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Race plays role in rare deadly tumor

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 31 (UPI) -- A rare tumor called primary central nervous system lymphoma was two times more likely to be found in blacks ages 20 to 49 than whites, U.S. researchers said.

Exxon Valdez plaintiffs seek interest

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Thousands of U.S. plaintiffs who sued over the Exxon Valdez oil spill are asking to be paid interest on the damage award they were given in 1994.

Flights from small hubs increases

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Mid-sized regional airports have expanded rapidly in the past 10 years in the United States, federal documents showed.

No mini-vans among U.S. safest vehicles

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Monday named 10 vehicle models as winners of its first Top Safety Pick award, but no minivans made the cut.

UK credit scam crooks get 6 1/2 years

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Two Nigerian nationals face more than six years in prison for running what police say was the largest fake credit card and document operation in Britain.

Delay on green house gases could be serious

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Stabilizing greenhouse gasses could still result in serious ecological damage if the cutbacks do not begin soon enough, according to U.S. researchers.

Ford F-150, minivan crashworthy

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The redesigned Ford F-150 pickup and new Freestar minivan earned the highest overall ratings in high-speed U.S. insurance industry-sponsored crash tests.

Seven vehicles test good in crash tests

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- In 40-mph frontal crash tests, seven of the seven vehicles tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Arlington, Va., earned the top rating.

Side airbags effective in crashes

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Side airbags with head protection reduce deaths by about 45 percent for drivers hit broadside, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Living Today: Issues of modern living

Schick is introducing an all-in-one wet shaver for women that lathers and shaves in one easy step so there's no need for shave gel, soap or body wash.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Newer models earn crash test accolades

ARLINGTON, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- Three newer sport-utility vehicles and two large luxury cars earned overall good ratings in the latest crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for High

Automakers pledge to make SUVs safer

DETROIT, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An industry association of 10 automakers Friday agreed to work together with the federal government to make sport utility vehicles and pickups safer in crashes with smaller cars.

5 cars ace high-speed crash tests

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- For the first time all five passenger cars tested in high speed front end crashes into an offset barrier won the top "good" rating from the Insurance Institute

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Kenny Kirkland was born this day in 1957 in New York City. He hit the jazz big time in 1982 as a sideman with Wynton Marsalis, then began working in 1985 with saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Bud Powell was born this day in 1924 in New York. He was a true jazz innovator, both talented and troubled during his 1940s and '50s heyday.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Slam Stewart, one half of the legendary duo "Slim and Slam," was born this day in 1914 in Englewood, N.J.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer and guitarist Jackie Paris was born this day in 1926 in Nutley, N.J. He is best known for his 1947 MGM recording of Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark," which remains one of the beautiful and enduring standards for jazz singers and ballad players.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Lovie Austin was born this day in 1887 in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a pioneering jazz woman who toured on the vaudeville circuit and directed her own New York club shows before settling in Chicago, where she became house pianist for Paramount Rec
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Frank Socolow was born this day in 1923 in New York City. He worked in the 1940s big bands of Georgie Auld, Boyd Raeburn, Chubby Jackson and Artie Shaw, and led a bop quintet whose members included Freddie Webster and Bud Powell. Frank S
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer and bandleader William McKinney was born this day in 1895 in Cynthiana, Ky. His band, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, was popular in the late 1920s and 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist, arranger and composer Edgar Sampson was born this day in 1907 in New York City. While he played with the early Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Rex Stewart and Chick Webb bands, Sampson was one of the most widely heard but least celebrated
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a brilliant player and fine composer, was born this day in 1924 in Fairfield, Texas. He followed Miles Davis in the Charlie Parker quintet, was a co-founder of the Jazz Messengers and briefly led his own similar group, the Jazz Pro
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Charlie Parker was born this day in 1920 in Kansas City, Mo. He was a jazz saxophonist without peer. Many say he was a jazz genius and just about everyone called him "Bird."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpet player Mutt Carevy was born this day in 1892 in New Orleans. Sometimes known as the "Blues King of New Orleans, Carey was a longtime associate of Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds and Edmond Hall. He died in 1948.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Lester Young, one of the great classic tenor saxophonists in jazz, was born this day in 1909 in Woodville, Miss. He was so fine that Billie Holiday nicknamed him "Pres," as in president.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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