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July 31, 2001
Panel urges statewide vote standard
The commission also warns that alternatives to punch card systems may not solve voting problems.

Red Cross woes seen as threat to blood supply
The agency's troubles -- debt and run-ins with regulators -- have led to higher blood prices and a fear that the nation's blood shortage will worsen.

  • Blood banks consider paying donors
    It's a question that for years has been regarded as unthinkable. But now, a sustained national blood shortage is forcing some hospitals and blood banks to ask: Should we pay our blood donors?

Heroin for addicts works as Swiss fix
BERN, Switzerland -- In an old house near Switzerland's capital city, heroin addicts are getting ready for their midday fix.

Treat or get tough? Britain tries again
BRIGHTON, England -- This windy seaside town, once known as an elegant summer retreat for well-heeled holidaymakers, has lost its gloss.

Legal drugs cheaper
BERN, Switzerland -- One argument for legalizing drugs is that it would eliminate the black market and sharply reduce prices. Drug users wouldn't be as likely to turn to crime to pay for their habits.

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