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June 30, 1995 | From Associated Press
Three bodies were dragged from a pickup truck that crashed into a 25-foot-deep hole in a washed-out road, raising the death toll Thursday to at least six after eight straight days of rain in Virginia. At least two other people who were washed away by floodwaters on Tuesday, including a 3-year-old girl, were still missing as rain and the threat of more flooding hindered searchers.
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October 1, 1986 | Associated Press
The National Transportation Safety Board, citing concerns raised in three fatal airline accidents, called Tuesday for increased pilot training, better government surveillance and more safety equipment for commuter airlines. The NTSB said all three accidents, which took place between August, 1985, and last March, occurred during attempted landings in poor weather and involved relatively inexperienced flight crews. In all, the accidents claimed 23 lives.
SCIENCE
July 9, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
Dr. Francis S. Collins, the geneticist who discovered the causes of half a dozen diseases, oversaw the government's efforts to map the human genome and wrote a now-famous book presenting scientific evidence for a belief in God, will be nominated to head the National Institutes of Health, the White House confirmed Wednesday. "My administration is committed to promoting scientific integrity and pioneering scientific research, and I am confident that Dr.
TRAVEL
September 15, 2002 | ROSEMARY McCLURE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They're called eclipse chasers. They're obsessed with traveling to the corners of the Earth to witness total solar eclipses, which cause a bright daytime sky to plunge suddenly into deep twilight. Now you can join in the adventure. A solar eclipse safari will journey to the heart of the Australian outback, led by veteran African explorer Eddie Frank and NASA astronomer Laurence Doyle. The trip will depart Los Angeles on Nov. 28 and return Dec. 7.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
His military feats during the early years of the Civil War have elevated him to almost mythical proportions. He was adored by his troops, he was feared and admired by his foes, and he is still considered an icon in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where his body is laid to rest. Yet as far as Hollywood is concerned, Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson has been a forgotten man.
FOOD
August 22, 2007 | Charles Perry, Times Staff Writer
IN a climate like the American South's, you'd think people would want light, refreshing desserts -- sorbets, maybe. Actually, Southerners are crazy for cake. Crazy-kooky-nutsy, with frosting on it. They make fruitcakes, angel cakes, chocolate cakes, pound cakes, layer cakes of all kinds (they can't get enough of coconut cakes).
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