99 NEWS FOR SATURDAY, 4/14/12
SCHOLAR SPEAKING AT CLARKSON COMPARES BLOOD VESSELS WITH TIRES--Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, a CUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, told reporters Friday he believes impefections in the vulnerable plaques, the thin layers of fibrous materials on the inner walls of blood vessels, are what cause them to rupture--the leading cause of cardiovascular deaths in the US. Weinbaum says in the early 20th Century, tires often blew because of imperfections in rubber, before stronger polymers were invented. He says the first step to being able to solve the problem in humans is to develop imaging materials where physicians can see those imperfections in the plaques. Weinbaum was on the campus for a series of lectures about his work in bio-med and another topic of his expertise, transportation engineering.
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CANTON MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AND JAILED...21-YEAR-OLD JESSE OLSON ALLEGEDLY THREATENED HIS MOTHER WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE A HANDGUN, TOOK THE KEYS TO HER PICK-UP AND DROVE IT AWAY WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION
MAJORITY OF POTSDAM TOWN COUNCIL SUPPORTS CANCER ACTION MODEL RESOLUTION CALLING FOR COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAM ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN FOOD
53-YEAR-OLD KEVIN HOTTE OF POTSDAM ARRESTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON FELONY CONTEMPT AND MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL MISCHIEF ALLEGING HE THREW A ROCK AT A VEHICLE DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE ON RIVER ROAD. HOTTE ARRAIGNED AND RELEASED TO APPEAR IN TOWN COURT
SLU FACULTY TO DEVELOP MORE CROSS-CURRICULUM INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS WITH 700-THOUSAND-DOLLARS FROM THE ANDREW W MELLON FOUNDATION
Clayton "Clayt" LaRose--63--Norwood. Services 10am Monday at St. Andrew's Church, Norwood. Calling hours at Buck Funeral Home in Norwood Sunday 3-7pm
James Martin--77--Morrisonville. Services 3pm today at Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid. Calling hours today at the funeral home from 1:30-3pm.