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Charitable choice came to life in a haphazard way. In early 1995, Carl Esbeck, a professor at the University of Missouri Law School, was preparing for a presentation on the regulation of religious organizations that receive government assistance. At the time, the only faith-based entities that were eligible for federal funding were those with arm’s-length religious affiliations, such as Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army. Such groups were prohibited from delivering religious messages and could not discriminate in the hiring of staff. Esbeck thought that eligibility should be expanded to include all faith-based providers, even those that deliver religious messages in their social programs. To make this point, he drafted legislation outlining federal guidelines that could make such an expansion possible. He passed the draft to a former student who was working for Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo. Ashcroft liked it and, after a few revisions, included it in legislation he introduced in the Senate that …

The hope of a rising sense of social responsibility in the technology industry has the philanthropic world salivating. industry watchers agree that as the industry matures, its companies will assimilate with mainstream business culture, becoming both politically active and starting to give back to their communities along the way. Indeed, though the industry has long shunned the notion of government participation/interference, in mid-July it formed a Silicon Valley-based political interest group called Technology Network. Why? It realized last year that it could make a difference after the ad hoc formation of an anti-Prop 211 group in California.

bfcLikewise, it’s going to take the same realization to push technology denizens into societal contribution on any real scale. Sure, the big players have long given products to schools and the like. In fact, three of the top five givers across all U.S. industries hail from tech — IBM, HP and more recently Microsoft, says Deborah Morad, editor

Snoring is a syndrome that has become very common nowadays. Snoring is found in individuals when there is vibration of the respiratory system in a human’s body (especially in throat area). Snoring can be very annoying at times, as it causes disturbance of sleep for others. It can be of different types, from soft noise to loud. Certain snoring remedies are usually advised to snorers so that they can get rid of snoring. First of all, one has to keep their body weight in check, especially in their throat area and give up smoking. Along with this, another snoring remedy is to do regular throat exercise and gurgle with warm water and salt, which helps to have a clear throat. Snoring is a serious medical problem, which requires proper guidance that will help to eradicate the problem completely. An expert advice from the doctor is very essential before any step is taken to fight snoring. …