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August 22, 2006 | Delthia Ricks, Newsday
Separate teams of gene hunters have homed in on key regions in the human genome to explain the higher-than-usual incidence of prostate cancer in black men and the elevated risk of premature birth among black women. The discoveries, being reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, add context to two medical mysteries that have long proved difficult to explain.
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March 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
Rep. Norman Sisisky, a conservative Virginia Democrat who was a strong advocate for defense spending during nine terms in Congress, died Thursday. He was 73. Sisisky, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, died at his home in Petersburg two days after he was released from a hospital following lung cancer surgery, his office announced.
NEWS
May 5, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
With a day of large rallies and the unveiling of his stump speech, President Obama on Saturday will acknowledge what has been obvious for months: He is in official campaign mode. In appearances at college campuses in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Va., Obama will outline his case for reelection and explain the new “Forward” campaign theme his team announced in recent days. People close to the plans say Obama isn't going for the vibe of his 2008 campaign, which he kicked off on a frigid day at the old state capitol in Springfield, Ill., more than five years ago. That event focused on the historic nature of Obama's candidacy and on soaring ambitions for the country.
NEWS
May 5, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- With a day of large rallies and the unveiling of his stump speech, President Obama on Saturday will acknowledge what has been obvious for months: He is in official campaign mode. In appearances at college campuses in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Va., Obama will outline his case for reelection and explain the new "Forward" campaign theme his team announced in recent days. People close to his plans say Obama isn't going for the vibe of his 2008 campaign, which he kicked off on a frigid day at the old state capitol in Springfield, Ill., more than five years ago. That event focused on the historic nature of Obama's candidacy and on soaring ambitions for the country.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Here's another thing to blame on Americans' expanding waistlines: We're using more gasoline. That's the conclusion of a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which says that 938 million more gallons of gasoline go into vehicles annually because drivers and passengers are considerably heavier today than in 1960.
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December 14, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Chemist John B. Fenn, who shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in chemistry for work that made possible the rapid analysis of the structure of proteins and other biomolecules through mass spectrometry, died Friday in Richmond, Va. He was 93 and died of complications from a fall suffered Oct. 12. "The possibility of analyzing proteins in detail has led to increased understanding of the processes of life," the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said in its...
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December 6, 2002 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Philip B. Meggs, who wrote the first definitive history of graphic and advertising design from the beginning of the written language through the printing press and on to the computer, has died. He was 60. Meggs died of leukemia Nov. 24 in Richmond, Va. A graphic designer for commercial industry and then a college instructor and dean, Meggs said he wrote because of his need to give his students a foundation for all that had gone before.
TRAVEL
May 16, 2010 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times
Question: I recently purchased an international ticket on United and paid for an upgrade to economy-plus seating. I changed my mind about the flight and called to cancel the ticket, which I could do without a penalty because it was within 24 hours of the purchase. I assumed that the plus-seating would also be refunded. Lo and behold, my credit card statement showed no refund for the economy-plus seat. I was told that the upgraded seating was nonrefundable. When I argued that the ticket was also nonrefundable, I was told that only the ticket could be refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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April 12, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To his patients, Dr. Rick Abelson is a San Juan Capistrano optometrist with an eye-wear shop that advertises $38 eye exams, "walk-ins welcome." In a Yellow Pages ad, the 30-year-old Abelson boasts of being "one of the youngest doctors ever to graduate from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry" and has "solved some of the most difficult vision problems for the young and the not-so-young. . ." What Abelson does not say is that he once went by the name Riad A. Aboulhosn, was caught practicing optometry in 1988 in Virginia without a license, and accused that same year of fondling a patient's breasts during an eye exam.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2007 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
A consumer group accused Unilever of hypocrisy Tuesday for running conflicting advertising campaigns -- one for Dove that praises women and their natural beauty and one for Axe that the group said "blatantly objectifies and degrades" them. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood launched a letter-writing effort on its website and demanded that the company pull ads for the Axe line of grooming products for men, which one online pitch says makes "nice girls turn naughty."
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