The Lexington Public Library is taking steps to eradicate bedbugs from the Central Library on East Main Street, but officials say it remains a safe place for patrons. Two bedbugs were found in recent days in the library, which has as many as half a million visitors each year, said spokesman Doug Tattersall. "We're still busy, and people need to know they are safe here," he said. A pair of bedbug-sniffing dogs from a pest control company in Evansville, Ind., found evidence of bedbugs Wednesday in "isolated pieces of furniture" on the first, third and fourth floors of the library, and in some staff areas, Tattersall said. Furniture identified by the dogs was "immediately removed," he said.
David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf.
The Greek parliament's austerity vote accomplished one thing. It advanced the possibility of a deal that will pump enough cash in the direction of Athens for the country to pay off its creditors. Here's what it will not do:
The kidney-destroying E. coli strain called O14:H4 has struck again, this time in France. And the latest outbreak is giving disease detectives more clues about how the germ is getting into Europeans' food.
In a battle between a governmental chief executive and legislature over taxing and spending that is getting wearingly familiar in the U.S., the Minnesota state government shut down after Republican lawmakers refused to consider tax hikes on the wealthy proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton of the Democratic-Farmer- Labor Party.
Tom Scheck of NPR member station Minnesota Public Radio, reported the following:
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"Reports that the New York prosecution case for alleged sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be close to collapse have stunned France and revived hopes that he may return to politics," The Guardian says.
In declaring July ice cream month, President Ronald Reagan cited nutritional benefits, and said it should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Americans eat more ice cream than anyone else in the world — on average 20 quarts a year.