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Archive for February, 2013

Raising NC tanning-bed age discussed in House

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Some North Carolina legislators say young people should be barred from getting bronzed with tanning beds because their risks for cancer are too great.

A House committee considered a bill Tuesday to prohibit tanning salons from having customers under age 18. Current law prohibits anyone 13 or younger from using salon equipment unless a doctor gives the child a written prescription. Children 14 to 17 must have a parent’s permission.

The bill has the weight of several medical and cancer-prevention groups behind it. Dermatologist Dr. Kelly Nelson with Duke University Medical Center told the committee she’s seen too many women with melanoma and other skin cancers that used tanning beds as teenagers.

A vote was delayed after a spokesman for an industry-funded institute argued that bill supporters were misinforming lawmakers.

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Charlotte among US cities invited to bid for 2024 Olympics

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

By Marc Lancaster
Washington Times

The United States Olympic Committee on Tuesday sent a letter to the mayors of 35 US cities inviting them to throw their names into the ring as a potential host for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Letters went to the 25 largest cities in the country, plus 10 others that had previously expressed an interest in hosting. Washington at Baltimore are on the list, along with previous hosts Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis.

There is no guarantee the USOC will submit an Applicant City for 2024 to the International Olympic Committee. The US did not bid for the 2020 games, which will be awarded in September to Tokyo, Madrid or Istanbul. Previous US bids for the Summer Games of 2012 (New York) and 2016 (Chicago) fell short.

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Wilmington and New Hanover leaders to talk cooperation

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal has organized a March 8 Power Breakfast where top city and county leaders will talk about working together.

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Report sheds light on helicopter crash in Oak Island

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

In June 2012, a helicopter crashed into the ocean near the Oak Island Pier. Now, an investigation report is shedding light on how the helicopter went down.

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Goolsby files bill that would boost midwifery in N.C.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The bills would allow certified professional midwives to be licensed to deliver babies without also being nurses.

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