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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
5:40 am - H. A. Note

Happy Lunar Landing Day!

current mood: cheerful

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Saturday, March 13th, 2010
12:41 pm - Healing, after Half a Century

nilajean told me a story years ago, how she had always cried every afternoon as a little girl, because Miss Lois of KTVI's version of Romper Room never, ever, saw little "Nila" in her Magic Mirror at the end of the program. With child's logic, nilajean felt unloved that the Magic worked for every other boy and girl but not for her. Eventually she grew past the age for Romper Room, but she never forgot the results of her unusual first name.

KTVI tweeted this morning that they were going to have Miss Lois on the morning news for an interview. I made some frantic calls to the station (as their understaffed weekend newsroom producer wouldn't pick up but let the 'phone go to recording and I had to keep re-calling, but after I explained why I was calling, she took our telephone number and said she would try to get it to Miss Lois.

Miss Lois called, bless her heart, and said she still had her Magic Mirror with her and could now see Nila, even though fifty years had passed. Always a kind woman who loved children, she understood how a little girl with an unusual name would feel passed over, and then as adults we had a delightful discussion about how much we all missed the show. It was one of the sweetest conversations I have ever had.

Afterward, nilajean and I got to explain to our boys, born far too late for Romper Room, about Do Being a Do-Bee and Don't Being a Don't-Bee, the "Bend & Stretch" song, and the non-sectarian prayer Miss Lois and the children always said before their snack time. ("God is Great, God is Good. Let us thank Him for our food. Amen.")

I haven't seen nilajean with this big a smile in years, as the weight of all that remembered pain melted away. Bless you, Miss Lois. We still love you.

current mood: happy

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
11:07 pm - This is wonderful!!!



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Monday, June 7th, 2004
1:37 pm - ::does the happy dance::

Just the community I've been looking for. I was going to start one myself if nothing turned up on my interests search.
Okay, so this is my hello post. I know this link probably isn't quite what this community is all about, but it made me laugh, and it's good news for a whole bunch of Swedes, anyway.
(if it's offensive or anything please feel free to delete this post, mods, of issue me a warning or whatever.)
Have a sweet day, everyone! :-)

news: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2004/05/28/477060-ap.html

current mood: silly

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Saturday, August 30th, 2003
10:54 am - Developing nations get cheap drugs

Hi, joined a few days ago and felt this was worthy of note:


"Negotiators have overcome last-minute hitches to reach a deal in Geneva on giving some of the world's poorest countries access to cheap drugs.

World Trade Organisation spokesman Keith Rockwell described the agreement, which settles a long-standing dispute, as "one of the most important decisions" ever taken by the organisation's executive.

The deal could see millions of people around the world receiving medicines to treat killer diseases for the first time. "

More at the article on BBC News Online.

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Friday, March 28th, 2003
6:37 pm - hi all~

Good News: for me anyways, after yesterdays tornados today the dang suns out, we need to MOVE*

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2003
2:44 pm

ah and doctors have found a drug to treat the new disease thats reared its ugly head across Asia and is now worldwide.., it at least slows it down*

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2003
5:29 pm - Life Expectancy Hits All-Time High

I'd say thats very good news.

current mood: calm

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Friday, January 24th, 2003
1:38 pm - Proactive capture of terrorist suspects in Spain prevents possible deaths

Aznar said police also seized large amounts of explosive and chemical materials and documents in the raids on 12 apartments in northeastern Spain.

"Those arrested were preparing to commit attacks with explosives and chemical materials," Aznar told a press conference in the northwestern city of La Coruna.

There were no immediate details on the possible targets of the alleged attacks.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,76468,00.html

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1:37 pm - Heating assistance for low income housing in the North

The program, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, will send $16.5 million to Pennsylvania, $2.95 million to New Hampshire, $5.8 million to Maine, $2 million to Rhode Island, and $12.3 million to Massachussetts, congressional aides said.

"I'm just very pleased the president followed our recommendation and suggestion," said Reed, a Democrat.

"This money is desperately needed," said Reed. "And it will help people tremendously."

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,76489,00.html

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1:36 pm - New EnCor biotech firm formed to deliver antibodies, pursue invention

EnCor will target neurological diseases, or ailments that impact the body's nervous system. Antibodies will be produced and sold to companies who conduct research on Alzheimer's disease, forms of cancer and blood-clotting illnesses, Gathings said.

