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01/11/2007 - 00:46

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Top GOP senator: Attorney general nomination 'at risk' - Potter author hit by hate mail - Bills' Losman gets one more chance to prove himself: "Any position is open for competition all the time, any time. When the performance is there over a period of time, then it's pretty clear."

Top GOP senator: Attorney general nomination 'at risk' (cnn.com)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A top GOP senator Wednesday warned that Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general is "at risk" because the retired federal judge refused to categorically declare that a controversial interrogation technique is torture.
In answers to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee about the use of waterboarding against suspected terrorists, retired federal judge Michael Mukasey told senators he found the practice "repugnant."

Potter author hit by hate mail (newpaper.asia1.com.sg)
ALREADY disliked by conservative Christians for making witches and wizards the backdrop of her wildly popular Harry Potter books, British author JK Rowling has been targeted again by the religious right after she revealed that one of the main characters is gay.
Ms Roberta Combs, president of the two-million strong Christian Coalition of America, also called for a ban on the books, saying: 'I would never allow my own children or grandchildren to read the books or watch the movies, and other parents should do so too.'

Bills' Losman gets one more chance to prove himself (usatoday.com)
It was only a week ago when quarterback J.P. Losman envisioned what it would be like if he got an opportunity to win back the starting job.
"I'm just more comfortable for some reason. I seem just more relaxed," he said. "And I'm prepared to handle any situation that is thrown at me." "You just have to constantly focus and realize that all of that stuff is going to take care of itself one way or the other," Losman said. "And right now, I have something personally staring at me in the face, this game and what am I going to do to help our team win this game."

Easy steps to preventing a bout with MRSA (themonroetimes.com)
MONROE -- Reports of deaths caused by strains of drug-resistant staph infections have a lot of people worried someone they love will succumb to these "super bugs."
While the Center for Disease Control and health care professionals warn people of these dangerous staph bacteria, it may provide some peace of mind to know that some easy-to-follow advice can go a long way toward preventing infection.

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