February 9, 2012 -- (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
- Group urges FTC action on Google privacy (USA Today)
- Dems fight back against GOP in contraception battle (CBS)
- Forgetting a key lesson of Watergate? (CNN)
- Child labor for Victoria’s Secret cotton examined by U.S. (Bloomberg Business)
- U.S. Brigadier General dies in Afghanistan (CNN)
- Santorum sweeps Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado (CNN)
- Mitt Romney wins overwhelming victory in Nevada caucuses (Washington Post)
- NATO vs. Syria (American Conservative)
- Syrians storm embassies after uprising's worst violence (Reuters)
- Activists: Syrian assault leaves 250 dead (NPR)
- U.N. vote on Syria fails (NPR)
- ‘Hezbollah will hit Israel if Syria attacked’ (Jerusaleum Post)
- Iran vows to hit any country that stages attack (San Diego UT)
- Thousands stranded by rising floodwaters in Australia (CNN)
- Blind doctor can see again (Jerusalem Post)
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AT 8:41 A.M.
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Public urged to "leave early" when fire threatens, make preparations before fire season
By Miriam Raftery
February 17, 2009 (El Cajon)--"Fifty-three fire chiefs agree that the best way to keep families safe is to evacuate early," August Ghio, president of the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association, said at a press conference at Cal Fire's El Cajon station. Ghio joined other local fire officials (photo)in drawing media attention to Australia's policy of encouraging homeowners to stay home and fight wildfires--a factor that many believe to have contributed to a death toll of over 200 in Australia's catastrophic blazes.
Australia's tragedy also casts a pallor over some San Diego County Supervisors and local developers calls to adopt "shelter-in-place" standards for certain new housing projects. "The people here who cite Australia as a role model will have to back off, because clearly Australia was a disaster," Leonard Villareal, public information officer for the San Miguel Fire District, told ECM.