Saturday, August 20, 2005

edited by Victor A. Cuvo

Antonio Rosmini-Serbati (1797-1855)

“The state must serve man and not the other way around. Society is properly the means; individuals are the end."


Jury awards $253 million to Vioxx user's widow

Texas law will require steep reduction, however. Merck stock drops on news.Jury awards $253 million to Vioxx user's widow Plaintiff Carol Ernst reacts as the jury announces their verdict in her favor in her case against Vioxx maker Merck Co. Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, in Angleton, Texas.
Pat Sullivan/AP Photo

Police lawsuits mean new trouble for Taser
Officers in five states are now suing the Scottsdale company, claiming injuries from training with stun guns.

Man can't quit gym where he was robbed
It was bad enough that a thief broke into Brock Santow's locker at an upscale Chicago gym and stole his cash and $5,500 Rolex watch -- part of an apparent rash of thefts that evening.

Dallas officer kills armed child molester

Roberts scoffed at O'Connor promotion


Wednesday August 17, 2005 - The Fort Payne Service Center in downtown Fort Payne, Ala., took the guesswork out of rising gas prices Wednesday. (Danny Plunkett / The Times-Journal, Fort Payne, Ala.) [Full Story]

WASHINGTON — Harry Reid, the Senate's top Democrat, suffered what a colleague called a "mini stroke," but his office reported Friday that he had experienced no complications and was feeling fine.

OPINION:
Speak of the Dead
The Cindy Sheehan story is only the latest instance of the left's grief-based politics.



OP-ED COLUMNIST
Hey, What's That Sound?Hey, What's That Sound?
By MAUREEN DOWD
Support for the war in Iraq is waning because the president remains too ensconced in his fantasy world to reassure Americans that he has a plan to get out.