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Friday, April 16, 2004

From the UK edition of Google News:
Paypackets grow as unemployment falls
Reuters - 4 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Pay grew at its fastest annual rate in nearly three years in the three months to February as the number of people out of work keeps falling, official data shows.
Wage growth up as unemployment hits low Guardian
Dole queues shortest since 1975 The Times, UK (subscription)
Telegraph.co.uk - MLive.com - Ananova - BBC News - and 63 related
Lawmaker Tells Colleagues of Past Abuse
Associated Press Writer

April 16, 2004, 12:37 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A hush fell in the state Senate chambers as a Florida lawmaker revealed to colleagues during a debate over abortion that she was sexually abused by her father.

Sen. Larcenia Bullard cried Thursday during a lengthy Senate address as she announced for the first time in public that she was a victim of incest.

Va. Governor Amends Teen Nude Camp Bill
Associated Press Writer

April 16, 2004, 12:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Mark R. Warner liked a bill that cracks down on summer camps for nude juveniles so much that he offered only a clarifying amendment to it Thursday, then announced what he'd done without sparing a pun.

...Del. John S. "Jack" Reid, introduced the bill after a weeklong summer camp was held last June for nude children ages 11 to 18 at Southampton County's White Tail Park nudist community. It was the first such camp in Virginia and only the third in the nation.

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