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  • The Claim: Aloe Vera Gel Can Heal Burns

    09/13/2008 12:15:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 873+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 9, 2008 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    Really? THE FACTS Aloe vera has been a common skin-care remedy since the Greek physician Dioscorides advocated using it for burns in the first century A.D. But only in recent years have scientists conducted research to determine whether it lives up to its reputation. Some have found that aloe contains certain anti-inflammatory compounds and may act as an antibacterial agent. But studies on its effects on minor and moderate burns have been mixed. In 2007, for example, a study in the journal Burns analyzed data from four controlled clinical trials involving a total of 371 patients, some were treated with...
  • $24M verdict upheld in railroad burn case

    04/03/2008 1:35:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies · 270+ views
    Lancaster New Era ^ | April 2, 2008 | JANET KELLEY
    A federal judge has rejected the appeal of a $24.2 million verdict against two railroad companies for injuries suffered by two teenagers climbing on a train car parked near Lancaster in 2002. U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence F. Stengel, who presided over the trial, handed down a 60-page opinion this week rejecting the arguments raised by the responsible railroad companies, Amtrak and Norfolk Southern Corp., denying the companies' request for a new trial or to reduce the amount of the award. The jury could have divided the blame between the young men and the railroad companies, but after the trial...
  • McCain scrambles for Montana strategy (former Sen. Conrad Burns with McCain)

    02/04/2008 12:28:01 PM PST · by moderate_conservative · 19 replies · 179+ views ^ | MATT GOURAS
    HELENA - Republicans say John McCain now has a better chance in Montana's unique GOP caucus - open to only about 2,000 party volunteers and officeholders - after getting rid of a state chairman many in that group saw as a traitor. McCain dumped Montana's maverick lieutenant governor recently in favor of former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, much more popular with GOP insiders despite losing his re-election bid in 2006 amid suspicions over connections to a Washington, D.C., lobbying scandal. The move comes as McCain has spent time and money nailing down his conservative credentials in other states. In Montana,...
  • Scots ask US to lift haggis ban

    01/20/2008 9:33:32 AM PST · by Stoat · 148 replies · 1,052+ views
    The BBC ^ | January 20, 2008
    Scots ask US to lift haggis ban   Haggis, traditionally eaten on Burns night, is banned in the US The Scottish Government is considering asking the United States to rethink its ban on haggis imports. Imports of Scotland's iconic dish were banned by the US in 1989 in the wake of the BSE scare because it contains offal ingredients such as sheep lungs. Only an offal-free version of haggis is available in the US. The move would be backed by renowned haggis maker Macsween, which believes the American market could be a very lucrative one. A Scottish Government spokeswoman...
  • Tribute to McCains South Carolina Win ( Vanity)

    01/19/2008 7:01:16 PM PST · by Candor7 · 30 replies · 86+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 19 January 2008 | Candor Seven
    Ode Tae A Fart Oh whit a sleekit horrible beastie lurks in your belly after the feastie Jist as you sit doon amang yer kin There starts tae stir an enormous win’ ***************************** The neeps ‘n’tatties ‘n’ mushy peas Start workin’ like a gentle breeze But soon the puddin’ wi the sauncie face Will hae ye blowin ‘a’ ower the place ****************************** Nae matter whit the hell ye dae A’bodys gonny huv tae pay Even when ye try tae stifle It’s like a bullet oot a rifle ************************* Ye hawd yer bum ticht tae the chair An try tae stop...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • New Hope for Chronically Wounded (adult stem cells)

    01/07/2008 10:06:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 103+ views
    scenta ^ | 07 Jan 2008
    A new surgical technique pioneered at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy in Leipzig may allow for patients to receive grafted ‘artificial’ skin grown using their own cells. The procedure, called the EpiDex® technique, has been developed with euroderm GmbH, and could replace traditional treatments which involve taking skin from another part of the patient’s body. If successful, the new process would eliminate the additional scarring, with which patients suffer at the donor area (usually the thigh), but would still have the same chances of success for the graft taking. “If we produce this skin using the recently approved EpiDex®...
  • Sullivan history in documentary in error (The War)

