Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More news flashes

Walmart sex discrimination suit goes forward

It has the potential to be the largest class action sex discrimination suit in U.S. history. A potential settlement could cost the company billions of dollars as women workers at Walmart take their nine-year lawsuit forward. This case could reach the Supreme Court by the fall.

See the story from "The Early Show" on CBS:

Women, "The Pill," and the wage gap

May marks the "birth" of the birth control pill 50 years ago. Its impact goes beyond sex. "The Pill" spawned economic and social changes for women by giving them a greater degree of choice, freedom, and control that allowed them to enter the workforce.

Speaking of the workforce, the wage gap is alive and well. Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. And, it's not just about "simple sexism."

The PBS program "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" has broadcast two important podcasts this month.

Use the links to listen or download them on iTunes free.

"Women, Pay, and Equity"
"Fifty years of the Birth Control Pill"

Troy police department joins Operation Medicine Cabinet

from the Troy-Somerset Gazette

The Troy police department, in conjunction with Operation Medicine Cabinet, is functioning as a drop-off site for old and unused prescription drugs.

According to Operation Medicine Cabinet's website, in Oakland County alone, 300 pounds of prescription drugs have been collected and destroyed from July 2009 through December 2009.

Proper disposal of prescription medications keeps toxins out of the water supply and prevents misuse.

The Troy police department is located at 500 West Big Beaver Road and parking is free. Bring old and unused prescription drugs to the lobby during business hours -- Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m - 4 p.m.

Read more about Operation Medicine Cabinet and find other drop-off sites throughout Oakland County at

Too Cute

from the Associated Press

He weighs only six pounds and is 14 inches tall. Meet Einstein. He was born in New Hampshire and may be a record-holder for lightweight foal.

Guiness Book of records lists the smallest newborn horse at nine pounds.

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