Headlee’s Headlines

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 09:02 AM

Each morning, Celeste Headlee scours the country’s newspapers for interesting stories. Here's her list for today:

From The Arizona Daily Sun:
Infections in hospitals is a huge story. There was a recent outbreak of a superbug at a hospital in Arizona that has them looking for innovative solutions. From the article:

According to the federal government, about 100,000 deaths are caused each year by health-care-associated infections. The cost of treating such infections is estimated at $35 billion to $45 billon a year, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." 

From The Detroit News
Only a few months after the new credit card rules went into effect, they are already changing the way people behave. From the article:

An April online survey from the nonprofit National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that the new disclosures are prompting consumers to either pay down their card balances faster or to seek counseling to deal with the debt.

From The Miami Herald:
Local governments are trying to use the popularity of iphones to make city services better. We can expand this to talk about technology that are most useful to governments — theres a cool social network site in texas for the unemployed, etc. From the article:

Starting next month, people in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami will be able to use their iPhone to report certain kinds of problems — from loud chickens to potholes to illegal dumping.

From The Seattle Times:
The fashion pendulum has swung again and heels are once again rising above the pavement. From the article:

During the first heat wave of the spring, podiatrist Howard Osterman looked down at the shoes around him as he rode the subway into work and knew that his practice was going to have a very good year. Most shoe stores are selling shoes 4,5 and even 6-inch heels.

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

In a fascinating reversal, the suburbs are tipping to majority minority populations while white young people are moving into cities. From the article:

An analysis of 2000-2008 census data by the Brookings Institution highlights the demographic "tipping points" seen in the past decade and the looming problems in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, which represent two-thirds of the U.S. population. The analysis being released Sunday provides the freshest detail on the nation's growing race and age divide, which is now feeding tensions in Arizona over its new immigration law.


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