    09/24/2007 1:13:50 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 27 replies · 646+ views
    WATERLOO --- The first installment of Ken Burns' long awaited seven-part World War II documentary, "The War," which aired on PBS Sunday night, captivated many but contained one error that caught the attention of some Cedar Valley residents. Local viewers noted that the show' first installment, "A Necessary War," mistakenly stated that the five Sullivan Brothers, who enlisted in 1941 and were killed Nov. 13, 1942, were from Fredericksburg, Iowa, and not Waterloo. The confusion probably arose because Bill Ball of Fredericksburg, a good friend of the Sullivans, was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. His death, according to...
  • The triumph of love

    08/31/2007 12:10:38 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 7 replies · 608+ views
    The US marine Ty Ziegel suffered horrific burns in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq. After months in hospital, he was eventually able to return home — and marry his childhood sweetheart. By Sarah Baxter. Photographs by Nina Berman When Marine Sergeant Ty Ziegel woke up from his coma, he was still in a fog of drugs. He knew his fiancée, Renee, was there and sensed her love for him. She had been playing with his feet because there was so little of him she could touch. He was told of his injuries but was so out of it, he...
  • PBS answers call for more Latinos in "War"

    07/11/2007 10:35:38 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 500+ views
    reuters ^ | Jul 12, 2007 | Barry Garron
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The war over "The War" is over and a truce has been declared. After pointed criticism by Latino groups that the much-awaited documentary on America during World War II made too little mention of Latino contributions, executive producer Ken Burns added nearly a half-hour of new material. "We honored what was legitimate about their concerns," Burns said during the PBS portion of the Television Critics Assn.'s summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. "We've done more than we were asked or expected to," he said. "We were planning to add additional stories...
  • South Dakota fire kills 1, burns homes

    07/08/2007 11:38:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 254+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/07 | Carson Walker - ap
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A blaze in southwestern South Dakota killed one person and destroyed 20 homes Sunday, and hundreds of people have evacuated homes in the paths of fires in Nevada and Washington state. Residents of about 50 homes had fled the wildfire burning near Hot Springs that also had injured two firefighters, state and federal officials said. Roughly 8 square miles had burned since the fire started Saturday. The 8,000-acre wildfire in northern Nevada was threating up to eight blocks of homes in the town of Winnemucca, about 170 miles east of Reno. "It's right up to the...
  • Angora Wildfire Rages; (165) Homes Burned Near South Lake Tahoe (over 750 acres so far),

    06/24/2007 6:17:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 253 replies · 22,414+ views
    KTVN Channel 2 Reno ^ | 6/24/07 | Jason Pasco
    A wildfire is raging out of control near South Lake Tahoe. The Angora Fire is burning near North Upper Truckee Road. That is near the Tahoe Paradise Subdivision. So far, the fire has burned more than 500 acres and is spreading rapidly due to strong winds. 50 homes have been burned by the fire so far and more are threatened. An evacuation center has been set up at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center. That's near the ice arena. The whole area along Upper Truckee Road is evacuated. Highway 50 is closed at Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Firefighters are attacking this...
  • Fire in Sequoia forest burns 2,400 acres (Horse Meadow evacuated as Goldledge Fire inches its way)

    06/05/2007 8:02:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 620+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | AP
    SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. - Firefighters were trying to contain a wildfire that had burned about 2,400 acres of grass and brush in Sequoia National Forest and was spreading into wooded areas Monday. Officials asked residents in a recreation area called Horse Meadow to evacuate their cabins and trailers after the Goldledge Fire inched about a mile away from the private property, said Geri Adams, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. "We're getting some really strong winds and the humidity is low, so the fire is really active," she said. The fire started across the street from the Goldledge Campgrounds on...
  • Pakistan On Brink Of Disaster As Karachi Burns

    05/12/2007 8:22:07 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 1,992+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-12-2007 | Isambard Wilinson - Massoud Ansari
    Pakistan on brink of disaster as Karachi burns By Isambard Wilkinson and Massoud Ansari in Karachi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:37pm BST 12/05/2007 Chaos gripped the streets of Karachi yesterday as gun battles left at least 31 people dead and hundreds more injured, threatening a complete breakdown of law and order in Pakistan's largest and most volatile city. With plumes of black smoke billowing over the city of 12 million people, there were extraordinary scenes as gunmen on motorbikes pumped bullets into crowds demonstrating against Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, while police stood by and watched. Gun battles left at least...
  • Wisconsin man burned copying stunt from 'Jackass' movie(Genital Burns - Owwww!)

