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  • Abingdon man first in the U.S. to get synthetic trachea transplant

     Abingdon man first in the U.S. to get synthetic trachea transplant
    Doctors in America told Chris Lyles a cancerous tumor on his windpipe was inoperable, but he and his family wouldn't take no for an answer. They wrote surgeons all over the world, pleading for someone to take his case. Then during an Internet search,...
  • Tillman's 100th birthday marks one man's life, and a generation of service

    Tillman's 100th birthday marks one man's life, and a generation of service
    Reaching the 100-year mark is obviously a milestone in and of itself. But not everyone is feted with the sort of grand, two-day celebration that marked the centennial of Lutherville resident and retiredU.S. Army Corps of EngineersCol. Erland Tillman....
  • Raclette is from Switzerland, not Sweden

    It was with great interest that I read John Houser III's review of the Grand Cru in Belvedere Square ("Fine wines, fair small plates at Grand Cru," Nov. 3). Having been there several times myself, I wholeheartedly agree with his recommendations. There...
  • Wikileaks' wings are clipped

    Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: Needle in a haystack (redux)

     
    Bucky's back with this week's recap of The Amazing Race. Take it away, Bucky ...The teams leave the Amsterdam pit stop for their next destination, Sweden, in the usual staggered fashion—12 hours after they checked in—and head for the airport....
  • Feeding the world, poisoning the planet

    First of five articles AASEN, Netherlands -- Leopold Hendrick admits a visitor through the locked doors of the world's first bureaucracy dedicated to tracking and taxing animal waste, a kind of manure IRS. The government administrator apologizes for...
  • Cycling through Stockholm

    Cycling through Stockholm
    Stockholm is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. One-third water, one-third parks, one-third city, on the sea, surrounded by woods, bubbling with energy and history, Sweden's stunning capital is green, clean, and underrated. And it's a city in love...
  • Volvo building new AstaZero safety proving ground in Sweden

     
    Filed under: Europe, Plants/Manufacturing, Safety, Volvo Volvo is an automaker committed to vehicle safety, setting an ambitious target for itself: by 2020, the Swedish automaker envisions that no one will be killed or seriously injured in one of its...
  • Essay: Embarrassing moments during a Williamsburg man's visit to Sweden

    Some years ago I received news that I was to be posted in the land of my Swedish progenitors. Anxious to take every opportunity at assimilating the Swedish culture during my sojourn, I purchased a Berlitz 'Swedish For Travelers' tape, and got to work...
  • How Sarajevo Fest's Punk Rock Ethos Is Shaking Up the Film Biz in South-East Europe

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The Sarajevo Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday, played a crucial role in the rebuilding of the film industry in Bosnia-Herzegovina after it was decimated during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. The festival has gone on to...
  • Swedish opposition lead narrows slightly ahead of Sept election -poll

    STOCKHOLM August 25(Reuters) - Sweden's center-left opposition parties - the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties - hold a solid lead ahead of next month's election but it has narrowed over the last month to 48.8 percent of votes if the election...
  • NEVS Saab EV prototype on display, with top speed of just 75 mph

     
    Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Saab National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the Saab-owning Swedish holding company that is in turn owned by Chinese investors, has some problems (i.e., no cash). But that isn't stopping NEVS from showing off a prototype Saab 9-3...