By Marta Mossburg
The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri May 17, 2013, 02:05 PM EDT
Anti-obesity advocates credit former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for making the new regulations possible. Mr. Bloomberg in 2015 successfully banned sugared soft drinks from Manhattan after a long fight and has been a leading advocate for the measures above.
“As Mr. Bloomberg said, ‘If we are serious about fighting obesity then we have to be honest about it and courageous about tackling it,’” said Albert Gored, the executive director of Freedom from Fat. “He is an inspiration for us all.”
— Marta H. Mossburg is an independent columnist. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
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Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
You've got a rash. You quickly rule out the usual suspects: You haven't been gardening or hiking or even picnicking, so it's probably not a plant irritant such as poison ivy or wild parsnip; likewise, it's probably not chiggers or ticks carrying Lyme disease; and you haven't been swimming in a pond, which can harbor the parasite that causes swimmer's itch.
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