Federal Judge puts California’s Prison Health Care system into receivership

Saturday, July 2, 2005 U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco has ordered the state’s health care system for prisoners be put under the control of a receiver to stop deaths of inmates due to medical malfeasance. The system provides medical care to 164,000 inmates at a cost of US$1.1 billion annually. Reportedly the …

US House of Representatives passes universal health care bill

Sunday, November 8, 2009 The United States House of Representatives has passed The Affordable Health Care for America Act or HR 3962, a bill which would ensure that 95–96% of US citizens receive affordable health care. HR 3962 was passed with 220 yeas and 215 nays. Democrats in the house needed at least 218 votes …

Man charged in vehicle death of Michigan woman

Monday, July 11, 2005 Thomas Charles Damron, aged 22, was charged in the death of 18 year old Kathryn Sutherland, killed Saturday afternoon in a four-car crash Saturday afternoon near Romeo, Michigan. Damron, arraigned Monday afternoon, was charged with operating a vehicle with the presence of drugs causing death, possession of marijuana, and negligent homicide. …

Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore

Monday, November 5, 2007 In the 1980’s and the 1990’s there were multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children or non-consenting adults in the context of Satanic rituals that has come to be known as The Satanic Panic. In the United States, the Kern County child abuse cases, McMartin preschool trial and the West Memphis …

Cathal Ryan, early board member and son of co-founder of Irish flag carrier Ryanair, dies at 48

Friday, December 21, 2007 Cathal Ryan, an early board member of Irish non-designated flag carrier, and son of late co-founder Tony Ryan, has died. He was 48, and had been diagnosed with cancer. Cathal bacame one of Ryanair’s first pilots, having trained as one in the 1980s in Sri Lanka, when his father set up …

Murray Hill on the life and versatility of a New York drag king

Monday, November 19, 2007 Drag—dressing in the clothing atypical of your born gender—in recent years has found mainstream success. Films such as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar have prominently featured drag performers. But they have all focused on …

Tour de France: Daniele Bennati wins stage 17

Thursday, July 26, 2007 File:060404 beloki contador.jpg Daniele Bennati of Italy has won stage 17 of the 2007 Tour de France in a time of 4h 14′ 04″. Alberto Contador of Spain, who finished with the peleton gets the yellow jersey since Rabobank pulled the previous leader, Michael Rasmussen from the Tour. The 188.5 km …

Judging the Courts: Wikinews interviews Prof. Lawrence Douglas

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Wikinews interviews Lawrence Douglas, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, on questions of the fairness and credibility of the Saddam Hussein trial, and the purpose, conduct and impact of courts trying international law crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Prof. Douglas is the …