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Wakefield held the Yankees to one run on one hit (Rodriguez's second-inning solo home run) and one walk in the first five innings. With one out in the top of the sixth, Girardi griped at consecutive called strikes of Gardner by home plate umpire Laz Diaz, and Diaz tossed him.
Before Girardi left, though, he came out on the field for several minutes of an animated face-to-face shouting match between him and Diaz. Finally, Girardi stalked off and Gardner singled. He stole second.
Friday, November 09, 2007
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eged, according to the site, that Rodriguez beat her -- and molested a 14-year-old family member last September.
That began a search for Rodriguez by the Nassau Special Victim's Unit. The site claims that Rodriguez popped back onto the police radar screen after he shot McGraw following a dispute over a bottle-throwing incident on Terrace Avenue. According to the site, Rodriguez was on the street drinking with friends and throwing bottles and McGraw told him to stop because Rodriguez was "making the street hot' -- and would attract police attention to the area, which police say is a high-crime location within the county.
The AMW "overview" of Rodriguez says the two men then exchanged words -- and a little more than a half-hour later Rodriguez allegedly walked up to McGraw with a shotgun and, after a struggle, shot him in the chest. The AMW site said Rodriguez has "strong ties to" New York, particularly Brooklyn, and has a previous arrest in Oklahoma. It said he also had ties to Georgia and the Carolinas. On Thursday, Nassau Police could not confirm any information regarding Rodriguez -- including his arrest record.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
STREET PRICE $500. SPECS 6-iron: 29 degrees; PW: 45. KEY TECHNOLOGY The 3- and 4-hybrids in this set combine with oversize, hollow-back middle irons and cavity-back short irons. The result is a low, deep CG in all irons. PANELIST COMMENTS "The 3-hybrid is so easy to hit it's like you can just drop the club on the ball and it goes.... The irons have a firm impact with a traditional look." JUDGES' VERDICT Few companies the size of Adams can match its technology. Integrating hybrids into the set is pure genius, albeit not for all players. HOT Cavity-back short irons forgive without looking obnoxious. NOT Steel shaft is a touch weighty at 105 grams.
(B) Three kinds of clubs comprise the set.
TECHNOLOGY a *
VALUE a *
CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA FUSION (GOLD)
STREET PRICE $1,000. SPECS 6-iron: 29 degrees; PW: 46. KEY TECHNOLOGY A face insert made of titanium and a tungsten-nickel "cradle" allow 77 percent of the clubhead's weight to be distributed to the perimeter. A thermoplastic-urethane insert in the cavity is designed to promote vibration dampening. PANELIST COMMENTS "Extremely soft feel at impact, even on mis-hits.... The level of forgiveness in a smaller clubhead is fantastic." JUDGES' VERDICT A respite from the boxy look. How good are these sticks? It's the third year in a row they've made the Hot List. HOT Ball just fires off the zippy titanium face. NOT Club with said zippy titanium face will burn a hole in your wallet.
(G) Lightweight Nippon steel shaft standard.
COBRA FP (GOLD)
STREET PRICE $500. SPECS 6-iron: 29 degrees; PW: 45. KEY TECHNOLOGY The urethane insert in the rear sole of the stainless-steel irons is designed to increase the moment of inertia and provide a soft feel. Its medium-width sole helps prevent digging. PANELIST COMMENTS "I put a bunch of different swings on this one, and the ball ended up pretty much in the same place every time. You could bring your B-game and still win the nassau with these irons." JUDGES' VERDICT Cobra irons have always offered substance, and now they have style to match. These clubs look as good as they play. And boy, do they play. HOT Snazzy graphics an upgrade from previous models. NOT Feedback not as soft as one might expect.
(I) Undercut cavity produces high shots that land softly.
PING G5 (GOLD)STREET PRICE $750. SPECS 6-iron: 30.5 degrees; PW: 46. KEY TECHNOLOGY This holdover in the Ping iron line has a deep, parallel-to-the-ground cavity for perimeter weighting. The custom-tuning port helps stabilize the face at impact for better feel. A wide sole moves the CG away from the face to help launch the ball higher. PANELIST COMMENTS "A bit too much offset, even for choppers, but it performs like a champ.... Love the tumbled finish of the classic Ping." JUDGES' VERDICT These might not be the prettiest irons, but the G5 is the John Deere of clubs: a reliable workhorse that does the job. HOT Flame-shape grip pattern gives a cushy feel. NOT Lack of a hybrid option is
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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the early days, James recalls, immunology researchers focused on aspects of the innate immune system such as macrophages, and the structure and function of antibody molecules. When the role of T cells and B cells came to light, interest shifted to the biological workings of the adaptive immune system and how it programs its weaponry. With the recent discovery of the card15 gene mutation, which appears to increase a persons risk of developing Crohns disease, research interest has shifted back to the innate immune system. Researchers hypothesize that its possible that some cells may be deficient in sensing bacteria, which might result in an exaggerated inflammatory response.
This is typical of how things recycle in science, says James, whose current mission as Director of DDN is to oversee research to better understand the perplexing biological mechanisms behind complex diseases of the gastrointestinal system, knowledge that would make new diagnostics and treatments possible.
Despite incremental discoveries, the mechanism behind Crohns disease, an inflammatory disease of the small bowel, remains something of a mystery. Crohns afflicts an estimated 400,000 to 600,000 Americans. We still have a lot to learn, says James. One important recent advance was the discovery that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is an inflammatory cytokine. This finding led to the development of infliximab, an anti-TNF monoclonal antibody, which has been effective in relieving symptoms in two-thirds of patients. This is an example of the kind of bench to bedside progress we would hope to bring to other digestive diseases, James adds.
IBD comprises two of the complex digestive diseases needing more effective diagnostic tests and interventions. The average person goes many years before being diagnosed, says James. In Crohns and ulcerative colitis, our long-term goal is to figure out whos at risk early enough to modify environmental risk factors and to intervene before complications and morbidity become an issue.
Celiac disease is another chronic inflammatory disease with interesting research potential, James points out. In this case, medical science knows a bit more: the body reacts to environmental triggers — proteins in wheat, rye and barley. We also know theres a genetic link, he adds. The question is: How do the controlling genes interact with the protein triggers to cause disease?
Celiac disease is easily treated by eliminating these foods from the diet, James notes, but it remains widely underdiagnosed because symptoms are difficult to recognize and a biopsy is necessary to confirm diagnosis. Celiac is a good research model, he says, because once we know more about how genes and the environment conspire, we may be able to apply that information to other complex diseases. If we can develop better diagnostic tests, it will be possible to prevent complications and morbidity at low cost.
Digestive diseases such as IBD, esophageal reflux, celiac disease, and chronic liver diseases, such as hepatitis B and C, all cause chronic inflammation and are associated with an increased risk of cancer. Right now, Dr. James says, were collaborating with NCI in studying Barretts Esophagus as a precursor to esophageal cancer. We also are cooperating with the NIAID in hepatitis C studies.
In motility disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), there are great opportunities for advances through neuroscience, James says, particularly in understanding the complex activities that connect the brain to the nerves in the gut. This has become an exciting new area for patient-based research, he says, as new tools such as brain imaging techniques have become available.