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Thursday, May 6, 2004
Today's list includes 33 items. Some sites may require registration.
Editor's picks -- those considered particularly interesting, newsworthy or well-written -- are noted by the number sign (#).

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(Bioethics) Five "designer babies" created for stem cells
(Misc) 'Research' can panic, not help, public

(Safety) Disabled man in high-rise fire peril

# (Advocacy) Harvi’s story by The Star Wheel Power columnist Anthony Thanasayan

(Communication) Sign TV gets second chance BBC News Online disability affairs reporter Geoff Adams-Spink
# (Arts) Alison Lapper: You Ask The Questions -- artist posed for statue
(Criminal justice system) Man spared jail over child porn
# (Abuse) Abuse reports find care failures
# (Abuse) Care shake-up plans win backing
# (Crime) Harassment Hits Close to Home For Mentally Ill
# (Crime) Prevalence and experience of harassment of people with mental health problems living in the community

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(Bioethics / Eugenics) Press release: CMA Doctors Deplore Foray Into Eugenics, Offer Adoption Alternative for Human Embryos
# (Health care) AGs Call for Prescription Drug Importation
# (Health care) Hope at last: The U.S. health chief is right to open his mind to prescription-drug imports Orlando Sentinel registration required - free
(Health care) HHS release: Secretary Thompson, Seeking Fastest Possible Results, Names First Health Information Technology Coordinator
# (Voting / Accessibility) Paper Receipts Opposed for Voting Machines Washington Post registration required - free

# (Education / Acheivement) Inspired teaching
(Fashion?) Disabled adults get chance to show off fashion sense
(Misc) Disability and Its Attendant Problems Los Angeles Times registratin required - free
# (Voting / Accessibility) Ban on E-Voting OKd by Panel Los Angeles Times registration required - free
# (Voting / Accessibility) Election officials conflicted on electronic voting machines

# (Criminal justice system) Mayor funds cop reforms; $825,000 to be used for training, Tasers in wake of Paul Childs' death
(Death penalty) Defendant won't face execution; Jimmy J. Vasquez "ruled mentally retarded"

# (Children) Program helps kids with disabilities ride bikes by ABC7Chicago disability issues reporter Karen Meyer
(Families) Mom faces challenges raising two autistic sons
(Families) Daily struggle; Single moms of special needs kids keep battling

# (Misc) Veteran looks to the bright side
# (Voting / Accessibility) Accessible voting -- Compromise

(Employment) Restaurant that trains disabled needs a hand

New York
# (Crime / Housing) With Drugs in Open, Elderly Live Behind Locks New York Times registration required - free

North Carolina
(Misc) Beloved spirit of Robin Luse lives on

# (Advocacy / Awareness) Mental health group to rally for more awareness

(Crime) Cabulance driver pleads guilty in passenger's death

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