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January 27 2011 Current Events Newsletter

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Alcohol and the Airlines
2010 air-passenger traffic statistics reveal passenger counts ranging from 75 - 55 million in the world's four busiest airports. What are the responsibilities of the airlines to passengers consuming unlimited amounts of alcohol?

WORLD EVENTS: US President Barack Obama urges bipartisan cooperation in 2011 State of the Union address. In self-defense, an American diplomat reportedly kills two Pakistanis in Lahore. Second wave of mortgage foreclosures hits US homeowners.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Oprah presents her half-sister to the audience, Monday, January 24, 2011.

POLITICAL INTERESTS: Green Party pulls out of Irish government, escalating its general election.

PERSONALITIES: Dagmar Searchinger-Wilson (1/25/16 – 1/6/11) founder of the cold war nuclear disarmament movement, “Women Strike for Peace.” Manhattan-born daughter of a foreign correspondent for CBS radio, 1937 graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and married to a UK citizen assigned to the British Embassy in Washington, DC, Ms. Searchinger-Wilson advocated women taking time from their jobs and homemaking for the cause of world peace.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: The money-losing U.S. Postal Service is planning to shut down thousands of stations and branches. Suffering a net loss of $8.5 billion in fiscal year 2010, statistics show that out of nearly 32,000 post offices only 19% cover their costs.

ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: US studies show 2% to 5% of women and 1% of men have iron deficiency anemia. Red meats, shellfish, eggs, beans, and green leafy vegetables are the best sources of iron.

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