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Monday, 1 October 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012
Is surfing easier with four legs? These "surFURS" certainly make it look that way.

Over the weekend, 46 athletic dogs took to the waves in Huntington Beach to compete in the fourth annual Surf City Surf Dog event.

The hang-10 pups got two points for lying on the board, three for sitting and five for standing on all fours, Surf City explains. All dogs were required to wear a life vest, and dogs leashed to the board lost a point.
Coachella Will Get Rid Of This One Thing To Make The Smiths Reunite
Get To Know Baja's Best Chefs
Sorry, Hollywood
Why CA's Conversion Therapy Ban For Minors Matters
Michelangelo Signorile: Why Does Paul Ryan Have a Debate Coach Who Promotes 'Anti-American' Values?
It surely isn't happening in this election cycle and may not happen in the next one, but Republicans could be reaching the end of the line on gay marriage and some conservative activists are even beginning to admit it.
Don Ringe: Time Sensitive Democracy
Tom Corbett and Mike Tursai obviously haven't met Marian Fydrych. At 92, Marian seems tiny and frail, but there's strength and passion in her voice as she describes the stringent voter identification laws now in effect in Pennsylvania.
Michael Kaufman: Protecting Our Protectors
California law actually provides fewer protections in the domestic work industry than most other areas of employment. The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights would level the playing field and make life safer and healthier for domestic workers.
Andrew Sharpless: Pacific Great Whites Inch Closer to Protection
Since the release of Jaws in 1975, we've been wading into the water a bit more tentatively. But it is the sharks that need to worry. They've been around for almost half a billion years, but they could go extinct on the West Coast in the coming decades.
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: For Seniors, a Prevention Puzzle Tougher Than Any Sunday Crossword but Clues, Hope Abound
When it comes to preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, medical science is working on it big time. But so far, all we've got are generalities about averting or minimizing the condition.

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