NEWS LITES : KING HELPS THOSE WHO HELPED HIM.
Stephen King's charity is donating $40,000 to help buy a new ambulance for a rescue service that came to the novelist's aid this summer.
It was just the latest in a string of high-priced thank-yous the horror writer has sent since he was hit by a van as he walked along a rural road near his home in Lovell, Maine Lovell is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 974 at the 2000 census. Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 124.0 km² (47.9 mi²). 111.8 km² (43.2 mi²) of it is land and 12.2 km² (4. .
King earlier announced he would give $100,000 each to Central Maine Medical Center Maine Medical Center (MMC), located in Portland, Maine in the United States, is the largest hospital in northern New England. It is a 606-bed facility which also serves as a teaching hospital. and Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton - the two hospitals where he was treated.
The Stoneham Rescue Service, the first to reach King, has been struggling to raise money for a new ambulance for nearly a year.
Miss America Miss America
annually selected most beautiful young woman in America. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 56–57]
See : Beauty, Feminine
winner of beauty contest; femininity high among virtues desired. [Am. Hist. raises diabetes awareness
Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson will continue to raise awareness for diabetes as a spokeswoman for Sylmar-based MiniMed Inc., it was announced Friday.
Johnson, a diabetic herself, has addressed doctors and patients during her reign with her ``Diabetes: Unmasking the Hidden Killer'' campaign. It emphasizes the importance of education, early diagnosis and recognizing effective treatments for the disease.
Johnson began therapy with MiniMed's external insulin pump insulin pump
A portable device for people with diabetes that injects insulin at programmed intervals in order to regulate blood sugar levels. more than two years ago, replacing her regimen of four to six insulin injections a day.
Brinkley had family breast cancer scare
Model Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley (born February 2, 1954) is an American supermodel. Early life and career
She was born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, even though she has claimed to have been born and raised in California. says her own breast cancer scare inspired the introduction she wrote to a new children's book about families facing breast cancer.
``Both my mom and myself had scares, and thank goodness, neither of us had cancer. But those two incidents gave me just a little teeny Teeny
1/16 or 0.0625 of one full point in price. Steenth. glimpse of what it's like to have the fear and the rush of emotions,'' Brinkley told The Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
Associated Press (AP)
Cooperative news agency, the oldest and largest in the U.S. and long the largest in the world. this week.
The book addresses those fears - particularly the children's fears - and explains breast cancer through cute illustrations and in words children can understand, Brinkley said.
``Kids Talk'' is a free book from the Susan G. Komen Foundation designed for children 10 and under. It was written by Laura Numeroff, author of ``If You Give a Mouse A Cookie,'' and Dr. Wendy Harpham, who has written several cancer guides.
Copies are available by calling (800) IM-AWARE.
Publisher does not suffer dining fools
Alain Gayot, publisher of a series of city restaurant guides, says that when he combines a meal and an interview with a prospective critic, the candidate gets an automatic turn-down for several offenses. As listed in the Wall Street Journal:
Mishandling the dinner fork, ordering the same meal as Gayot, ``devouring the breadbasket before the entree is served,'' ordering meat well done, and ordering Perrier, which the publisher thinks ``is only appropriate as an aperitif aperitif (·perˈ· before dinner.''
An unaccented beat in a measure.
Not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern; unconventional: offbeat humor. : Woman subscribing to jail time
If someone got Penny Page angry, she signed them up for a magazine subscription - or a hundred. A judge sent her to jail for two months on forgery charges. Page, 46, of Painesville, Ohio Painesville is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States, along the Grand River. Its population was 17,503 as of the 2000 Census. It is the county seat of Lake CountyGR6 and the home of Lake Erie College and Morley Library. , sent a total of 350 magazine subscriptions to a job counselor, a landlord and a neighbor. She pleaded guilty last month to four felony counts of forgery for signing her enemies' names on subscriptions.
``I don't think you realize the gravity of the situation,'' Judge Paul Mitrovich said Wednesday.
Mitrovich also placed her on probation for three years and ordered her to take an anger management class.
Survivor buys Tour champ's jersey
A testicular cancer testicular cancer
Malignant tumour of the testis, or testicle. Although relatively rare, testicular cancer is the most common malignancy for men between the ages of 20 and 34. It typically affects men between 15 and 39 years old. survivor has become the new owner of the yellow jersey Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. He won the Tour de France—cycling's most prestigious race—seven consecutive times, from 1999 to 2005. won as Tour de France Tour de France
World's most prestigious and difficult bicycle race. Staged for three weeks each July—usually in some 20 daylong stages—the Tour typically comprises 20 professional teams of nine riders each and covers some 3,600 km (2,235 miles) of flat and champion.
Blaine Rollins of Denver won Armstrong's jersey with a bid of $20,500 in an Internet auction that lasted 22 days, the same duration as the famous race. The auction benefited the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which is dedicated to fighting urological cancer.
Rollins, 32, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in April 1998 and recovered after surgery and chemotherapy one month later.
``I was interested in the jersey because I was inspired by Lance's recovery and attempt to rejoin cycling after what he had been through,'' Rollins said. ``I am excited now to have a piece of one of the most inspiring sporting achievements of my time.''
Armstrong, 27, learned in 1996 that he had testicular cancer, which spread to his bones and brain. He underwent aggressive chemotherapy and three operations, and in February 1997 was cancer-free. In July, Armstrong became the second American to win the Tour de France.
``We're giving away a million dollars, but we're giving people a multimillion-dollar experience. It'll be like living in a National Geographic special.''
- Mark Burnett
about CBS' show ``Survivor.''
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Cyclist Lance Armstrong, left, hands over his Tour de France victory jersey to Blaine Rollins.