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Volume 57, Number 28    March 29, 2010         

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Tourism industry goes green
In a March 24 San Francisco Examiner article, Patrick Tierney, chair of the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department, outlined a study he authored that found tourists visiting San Francisco are swayed by hotels and restaurants that embrace sustainable business practices. Tierney and co-author, Assistant Professor Pavlina Latkova, surveyed visitors at Pier 39, and found that going green matters to tourists. "Businesses have gotta walk the talk, and they have to promote it and tell their stories," Tierney said.

Breaking down health care
Associate Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch discussed the ramifications of health care reform during a live broadcast on CBS 5. Castellblanch compared the recently passed changes with the health care system in Massachusetts while discussing costs. But he said that for most, health care in America will look similar to the way it does now.  "I think we're going to be starting with a system that is based on what we have now," Castellblanch said. "The system won't look that different from what we have now. The main difference is that everybody will be required to have health insurance."  

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