June 9, 2005 |
This weekend, Dubble Bubble holds its sixth annual competition to find that one person in the United States who blows 'em big -- chewing gum bubbles, that is. The former titleholder, 11-year-old Aina Cambridge of Lakewood, competed with 1 million other contestants and won her crown and prize money back in 2003. She blew a whopping 21-incher that landed her a space in the finals in New York held live on the "Today" show.
February 1, 2005 |
Prosecutors in Cambridge wrapped up their case against defrocked priest Paul Shanley after a psychiatrist testified that it was not uncommon for adults who suffered trauma as children to repress memories of the experience. Shanley's accuser, now 27, said he remembered in early 2002 that he had been raped and molested by the former priest from 1983 to 1989 at a parish outside Boston. Shanley's lawyer has questioned the science behind repressed memory.
December 21, 2004 |
England-based Cambridge Antibody Technology Group won a court ruling that awarded it higher royalties from U.S. partner Abbott Laboratories for its role in developing one of the biggest drugs to come from Britain's biotechnology industry. Cambridge Antibody claimed Abbott unfairly cut the royalties to pay other companies, including Genentech Inc., that held patents for techniques used to make Humira, a rheumatoid arthritis drug.
July 25, 2004 |
As prominent conservatives -- diplomats, retired generals, commentators such as George Will -- are breaking with the Bush administration over the military, constitutional and budgetary consequences of its foreign policy, two of them have published a solemn remonstrance assailing President Bush's capitulation to a "small group of neoconservative policy makers," whom they accuse of driving our national misadventures in regime change and nation-building even at the price of endless war and the
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March 18, 2004 |
Mercedes McCambridge, who won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her 1949 screen debut in "All the King's Men" and later supplied the chilling voice of the demon in "The Exorcist," has died. She was 87. McCambridge, who had lived in the La Jolla area since the mid-1980s, died March 2 of natural causes in an assisted living facility, the assistant to the trustee of the actress' estate told Associated Press on Wednesday.
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March 16, 2004 |
Keith Hopkins, a historian who brought an innovative sociological approach to the study of ancient Rome, has died, his college said Monday. He was 69. Hopkins died of cancer March 8 in Cambridge, eastern England, where he was emeritus professor of ancient history at Cambridge University.
October 25, 2003 |
The British love their spies, even the spies who spy against them, perhaps because it reminds them of the days when they were a nation -- an empire! -- worth spying against.
August 2, 2003 |
Froghoppers, tiny insects found in gardens and grasslands around the world, have been found to outperform fleas as nature's high-jump champions. The quarter-inch insects can soar to nearly 28 inches, exerting a force 400 times their body weight. "This little guy really can jump," said professor Malcolm Burrows of the University of Cambridge in England, who reported his findings in the journal Nature. Fleas only exert a jumping force of 135 times their weight.
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July 27, 2003 |
Rogelio Cardenas Sarmiento, 51, founding editor in chief of the respected Mexico City business news daily El Financiero, died Friday of glandular cancer at his home in the capital. The son of a columnist for the Mexico City Excelsior newspaper, Cardenas graduated from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, then went to England to study at Cambridge and complete a master's degree in economic development at the University of Sussex.
February 21, 2003 |
On a basketball court between two Harlem brownstones, Mt. Rushmore is redone. Alongside the likeness of George Washington sit the faces of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Standing in front of the monument is one of Britain's hottest comedic sensations, Ali G, in a fire-engine-red Sean John shell-suit. America is plagued with "racialism, even to da Native people. You know, what is dey called?" asks Ali G in his exaggerated mixture of working-class British, West Indian and Cockney accents.