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2013-06-19 14:01:20

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the site of injection of a contaminated lot of a steroid drug to treat symptoms such as back pain resulted in earlier identification of patients with probable or confirmed fungal spinal or paraspinal infection, allowing early initiation of medical and surgical treatment, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA. "Fungal contamination of methylprednisolone [a steroid] prepared by a compounding pharmacy resulted in an unprecedented multistate...

2011-11-17 10:56:26

Greening of vacant urban land may affect the health and safety of nearby residents, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology this week. The team, led by senior author Charles C. Branas, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, found in a decade-long comparison of vacant lots and improved vacant lots, that greening was linked to significant reductions in gun assaults across most of Philadelphia...

2009-06-02 08:00:00

(Bold Eco-Shirt Company Means What It Says) SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin. Turn On. Fuel. Unplug. These are some of the bold environmental statements headlining the T-shirts from A Lot To Say, a new lifestyle brand that celebrates and encourages a strong, collective voice not only to be heard in the written word, but across your chest. "Virgin" here might sound like a statement for sexual purity but instead it's followed up with the fact: Virgin plastic is what most shampoo...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By TONY DAVIS In the vast, hot asphalt lots of our commercial culture, the driver who snags a spot under a lonely, scraggly shade tree just about whoops in triumph. Tucson officials want to hear that sound more often, in parking lots that are greener and cooler than today's. They're pushing a city ordinance to require developers of virtually all new non-residential projects to more than double the concentration of trees in parking lots. The proposal, scheduled for a hearing next...

2008-09-16 21:00:16

By Jesse B. Gill REDLANDS - The Environmental Review Committee voted to pass a plan to build a new Environmental Systems Research Institute parking lot on to the City Council on Monday. The committee voted unanimously to make a recommendation for a project that, if approved, would be on the north side of Interstate 10. The project's plans must now receive approval from the Planning Commission and later, the City Council. ESRI proposes to build a parking lot with 87 spaces on 1.03...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By PHIL MULKINS Dear Action Line: My neighborhood doesn't know about Tulsa's Neighborhood Inspections section so please re-run your column about it. My neighborhood needs a refresher course before the Mayor's Action Center summons the inspectors for a citation field-day. -- L.A., Tulsa. Neighborhood Inspections: This is a section of Tulsa's Working in Neighborhoods Department and enforces our nuisance and zoning ordinances. It helps prevent deterioration of neighborhoods; maintains...

2008-07-20 09:00:00

By Phil Mulkins, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 20--Dear Action Line: My neighborhood doesn't know about Tulsa's Neighborhood Inspections section so please re-run your column about it. My neighborhood needs a refresher course before the Mayor's Action Center summons the inspectors for a citation field-day. -- L.A., Tulsa. Neighborhood Inspections: This is a section of Tulsa's Working in Neighborhoods Department and enforces our nuisance and zoning ordinances. It helps prevent deterioration of...

2008-07-16 15:00:28

By Crystal Owens, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Jul. 15--LEXINGTON -- Oglethorpe County Commissioners will decide next month whether to increase the minimum acreage required to qualify a piece of land for a conservation easement that comes with a property tax break. The proposition is in response to House Bill 1081, which passed the Georgia General Assembly in May, and allows county governments to establish a minimum size -- as much as 25 acres -- for a property to be considered...

2008-07-13 12:00:26

By Matthew DeFour, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 13--Dane County is developing new shoreland zoning standards designed to improve water quality equitably for all cities, villages and towns. But Madison and other cities are concerned about how the draft plan could affect thousands of property owners not currently under the county 's shoreland zoning rules. The goal of the new regulations is to improve water quality, natural habitats and the aesthetics of Dane County 's waterways,...

2008-07-11 15:00:00

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 11--As supporters of a real estate developer strove to demonstrate the company's nature-loving motives, opponents of a vast subdivision proposed for northern Allen County found themselves arguing that failing septic systems aren't as great a threat as claimed. The Allen County Plan Commission on Thursday conducted a second public hearing on the Canyon Cliffs subdivision that would be built at Coldwater and Chapman roads along Cedar...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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