EnCor is also the newest tenant at the Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Incubator, a facility that houses startup, biotech-based businesses. Shaw and Gathings moved into a lab at the Sid Martin building last month and still are setting up their operations, but they soon will pursue around $300,000 in financing for an initial round of investments.

"We just need something to get us started," Gathings said. "We'd like to hire a couple of technicians and build a cash flow into the business."

Gathings said he soon plans to move to Gainesville to oversee EnCor's daily operations. Shaw, a native of England, has worked at UF since 1986 and before that earned his academic degrees at settings in London and Germany.

EnCor will have one advantage, in that many of its antibodies have already been produced by Shaw through his research at UF.

"Most biotechs are lucky to have a product developed after 10 years," Shaw said. "We already have a product in place."

Source: http://www.sunone.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Site=GS&Date=20030124&Category=BUSINESS&ArtNo=201240331&Ref=AR

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1:31 pm - Amazon experiences better-than-expected quarterly profit

"This year was our eighth holiday, and in terms of customer experience it was the best ever," Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos told analysts in a conference call.

Bezos said that Amazon also achieved one of its main objectives for 2002 -- to become cash flow positive.

Free cash flow, which includes cash outflows for interest and capital expenditures but excludes proceeds from stock-options, was $135 million for 2002, compared with negative $170 million for 2001, Amazon said.

For the first quarter of 2003, Amazon said it expects pro forma net profit of between $5 million, or 1 cent per share, and $20 million, or 5 cents per share.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,76433,00.html

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003
6:11 pm - Living Tissue to Be Hot Off the Printer

Wed January 22, 2003 05:51 PM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are turning to desktop printers in an effort to produce three-dimensional tubes of living tissue and possibly even entire organs.

Instead of using a degradable scaffold and covering it with cells to produce tissue, scientists in the United States are modifying ink jet printers and using cells to create 3D structures.

Full story from Reuters.com

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<i>Wed January 22, 2003 05:51 PM ET</i>
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are turning to desktop printers in an effort to produce three-dimensional tubes of living tissue and possibly even entire organs.

Instead of using a degradable scaffold and covering it with cells to produce tissue, scientists in the United States are modifying ink jet printers and using cells to create 3D structures.

<a href=http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;?type=healthNews&storyID=2092483>Full story from Reuters.com</a>

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Monday, January 20th, 2003
1:26 am - More Girls Favor Hooking Up!!!

A bit wishy washy, but still good news for all the guys of the world... Girls are starting to catch on to the value of no-strings attached hook ups! ;) Anyhow, I think a story about people having more sex definitely counts for good news.

By 11th grade, she had found the answer: "buddysex," or sexual encounters with friends, in this case a half-dozen private-school boys, no strings attached. At parties mostly, and on the weekend. In closets and bathrooms, parents' bedrooms and friends' parents' bedrooms. Helped along by Smirnoff Ice or, on one occasion, bottles of Dom Perignon.

Full story at the Washington Post

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2003
7:01 pm

Bush's approval rating drops to 58%.

to me, this is great news.

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Sunday, January 12th, 2003
2:56 pm - OPEC to boost output


VIENNA, Austria (CNN) -- The world's major oil-producing countries decided Sunday to increase production by 1.5 million barrels per day to make up for shortfalls caused by the political crisis in Venezuela.

Full story at CNN.com

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Friday, January 10th, 2003
3:08 pm - Sex makes your brain grow

Toronto — Mating triggers the development of new neurons in the smell centre of the brain, a finding researchers hope will provide clues on how to trick other parts of the vital organ to repair themselves after injuries caused by strokes or head traumas.

Full story at The Globe and Mail

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3:11 pm - Austin, Texas voted best place to live in the US by Money magazine

NEW YORK (MONEY Magazine) - Austin residents enjoy the best of both worlds: a stylish, exciting urban life, but without a lot of the hassles big cities are known for.

Source: http://money.cnn.com/2002/11/08/pf/yourhome/bplive_austin/index.htm

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2:29 am - Low mortgage rates- great for home buyers, homeowners (refinance!), and investors!

The country's No. 2 home funding company said 30-year mortgage rates dipped to 5.85 percent, their lowest since an average 5.83 percent in 1965, from 5.93 percent a week ago.

The 30-year loan has remained below the 7 percent level since mid-April, keeping home sales strong even as the U.S. economy continues to show signs of softness.

"Just when we were sure mortgage rates couldn't possibly drop any lower, we were surprised yet again," said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac chief economist.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,74460,00.html

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12:57 am - test

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