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September 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim was hospitalized for tests after his lawyers claimed that Malaysian authorities were poisoning him with arsenic. Karpal Singh, Anwar's lawyer, said secret tests on the former deputy prime minister's urine proved that the 52-year-old politician, who has been in jail for nearly a year, has a high level of arsenic in his body. "I suspect some people in high places, in all likelihood, are responsible for his condition," Karpal said.
February 16, 1987 | Al Martinez
In the old days, all we had was a telephone. It worked by dialing a number and saying hello. The process seemed adequate. But because it seemed adequate, we decided to improve it. Which is why, my friend, you and I may never speak again. They've taken away my phone and they've given me a "voice terminal," and I can't figure out how the damned thing works. It has speaker, recall, drop, hold, conference and transfer buttons. It has a Leave Word Calling system and a Send All Calls system.
July 16, 2001 | Benedict Carey
Be punctual, dress nicely, look people in the eye--and make sure your urine is clean. So many employers now demand a cup of the yellow stuff as part of a job screening for new workers that products with names like Urine Luck! and Klear have found a market; the solutions flood the urine with chemicals that can obscure the results of urine tests. But now a team of Tennessee researchers has demonstrated that a test used to analyze contaminated water can detect and identify those chemicals.
July 31, 1989 | From staff and wire reports
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin said last week that a simple, inexpensive urine test that can be done at home may help in mass screenings to find bladder and kidney cancer when they are still at a curable stage. The test uses inexpensive dipsticks that change color when exposed to microscopic amounts of blood in urine. In one year eight cancers and seven other serious kidney or bladder disorders were found in 235 men using the new test, the Wisconsin researchers said.
December 22, 2003 | Jane E. Allen
A new procedure could, for the first time, allow doctors to diagnose kidney cancer through a simple urine test. Until now, the only way to know if you had kidney cancer was with imaging tests, such as a CT scan, MRI or ultrasound and, if something suspicious was found, with a biopsy. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia have found that DNA testing of urine samples not only can accurately detect cancer but also can pick up the disease in its early stages, when it's curable.
November 15, 1989 | GARR KLUENDER
Soccer officials in Zimbabwe banned four members of the army's first division Tongogara side for life after they urinated in front of several thousand spectators at a stadium in eastern Zimbabwe Sunday. Nelson Chirwa of the Zimbabwe Football Assn. said the players were practicing tribal witchcraft in an attempt to change their side's fortunes. It was losing, 1-0. "I would like to advise all football teams that next time they should go to a better witch doctor," Chirwa said.
July 15, 1986
A subsidiary of NMS Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Newport Beach will begin marketing its urine blood test, a quick method for screening potential urinary tract problems, to consumers and professionals in late August, the company said last week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of the dip-stick test produced by NMS's Self Care Systems Inc. subsidiary, the parent company said. The product is the most sensitive one available for diagnosing blood in the urine, NMS said.
August 8, 2013 | By David Zucchino
A Marine sniper shown urinating on Taliban corpses in a video circulated on the Internet has been reduced in rank after pleading guilty to dereliction of duty and other charges. Sgt. Robert W. Richards was reduced to corporal for his role in the incident, in which four Marines in full combat gear were shown urinating on the bodies of three insurgents in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in July 2011. Richards pleaded guilty at a court-martial at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Wednesday, according to a Marine Corps spokesman, Col. Sean Gibson.
April 17, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A hotel room was left in such disgusting condition after February's NFL scouting combine that the manager took pictures and sent them to the event's organizer. National Football Scouting president Jeff Foster confirmed to Yahoo!Sports that a room in the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis was found after the combine with feces and urine scattered in the bathroom, toothpaste on a mirror and garbage, including uneaten food, all over. "I can confirm that a room was left in an inappropriate condition and we're disappointed by both players who occupied the room," Foster said.
July 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Mark Cavendish and the rest of the riders on the Tour de France have more than their share of hardships to deal with during the grueling event. The British rider surely could have done without the disrespectful -- not to mention disgusting -- ordeal he is said to have endured during Wednesday's Stage 11, when a spectator allegedly threw urine all over Cavendish somewhere along the 20.5-mile time trial route in Normandy. Cavendish is a top rider but isn't having the best of tours this year.
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