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  • Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. dies at 92; oversaw growth of ratings firm

    Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. dies at 92; oversaw growth of ratings firm
    "If you can put a number on it," Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. said his father once told him, "then you know something." It was a lesson the younger Nielsen — who died Monday at age 92 — never forgot. His lifelong efforts remade his father's once-...
  • PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman

    PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman
    Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
  • Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA

    Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA
    Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86. Shank, a...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Gavitt, Wilma Lee Cooper, James Speed, James N. Rosenau, Yuli Ofer, Kurt Ziebart

    PASSINGS: Dave Gavitt, Wilma Lee Cooper, James Speed, James N. Rosenau, Yuli Ofer, Kurt Ziebart
    Dave Gavitt Coach led organization of Big East Conference Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony

    Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony
    Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her. Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...
  • Defining where words come from

    Defining where words come from
    When your former governor and your favorite Sudanese embassy-protesting movie star head to the clink the same week, it's time to rethink how you talk about prison. Starting with the word "prison." Boring! And really, clink? We can do better than that....
  • Cost of a good night's sleep

    Cost of a good night's sleep
    When it comes to sleeping peacefully at night, it's not so much about the money under the mattress as the money invested in the mattress — and in white noise machines, blackout shades and medicinal sleep aids. The long list of sleep-time...
  • Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research

    Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research
    "Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
  • Half of women may have sleep apnea: study

    Half of women may have sleep apnea: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fully half of the 400 women given overnight sleep tests in a new Swedish study turned out to have mild-to-severe sleep apnea. In the random population sample of adult women who answered a questionnaire and were monitored while...
  • Meditation, exercise may cut sick days from colds

    Meditation, exercise may cut sick days from colds
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Meditating or exercising could drastically cut the number of days people feel sick and miss work due to respiratory illnesses like colds and the flu, according to new research. The findings are based on a small study and...
  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound
    Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. "Now we are just waiting,"...