June 12, 2006 |
"The Sopranos," season finale, HBO, June 4. The premise CHRISTOPHER Moltisanti's (Michael Imperioli) new girlfriend is Julianna (Julianna Margulies), formerly involved with Tony Soprano. Christopher and Julianna meet at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, which they attend because of drug addiction. During one of their trysts, Julianna is suffering from a bad cold, and Christopher suggests Robitussin with dextromethorphan.
April 7, 2003 |
Valerian has a long and storied history. It was used by the ancient Greeks as a diuretic and in World War I was given to soldiers suffering shell shock to calm their frayed nerves. The roots of the plant have clear medicinal value, especially as a sleep aid and a mild tranquilizer, but the herb's risks and benefits have yet to be clarified by large-scale studies. * Uses: Mostly to treat insomnia, improve sleep and relieve anxiety.
December 22, 1997 |
Bottles and boxes fill an entire aisle, offering all-natural relief from a cornucopia of ailments: memory loss, insomnia, hay fever, enlarged prostate, menstrual cramps, depression, back pain, headaches. The products--ginkgo biloba, valerian, red clover, saw palmetto, feverfew, St. John's wort, milk thistle, cat's claw, echinacea--used to be found only in a botanist's guide or a health-food store.
June 14, 1990 |
Valerian S. Rybar, whose work for the wealthiest families in the world gave him a reputation as the world's most expensive interior designer, has died of prostate cancer. Rybar was 71 when he died Saturday at his Manhattan home, said his partner, Jean-Francois Daigre. At his death, Rybar had established an international reputation as the creator of opulent rooms and extravagant party designs.
January 29, 1987 |
Archbishop Valerian Trifa, head of the Michigan-based Romanian Orthodox Church before he was deported from the United States in 1984 for concealing his wartime links to the Nazis, died Wednesday after a heart attack, authorities said. He was 72. Trifa was head of the 35,000-member Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of North America when he was stripped of his U.S. citizenship and deported for lying about his role as a leader of the Nazi Iron Guard in Romania. The U.S.
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January 21, 1986 |
Soviet diplomat Valerian A. Zorin, who scoffed at U.S. charges that his country had installed offensive missiles in Cuba, died on his 84th birthday, the Communist Party newspaper Pravda said. Pravda said Zorin died Jan. 14, but gave no cause of death in its weekend report. Zorin had been removed from key positions in 1971 and held the post of ambassador-at-large at his death.