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2009-05-23 23:01:39

Robert F. Furchgott, whose research earned him a share of a Nobel Prize and helped lead to the anti-impotency drug Viagra, has died, a daughter said. Susan Furchgott said her father died Tuesday in Seattle, The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla., reported Saturday. He was 92. The elder Furchgott was a pharmacologist who, with Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad, shared the 1998 Nobel for physiology or medicine after proving nitric oxide affected blood pressure and blood flow. Furchgott's discovery that...

2009-02-19 15:38:00

Julianne Hough, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, George Strait, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts & More Participate In 'The Week Vegas Goes Country' ENCINO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the full list of events celebrating what has come to be called "The Week Vegas Goes Country(R)"-- the week of the 44th ANNUAL Academy of Country Music Awards which are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be...

2006-08-30 08:55:32

By Karin Strohecker VIENNA (Reuters) - A colleague of the man who held Natascha Kampusch captive for eight years in a cell under his garage said on Wednesday he met the Austrian woman during her ordeal and she had looked happy. Ernst Holzapfel told a news conference how he was introduced to Kampusch in mid-July when kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil stopped by to borrow a trailer for his car. "I opened the door and he introduced me to the young woman saying she was an acquaintance, but...

2006-08-28 07:19:59

By Alexandra Zawadil VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian girl traumatized by an eight-year kidnap ordeal said in her first public statement on Monday that she had refused her captor's demand to call him "master," yet mourned his suicide after her escape. Natascha Kampusch, now aged 18, made no mention of the "sexual contact" with her kidnapper which police reported her as describing when she dashed to freedom last week. A police spokesman said earlier it was unclear whether this contact...

2006-08-26 18:08:47

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian girl held captive in a windowless cell for eight years before escaping said she had "sexual contact" with her kidnapper, police said on Saturday. Federal police spokesman Erich Zwettler had no further details on the sexual contact disclosed by Natascha Kampusch, now 18. Kampusch, 10 when kidnapped as she walked to school, managed to evade her abductor on Wednesday when he took a phone call as she was vacuuming his car. The man,...

2006-08-26 14:57:50

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian girl held captive for eight years before she escaped told investigators she had "sexual contact" with her kidnapper, police said on Saturday. Whether the sexual contact disclosed by Natascha Kampusch, now 18, was consensual or forced on her was not yet clear and federal police spokesman Erich Zwettler refused further comment. Kampusch, 10 years old when kidnapped, managed to evade her abductor on Wednesday when he took a phone call as...

2006-08-25 21:26:23

By Angelika Gruber STRASSHOF, Austria (Reuters) - Wolfgang Priklopil built the underground prison where he held Natascha Kampush captive a long time before he abducted the 10-year-old, a neighbor recalled on Friday. "He started building the workshop pit maybe a year or half a year before the kidnapping," said the neighbor in the sedate Austrian village of Strasshof, some 25 km (15 miles) northeast of Vienna. "It really looks like he planned this well in advance. Underneath the...

2006-08-25 13:44:07

By Alexandra Zawadil VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police said on Friday they were searching for possible accomplices of a kidnapper who held a young girl in a tiny room under his garage for eight years until her dramatic escape this week. Natascha Kampusch, who was 10 years old when kidnapped, managed to evade her abductor when he took a phone call as she was cleaning his car. Her captor, Wolfgang Priklopil, committed suicide shortly after she escaped. "We are not chasing a...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.