    03/08/2007 10:26:17 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 1,661+ views
    Attempts to duplicate a movie stunt landed one man in the hospital with burned genitals and another facing criminal charges. The men were trying to do a stunt from one of the "Jackass'' movies, in which a character lights his genitals on fire. Jared W. Anderson, 20, suffered serious burns to his hands and genitals, according to the criminal complaint. Randell D. Peterson, 43, who sprayed lighter fluid on Anderson and lit him on fire, was charged with felony battery and first-degree reckless endangerment Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court. Witnesses told police that Anderson, who was drunk, volunteered to...
  • NYT Bureau Chief John Burns (Positive) Charlie Rose Iraq Interview

    01/26/2007 9:34:35 PM PST · by beyond the sea · 28 replies · 977+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1/27/07 | self
    I just wanted to let anyone who reads this know that: NYT Bureau Chief John Burns, who has seen more of Iraq than any other reporter, and is described by Ed Koch as, “ The most respected war correspondent in Iraq ........................ who seems to discuss the war in Iraq nightly on New York City television stations. You can’t mistake him. While the U.S. soldiers he regularly describes have G.I. haircuts, his hair has the look of an unshorn Merino sheep.”Anyhow, and I didn’t see it (apparently the video is available) but Mr. Burns was on The Charlie Rose Show...
  • Burns: We Have to Confront Iran

    01/22/2007 12:40:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 742+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2007
    Burns: We have to confront Iran By HAVIV RETTIG Jan. 21, 2007 Iran must be confronted, the No. 2 official in the State Department said at the Herzliya Conference on Sunday, shortly after a five-hour meeting with Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, in charge of Israel's strategic dialogue with the US. US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns said, "We have to confront Iran." Iran, Burns said on the first day of the conference, "is our most important challenge, a country with a radical agenda, a president that asserts that the Holocaust did not occur." Live video feed from...
  • Russian billionaire seriously injured in Ferrari wipe-out

    12/12/2006 1:51:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 68 replies · 5,424+ views
    London Times ^ | 11/27/06 | Charles Bremner
    <p>French police are investigating a car crash involving a billionaire Russian parliamentarian who was critically injured when his Ferrari slammed into a tree on the Mediterranean seafront in Nice.</p> <p>Suleyman Kerimov, 40, a far rightwing member of the State Duma from Dagestan, was said by police to have lost control of the car as he sped on Saturday in rain along the Promenade des Anglais, the Riviera’s most celebrated thoroughfare.</p>
  • BBC: US diplomat calls for Iran action ~ called on members of the UN Security Council ......

    12/04/2006 5:32:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 421+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 4 December 2006, 22:28 GMT | BBC Staff
    US diplomat calls for Iran action Iran insists that it nuclear programme aims to provide energy A senior US diplomat has hit out at Iran and called on members of the UN Security Council to agree on economic sanctions against Tehran.At a summit in Brussels, Nicholas Burns called Iran "the major disruptive, negative force in the Middle East". The five permanent Security Council members plus Germany are to meet on Tuesday to discuss a sanctions package. The council recommended sanctions after Iran failed to comply with a deadline for refusing to end uranium enrichment. However, France indicated that the...
  • Burns refuses to concede, wants more ballots counted

    11/08/2006 3:01:35 PM PST · by george76 · 165 replies · 5,728+ views
    Missoulian State Bureau ^ | November 08 2006 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON and JENNIFER McKEE,
    Defeated U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., refused to concede Wednesday saying there remain votes yet to be counted in his tight race against the declared winner, Democrat Jon Tester. Burns, who has not commented to reporters on the race since the votes were counted Tuesday night, released a statement at 1:47 p.m. “Jon Tester ran a good race and has the lead right now, but it is extremely close,” Burns said. “The state of Montana has a process in place, and it is our obligation to see it through. There are still votes out there that deserve to be counted....