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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Women & Smoking
by Anne Petrov Science Editor

It is a little known fact that lung cancer kills more women each year than breast cancer. In fact, lung cancer kills more women than breast, uterine, and cervical cancer combined. And, studies show that lesbians are more likely to smoke than straight women. Surprised? Many people are.

Women Against Lung Cancer, a newly-formed organization dedicated to reducing the threat of lung cancer, says one reason is that lung cancer is often perceived as a man's disease.

"Women just don't think about lung cancer as a risk to their health," says Dr. Joan Schiller, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "I treat lung cancer patients all the time who got mammograms every year but ignored their constant cough."


Has GOP Written Off Anti-Gay Keyes?
by Steph Smith Chicago Bureau

(Chicago, Illinois) Outspoken homophobe Alan Keyes is mysteriously missing from a GOP mass mailing titled "Your 2004 Republican Team," that includes every other Republican running for office in Illinois


Nixon sues Texas firm for sending spam to Mo. schools

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed suit against a Texas Web site operator that sent spam e-mails to Missouri public school superintendents

Nixon said the e-mails were sent by Abilene, Texas-based StarProse Corp. under the guise of being open records requests, but actually were seeking personal information about the superintendents. The e-mails then threatened to list the superintendent as a homosexual unless he or she replied.

The suit, filed in Camden County Circuit Court, states StarProse violated Missouri law by providing false or misleading information in the subject line of the e-mail. Nixon is seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the violations, and is asking the court to prohibit StarProse from sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to any Missouri school personnel, school or district.


Georgia's bishops urging faithful to support Anti-gay marriage amendment
Associated Press

SAVANNAH - Georgia's Roman Catholic bishops are asking their faithful to support a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage.


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