November 6, 2001 |
Federal housing authorities have failed to suitably enforce laws protecting the disabled from discrimination, an independent federal agency concluded. The Department of Housing and Urban Development ruled out discrimination in all but 2.4% of more than 12,000 complaints between 1988 and 2000, a National Council on Disability report found. By 2000, HUD was taking an average of 14 months, almost four times more than the prescribed legal cap, to complete investigations, the report said.
May 27, 1989
Great American First Savings Bank said it will probably take a charge on earnings of $8 million to $14 million, possibly in the current quarter to end June 30, at the urging of federal regulators, because of a revision of the future value of the S&L's future loan servicing income. The exact timing of the charge on earnings will depend on when Great American reaches a final agreement with the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, spokesman Kenn Ulrich said Friday. Ulrich said Great American expects to recoup the charge as earned income over a five-year period.
April 29, 2009 |
The government disavowed a 12-year-old federal report that found little or no cancer risk for adults who lived on a Marine base where drinking water was contaminated for three decades. Up to 1 million people could have been exposed to toxins that seeped from a neighboring dry cleaner and industrial activity at Camp Lejeune, federal officials say. "We can no longer stand behind the accuracy of the information in that document," said William Cibulas, director of health assessment for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
December 31, 1987 |
Federal researchers today reported the first substantial yearly increase in tuberculosis in the United States in more than three decades of record-keeping, and said AIDS is partly to blame. The nation recorded 22,768 cases of tuberculosis in 1986, up 2.6% from 22,201 in 1985.
May 23, 2009 |
Regulators have shut down Strategic Capital Bank in Illinois, marking the 35th failure this year -- and second this week -- of a federally insured bank. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver of the bank, based in Champaign, Ill. The FDIC said the bank's deposits would be assumed by Midland States Bank, based in Effingham, Ill. Its branches will reopen Tuesday as branches of Midland States Bank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1993 |
The world's second-largest active sand dune is in an unexpected place--more than a mile above sea level in southwestern Wyoming. The Killpecker Sand Dunes teem with life, from the graceful desert elk to the resourceful Jerusalem crickets and the spadefoot toads that shovel out holes with their hind feet and back themselves in during the day. The sands themselves seem to writhe in a slow-motion dance with the mighty, constant winds. Such winds first began scraping the earth to create the dunes 20,000 years ago near the end of the last glacial age. Scientists and federal environmentalists keen to preserve at least part of the 170 square miles of dunes hope to get Congress to designate some of it worthy of protection from the one creature that doesn't live here naturally: humans.