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Texas A&M researchers produce first feline facsimile

The list includes sheep, mice, cows, goats, pigs and just recently, cats -- Noah would have been very pleased. In December of last year, scientists at Texas A&M University cloned a calico cat wittily named "CC" for "carbon copy" or "copy cat." Though she is the first domestic pet to be cloned, CC represents nothing new as the latest in a line of six cloned species. Nothing is different about the cloning process either -- Texas A&M researchers followed the same routine of painstakingly fusing numerous adult cells with an egg whose genetic material had been removed. In fact, bringing CC into the world wasn

Death at Maryland prompts fraternity closure

After a University of Maryland-College Park freshman apparently drank himself to death, the national Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity decided to close Maryland's local chapter over the weekend. Prince George's County, Md., police and university officials are continuing their investigation behind the untimely death of 19-year-old Daniel Reardon, a freshman from Northwest Washington, D.C. Reardon was found unconscious in the fraternity's house in the early morning hours of Feb.

Warner to speak at final exercises

As far as he can remember, Alexander "Sandy" Gilliam Jr., secretary to the Board of Visitors, has seen every Virginia governor since 1966 deliver a commencement address at the University. Following tradition, Gilliam will hear Virginia's current governor this May. University President John T.

O death, where is thy sting?

They are the patients no medical doctor wants to meddle with. The worried mother who claims her daughter saw the man who built their house 100 years ago. Or the patient who distinctly remembers a nurse with pink shoelaces resuscitating his half-dead body as he hovered over his bed. They are the patients who will give you a deadpan look and exclaim, "No, I didn't watch this on the X-Files last week.

Doctors fight back, tackle uncommon cancer

She was known for her style and grace, and admired for her humor. As a state senator, Emily Couric fought tirelessly for the University's causes and for common citizens' needs. But as a patient with pancreatic cancer, Couric also fought an uphill battle with life.

You Are Getting Very Sleepy...

It took one word before normally tactful fourth-year College student Lynda Tang started sniffing another girl's rear end. With a snap of the finger, a student clad in a T-shirt and jeans leapt into his imaginary tutu and pranced into the arms of his ballet partner. Thousands of people have seen the act of stage hypnotist Tom DeLuca as he manages to convince everyone from CEOs to college students to submit to his hare-brained requests.

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