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December 2, 1998

Subduction zone quake could shake Puget Sound area harder than expected

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Recent satellite measurements by University of Washington seismologists indicate the “locked zone” between the Juan de Fuca and North America plates is wider in the Seattle area than previously believed. That means the Puget Sound lowlands are likely to experience significantly greater motion during a subduction-zone earthquake than scientists earlier thought.

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December 1, 1998

100 policymakers from eight states paired with welfare recipients, will feed their families for a month on food-stamp budget

One hundred legislators and other public officials from eight states across the country are closing out 1998 by learning first-hand more about one of the nation’s most vexing problems, the welfare system.

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November 25, 1998

Pilot project launched on Olympic Peninsula to educate nurse practitioners

Responding to a pressing need for more health care providers on the Olympic Peninsula, the University of Washington School of Nursing is launching a pilot project to offer nurses on the peninsula easier access to courses that prepare them to become adult acute care nurse practitioners.

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Alcohol consumption, resistance to its effects related to levels of neurotransmitter, say UW researchers

Science is still a long way from understanding why some people are more prone to alcoholism and alcohol abuse than others, but University of Washington researchers have discovered that concentrations of a neurotransmitter in the brains of mice are directly related to alcohol consumption and resistance to the sedative effects of alcohol.

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November 13, 1998

UW professor to lead American Institute of Chemical Engineers

University of Washington Professor Bruce Finlayson has been elected vice president of the 58,000-member American Institute of Chemical Engineers and will take over as president next year.

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NASA Video File includes local angles for Leonid shower, Stardust launch

WHAT: The Leonid meteor shower and the Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission.

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November 12, 1998

Leonid meteor shower coming, but “big storm” won’t be visible here

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The annual Leonid meteor shower will appear Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18. This year the event will include a meteor “storm,” as the Earth plows through a small and very dense clump of particles trailing from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle.

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November 8, 1998

Rare brain mapping procedure provides unique picture of two areas concerned with language processing and production

A unique opportunity to map and test the human brain has yielded new insights into two areas involved in producing and processing of language.

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November 3, 1998

Medical Center raises parking fees for non-patients who use patients’ garage

More parking stalls should be available for patients and their visitors in the Triangle Parking Garage. The daily rate without a validation sticker will be raised from $6 to $18, to deter others from parking there.

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‘New’ plane will enhance UW climate and weather research

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Armed with a ‘new’ tool, a 40-year-old Convair 580 turboprop plane stuffed with research equipment, University of Washington atmospheric scientists are ready to fly higher and farther to gain a greater understanding of climate and weather patterns, regionally and globally.

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