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Black Sabbath's Ronnie James Dio Dies at 67...

Hard-rocking singer Ronnie James Dio passed away on Sunday at the
age of 67.

The former singer for Black Sabbath, who fronted the band briefly
after Ozzy Osbourne's 1980 exit, had been struggling with stomach
cancer, and had undergone seven rounds of chemotherapy.

His wife and manager Wendy Dio confirmed the sad news on his
website, noting that "many, many friends and family were able
to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away...
Ronnie knew how much has was loved by all."'

Wendy had admitted it was a challenge replacing the enormously
popular Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath. "Ozzy especially had
some real staunch fans, and for someone else to come into
Sabbath, God, that was sacrilegious," he said.

He was known for his wailing vocals and for the "devil's horns"
gesture that has become a heavy-metal trademark.

In March, Wendy vowed to beat his disease."Cancer? I'll kick the
hell out of you...I refuse to be beaten in any shape or form so
I'm going to beat you, too."


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Analysis Finally Clears Donner Party of Rumored Cannibalism - Yahoo! News

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Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again

As a retired clinical psychologist, Clark Martin was well acquainted with traditional treatments for depression, but his own case seemed untreatable as he struggled through chemotherapy and other grueling regimens for kidney cancer. Counseling seemed futile to him. So did the antidepressant pills he tried.
Nothing had any lasting effect until, at the age of 65, he had his first psychedelic experience. He left his home in Vancouver, Wash., to take part in an experiment at Johns Hopkins medical school involving psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient found in certain mushrooms.
Scientists are taking a new look at hallucinogens, which became taboo among regulators after enthusiasts like Timothy Leary promoted them in the 1960s with the slogan “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Now, using rigorous protocols and safeguards, scientists have won permission to study once again the drugs’ potential for treating mental problems and illuminating the nature of consciousness.
After taking the hallucinogen, Dr. Martin put on an eye mask and headphones, and lay on a couch listening to classical music as he contemplated the universe.
“All of a sudden, everything familiar started evaporating,” he recalled. “Imagine you fall off a boat out in the open ocean, and you turn around, and the boat is gone. And then the water’s gone. And then you’re gone.”
Today, more than a year later, Dr. Martin credits that six-hour experience with helping him overcome his depression and profoundly transforming his relationships with his daughter and friends. He ranks it among the most meaningful events of his life, which makes him a fairly typical member of a growing club of experimental subjects.
Researchers from around the world are gathering this week in San Jose, Calif., for the largest conference on psychedelic science held in the United States in four decades. They plan to discuss studies of psilocybin and other psychedelics for treating depression in cancer patients, obsessive-compulsive disorder, end-of-life anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction to drugs or alcohol.
The results so far are encouraging but also preliminary, and researchers caution against reading too much into these small-scale studies. They do not want to repeat the mistakes of the 1960s, when some scientists-turned-evangelists exaggerated their understanding of the drugs’ risks and benefits.
Because reactions to hallucinogens can vary so much depending on the setting, experimenters and review boards have developed guidelines to set up a comfortable environment with expert monitors in the room to deal with adverse reactions. They have established standard protocols so that the drugs’ effects can be gauged more accurately, and they have also directly observed the drugs’ effects by scanning the brains of people under the influence of hallucinogens.
Scientists are especially intrigued by the similarities between hallucinogenic experiences and the life-changing revelations reported throughout history by religious mystics and those who meditate. These similarities have been identified in neural imaging studies conducted by Swiss researchers and in experiments led by Roland Griffiths, a professor of behavioral biology at Johns Hopkins.
In one of Dr. Griffiths’s first studies, involving 36 people with no serious physical or emotional problems, he and colleagues found that psilocybin could induce what the experimental subjects described as a profound spiritual experience with lasting positive effects for most of them. None had had any previous experience with hallucinogens, and none were even sure what drug was being administered.
To make the experiment double-blind, neither the subjects nor the two experts monitoring them knew whether the subjects were receiving a placebo, psilocybin or another drug like Ritalin, nicotine, caffeine or an amphetamine. Although veterans of the ’60s psychedelic culture may have a hard time believing it, Dr. Griffiths said that even the monitors sometimes could not tell from the reactions whether the person had taken psilocybin or Ritalin.
The monitors sometimes had to console people through periods of anxiety, Dr. Griffiths said, but these were generally short-lived, and none of the people reported any serious negative effects. In a survey conducted two months later, the people who received psilocybin reported significantly more improvements in their general feelings and behavior than did the members of the control group.
The findings were repeated in another follow-up survey, taken 14 months after the experiment. At that point most of the psilocybin subjects once again expressed more satisfaction with their lives and rated the experience as one of the five most meaningful events of their lives.
Since that study, which was published in 2008, Dr. Griffiths and his colleagues have gone on to give psilocybin to people dealing with cancer and depression, like Dr. Martin, the retired psychologist from Vancouver. Dr. Martin’s experience is fairly typical, Dr. Griffiths said: an improved outlook on life after an experience in which the boundaries between the self and others disappear.
In interviews, Dr. Martin and other subjects described their egos and bodies vanishing as they felt part of some larger state of consciousness in which their personal worries and insecurities vanished. They found themselves reviewing past relationships with lovers and relatives with a new sense of empathy.
“It was a whole personality shift for me,” Dr. Martin said. “I wasn’t any longer attached to my performance and trying to control things. I could see that the really good things in life will happen if you just show up and share your natural enthusiasms with people. You have a feeling of attunement with other people.”
The subjects’ reports mirrored so closely the accounts of religious mystical experiences, Dr. Griffiths said, that it seems likely the human brain is wired to undergo these “unitive” experiences, perhaps because of some evolutionary advantage.
“This feeling that we’re all in it together may have benefited communities by encouraging reciprocal generosity,” Dr. Griffiths said. “On the other hand, universal love isn’t always adaptive, either.”
Although federal regulators have resumed granting approval for controlled experiments with psychedelics, there has been little public money granted for the research, which is being conducted at Hopkins, the University of Arizona; Harvard; New York University; the University of California, Los Angeles; and other places.
The work has been supported by nonprofit groups like the Heffter Research Institute and MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
“There’s this coming together of science and spirituality,” said Rick Doblin, the executive director of MAPS. “We’re hoping that the mainstream and the psychedelic community can meet in the middle and avoid another culture war. Thanks to changes over the last 40 years in the social acceptance of the hospice movement and yoga and meditation, our culture is much more receptive now, and we’re showing that these drugs can provide benefits that current treatments can’t.”
Researchers are reporting preliminary success in using psilocybin to ease the anxiety of patients with terminal illnesses. Dr. Charles S. Grob, a psychiatrist who is involved in an experiment at U.C.L.A., describes it as “existential medicine” that helps dying people overcome fear, panic and depression.
“Under the influences of hallucinogens,” Dr. Grob writes, “individuals transcend their primary identification with their bodies and experience ego-free states before the time of their actual physical demise, and return with a new perspective and profound acceptance of the life constant: change.”


