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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Wednesday November 19, 2003. To Pillsbury House, where I did data entry for the Community Barter Network. Most of it went smoothly. The exception was someone who'd moved to another state without changing his address. He'd been thoughtful enough to provide his new phone number, and I tried a reverse lookup for the new address. It didn't work.

Called HealthPartners for an appointment tomorrow. Got one at 9 in the morning, which is earlier than I've been waking up.

Weblog MeetUp at Urban Bean. Only two of us showed up. The December one will probably also be small; but it's only a few blocks from my home, so I'll probably attend. The January one should be larger

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http://nytimes.com/2003/11/19/health/19AUTI.html?hp
Government Mapping Out a Strategy to Fight Autism
By JANE GROSS
Propelled by the skyrocketing number of diagnoses of the brain disorder in children, officials have mapped out a long-term plan to deal with the problem.

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From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 18-Nov-2003
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Smallpox in Europe selected for genetic mutation that confers resistance to HIV infection
In the 2,000 years before its eradication in 1978, smallpox killed as many as 30 percent of all children under 10. According to two UC Berkeley population geneticists, this high mortality rate selected for a genetic mutation that now appears in 10 percent of all Europeans, and coincidentally protects these people from HIV infection.
National Institutes of Health, Miller Institute

Public Release: 18-Nov-2003
UCF clinic diagnoses rare Foreign Accent Syndrome
The Communicative Disorders Clinic at the University of Central Florida has diagnosed a case of Foreign Accent Syndrome, an extremely rare disorder linked to stroke-related or other internal brain injuries that leaves affected people with a foreign-sounding accent.

From Google News:
Many Taiwanese find China's booming economy holds powerful allure
Kansas City Star (subscription) - 4 hours ago
KUNSHAN, China - (KRT) - So many Taiwanese are flocking to mainland China to do business that Simon Chien said he often stumbled across long-lost friends from childhood or college.
Taiwan overstepping the line, China warns eTaiwan News
Beijing bangs war drum over Taiwan moves Financial Times
San Francisco Chronicle - Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Xinhua - The Straits Times - and 228 related

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