Monthly Archives: December 2011

Valerie Thompson Awarded For Giving

Valerie Thompson, current holder of two land speed records, motorcycle racer and team owner, has been named the co-recipient of the 2011 American Woman Riders Community Hero Award by the American Woman Riders Association. The award is given to women riders who donate time to charities and give selflessly to their community without expecting something… read more

Safe Ride Home For Nebraskans

Nebraska is seeing a resurgence of anti DUI efforts in an attempt to avoid unnecessary auto accidents during what can often be the most dangerous time of the year. With the extra funding provided by federal grants, various law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their patrols, running DUI checkpoints and working overtime. The Nebraska… read more

Take The Safe Ride Home

The holiday season is usually filled with all sorts of revelry, so it is no surprise that law enforcement agencies beef up their efforts to discourage drunk driving. Nebraska law enforcement agencies, thanks to federal grants, are stepping up their patrols, running DUI checkpoints and working overtime. Legislation was passed this year by Nebraska’s Unicameral… read more

Forceps Better Than C-Section?

Forceps have been in use for hundreds of years; the use of the tool only recently receding with the advent of safe caesarian sections and vacuum devices. It could be possible that the tool, with its frightening appearance and less-than-favorable reputation, might have gone out of style too soon. A recent study has shown that… read more

Top Ten Worst Foods To Eat While Driving

Distracted driving has become more of a plague on our nation’s roadways than ever before. The combination of our on-the-go lifestyles and our constant connection to everyone around us through electronic devices leaves little room for focusing on what is most important in the car: focusing on our driving. According to the National Highway Traffic… read more

Motorcyclist From Arizona Died On Wyoming Interstate

Interstate 25 in Wyoming was the scene of a deadly motorcycle accident involving two different Arizona drivers. 51-year-old Frederick E. Jones, of Scottsdale, Arizona was travelling southbound on the interstate when his Honda Shadow was struck from behind by a 4-door Lexus. 69-year-old Curtis Thompson of Mesa, Arizona drove the Lexus. Though both travelers were… read more

Washington Man’s Face Burns In Operating Room

There are more dangers than you might expect in the operating rooms of most hospitals. Last week we wrote about a woman who had her face burned in an operating room fire in Florida. Another operating room fire happened in Washington the same week, leaving a man’s face burned. Tommy Beams was in surgery for… read more

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over

A national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization is in effect over the holidays, with law enforcement agencies attempting to detect and deter drunk drivers through highly visible efforts, including sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and campaigns to raise public awareness. The statistics to motivate such concentrated efforts are shown by research from the Insurance… read more