August 22, 2006 |
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 |
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.
May 5, 2012 |
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.
May 5, 2012 |
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.
October 25, 2006 |
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.
March 12, 2014 |
Before the Mount St. Mary's University men's basketball team faced Brigham Young University earlier this season, Jamion Christian didn't have any problem picking his role on the scout team offense. The coach wanted to be BYU scoring machine Tyler Haws. “So I could get a lot of shots up,” the 31-year-old Christian said in a telephone interview. Playing on the scout team is one of the advantages of being the fifth-youngest Division I-A coach. The hands-on approach in Christian's second season leading the Emmitsburg, Md., school resulted in an NCAA tournament berth Tuesday night after winning the Northeast Conference tournament.
December 18, 2008 |
The place called Lumpkin's Slave Jail was indeed a jail, but it was much more than that. It was a holding pen for human chattel. In Richmond's Shockoe Bottom river district, the notorious slave trader Robert Lumpkin ran the city's largest slave-holding facility in the 1840s and 1850s. Tens of thousands of blacks were held in the cramped brick building while they waited to be sold. Those who resisted were publicly whipped.
October 10, 2007 |
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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December 6, 2002 |
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.
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April 12, 1994 |
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.