NYC eyes Chicago for charter school models

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A New York City educator is making a detailed study of Chicago's Noble Street Charter High School in hopes of replicating it in the East Bronx.

Bill Gates' father says his son is lucky

NEW DELHI, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The father of Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates told Indian reporters he attributes much of his billionaire son's success to luck.

U.S. has AIDS money it can't donate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The United States is in the awkward position of having to withhold donations to fight AIDS worldwide because other nations have donated too little.

Bill Gates to give foundation $3 billion

SEATTLE, July 20 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has pledged about $3 billion expected from a one-time special stock dividend to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Analysis: Spending AIDS money is dilemma

BANGKOK, July 19 (UPI) -- The XV International AIDS Conference has closed in much the same way as the previous two -- Nelson Mandela made a stirring call to arms, children sang and delegates lit candles in a darkened arena.
MICHAEL SMITH and ED SUSMAN, United Press International

Gates gives $50 million in disease fight

BANGKOK, July 16 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it is giving a $50 million grant to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Botswana AIDS plan proves critics wrong

BANGKOK, July 15 (UPI) -- The critics warned that widespread treatment of people with AIDS in Africa could not work, but organizers of a Botswana program said statistics released Thursday at the XV International AIDS Conference prove the naysayers wrong.
ED SUSMAN, United Press International

India gives vaccines a shot in the arm.

CALCUTTA, India, May 6 (UPI) -- While most U.S.-based multinationals drug companies have stopped developing new vaccines -- instead focusing on big-dollar "blockbuster" drugs -- India which is
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

Bill Gates gives India $200M to fight AIDS

MYSORE, India, May 3 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $200 million for AIDS prevention in India, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

A 32-year-old New York City man convicted of slashing a woman's face to the bone cried for his mother as he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Sir Bill Gates, sort of ...

LONDON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom has decided to honor Bill Gates, for both his development of computer software and his world philanthropy, the BBC reported Monday.

WHO releases plan to address AIDS

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization and UNAIDS released its plan Monday to provide anti-retroviral treatment to 3 million people living with AIDS by 2005.

Dell, Gates contribute to Texas schools

DALLAS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Computer giants Michael Dell and Bill Gates will join Texas in a $130 million initiative to boost high school graduation rates and college attendance.

AIDS: A few, scattered rays of sunshine

The last in a series of UPI articles examining the global AIDs epidemic. Even though the statistics remain mind-numbing, there are signs not all is lost. The disease yet may be controlled -- not only in the West but in those nations of Africa and Asia whe
ED SUSMAN, UPI Science News

Bill Gates gives $51 million for schools

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $51 million grant to create 67 small and challenging high schools in the New York City region.
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Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates announced late August 21, 2006 that she is stepping down from the board of Bellevue, Washington-based Drugstore.com Inc., an online seller of health, vision and pharmaceutical products. Melinda resigned in order to spend more time running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she serves as co-chair with husband and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Melinda had been on the board since 1999. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen/FILE)

Melinda Ann French (born August 15, 1964), later known as Melinda French Gates, is an American philanthropist and wife of Bill Gates. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former unit manager for several Microsoft products such as Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.

Melinda was born in Dallas, Texas to Raymond Joseph French, Jr., an engineer, and Elaine Agnes Amerland, a homemaker. Gates was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended St. Monica Catholic School, where she was the top student in her class year. She graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982. Gates earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986 and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1987, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Shortly thereafter, she joined Microsoft and participated in the development of many of Microsoft’s multimedia products including Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.

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