CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996
Re "Gene Is a Factor in Hyperactivity, Researchers Say," May 1: In spite of careful reporting, some persons may come away with the idea that there is a causal relationship, or commonly put, a gene for ADD. While each month brings the announcement of a new gene linked to a specific behavior, it also becomes clearer that these behaviors are strongly modified by culture, environment and chance, to use the terms that geneticist David Suzuki uses....
June 16, 1989 |
Stock prices collapsed in late trading to close with the biggest one-day drop this year Thursday on selling linked to currency and interest rate worries. The key 225-share Nikkei index plunged 489.90 points, or 1.47%, to close at the day's low of 32,913.09, after gaining 189.44 points Wednesday.
March 23, 2008 |
Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. said he was impressed with local health officials' response to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people in Alamosa. "They very much have the situation under control," Ritter said. "We likely have not seen the last case of it because there is an incubation period." There have been 183 cases of salmonella linked to the outbreak, city spokeswoman Connie Ricci said. Of those, 57 were confirmed by lab testing, and nine people were hospitalized. Officials plan to begin flushing the water system Tuesday.
April 7, 1985
Regarding John Espey's review of "The Haiku Handbook" by William J. Higginson with Penny Harter, either Espey or the author of the book has blundered. Espey writes, "He (Higginson) explains and defines the forms of the Tanka , the Renga , the linked verse stanzas of the Senryu . . . ." Now Renga , not Senryu , is defined as linked verse by every Haikuist I have ever known or read about. Senryu is a comic or satiric form of Haiku, i.e. three lines of five-seven-five syllables respectively that do not necessarily include a seasonal theme as should Haiku.
July 11, 2008 |
A man wanted in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul was detained after officials rounded up suspects who had communicated with three assailants killed by police, media reports said. Officials are investigating whether the attackers were linked to Al Qaeda. So far they had no proof of a link, they said. Three policemen and three assailants died in the attack, which prompted Turkey to increase security at all U.S. diplomatic missions in the country. The private Dogan news agency reported that the alleged fourth gunman was caught after his getaway car was found and was being interrogated.
July 9, 2007
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the supplement nitric oxide? Richard Sunland Nitric oxide is a gas naturally found in the body; its function is conveying information between cells. One of its main jobs is increasing blood flow by dilating blood vessels, and that's why it's sometimes given in supplement form to heart patients, orally and intravenously. In at least one study it's been shown to be effective for lowering blood pressure.
January 3, 2009 |
In the heart of the Ethiopian community here, a group of friends gathered after work in an office to chew on dried khat leaves before going home to their wives and children. Sweet tea and sodas stood on a circular wooden table between green mounds of the plant, a mild narcotic grown in the Horn of Africa. As the sky grew darker the conversation became increasingly heated, flipping from religion to jobs to local politics. Suddenly, one of the men paused and turned in his chair.
July 4, 2011 |
Penis length cannot be determined by how big his hands or feet are -- those and other supposed indicators have been widely discredited for years. But now a team of Korean researchers has produced what may be a more reliable guide: the ratio of the length of his index finger to that of his ring finger. The lower that ratio, the longer the penis may be, the researchers wrote Monday in the Asian Journal of Andrology. Dr. Tae Beom Kim, a urologist at Gachon University in Incheon, Korea, and his colleagues studied 144 men over the age of 20 who were undergoing urological surgery for conditions that do not affect the length of the penis.