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Daily Archives: June 30, 2007
June 30, 20071:01 a.m.
Clarence Page wrote a column in Friday’s Eagle applauding Michael Moore’s “Sicko” movie, which is now in theaters. “Moore offers a glimpse of something that most Americans never see: how easily anyone — including visitors — can access good public health care in Canada and Europe, and how satisfied those country’s citizens are with their systems.” Critics are responding by pointing out problems with those health systems. “But they don’t like to talk about the long lines, waiting lists, rising costs or rationed care that Americans face in our existing system,” Page said.
June 30, 20071:00 a.m.
The bald eagle was taken off the endangered species list Thursday, the happy conclusion to four decades of conservation effort.
In 1963, the bald eagle â€” its numbers decimated by the pesticide DDT and other factors â€” was on the verge of extinction in the lower 48 states, with only 417 mating pairs. Today, there are nearly 10,000 mating pairs, and officials are confident the thriving eagle population has reached a healthy level of sustainability.
This success story made possible by the Endangered Species Act and other environmental protection laws.
Posted by Randy Scholfield