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July 19, 2002 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of the world's largest computer chip makers announced Thursday that it will open a huge research and development center at the State University at Albany--a move that could dramatically boost New York's beleaguered upstate economy. The $400-million facility, to be operated by International Sematech, a consortium of 12 major computer manufacturers, is set to open in the fall.
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July 19, 2002 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of the world's largest computer chip makers announced Thursday that it will open a huge research and development center at the State University at Albany--a move that could dramatically boost New York's beleaguered upstate economy. The $400-million facility, to be operated by International Sematech, a consortium of 12 major computer manufacturers, is set to open in the fall.
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BOOKS
November 6, 1988
Regarding the Oct. 10 story, "Michael Boskin: Key Economist in Bush's camp": It is hard for me to believe that Boskin actually said that "the economic policies of Dukakis threaten a return to the high-tax, slow-growth climate of the pre-Reagan era.": Reason: The rate of growth of the gross national product in the 32 "high-tax" years that preceded Reagan was not slow, but much faster than under Reagan: an average of 3.8% a year from 1948 through 1980 versus 2.6% from 1980 to 1988.
NEWS
July 29, 1993
Vincent J. Schaefer, 87, chemist who invented cloud-seeding to produce rain. Dropping out of high school to support his family, Schaefer began working for General Electric at 15 and eventually won a transfer from the machine shop to the research laboratory. Mentored by chemists there, he helped devise such World War II inventions as gas-mask filters, submarine detectors and a smoke machine for concealing military maneuvers.
NEWS
April 27, 1986
A royal Mayan burial tomb, more than 1,000 years old and apparently untouched by looters, has been discovered in the Central American nation of Belize. "The discovery of any tomb in such good shape is a wonderful find, but a royal tomb like this is especially significant," said Richard Leventhal, director of the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies at the State University of New York at Albany. The tomb was discovered March 15 in the ancient Mayan city of Nim Li Punit in southern Belize.
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November 1, 1988 | From REUTERS
Eighty percent of the 11 million U.S. adults suffering from phobias or anxiety disorders could be successfully treated in as little as eight weeks with behavior therapy, drugs, or both, doctors estimate. But despite advances in the understanding and treatment of phobias, fewer than 25% of the sufferers of unreasonable fears and severe panic attacks receive treatment, doctors at the annual conference of the Phobia Society of America said last week.
NEWS
December 15, 1994 | from Associated Press
A smirking gunman held up to 36 people hostage in a college lecture hall for nearly two hours Wednesday before he was jumped and disarmed by five students, one of whom was shot and wounded in the struggle. Ralph Tortorici, a 26-year-old psychology major at the State University of New York at Albany, shouted: "Government experiments!" as he was hustled into a police car. He faces attempted murder and other charges, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marc Miringoff, 58, a Fordham University educator who created an index that promoted understanding of the nation's social health, died Thursday at his home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., of undetermined causes. An associate professor of social policy, Miringoff was founder of the Fordham Institute for Innovation in Social Policy. He became known for his development of a report card that measured the national welfare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Michael R. Gottfredson, vice president of undergraduate education at the University of Arizona, will be UC Irvine's next executive vice chancellor, the No. 2 position at the school. Gottfredson will succeed William J. Lillyman, who is retiring after 28 years at UCI as a professor and holder of a variety of administrative positions. Gottfredson, 49, also is a researcher and writer on crime and the criminal justice system.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
Four men have pleaded guilty for their roles in an online piracy ring that illegally distributed tens of thousands of copyrighted items through the Internet. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the guilty pleas were part of a national probe into pirated video games, movies, music files and computer software. Some of the file servers were located at the State University of New York at Albany. "The magnitude of this problem is serious and can't be underestimated," U.S. Atty.
OPINION
May 7, 1995
The list, "Bombings in U.S. History" (April 21), contained the incorrect information that "no arrests were made" in the bombing of the offices of performing arts impresario Sol Hurok ("S. Hurok Presents") in New York on Jan. 27, 1972. One of Hurok's secretaries, Iris Kones, was killed, and nine other employees were injured in the incident. Hurok, then nearly 85 years old, had to be carried out of the building on a stretcher and was treated for smoke inhalation. He died two years later.
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