Honoring a Saintly Life

Honoring a Saintly Life

Pepe, a toy fox terrier dressed as a ghost, left, shares the stage with Oliver, a basset hound, after tying in a canine costume contest in New York's Times Square.
Pepe, a toy fox terrier dressed as a ghost, left, shares the stage with Oliver, a basset hound, after tying in a canine costume contest in New York's Times Square. (By Tina Fineberg -- Associated Press)

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Students' Weight Gain Is Gradual, Study Finds

BOSTON -- The "Freshman 15" is more like 5 to 7, but it is followed by the "Sophomore 2 or 3," say researchers who led two of the largest and longest studies ever done of weight gain among college students.

The research also showed that male students piled on significantly more pounds than females.

Doctors say it is good that the number of pounds gained is less than the widely believed 15, but bad that young people seem to be learning patterns of gradual weight gain.

Researchers at Brown University's medical school in Providence, R.I., reported the studies Sunday at a meeting of the Obesity Society in Boston.

Lieberman Campaign Accused of Negligence

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ned Lamont's campaign says Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) has failed to account for $387,000 in petty cash his campaign spent days before the state's Democratic primary in August.

"Whenever this much cash is floating around, it certainly raises suspicions of possible vote-buying and other potentially illegal activities that the Lieberman campaign must answer," said Liz Dupont-Diehl, a Lamont spokeswoman.

The Lieberman camp denied any wrongdoing. Spokeswoman Tammy Sun said the cash was paid to field coordinators who then distributed money to canvassing workers.

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ยท DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A woman was struck and killed by a drag-racing motorcyclist, the fourth fatality involving motorcycles during the city's annual Biketoberfest festival, police said.


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