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June 2, 1993 | JILL LEOVY and JACK CHEEVERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the 27 Navajo third-graders from the little town of Chinle, Ariz., Tuesday was to have been a day of big-city excitement. After raising $10,000 from carwashes and candy sales on their remote, mesa-dotted reservation, the children had flown to Los Angeles on Friday to visit their pen pals at a private Jewish school in Northridge. Together, the youngsters were to perform Navajo and Jewish dances, sing songs and have lunch Tuesday.
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June 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
A 22-year-old woman from northwest New Mexico died Wednesday after suffering symptoms resembling a mystery illness that has killed about a dozen others, the governor's office announced. "Authorities suspect that her death was caused by acute respiratory distress related to the recent illness outbreak in Southwestern states, but confirmation of that will require further tests," said John McKean, press secretary to Gov. Bruce King. The woman's name and hometown were not immediately released.
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June 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
A 22-year-old woman from northwest New Mexico died Wednesday after suffering symptoms resembling a mystery illness that has killed about a dozen others, the governor's office announced. "Authorities suspect that her death was caused by acute respiratory distress related to the recent illness outbreak in Southwestern states, but confirmation of that will require further tests," said John McKean, press secretary to Gov. Bruce King. The woman's name and hometown were not immediately released.
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June 2, 1993 | JILL LEOVY and JACK CHEEVERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the 27 Navajo third-graders from the little town of Chinle, Ariz., Tuesday was to have been a day of big-city excitement. After raising $10,000 from carwashes and candy sales on their remote, mesa-dotted reservation, the children had flown to Los Angeles on Friday to visit their pen pals at a private Jewish school in Northridge. Together, the youngsters were to perform Navajo and Jewish dances, sing songs and have lunch Tuesday.
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June 2, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
As hundreds of patients fearing that they have an unexplained flu-like illness swamped health facilities throughout northwestern New Mexico, federal and state researchers stepped up their efforts Tuesday to pinpoint what they believe may be a new virus. Scientists are scrutinizing tissue and blood samples from victims of the mysterious ailment, dubbed unknown respiratory distress syndrome or URDS. So far, they remain stumped.
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