(Reid) “A tradition of racism is all that name leaves in its wake.”
UPDATE: The Washington Redskins have responded, the Washington Post reports, expressing confidence that the ruling against their trademark will be overturned.
A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl’s diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle.
After 16 months, Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teen in the middle of a tense custody case between a Massachusetts department and her parents, is thankful to be going home.
A South Bend Common Council Member is making a push to go smoke free, not only in South Bend but in Mishawaka and the county.
A study from a Missouri economist concludes that smoking bans passed by local communities can have a negative economic impact on bars and restaurants previously frequented by smokers, the Associated Press reported Jan. 23.
We further question why studies on both sides of the issue most often utilize data related to sales tax revenues collected from bars and restaurants, or employment data of those workers who work in bars and restaurants. We agree such data would be useful if the studies were exploring the relationship between smoking bans and tax revenues collected by various taxing authorities, or if they were exploring the relationship between smoking bans and employment in bars and restaurants. Very few studies actually utilize data of gross sales received by bars and restaurants in business before and after bans take place, which would , naturally, be of most concern to those who own bars and restaurants.
HOW SMOKING BANS HAVE AFFECTED OWNERS SUBJECTED TO BANS
Click here for a list of 307 Michigan bars and taverns that went out of business within 2 years of our smoking ban. And these are just the ones we know about. The list only covers the first two years of the ban, and doesn’t even include establishments that didn’t have liquor licenses. The exact number of jobs lost both from out-of-business establishments and businesses struggling to stay afloat must be staggering.
It’s been nearly a month since Boise’s new smoking ban went into effect. Some bar owners are happy with it or don’t have a strong opinion, but others say because of the ban, they’re in danger of closing.
One option for raising money, the report said, its to create a “mileage-based user fee to raise revenues.” The report seemed to defend this option, by saying it “could lead to more efficient use of the transportation system.”
The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4-cents-a- gallon diesel tax each by 12 cents over the next two years, and then index the taxes to keep pace with inflation. The increase would be applied in two increments of 6 cents each.
Abramski did not affect the legality of buying a firearm as a gift.
A Roman Catholic priest responding to a break-in at his downtown Phoenix church grabbed a handgun that police say ended up in the burglar’s hands — and was then used to kill a fellow priest who tried to help.
Since the government has decided to interfere with private enterpise by withdrawing the team’s trademarks, TruthRevolt has decided to help
Howe, a trademark expert, researched other registered marks to find offensive names. In the course of looking into it, some pretty amazing registered trademarks that are not in dispute were uncovered. This is just a sample.
The disciplinary letter posted to Reddit includes the following “Circumstance of Incident” explanation: