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2008-09-30 12:00:30

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT GLASGOW-BASED artist Cathy Wilkes' installations, including a mannequin doll sitting on a toilet, grabbed the most attention at the opening of the exhibition for the Turner Prize. Belfast-born Wilkes' show, I Give You All My Money, being shown at Tate Britain in London, features two supermarket check-outs covered in dirty dishes and surrounded by a ladder, tiles, the seated mannequin, and another with its head in a bird cage. "It's incredibly carefully...

2008-09-18 09:00:00

By SUE SCHEIBLE STOUGHTON At the end of a meeting at New England Sinai Hospital, Pat announced he didn't feel well. He had been rather lifeless during the past hour, anyway. Pat, who has a history of heart disease, was in heart failure, but he was surrounded by doctors and nurses, and they sprang into action. They lifted Pat onto a gurney and in seconds were giving him oxygen and IV fluids and taking X-rays. The medical team was a little worried - especially when Pat had an allergic...

2008-08-21 18:00:34

By SCOTT A. MAY Another in a long line of disposable horror flicks, "Mirrors" proves as difficult to watch as it is easy to forget. How this shoddy fright fest kept from sinking straight to video release is anyone's guess. Kiefer Sutherland plays Ben Carson, a former NYPD detective suspended from the force because of his involvement in a fatal shooting. A recovering alcoholic, Ben is also separated from his wife, Amy (Paula Patton), and two young children. Desperate to get his life back...

2008-08-02 03:00:31

By Jennifer Gokhman, Tri-Valley Herald, Pleasanton, Calif. Aug. 2--TRACY -- Sixth-grade students at North Elementary School were excited to receive infant mannequins on their desks Thursday. They were supposed to treat them as real human babies and handle them gently while learning infant CPR. The mannequins were not just dolls, but tools that the students could use so they could feel the lungs fill up with air as they administered CPR. Learning CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation,...

2008-07-22 15:00:45

Estelle Getty, the actress who played Sophia on the classic U.S. sit-com The Golden Girls, died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, her caregiver said. Getty, a New York native who would have turned 85 this week, also appeared in the films Tootsie, Mask, Mannequin and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. She had suffered from Lewy Body Dementia for years, however, and her last big-screen credit was in 1999's Stuart Little. Getty is survived by her two adult sons, Barry and Carl, Usmagazine.com...

2008-06-30 21:02:44

By Melissa Repko As part of the University at Buffalo's goal of maintaining its stronghold in the rapidly changing health sciences, the school will soon open a multimillion-dollar medical simulation center that it hopes will spur another one downtown. The high-tech center, in 10,000 square feet of space on the third floor of Abbott Hall on the UB South Campus, will feature life-like mannequins and actors serving as patients. The simulation center's creation is expected to be under way in...

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2006-09-18 15:50:00

WASHINGTON - Teach yourself CPR? The American Heart Association says you can, with the help of an inflatable mannequin named Mini Anne and some simplified instructions. It's part of a new push to nearly double the number of people who learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The urgency: Those heart-zapping defibrillators that are everywhere from shopping malls to people's homes often aren't enough to save lives "” unless someone also performs CPR. The machines keep EKG-like recordings of...

2005-12-20 08:15:42

By Tim Gaynor CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (Reuters) - Peering through the glass at a mannequin's veined hands, sparkling eyes and eerie smile, the small crowd gathered outside a store in northern Mexico tries to settle a macabre riddle beguiling many. Is the tall, slender bridal figure in the window a richly detailed shop's dummy or, as a local legend says, the decades-old embalmed corpse of the former store owner's daughter?. The haunting figure known as 'La Pascualita,' or 'Little...

2005-12-20 08:15:00

By Tim Gaynor CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (Reuters) - Peering through the glass at a mannequin's veined hands, sparkling eyes and eerie smile, the small crowd gathered outside a store in northern Mexico tries to settle a macabre riddle beguiling many. Is the tall, slender bridal figure in the window a richly detailed shop's dummy or, as a local legend says, the decades-old embalmed corpse of the former store owner's daughter?. The haunting figure known as 'La Pascualita,' or 'Little Pascuala' first...

2005-12-19 15:33:36

By Tim Gaynor CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (Reuters) - Peering through the glass at a mannequin's veined hands, sparkling eyes and eerie smile, the small crowd gathered outside a store in northern Mexico tries to settle a macabre riddle beguiling many. Is the tall, slender bridal figure in the window a richly detailed shop's dummy or, as a local legend says, the decades-old embalmed corpse of the former store owner's daughter?. The haunting figure known as 'La Pascualita,' or 'Little...


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