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Pioneer Heart Surgeon Settles Suit

A pioneer heart surgeon who sued the University of Washington for sex discrimination has accepted a $750,000 settlement and resigned from the transplant program she founded.<@SM><@SM><TAB>As part of the settlement, Dr. Margaret Allen, 51, is also barred from leading research tied to the Seattle medical school or its staff.

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Thurmont Readies for Another Close-Up View of Camp David History

The doorway of Thurmont Sporting Goods opens onto nearly six decades of presidential history.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Situated midway between Camp David, the mountaintop retreat Franklin D. Roosevelt established in 1942, and Maple Run Golf Course, where President Clinton sometimes plays, the unassuming bait shop at 4 East Main offers four kinds of worms and a front-row view of world leaders passing through the town of 5,200.

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The Economy: Looking at the State of the Economy at Mid-Year 2000

Midway through the first year of the new millennium, the U. S. economy continues to rack up consecutive quarters of economic growth. In six months we will ring in the year 2001 and enter the tenth year of expansion. Our economy is heading toward a landing that Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan hopes will be soft rather than hard.

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Manugistics Moves Into Government Markets With the appointment ofManugistics Group, Inc., a leading global provider of intelligent supply chain solutions for enterprises and evolving eBusiness trading networks, to the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) approved list of vendors, Manugistics is ...

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Smokers’ Attorney Asks for up to $196 Billion

Smokers in a landmark class-action case asked a jury for a record-shattering $196 billion yesterday to punish the tobacco industry for “a half-century trail of deceit which has decimated millions of Americans.”<@SM><@SM><TAB>“Never have so few caused so much harm to so many for so long, and the day of reckoning has arrived,” attorney Stanley Rosenblatt said as closing arguments began in the two-year trial involving 300,000 to 700,000 sick Florida smokers.

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It’s Summer, and Meatpackers Wage War Against Killer E. Coli

Summer is here, and so is E. coli. At this time of the year as many as one of every four cattle being herded into Excel Corp.’s slaughterhouse and others like it may harbor the deadly human pathogen.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Before this plant’s meat reaches consumers, the cattle and their carcasses will be put through a state-of-the-art system of scrubbing, washes, rinses and steam pasteurization designed to remove or destroy the bacteria.

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