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The Prime Directive

By Randy Logsdon

Starfleet’s Prime Directive states that there can be no interference with the development of alien civilizations. Emphasis is added for primitive cultures (pre-warp drive) to prevent exposure to advanced technology and of knowledge that extra-planetary civilizations exist.

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CPR Requires Immediate Reporting to MSHA

By Ellen Smith

Operators must contact MSHA within 15 minutes for any reason that cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed on a mine employee, Commission ALJ Thomas McCarthy has ruled.

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Mine Commission Upholds Citations

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission upheld citations issued last May by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to Connolly-Pacific Co.'s Pebbly Beach Quarry, located on Catalina Island, Calif., according to MSHA.

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Contrasting Views Emerge of MSHA Chief’s Performance

By James Sharpe

On the eve of Joe Main’s second anniversary as head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), two contrasting portraits of his performance have emerged.

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You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run

By Randy Logsdon

In the fall of 1946, the Chicago Daily News ran a feature article on veterans attending college at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) under the GI Bill. A focus of the article was married student (barracks-style) housing in an area between Memorial Stadium and the railroad right-of-way known as Stadium Terrace.

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