Deadline is NEXT Friday, Aug. 5, 2011!
At PRIMA's 33rd Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn., attendees will gain relevant and applicable knowledge through the 50+ high-quality education sessions that will be offered. Be part of this exciting conference as a presenter! To learn more about submission requirements, visit our website to view the Call for Presentations brochure.
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US report: Scant evidence to link 9/11 to cancer
The New York Times Share
There is not enough evidence yet to say whether the dust and smoke cloud produced by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center caused cancer, federal officials concluded in a recently released report. More
Chicago public schools to install cameras
at 14 more schools, for $7 million
The Huffington Post Share
The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools announced plans to install high-definition surveillance cameras at 14 more troubled high schools around the city, at a price tag of $7 million. As many as 80 cameras will be installed at the schools, which are some of the worst in the district in terms of crime on school property and reports of severe misconduct. More
Dozens arrested in high-risk warrant sweep
Forty-three people with alleged ties to drug and weapons trafficking, robberies and other crimes were taken into custody recently as part of the multi-agency sweep known as "Operation Second Sole," according to authorities. More
Frankfort, Ind., might make golf carts street legal
Chicago Tribune Share
Officials in Frankfort, Ind., are considering a proposal to allow driving of golf carts on most of its streets even though the police chief says doing so could be dangerous. The Frankfort City Council voted 5-2 to give initial approval to the ordinance, which would permit licensed drivers at least 18 years old to have the carts on city streets if they have headlights, turn signals and other safety equipment. More
Tulsa-area lawmaker says unfunded pension liability is big issue for 2012 Oklahoma Legislature
The Associated Press via The Republic Share
A state House committee has planned four interim studies on Oklahoma's public pension systems. Tulsa Rep. Seneca Scott is among a dozen members of the House Select Oversight Committee on Pensions. Scott says the committee has an important job in fulfilling the state's commitment to public employees. More
Group touts safety record after Alaska bear attack
The Associated Press via The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Share
The four young students who were mauled by a grizzly in the Alaska wilderness were well prepared in their survival training but could not have avoided the encounter, outdoors experts said. More
Chemical & Engineering News Share
Industry leaders are calling on Congress to quickly approve a multiyear extension of the Department of Homeland Security antiterrorism program for chemical facilities, which expires later this year. Chemical manufacturers need assurance that the billions of dollars they are currently spending to upgrade security will continue to meet the government's regulatory requirements years into the future, industry officials say. More