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Cocaine increases rate of HIV replication, UCLA study says

Teri H.P. Nguyen of the Daily Bruin
University of California at Los Angeles

February 7, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (U-WIRE) — Cocaine increases the replication of the HIV virus in human cells, a new University of California, Los Angeles, study shows. UCLA AIDS Institute scientists have shown the injection of cocaine in an animal model dramatically increases the spread of HIV infection. Dr. Gayle C. Baldwin, associate professor of hematology-oncology and the primary investigator,...

Studies show marijuana may be addictive

Taniquelle Thurner of the Badger Herald
University of Wisconsin

February 7, 2002

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MADISON, Wis. (U-WIRE) — Marijuana has always been known as the "non-addictive drug." However, recent studies have discovered it may be addictive after all; they have also found marijuana use is on the rise. Drug use on the University of Wisconsin, Madison, campus may be rising, according to statistics compiled by the University Police Department. In 1999, the university...

Twist of fate unites ‘sisters’ separated at birth

Natalie Bonomo of the Old Gold and Black
Wake Forest University

February 7, 2002

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (U-WIRE) — Two Wake Forest University freshmen that were born in the same hospital room within hours of one another have been reunited in a remarkable twist of fate. Freshmen Emily Word and Anna Hight had no idea they were going to see each other for the first time in over 18 years when they arrived in Winston-Salem for freshman orientation in August. On...

BOOK REVIEWBook proves educated people have moments of stupidity

Dan Hanson of The Clause
Azusa Pacific University

February 7, 2002

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AZUSA, Calif. (U-WIRE) — In the realm of scholarly study it is healthy from time to time to take a step back and laugh at oneself, but who wants to do that? Serious self appraisal often leads to severe blows to the ego and leads one to ask hard questions about the intellectual value of their work. You're treading on dangerous ground there, friend. I say, better to laugh...

COMMENTARYBush learns no lessons from tax cuts

Charles Donefer of The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Johns Hopkins University

February 7, 2002

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BALTIMORE (U-WIRE) — This just in: Taxes are used to fund the operations of government that would not be possible without them. This may come as a shock to some reflexive anti-tax conservatives, who see taxes as nothing more than a burden on the people that must be lifted at any cost, no matter what the situation. This line of thought is best exemplified in the logic...

Sound test

Jarrod M. Graham and Jarrod M. Graham

January 17, 2002

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This is a sound test. "The A-Team"

SATIREPlaying Santa not all fun and games

Amber Garcia

December 20, 2001

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Editor's note: The following story is a ficitional satire of the perils faced by volunteer mall Santas. Crowded shopping malls, crying children, an empty wallet and being forced to see family members and treat them like family. 'Tis the season to be jolly my ass. Although I'm still recovering from the Thanksgiving tragedy at my house— the tragedy being having to wear a p...

ALBUM REVIEWMcCartney returns

Maria Eutsler

December 6, 2001

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Paul McCartney gets it right once again. From his years with the Beatles to his years in Wings and also his solo career, one thing has stayed the same: the greatness of his music. McCartney's latest solo album "Driving Rain" is filled with lyrically moving songs and the sweet harmonies that have made this brilliant songwriter a rock icon. "Driving Rain" is McCartney's first...

Wall to carry Olympic torch

Jessica C. Millman

December 6, 2001

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Many dream of being part of the Olympic Games. Bakersfield College business professor Dr. Chuck Wall gets to be a part of that dream. On Jan. 16 he will carry the Olympic torch for a short distance between Ventura and Santa Barbara. "This is going to be great fun," said Wall, who teaches Speech 1 and Human Relations. "It's quite an honor to be selected." Wall's friend Darlene...

International students fear flying home for the holidays

Estella Aguilar

December 6, 2001

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Some international students want to go home for the holiday break but are afraid of flying. "I would really love to go home but I won't because of the problems with the planes. My mother was telling me, 'I would love to see you, but don't come,'" said David Saliba, vice president of the Intercultural Student Association. "After it happened (the bombing) my thoughts were,...

Students in hot water over credit

Micayla Elliott

December 6, 2001

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You're trying to get your education, while working a part-time job, living on your own, buying your own food and utilities. Your student loans aren't quite paying the costs, and that old bomb of a car your parents gave you breaks down every other day. If you're like the majority of college students, your middle-class family can't afford the costs of college. You're stuck. But...

‘Ask me later’ about procrastination

Ryan Knaggs

December 6, 2001

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When BC student Marianne DeSilva was asked to express her view on procrastination and how it relates to college, she replied, "Ask me later." Students procrastinate in everything. Studying for tests, math homework, reading that novel for history or English class. All of these are often put aside and are dealt with at the last minute. Many students find that they work better...

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