduce hospital beds by 4,200 statewide.

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Dear Santa

About 200 demonstrators participated in a holiday-themed picket line and rally at the Woodfin Suites Hotel in Emeryville, Calif., Dec. 18.

NATIONAL CLIPS

ATLANTA: Protests force FBI investigation into police killing WASHINGTON: Cheeks Kilpatrick to lead Black Caucus AUGUSTA, Maine: Venezuelan heating oil keeps Mainers warm SEATTLE: Publicly owned utility shines after storms