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Good people do good things for ‘just a dog’

By Carole Cloudwalker

This document was published online on Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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His name is “Toby” and he’s just a dog.

But I think Toby, who is a handsome male basset hound with deep brown, soulful eyes, also is a symbol of all that is good about Wyoming and the people who live here.

Toby apparently was born with some leg problems that have caused him frequent, severe pain. They required surgery to correct.

But because these are tough times financially, and folks find it hard enough to provide medical care for humans, much less for dogs, Toby wound up in a foster home. His former owners apparently were unable to pay for the surgery, but could not bring themselves to euthanize Toby.

It was lucky for Toby that his foster care was arranged through the Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue, Inc., headquartered in Cody.

Toby’s foster home is in Casper, and he was taken to a veterinarian in Colorado for the specialized surgery he required.

The surgeon was pleased with the outcome of the operation that took place last week, which involved work on both of Toby’s elbow joints.

The ulna in the right leg was cut, but no rod or extension was added. Instead, the vets are allowing the muscle and the bone to work together to get the leg to the right length.

In addition, all the loose pieces of bone were removed, and joints in both legs were cleaned up.

Toby’s left elbow could possibly require surgery in the future, but it wasn’t as bad as the right.

“Cleaning up the joints and clearing the fragments has taken care of so much of the trouble in that left elbow,” said Holly Moen of Cody, president of the Wyoming Basset Rescue organization.

What is so amazing, though, is not that a dog is recovering from successful veterinary surgery. That happens often enough.

The amazing part is that the surgery to date has cost $3,023 and, through donations, the bills are paid up.

That’s where Wyoming people come in.

In the least populated state in the nation, where many people have minimum-wage jobs if they are fortunate enough to be employed at all, and at time when it’s probably a great idea to hold on to savings for dear life, Wyoming residents dug deep into their pockets and made donations to help “just a dog” live on in comfort and without pain.

“We collected donations for about half of the invoice ... and then I had a commitment to make up the other half,” Moen said last week.

“Any money taken in from here on out will be applied to Toby’s one follow-up visit in Loveland,” she said.

Money also will be used to refill his anti-inflammatory and other medications and to pay any bills from Casper vet visits that may be needed as follow-up during Toby’s rehabilitation.

Wyomingites are sometimes thought of as hunters who do not value animal life, and who would prefer to practice “survival of the fittest,” destroying animals that are not strong enough to make it on their own.

We also are thought of as people who shoot first and ask questions later, bringing down stray animals for target practice and throwing bags of unwanted kittens into rivers.

And sure enough, those people are out there. I myself once lost a wonderful, but wandering, Irish setter dog to one of them.

But fortunately for dogs like Toby, those people are the minority.

I’m so glad that under this big sky, on these sweeping plains and in the shadows of our lofty mountains live people who can care for “just a dog” despite declining revenue and interest rates, rising taxes, failing banks and a flagging real estate market.

Good dog, Toby. Live long, and prosper.


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Romanesco broccoli

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Neologism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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