Soup Kitchens Prepare to Accommodate Increased Demand for College Recommendation Letters

CHICAGO — With the weather turning colder, many soup kitchens and homeless shelters say they are radically underprepared for the record number of college-bound high schoolers who will soon fill their halls looking for letters of recommendation. “Around the holidays demand goes through the roof,” explained Jenny Faust, director of the Helping Hands shelter in Logan Square. “They come to us with…

New Law Allows Doctors to Enter Home and Perform Colonoscopy without Permission

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee passed new legislation yesterday that allows doctors to break into patients’ homes and perform colonoscopies on any member of the household without permission. The legislation says that doctors can perform colonoscopies on as many family members as they deem necessary, and lubrication is not required. The measure was quietly bundled with revisions to the 1986 Electronic…