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Aug 30,2007
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., expressed regret regarding a dust-up he had last week with an airline baggage worker, CQ Today reported.The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman faces misdemeanor assault and battery charges in connection with the Aug. 19 incident, which took place during a congressional trip to Iraq and Germany to study military service members’ transition to civilian life.Filner is accused of shoving a United Airlines employee at Dulles International Airport after ... [full story]
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Aug 30,2007
UNITED NATIONS - The discovery of old vials possibly containing poison gas sparked the evacuation of a U.N. office Thursday.The sealed vials containing samples from an Iraqi chemical weapons plant had apparently been in the U.N. office since 1996, a spokeswoman said.Although U.N. officials said the deadly phosgene in the sealed vials didn't pose a threat to workers, the office was evacuated nonetheless. Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved. [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
SEATTLE - It happened last year when we went to Prague, Vienna and Budapest. It happened the year before when we were on a Baltic cruise, and in 2004 when we ventured to Paris and the Loire Valley for a week.   SEATTLE LANDMARK - The Space Needle, one of Seattle's landmarks, is just a stone's throw from the architecturally mind boggling Experience Music Project. CNS Photo by Preston Turegano.    FARMERS MARKET - From produce to homemade ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
Elegant shopping along the Bahnhofstrasse is legendary, chocolates from the Sprungli shop should be required for good health, but the culture of Zurich is much older and more profound than its well-known indulgences. Zurich, situated in the center of Switzerland, is a renowned center for art   VISIT ZURICH - Church towers etch Zurich's skyline with the Alps as a backdrop. Fraumunster is at the lower right, St. Peter's, with its enormous clock face slightly above ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
Fractured from the ancient ice sheets that encrust Antarctica, the bergs of the Weddell Sea may appear at first glance to be cold and sterile places, as lifeless as ice cubes bobbing in a glass of water.   MELTDOWN - Scientists are assessing the impact of global warming on the Earth's southernmost continent. CNS Illustration. But like their proverbial tips, they have much more below the surface. New research - perhaps the first of its kind - ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
That long car drive to your favorite getaway spot can be a grueling experience. Kids go: "Are we there yet?" 34,987 times - before you even clear the first rest stop. Every time you fill the tank, your heart breaks. Public restrooms? They can take your breath away.   A LASTING IMPRESSION - Wanna play guess the dead bug on the windshield? One Florida researcher plays the game by inspecting the windshields of Greyhound buses. CNS ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
Outside Edward Beighley's lab, the skies were clear and the air balmy. Inside, Garth Brooks was crooning "Raindrops on the windshield/There's a storm moving in," and the San Diego State University professor was predicting heavy rain - about 1.5 inches over the next few hours.   SHOWER POWER - Keywords: water, irrigation, rain, sprinklers, soil, hydraulics, erosion, Mother Nature. CNS Illustration courtesy of Daniel Wiegard. As co-director of one of the largest soil erosion testing centers in ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
After 20 years of battling high blood pressure, Rose Marie Shullo feared she was losing the war. Despite taking different medications in various doses to tame her hypertension, it still hovered around 150/95 mmHg, more than 30 points above normal.   WINNING NUMBERS - In addition to exercise, a healthy diet and meditating, Rose Marie Shullo of San Diego keeps close tabs on her blood pressure. CNS Photo by Don Kohlbauer.  "My blood pressure was always a ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
If you could rack up frequent-flyer miles on ships, trains and trucks, a little square plastic bottle of Fiji water would be eligible for some big-time rewards.   POUR CHOICE - Designer drinking water comes to you from afar. Fiji water travels 5,600 miles from Viti Levu, South Pacific to the port of Los Angeles; Voss comes 5,400 miles from Aust-Agderin, Norway; Pelligrino comes 10,000 miles from Italy; and Ty Nant water comes 5,300 miles from ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
Though it was a warm summer day, Perla Perez wrapped the sweat shirt around her. She couldn't stop hugging it. She couldn't stop smiling. Across the room, Maria Guadalupe Mendoza's eyes brimmed with tears as her nephew, Lucio Calderson, pulled on his sweat shirt.   COLLEGE PREP - Adriana Sixtos of San Diego was thrilled with all she received at a recent surprise party at Barrio Logan College Institute. Through the San Diego institute, graduates receive ... [full story]
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