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  • Green River Ordinance: Charmed by Birmingham, Ala.

    Green River Ordinance: Charmed by Birmingham, Ala.
    Birmingham, Ala. was a surprisingly charming city. The weather was a bit warm, but nothing a bunch of Texas boys couldn't handle. For lunch, we had a delicious meal of Thai food at Surin West. The noodle dishes and pad thai were amazing, not too sweet...
  • Science of the orgasm

    Science of the orgasm
    AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers. How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have...
  • Preventive Health Care Week: Busting health product myths

    Preventive Health Care Week: Busting health product myths
    An ounce of prevention ... often adds up to a pound of malarkey. Whether it's a tablet to take with alcohol to prevent a beer belly, or a chocolaty, sweetened breakfast cereal that's fortified to "support" your child's immune system, experts say most...
  • U.S. rules altered for foreigners with HIV

    Last Monday, for the first time in 22 years, foreigners with HIV were legally allowed to enter the United States without their infection status being considered. Before that, even short-term visitors had to receive special permission -- or lie on their...
  • Blood pressure drugs need to match the situation

    Blood pressure drugs need to match the situation
    For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they're not enough for everyone. For one thing, "many patients are not willing to change their lifestyle," says Dr. Peter Rudd, professor of medicine emeritus at the...
  • Depressed? Here Comes the Belly Fat

    Depressed? Here Comes the Belly Fat
    If you don't feel sad enough when you're depressed, here's something to really feel down about—over time, depressed people develop more belly fat that those who aren't clinically blue. And, don't think that it is the big belly that is making...
  • A wine for more seasons

    A wine for more seasons
    Shadows are growing longer and days are growing shorter, but don't for a second think summer is over — even if the kids are heading back to school. There are plenty of sultry days in store. Warm weather can extend well beyond Labor Day; just ask any...
  • 'After 1968' has a new generation looking back

    'After 1968' has a new generation looking back
    The year 1968 was a transformative one in American history, marred by the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, bringing new dimension to the long-running civil rights struggle. "After 1968," a traveling exhibit on view at the...
  • PASSINGS

    Abraham Woods Jr. Minister led civil rights sit-in The Rev. Abraham Woods Jr., 80, a founder and longtime president of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Friday of complications of cancer at Princeton...
  • The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King

    The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King
    The Rev. James L. Bevel, a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a force behind civil rights campaigns of the 1960s whose erratic behavior and conviction on incest charges tarnished his legacy, has died. He was 72. Sherrilynn Bevel,...
  • Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South

    Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South
    Charles Morgan Jr., a civil rights lawyer who challenged the racism of his native South and won numerous landmark cases for equal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 78 and had Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies

    Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies
    Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70. FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...