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March 19, 1997

A partial lunar eclipse and a brilliant Comet Hale-Bopp could provide a celestial light show for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday this year will be notable not only for its symbolism as the solemn opening to holy week. It will also be the day on which Earth, moon and Comet Hale-Bopp combine to provide what promises to be a celestial light show.

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March 18, 1997

Health Source: Medical News from the University of Washington

DIURETICS AND BETA BLOCKERS SHOULD CONTINUE as first-line treatments for high blood pressure, according to conclusions of University of Washington researchers after analyzing a number of clinical trials.

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UW engineering alumnus behind Ivory, Pampers to turn 100

Victor Mills, who graduated from the UW in 1926, helped build The Procter & Gamble Co. into a manufacturing giant by revolutionizing the process for making Ivory soap and developing consumer staples such as Jif peanut butter, Duncan Hines cake mixes, Pringles potato chips and, yes, Pampers disposable diapers. Retired since 1961, Mills lives in Tucson with his wife, Ruth, and will turn 100 on March 28.

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March 17, 1997

Juvenile Offenders: Impacts Felt from Courtrooms to Emergency Rooms

Juvenile offenders are much more likely to be hospitalized for an injury than nonoffenders. In a study by the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) and the UW Department of Pediatrics, it was discovered that hospitalization of male juvenile offenders for trauma is more than 2.5 times that of nonoffenders.

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March 12, 1997

UW students to conduct Zero-G experiments

Two teams of UW students will take their laboratories to the air April 7-19 aboard a NASA research aircraft that simulates the reduced gravity of space.

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March 11, 1997

Four UW undergraduates take to the skies by doing research with one of the world’s most advanced telescopes

Katheryn (Katy) Foreman of Portland, Ore., started as a Spanish language major, and now plans a career in radio astronomy. Scott Sullivan of Tacoma began as an electrical engineering major, and now hopes astronomy will prepare him for entry into NASA’s astronaut-training program. Jeffrey (Jeff) Balsley of Issaquah, Wash., was a percussionist studying music, and now his aim is to teach astrophysics. And Marcus Wright of Stanwood, Wash., has traded in his ambition to become a computer scientist, for a future in astronomy.All of these undergraduates clearly have been influenced by their University of Washington education in astronomy. And today they will get a rare hands-on look at the life of a real astronomer.

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March 6, 1997

Coveted Space Grant scholarships to study at the UW are awarded to 28 top students from across the state

Twenty-eight Washington high school students have been awarded Space Grant scholarships to study at the University of Washington. The awards, which are renewable for up to four years, will enable the students to study math, science or engineering.

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Continuing the tradition: Architectural style maintains Harborview’s history and character

The architectural design of Harborview’s two new wings complements the art deco style of the medical center’s original structure, completed in 1931.

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Harborview Medical Center artwork helps with healing

As part of the King County Public Art ordinance, one percent of the Harborview construction projects budget (nearly $1 million) was earmarked for art to enhance the medical center.

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Latest technology a feature of new Harborview facility

The latest patient-care technology is a key component of Harborview Medical Center’s new West Wing, which opened Feb. 3. Built to meet the needs of a Level I trauma center in the 21st century, the West Wing houses a new Emergency Department (ED), operating rooms, intensive care units (ICUs) and clinical laboratories.

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