- Making News: Natural Deaths Spike at Christmas and New Year
More Americans die from natural causes on the day after Christmas and on News Year-s Day that any other days of the year, and the number increases every year. Professor David Phillips at the University of California at San Diego is author of a study published in the American Hear Association-s journal, Circulation." Phillips offers some of the reasons for the spike and some suggestions for insuring a healthy holiday season.
- Reporter's Notebook: National Guardsmen Feel Ill-Prepared to Go to Iraq
In the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico, members of the California National Guard are preparing to go to Iraq early next year. But they say that their training is so bad and they're so short of equipment that their casualty rate maybe needlessly high. One guardsman told Scott Gold of the Los Angeles Times, "We're going to pay for this in blood." (This segment originally aired on Which Way, LA? on November 30.)
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