Enter the nicotini: Smoking ban leads to tobacco-infused drink
Call it a liquid cigarette because this drink comes complete with the
Archive for July 30th, 2003
July 30 — Former U.S. fighter pilots held prisoner by Iraq during the 1991 Persian Gulf War can’t collect compensation from seized Iraqi money that President George W. Bush set aside to rebuild that country, a U.S. judge said.
The former fighter pilots had been awarded $959 million in damages for their lawsuit charging they were tortured by Iraq during their captivity. The U.S. seized $1.7 billion from Iraq and has spent part of the money on reconstruction since Bush earmarked the funds for that purpose. At least $700 million remains in the account.
Question for my students: How is this case similar to and different from that of Belk v. United States (1988), in which the Iranian hostages were attempting to recover damages from seized Iranian assets?
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off
Workers painstakingly crafted the final car: a baby blue version marked
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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) A local literary icon will be
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The eight-inch doll features Kerouac
Some cigarettes have a “kick” containing 35 times more “freebase” nicotine – the most addictive form – than others, researchers have found. The findings could help rate the addictiveness of different brands, they say.
The amount of freebase nicotine in cigarette smoke increases as the alkalinity, or pH, increases. This factor can be influenced by the use of certain additives. “It is likely that ingredients such as ammonia and urea account for this addiction-enhancing effect.”