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December 31, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she was tired but feeling well as she left a hospital in Danbury three days after breast cancer surgery. Hospital test results showed no remaining cancer. "I feel great," said Rell, 58, who underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Rell plans to give her State of the State address when the new legislative session begins Wednesday. "It's going to be a little shorter speech. Trust me," she said.
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December 31, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she was tired but feeling well as she left a hospital in Danbury three days after breast cancer surgery. Hospital test results showed no remaining cancer. "I feel great," said Rell, 58, who underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Rell plans to give her State of the State address when the new legislative session begins Wednesday. "It's going to be a little shorter speech. Trust me," she said.
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May 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John G. Rowland, plagued by a federal corruption investigation and legislative impeachment inquiry, has stepped down as chairman of President Bush's reelection campaign in Connecticut and will not lead the state's delegation to the GOP convention, a Republican Party representative said. Rowland, a longtime Bush family friend, is the target of federal and legislative investigations into gifts he received and alleged contract manipulation. Lt. Gov. M.
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April 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Report
Connecticut became the second state to offer civil unions to same-sex couples -- and the first to do so without being forced by the courts. About an hour after the state Senate in Hartford sent it to her, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed into law a bill that will afford same-sex couples in Connecticut many of the rights and privileges of married couples. Vermont is the only other state to allow civil unions. Massachusetts allows gay couples to marry.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Connecticut fined Wal-Mart Stores Inc. $3,300 over child labor violations after a state investigation found that some minors lacked proper paperwork and were operating hazardous equipment at the stores. Gov. M. Jodi Rell said that the state found 11 violations in three Wal-Mart stores in the state and that 337 minors worked at the company's 32 Connecticut stores from 2003 to 2005. The probe came after the Labor Department in February said the retailer had similar violations nationwide.
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November 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
William Atchison O'Neill, 77, a two-term Democratic governor of Connecticut who frustrated allies and opponents with a willingness to buck public opinion, died Saturday at his home in East Hampton, Conn., Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced. He had suffered from chronic emphysema. O'Neill was lieutenant governor when Gov. Ella T. Grasso resigned in ill health Dec. 31, 1980. He was elected to full terms in 1982 and 1986 -- the last Democrat to hold Connecticut's highest office. Born Aug.
NATIONAL
February 12, 2006 | From Associated Press
A developing nor'easter headed up the East Coast on Saturday with a threat of heavy snow, canceling flights and putting road crews on overtime but cheering up skiers in a region spared harsh weather for most of this season. Blizzard warnings were posted from the New York City area into eastern New England, where up to 15 inches of snow was possible, and a winter storm warning was issued for most of New Jersey, the National Weather Service said.
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April 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
The state House passed legislation Wednesday that would make Connecticut the second state to establish same-sex civil unions. Addressing concerns raised by Gov. M. Jodi Rell, the House amended the bill to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. That means the Senate, which overwhelmingly approved the bill last week, would need to approve the amended version before it reaches the governor's desk.
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February 22, 2006 | From Associated Press
Gov. George E. Pataki, showing no improvement five days after surgeons removed his appendix, was transferred Tuesday to a New York City hospital and underwent another operation. Doctors operated to alleviate a blockage in Pataki's digestive system, said his spokesman, David Catalfamo. Afterward, the governor was "awake, alert and resting comfortably," Catalfamo said in a statement. Pataki, 60, checked himself into Hudson Valley Medical Center on Thursday complaining of severe abdominal pain.
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April 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
A large anti-terrorism drill got underway Monday with a mock biological attack in New Jersey and a simulated chemical-weapons explosion in Connecticut. Named TOPOFF 3, the $16-million, weeklong exercise is meant to find weak spots in the nation's emergency planning. "I want to make it clear that we are going to push our plans and our systems to the very limit," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said.
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