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Feb 29,2008
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily halted a hearing on patent infringement allegations brought against Qualcomm Inc., and several other companies, after a decision by patent regulators cast doubt on the claims. The delay in the action before the U.S. International Trade Commission appears to be favorable for Qualcomm, since it at least temporarily puts off any possible finding against Qualcomm that could result from the dispute. Qualcomm, the San Diego-based chipmaker giant, ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
WASHINGTON - Elite Navy SEAL Ephrayim J. Aven opted out of the active force in 2000 to avoid the repeated deployments that were keeping him away from his family. But Aven, a San Diego area resident, was back in action as a reservist in fall 2006 when the Navy sent him on a six-month tour to the restive Al Anbar Province of Iraq. Aven, a 38-year-old Navy lieutenant, will be singled out for his contributions ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
CINCINNATI - A toddler brought to a Cincinnati hospital appeared to have been force-fed enough liquor to make her legally drunk, a Kentucky prosecutor said Friday.The 3-year-old's blood alcohol level was .15, almost twice the legal limit for driving in both Kentucky and Ohio, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Her left arm was broken in two places and she was severely bruised. "The alcohol intoxication does not appear to be voluntary as there is bruising around the ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
"Cannery Row - is a poem, a stink - the whole street rumbles and groans and screams and rattles." - John Steinbeck, "Cannery Row" MONTEREY, Calif. - Things haven't changed all that much since the sardines left Monterey Bay in the mid-1940s and all the canneries closed down.   LONELY TREE - A lone cypress clings to the rocks on 17-Mile Drive, a private street that meanders through the coast and past the homes and golf ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
SANT'ERASMO, Italy - La Serenissima (the most serene) is the nickname for the magical city of Venice. But when I got there during high tourist season last July and joined the crowds in the Piazza San Marco, the scene was far from serene. An American couple passed by grumbling about the 10-euro prices for a Coke at the Caffe Florian. A toddler wailed as his parents struggled to set him up for a photo in ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
A dramatic gene therapy trial at University of California San Diego that involved injecting skin cells containing human nerve growth factor into the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease may have taken a significant step forward.   FIGHTING ALZHEIMER'S - Adam Fleisher, an assistant professor of neuroscience who is directing new research to cure Alzheimer's disease, talks about his team's efforts. Listening are Eileen Greenwald, who received the experimental therapy, and her husband, Hugh. CNS Photo ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A sophisticated new climate model simulation of long-term global warming suggests that even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, the planet will continue to get warmer for 100 to 200 years. The delay would be caused by a warming of the world’s oceans, which would increase biological productivity as well as limit the oceans’ ability to absorb atmospheric heat and carbon dioxide, according to Andreas Schmittner, an oceanographer at Oregon State University ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A start-up software company based on technology developed over a 10-year period by computer scientists at Oregon State University today launched its first commercial product. RedRover Software, Inc., was officially founded in 2006 by OSU professors Margaret Burnett, Martin Erwig and Gregg Rothermel, who were searching for ways to build confidence among spreadsheet users and reduce the costs associated with auditing and error detection of spreadsheets. The company was based in OSU’s ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
A college soccer prospect was visiting the University of Washington in 2004 when she was offered some free candy inside a nearby hospitality tent. She accepted and took about $2 worth of treats. Big mistake.   SIMPLY COMPLEX - In 1952, the NCAA rules were spelled out in a 25-page pamphlet. Today, it takes three books and 1,105 pages to contain the rules. CNS Photo illustration.  Some violations come topped with pepperoni What happens when a fight ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
Power Purchase Agreement to Reduce Utility Costs, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Benefit the Local Economy Hillsboro, Ore - Honeywell today announced that the City of Hillsboro, has awarded the company a solar project that is expected to cut the city's energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Under the agreement, Honeywell will install ground-mounted solar panels next to the Hillsboro Evergreen Reservoir water storage facility and sell the electricity the panels produce to the city for ... [full story]
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