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Apr 20,2007
Dear Mr. Berko: There's a bank called Millennium Bank that I discovered on the Internet, which is offering Certificates of Deposit for seven years that guarantee 9 percent. It's a subsidiary of a big Swiss bank that is in Zurich and because its subsidiary is on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the interest is tax-free, which makes the 9 percent yield even better. I'm 70 and just retired several months ago and ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
Like many people, I often take my health for granted. I plan to work for many more years, but you never know: Studies have shown that Americans of all ages are more likely to become disabled in a given year than to die, and that nearly a third are likely to suffer a serious disability between the ages of 35 and 65. People often buy life insurance to protect their families, but it usually only ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
WHAT WOULD JACK DO? In the popular TV series "24," Los Angeles is nuked with a small bomb detonated by a terrorist. The likelihood of such a thing really happening is relatively remote, but the U.S. government, through Web sites like Ready.gov, does offer advice in how to prepare for such threats. Two researchers at Carnegie Mellon University wondered just how practical that advice was. They asked some basic questions: Is it worth the time ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
Horizon Air is running more flights, many with larger aircraft, to meet an expected increase in passengers during the busy summer travel season and beyond. Flights will be added using a combination of 74-seat Q400 turboprops, 37-seat Q200 turboprops, and 70-seat CRJ-700 jets. The schedule increases are as follows (and all are year-round unless otherwise indicated): Starting June 3 Eugene: A new daily, nonstop Q400 flight to/from Los Angeles. North Bend/Coos Bay: A fifth daily ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
PRIME NUMBERS 39 - Maximum body-mass index (BMI) China allows for any foreigner adopting a Chinese infant 26.6 - BMI of an average American adult 3 million - Estimated number of babies who have been created so far through in vitro fertilization Sources: Harper's Index; China Center of Adoption Affairs; International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technology 'TRUE FACTS' TRUE FACTS - Researchers say rats can manipulate each whisker independently to feel their way through ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
Andrew Carroll found his faith again as he read the letters of men and women who had gone to war. "The beauty and wisdom of their words and the courage of their actions both inspired and humbled me," Carroll writes in his introduction to "Grace Under Fire" (Doubleday, $16.95).   AT THE FRONT - In 'Grace Under Fire,' author Andrew Carroll includes 50 of what he says were the best letters he found about faith written ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
For most teens, the prom is a reason to dress up. For Kristin Hansen, 18, it was a reason to live.   STAR TREATMENT - Cancer patient Angela Smith, right, and her guest Tanzania Guest wave to the crowd as they arrive for the prom at the Hall of Champions in San Diego's Balboa Park. CNS Photo by Laura Embry.    CANCER PATIENT - Daniella Ayon, 11, of Chula Vista, Calif., wears a tiara atop the brunette wig ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
It is the first warm day of spring and your daughter ventures outside barefoot. In a few minutes, she's back, her foot gushing blood from a cut she suffered by stepping on broken glass. You wrap a towel around her foot and head for the emergency room.   SURVIVING THE ER - Experts say annual emergency room visits in the United States have reached an all-time high of 114 million, a 26 percent increase from 1993. ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
If green is the color of choice for environmentalists, blue may become the favored color for lawsuit-averse builders. The product that might set the trend is BluWood, a preservative applied to lumber to reduce the incidence of mold and damage from termites.   COAT OF ARMOR - BluWood treatment of this stairway is designed to reduce or eliminate the threat of mold and termite damage. CNS Photo by Earnie Grafton. And it's dyed blue partially because it's ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
   When putting, a square club face at impact not only gets the ball rolling on the correct line, but it also gets the ball rolling with better topspin and less initial bouncing.  It is very difficult, however, to ensure a square club face at impact if the wrists break down during the putting stroke.  To help ensure that your wrists remain quiet throughout your putting stroke, try the following drill:Stick a tee into the hole ... [full story]
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