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Article ID: 18055

TV Portrayals of Violence and Mental Illness

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

The American Psychiatric Association, in response to recent and upcoming entertainment television portrayals of violent acts by persons with mental illnesses, refers to its "Fact Sheet: Violence and Mental Illness."

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Article ID: 18054

Web Site Offers New Tools to Help Animals

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

With the launch of its new web site, the ASPCA is using the Internet to help animals; the site is designed to empower people to learn about animals' needs, advocate for better animal protection laws and find animal welfare support in their own community.

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Article ID: 18049

Math Can Be Fun with a Video Mathematics Textbook

Williams College

A new series of virtual study guides, produced and published by educational service www.thinkwell.com, are web-based interactive textbooks, which offer complete courses on pre-calculus, college algebra, and calculus.

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Article ID: 18047

Illegal Immigrants Climbing Economic Ladder

Dick Jones Communications

Illegal immigrants are climbing the economic ladder in the U.S., says a study on the occupational path followed by undocumented immigrants to the U.S. in recent years (Immigration Today: Pastoral and Research Challenges, Spring 2000).

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Article ID: 18044

"School and Families Together" for At-Risk Kids

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A nationwide program to keep at-risk children out of trouble -- Families and Schools Together -- has cut a swath of success through the tangled thicket of poverty, drugs and social isolation.

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Article ID: 18040

Bowl Fever Continues with Purdue's Bug Bowl

Purdue University

The 10th Annual Purdue University Bug Bowl on April 15 and 16 will be filled with as much action, including cricket spitting and roach racing, as a Boilermaker football game.

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Article ID: 17842

Illegal Drug Use Patterns When Selecting Friends

American Psychological Association (APA)

Among American teenagers, birds of a feather do flock together, especially in the area of illegal drug use patterns of their peers, according to a study in the March Developmental Psychology.

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Article ID: 17840

How Thinking Can Impair Driving

American Psychological Association (APA)

Keeping one's mind on the road is as important as keeping one's eyes on the road, according to research in the March Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

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Article ID: 18031

Temple Tipsheet: 3-31-00

Temple University

1- It's unlikely Elian Gonzalez won't be reunited with his father; 2- Lack of child-care inspectors in Philadelphia; 3- Lawn care/gardening usually has a positive effect.

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Article ID: 18026

Hotel Ezra Cornell, Hospitality Industry's Recruiters

Cornell University

Students in Cornell's School of Hotel Administration take over every aspect of the world's oldest and largest teaching hotel, Hotel Ezra Cornell, where they wine, dine, house and cater to some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry.

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