Dietitians: Nutrition advice ignored

CHURUBUSCO, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- America has a toxic food environment and health and nutrition advice goes largely ignored by U.S. adults, two registered dietitians warn.

Long Beach apartment fire killed two

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Fire swept through a large apartment complex in Long Beach, Calif., killing two people and injuring 18, including six firefighters.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Herbie Steward was born this day in 1926 in Los Angeles. He was a member of Woody Herman's Second Herd. He was one of the original Four Brothers saxophone section on Herman's "Four Brothers" recording in 1947.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bassist and composer Charles Mingus was born this day in 1922 in Nogales, Ariz. He was one of the great conceptualists in jazz, and also had a penchant for exotic names for his complex compositions.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

"To Whom it May Concern," the debut album from Lisa Marie Presley, entered the Billboard album charts at No. 5, selling more than 140,000 copies in its first week and making it one of the year's highest debuts.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Kenny Chesney's Margaritas'n'Senoritas Tour is the No. 1 ticket seller for the first quarter of 2003, according to Pollstar figures.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Alto saxophonist Hilton Jefferson was born this day in 1903 in Danbury, Conn. He began his career in the Claude Hopkins band before working with Chick Webb, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Fletcher Henderson and Cab Calloway. Jefferson spent nine years in the
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Ahmad Jamal was born this day in 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pa. His distinctive musical voicings, particularly his spare melodic style, had a profound influence on Miles Davis. The trumpeter credited Jamal for his stylistic preferences, and recorded many
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Dave Ellis (born 1965) is an author and video game designer. He is also an avid classic arcade game collector and a columnist for GameRoom Magazine.

Ellis got his start in the game industry with MicroProse in March 1992 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. He started out in customer service then transferred to QA and eventually worked his way up to game design. It is here Ellis was first exposed to X-COM, a game franchise he would be involved with one way or another for most of his career. In 1998, Ellis designed a new installment of the X-COM series, a space-shooter, X-COM: Interceptor.

Ellis remained with MicroProse for seven and half years, surviving two buy-outs (from Spectrum Holobyte and then Hasbro Interactive in 1999). During these years he served in various roles on several games. During this period, Ellis moved to the former MicroProse office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to work as the designer of X-COM: Genesis. He along with the rest of the studio were laid off that same year when Hasbro decided it didn't want to be a video game developer.

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