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Arizona Gov. expected to veto bill
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All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will
likely veto politically-charged legislation that
supporters say promotes religious freedom and
opponents contend discriminates against gays and
lesbians. The Republican-led measure would allow
Arizona business owners to deny service to gay
and lesbian customers as long as they assert
their religious beliefs. Brewer, a republican,
has until Saturday to sign or veto the bill. If
she does nothing, it automatically becomes law.
Many suggest she is concerned that there will be
economic consequences for the state if it has a
law on the books perceived to effectively codify
discrimination. The bill was pushed by the Center
for Arizona Policy, a conservative group opposed
to abortion and same-sex marriage. Sources say
the governor is concerned about this bill taking
away from other important issues because of the
national exposure it has been getting.
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Title: Arizona Gov. expected to veto bill


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Arizona Gov. expected to veto bill
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All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will
likely veto politically-charged legislation that
supporters say promotes religious freedom and
opponents contend discriminates against gays and
lesbians. The Republican-led measure would allow
Arizona business owners to deny service to gay
and lesbian customers as long as they assert
their religious beliefs. Brewer, a republican,
has until Saturday to sign or veto the bill. If
she does nothing, it automatically becomes law.
Many suggest she is concerned that there will be
economic consequences for the state if it has a
law on the books perceived to effectively codify
discrimination. The bill was pushed by the Center
for Arizona Policy, a conservative group opposed
to abortion and same-sex marriage. Sources say
the governor is concerned about this bill taking
away from other important issues because of the
national exposure it has been getting.
3
In Other News
  • Harold Ramis was surrounded by family in his
    North Shore home when he died at 1253 a.m. of
    complications from autoimmune inflammatory
    vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling
    of the blood vessels. Ramis leaves behind a
    formidable list of achievements, with writing
    credits on such enduring comedies as National
    Lampoon's Animal House, Stripes (1981) and
    Ghostbusters (in which Ramis also co-starred),
    plus such directing efforts as Caddyshack
    (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983),
    Groundhog Day and Analyze This (1999). He was
    69.
  • A coalition of more than 40 health care, consumer
    and addiction treatment groups is urging the Food
    and Drug Administration to revoke approval of the
    prescription drug Zohydro. The FDA approved the
    medication last fall to treat chronic pain, and
    it is set to become available to patients in
    March. The concerns echoed by all groups are
    broadly about the drug's potency and abuse
    potential. They say they fear that Zohydro --
    especially at higher doses -- will amplify
    already-rising overdose numbers. According to the
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
    prescription opioid deaths more than quadrupled
    since 1999 -- there were 4,030 deaths involving
    the drugs in 1999, compared with 16,651 in 2010.
    Both Zohydro's maker, Zogenix, and the FDA assert
    the drug's benefits outweigh its risks.
  • A husband and wife are reveling in their good
    fortune after finding 10 million in rare gold
    coins buried on their property in Northern
    California. The gold country discovery is thought
    to be the largest of its kind in U.S. history.
    The coins were unearthed in February 2013 by the
    husband and wife. They were walking their dog
    when they spotted something shiny on the ground.
    The couple dug and eventually discovered eight
    metal cans, containing more than 1,400 gold
    coins. No one knows how they got there, or who
    the coins might have belonged to. The treasure is
    now known as the "Saddle Ridge Hoard" because it
    was discovered near a hill the couple called
    Saddle Ridge. The coins, in 5, 10 and 20
    denominations, are dated from 1847 to 1894. Most
    were minted in San Francisco. They have a
    combined face value of about 27,000, but experts
    believe they could fetch 10 million or more.
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