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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Tuesday May 25, 2004. To Pillsbury House, where I helped another volunteer learn the new program which tracks time dollars and volunteer hours. There was the slight problem that I haven't fully learned to understand it myself.

Email: Word from a relative who's tracing our genealogy; it looks like one famous ancestor may not be in our family line after all.

A message from someone who grew up around where I did, about the same time, but who to the best of his knowledge (and mine) I'd never met.

Mail: June Fantasy & Science Fiction; the All-American Issue. For me, the stories fell in the category of "Well written; I don't like it." Which is not the same as "Good; I don't like it."
Writing: daily exercise -- done.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Old True Love" -- a bit more written.
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 25-May-2004
Geophysical Research Letters
AGU Journal Highlights - 25 May 2004
In this edition: unexpected frequency of planetary wave reflection; Arctic sea ice loss results in decreased phytoplankton; carbon dioxide released from underground waterways may help explain earthquakes; ionospheric heating can modify the upper atmosphere; estimating underground fluid flow; an unexplained cold region deep below Poland; interpreting background seismic noise to map Earth's interior; volcanic eruptions may be seasonal; shadows on the ocean surface may help detect tsunamis; and more.

Public Release: 25-May-2004
American Thoracic Society
Study finds pregnant woman's asthma is likely to be worse if baby is a girl
Pregnant women with asthma who are carrying a female baby are more likely to experience a worsening of their asthma than pregnant asthmatic women carrying a baby boy, according to a stay presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Orlando on May 25.

Public Release: 25-May-2004
American Thoracic Society
Eating some types of fish during pregnancy may protect baby from future asthma
Pregnant women with asthma who eat oily fish, such as salmon or trout, may help protect their children against developing asthma, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International in Orlando. The study also found that children whose mother ate fish sticks during pregnancy might be at increased risk of developing asthma.

Public Release: 25-May-2004
Autistic children show outstanding musical skills
Specialist individual music lessons could hugely benefit children with autism, according to researchers Dr Pamela Heaton and Dr Francesca Happe at the University of London. The study, which was funded by ESRC, suggests that many children with this disorder have outstanding abilities in tone recognition.
Economic and Social Research Council

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