PHILADELPHIA – Gov. Ed Rendell and the for-profit Tenet Healthcare Corp. reached an agreement Feb. 20 to keep Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP) Hospital open until June 30, while a buyer is being sought.
Chicago – The exposé of a $300 million rip-off by Peoples Gas and Enron of residential heating customers has created a storm of anger here. In response, consumer advocates are demanding immediate restoration of gas to 13,000 residents who suffered this winter without heat. At least 13 people have frozen to death.
In March 2001 Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham told the National Energy Security Summit that “America faces a major energy supply crisis over the next two decades.
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Opinion As someone who voted for Ralph Nader twice for president, the second time in 2000 against the advice of friends and comrades, I am saddened and angered by his decision to run for president in 2004. I believe that this is true of most of his former supporters.
The Missouri Department of Mental Health recently announced its intention to close two mental health facilities and downsize several others.
Alec Bolton, a college history teacher, was handing out John Kerry palm cards at a Baltimore polling place March 2, Super Tuesday. “I support Kerry,” he told the World. But he said he would vote for any Democratic nominee in November. click here for Spanish text
Lawmakers called on Alan Greenspan to resign as chairman of the Federal Reserve Feb. 25 for proposing cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits for millions of hard-pressed seniors and the disabled to pay for George W. Bush’s $1.7 trillion tax gift to the rich.
AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas grand jury recently expanded its investigation into allegations that one of Rep. Tom DeLay’s (R-Texas) political action committees and the state’s leading business trade association financed the Republican takeover of the state House with illegal corporate donations.
WASHINGTON – Lack of quality education, health care, and good jobs, and widespread discrimination define the “State of Hispanic America” and are critical issues for Latinos in the 2004 election, said Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza.