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Sam Brownback links [Europe Promotes Tragedy in Uganda:][1] "If Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback is correct, European scaremongering is delaying the re-introduction of DDT into Uganda . And this will have deadly consequences," according to TechCentral.com's Roger Bate. "Sen. Brownback (R-Ks) has just returned from a Ugandan health fact-finding mission. He told me that EU trade policies 'will lead to an increase of deaths among pregnant women and children in Africa . DDT was used to rid Europe and the US of malaria. Now it can't even be sprayed indoors in limited settings to save vulnerable lives in Africa . God help us.'" [NASA chief resigns:][2] "After three tumultuous years as administrator of NASA, Sean O'Keefe has resigned his post -- possibly to take a job as chancellor of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge," according to GovExec.com. Speculating about a possible replacement, news reports named several potential candidates, including ... retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Simon "Pete" Worden, former deputy director of operations with U.S. Strategic Command and a University of Arizona research professor who most recently served as a congressional fellow on the staff of Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback."[President Bush promotes rural docs][3] "President George W. Bush Dec. 3 signed into law legislation to extend the State 30 program, which allows foreign-born physicians who study in the United States to remain in the country to practice medicine in rural areas, an aide to U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, D-North Dakota, told India-West Dec. 6," according to ncmonline.com. "Dr. Sante Cary, president and chief executive officer of Dallas-based US Physician Resources (www.smalltowndocs.com), a private company that recruits doctors for rural communities, told India-West Dec. 8 that Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Congressman Jerry Moran, R-Kan., co-sponsored the legislation."Dennis Moore links [Increase in 'death gratuity' considered:][4] Families of fallen U.S. soldiers now get a $12,000 "death gratuity," The Kansas City Star reports. "Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore of Kansas has 219 bipartisan co-sponsors on a bill to raise it to $50,000, retroactive to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Moore said that he just pulled the number out of the air, but that maybe even $50,000 isn't adequate. He called it a 'start in the right direction.'"How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][5] [1]: http://www.techcentralstation.com/121404E.html [2]: http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1204/121304b1.htm [3]: http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e375cc03030df179d1e3a61cf1f42a55 [4]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/10402856.htm [5]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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