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BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) - The city of Belle Fourche has spent about $22,000 to buy a ground-penetrating radar unit to uncover unmarked gravesites. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the city purchased the radar in January and started using it...
Tags: Epidemics and Plagues
DavidsvilleIt was warm in my room the morning I prepared for sleep after working the night shift. I was unaware that an influenza virus was in the final stage of taking over my body, about to make me sick, about to awaken me, causing me to burn with a fever in...
"Advent" by James Treadwell, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 464 pages, $26. In 1537, Johann Faust, a great magician, carries a box in a snowstorm. It contains a portion of his soul and a small ring that holds all the magic in the world. Present day...
Tags: Epidemics and Plagues, Flu, Entertainment
As a past president of the Thursday Club, I am privy to bits of its history. The club, according to our records, began like this: “Upon invitation sent by Mrs. Jesse Knight, interested women of our valley met at her home in October 1912 and formed...
Eleanor A. Laun, a combat nurse who served with the Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II, died Jan. 10 of complications from a stroke at the Charlestown retirement community. The longtime Ten Hills resident was 94. Eleanor A. McNelis...
"Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
Joanne Dissette Zinn, age 99, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 17, 2011. At the time of her death, she was a resident of the Saline Evangelical Nursing home in Saline, Mich. Joanne was born on Oct. 4, 1911, in Indianapolis, Ind., to James...
Tags: Epidemics and Plagues, Texas, Tucson, Social Issues, Detroit
Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and...
It is fitting today to pause to offer a final salute and quiet reflection on the remarkable life of Frank Woodruff Buckles, America’s last living World War I veteran, who passed away this week in Charles Town, W.Va., at the age of 110. When Buckles...
Special to the Tribune"Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" By Lois Lowry Scholastic, $12.99, ages 9-12 The newest versions of the "Dear America" books, a series of fictional diaries, offer a personal way into important American moments. The focus here is...
Tags: Health, Epidemics and Plagues, Tom Mix, New York, Maine
Sports Legend Revealed: Is a pro wrestling promoter responsible for the Montreal Canadiens' place in hockey history?The Fabulous ForumHOCKEY LEGEND: A professional wrestling promoter ended up securing the Montreal Canadiens' place in professional hockey history. STATUS: True. Les Canadiens de MontrĂ©al (otherwise known as the Montreal Canadiens) are the most successful team in the...
Booster ShotsPart of the public-health mantra for dealing with the H1N1 flu pandemic is the recommendation that patients remain isolated while the illness runs its course. Experts have estimated that is about seven days. Others recommend that people remain isolated...
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