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2009-02-19 19:31:44

FBI agents located Allen Stanford, the Texas financier suspected of running an Ponzi scheme, in Virginia Thursday, the bureau said. Stanford, who has not been charged with any crime, was served with a civil action filed Tuesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Washington Post reported. Stanford vanished Tuesday, and the FBI would not say how he was tracked to Fredericksburg, Va. The SEC claims the Stanford Group cheated investors who bought certificates of deposit held in his...

2009-02-19 14:30:56

Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, missing since he was accused of conducting an $8 billion fraud, used ghost-like offices to run his business, reports say. MarketWatch reported the firm, CAS Hewlett & Co., the auditor for Stanford International Branch, was housed in a small office above a hair salon in North London. The accounting firm, run by Charlesworth Hewlett until his death in January, has three registered addresses, including a one-room office where Hewlett worked, MarketWatch...

2009-02-17 14:45:28

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday accused Stanford Financial Group Co. chief Robert Sanford of orchestrating an $8 billion CD fraud. The SEC said U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor had issued a temporary restraining order to freeze Stanford's assets and appoint a receiver to marshal those assets. Linda Chatman Thomsen, director of the SEC's Enforcement Division said the complaint includes allegations that Stanford ... perpetrated a massive fraud based on false promises and...

2009-02-16 14:20:00

A Kansas high school student says he never expected to gain nationwide media exposure just for pointing out a spelling error on a writing exam. Geoffrey Stanford, 17, a junior and International Baccalaureate student at Wichita's East High School, said his Facebook account received more than 100 friend requests and messages from strangers from across the country after he pointed out to a teacher that the word emission had been misspelled on a state writing test as omission, The Wichita Eagle...

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2009-02-16 10:17:12

Angela Stanford improved two spots to sixth in the latest Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings released Monday. Stanford went from eighth to sixth with her victory at the weekend SBS Open, beating Michelle Wie by three strokes. The SBS Open kicked off the LPGA's 2009 schedule. Wie, who won her LPGA card in qualifying school in December, jumped 149 spots in the rankings to 87th in the world with her runner-up finish. Lorena Ochoa remained the world's top-ranked women's golfer, followed by, in...

2009-02-14 22:30:48

Angela Stanford made three straight back-nine birdies Saturday to move past Michelle Wie and win the LPGA SBS Open in Oahu, Hawaii. Stanford posted a third-round 2-under 70 that gave her a three-stroke win over the 19-year-old Wie. Stanford, who won for the third time in her last seven starts, completed the women's season-opener at 10-under 206. With the way the wind was blowing, anything could happen, said Stanford, who earned $180,000 for the win. I just had to go one shot at a time. Wie...

2009-02-12 23:59:16

Angela Stanford took the lead and Michelle Wie was only a shot back Friday after the first round of the LPGA season-opening SBS Open in Hawaii. Stanford is coming off her career-best year, in which she won twice, had 10 top-10 finishes and collected $1.1 million. She shot a 7-under 65 over the Turtle Bay Resort course while Wie and Yani Tseng both had a 66 Friday. It was the first round for Wie as an official member of the LPGA Tour. After attempting, without success, to compete against male...

2009-02-08 19:46:33

Quincy Poindexter's 20 points and six rebounds Sunday helped No. 25 Washington escape with a hard-fought 75-68 Pac-10 victory against Stanford. Washington's halftime lead was just 35-34, but the margin grew to 56-41 on Jon Brockman's jumper with 10:49 left. A jumper by Landry Fields drew Stanford within 66-63 with 2:21 remaining, but Washington held its lead until the final buzzer. Brockman finished with 13 points with 12 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 points, while Venoy Overton added 11...

2009-02-05 08:00:00

Pediatrician, Advocate for Children's Health Suggests Next Steps for Congress and President Obama (including Video and Podcast interviews) PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Video and podcast links below - Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed legislation to expand the number of uninsured children who qualify for SCHIP, the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The passage of SCHIP extends health care insurance to four million more children, yet seven million children remain...

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2009-02-05 07:15:00

Sometimes cancer grows back, even after a patient undergoes radiation treatment, and U.S. researchers are now reporting that they understand why. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine said a specialized type of cell known as a cancer stem cell has a protective mechanism that keeps radiation from damaging the DNA and proteins inside the cell. With this knowledge, scientists believe that if they jam the protective mechanism, they think they can make cancer treatments work...


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2012-06-14 07:52:59

Symbol: VEST4 Group: Lichen Family: Verrucariaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Verrucariales Family   Verrucariaceae Genus   Verrucaria Schrad. – wart lichen Species   Verrucaria stanfordii Herre – Stanford's wart lichen

2012-06-14 08:38:16

Symbol: TOST2 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   HYST6 Hyophila stanfordensis (Steere) A.J.E. Sm. & H. Whitehouse Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus  ...

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2012-06-14 12:30:33

Symbol: POPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEBI4 Persicaria bicornis (Raf.) Nieuwl.   PELO7 Persicaria longistyla (Small) Small   PEMI9 Persicaria mississippiensis (Stanford) Small   PEPE19 Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small   PEPED Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small var. dura (Stanford) C.F. Reed   POBI11...

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2012-06-14 12:31:12

Symbol: POHY2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    I PR    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEHY7 Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small   PEHYB Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. breviciliata (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYE Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. euronotora (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYO Persicaria hydropiperoides...

2012-06-14 13:10:33

Symbol: PHHER2 Group: Dicot Family: Solanaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: PhysalisheterophyllaNees var.rowelliiStanford distribution:USA(TX) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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