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March 27, 1997

Biosolids power plants taking hold in unused roadbeds and log landings

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Today the demand for biosolids as a fertilizer and soil conditioner outstrips the supply in this state, according to Chuck Henry, research associate professor with the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington.

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March 25, 1997

UW’s department of astronomy will host a public open house to provide a close-up view of Comet Hale-Bopp

That brilliant visitor to the Northwest sky, Comet Hale-Bopp, will be up close and personal at the University of Washington’s department of astronomy this week.

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March 24, 1997

Humans have feared comets, other celestial phenomena through the ages

This is the third of a series of releases about Comet Hale-Bopp, which is now at its brightest.

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March 21, 1997

New UW alumni executive director appointed

The University of Washington and the UW Alumni Association announced today the appointment of David P. Fagerlie as the new assistant vice president for alumni affairs and executive director of the University of Washington Alumni Association.

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March 20, 1997

Lee L. Huntsman selected as University of Washington provost

UW President Richard L. McCormick announced today that he will recommend to the Board of Regents Friday, March 21, that Lee L. Huntsman be appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective immediately.

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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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