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Tales of the City

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Petunias

The Mere Future

Record Time

Veronica

The American People

Switching Channels

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Have A Ball

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S.O.S.

To the Editor

Pass the AZT

Deadly Dad

Stuck in the Riddle

Survey Says...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Name Game

Vive la France!

Gets His Goat

Going Downtown? Dam It

Dr. Dementia

Voices Carry

Obits

And Now For Something Entirely Fiction

Tita Aida

Death Becomes Her

In the Hot Seat

Oh, Viagra!

You Can’t Take It With You

Clean and Sober

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TB or not TB

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Risky When Rushed

It’s All About the Journal

Heart of the Matter

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Angel and Insects

Pier 48

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August 1998

Name Game

Initials spell longevity

Will Peter I. Greco live as long as Vincent I. Patrick? No way, if a University of California, San Diego, study of men’s initials proves true. Dr. Nicholas Christenfeld studied death certificates from 1969 to 1995, and determined that men whose initials form nasty acronyms, such as A.S.S. or U.G.H., die an average of 2.8 years sooner than those with meaningless initials. Also, fellows blessed with such upbeat initials as A.C.E., J.O.Y. or G.O.D. were apt to be around 4.48 years longer. Mysteriously, negative initials had no impact on women’s longevity. One last query: What about Harry I. Vance or Paul O. Zanuk?



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