And its allies have had more than a year to tighten sanctions, but Iran has had more than a year to advance its nuclear program. Now, the country claims it is self sufficient in producing uranium. NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports on talks that are likely to be challenging..
He loved what he was doing, he loved God, his family, and being the school’s mascot. We have not given up hope.”A group of about 40 people attended a prayer session held on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Sunday afternoon, said Laura Ely, a UNC senior who met Ray early in their freshman year. She described Ray as “an amazing person” who has a large, diverse group of friends at UNC and other nearby schools.”All we can do is hope and know that miracles do happen,” she said Sunday night.Stewart said Ray is an Eagle scout and is involved in his church.
The legislation, pushed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, would require states to ban texting or e mailing while operating a moving vehicle or lose 25 percent of their annual federal highway funding.”It’s like driving with your eyes closed,” said Sen.LaHood declined to endorse Schumer’s bill, saying simply that the administration would work with Congress. Many states have questioned the use of so called “sanctions” against states that do not pass laws sought by Congress, especially during tough economic times.”The words ‘federal mandate’ and ‘federal sanctions’ do not play well,” said Bruce Starr, an Oregon state senator who attended the conference.Eighteen states and the federal enclave of Washington, already have passed laws making texting while driving illegal, and seven states and the Washington have banned driving while talking on a handheld cell phone, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Many safety groups have urged a nationwide ban on using any handheld mobile devices while behind the wheel.The conference attracted families of victims of accidents caused by distracted driving, who urged the government to take a strong stance against cell phone use in vehicles, whether it includes a handsfree device or not.
Throughout the morning,the crew members of the Starship Enterprise were scheduled for fittings with the wardrobe department and the atmosphere was a bit like the first day of school with big grins, backslaps, hugs and handshakes. There was Simon Pegg (Scotty) and John Cho (Mr. Sulu) ducking into the coffee shop just before lunchtime and, on the patio out front, Bruce Greenwood (Capt.