A National Baseball Hall of Fame- funded survey found 66 percent of Americans believe that hearing about steroid use by professional athletes encourages adolescents to take performance-enhancing drugs.
George Mitchell, the former U.S. Senator who in 2007 concluded a 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, has been appointed as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor at Pennsylvania State University.
When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural-gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land.
By John Lippert July, 2010 (Bloomberg Markets) -- Natural gas trapped in bands of rock may deliver abundant energy and billions in profits. Companies and environmentalists are clashing as the world rushes to drill. When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural- gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land. She discovered later that such flaring can occur when Cabot Oil & Gas Corp . and dozens more companies drill for gas trapped in shale rock. The deposits, stretching from Texas to New York, and as far away as Australia and China, represent what may be the biggest energy bonanza in decades -- one that Switzer, 57, recalls thinking the Earth isn’t surrendering without a fight, Bloomberg Markets reports in its July issue.
U.S. envoy George Mitchell said he will consult with a range of Middle East leaders in the coming week after shuttling between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu .
U.S. envoy George Mitchell returns to mediate a second round of Middle East talks this week after Israel said it is through making gestures and a Palestinian negotiator said he’s ready for the “endgame.”
U.S. Middle East Envoy George Mitchell said he’ll keep trying to bridge a dispute over West Bank settlements because Israelis and Palestinians agree in principle on the need to continue direct peace talks.