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Ht FALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 2A Woman becomes Dinosaur fossil Newsmakers nation's first legal: assisted suicide : V" i j First pooch in the doghouse, but give the aide a bone Palm Beach Post Wire Reports His master's voice: At a recent Oval Office meeting, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling was heading for the only empty spot on the sofa when Buddy bounded in and took it President Clinton immediately issued a series of executive orders: "Bad Buddy! Buddy, down! On the floor!" The dog obeyed, and the chief executive turned to the aide: "Gene, sit! Sperling, as obedient as the Lab, scampered over and sat. What, no Cheshire cat? British author Lionel Fanthorpe is to bid for a place in the Guinness Book of Records by attempting to write an instant 24-hour novel. Fanthorpe, the holder of six previous writing marathon records, has chosen to write a follow-up to Lewis Carroll's children's classicsto in Wonderland next week. The author said on Wednesday: "The story of the book is that Alice falls asleep in a library and is woken by a magic bookworm who walks her through a variety of doors, each of which opens another book." Koppel headed for prison Ted Koppel is going to prison. The Nightline gives rare view of internal organs The well-preserved tissue is expected to give scientists insights into dinosaurs' soft anatomy. 1)e New York Times The fossil of a baby dinosaur has come to light in which details of soft anatomy never seen before in any dinosaur remains are preserved. Scientists expect the fossil, which was found in Italy, to yield important information about the anatomy of dinosaurs in general. Only very rarely are the fragmentary remains of soft tissue found in dinosaur fossils, and it is all the more remarkable that in this specimen, major portions of the animal's intestines, colon, liver, muscles, windpipe and other parts are discernible. The find is reported in today's issue of the journal Nature, which devoted its cover to a color photograph of the fossil. Dr. Michael J. Benton, a paleontologist at the University of Bristol, England, who is familiar with the fossil, said that the position of the dinosaur's liver might be particularly important. 'The lungs are not preserved," Benton said, "but the position of the liver may help define where the lungs were in this animal. The primitive respiratory system of present-day crocodiles differs significantly from that of birds, which have a much more efficient system. This Italian fossil might give an indication of whether the dinosaur's breathing system was closer to that of crocodiles or birds, a question that bears on the controversy over the kinship of dinosaurs." Many biologists regard birds as the descendants of dinosaurs, but others believe birds and dinosaurs evolved separately from some common ancestor. "This animal's gut was shorter than might have been expected, so it probably was able to process food very efficiently," Benton said. The fossil was discovered and excavated a decade ago but only recently was it examined by qualified paleontologists who recognized its great importance. It is believed to be the only dinosaur ever found in Italy. The two paleontologists who separated the fossil from rock, examined it in detail and wrote its formal ' " 0 y-j THF ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. An elderly woman with breast cancer has become the first known person to die under the nation's only doctor-assisted suicide law, an advocacy group said Wednesday. The Oregon woman in her mid-80s, whose name was withheld by her family, died Tuesday night, about 30 minutes after taking a lethal dose of barbiturates mixed with syrup, and washed down with a glass of brandy, the advocates said. - "I'm looking forward to it," the woman said in a tape played for reporters by the group Compassion in Dying. "I will be relieved of all the stress I have. Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, first passed by voters in 1994 and affirmed last year, allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs at the request of terminally: ill patients who have less than six months to live: Doctors may only prescribe a lethal dose, not administer it. - The woman said she had been given less than two months to live and could no longer enjoy be-' loved pastimes, like gardening in her back yard. " ' "I've always been able to get around and do things," she said. "Suddenly I'm in a position I can't walk very good and I'm having trouble breathing."' Surrounded by family members and her physician in her Portland home, she fell into a deep sleep five minutes after taking the concoction. ' '' "She swallowed the medication and died a half-hour later, very peacefully," said Barbara Coombs Lee, author of the law. In the five months since the last court fight ended and the measure took effect, there had not been a single case of someone coming forward to take advantage of the law and make a public point about the right to die. ,'' Supporters of the measure say they have had inquiries from patients, but this is the first case they know of where a person has used the law. , t State officials, citing privacy laws, would not confirm whether there has been a case. They say they will release a preliminary report as soon as they have recorded 10 suicides. Oregon's chief epidemiologist, David Fleming, said he had no previous word about the woman's suicide plans. anchor didn t do anytning wrong, but he's planning to spend Thursday in a cell at a high-security prison in Hunts-ville, Texas, where inmates are kept in solo cells 23 hours a day. His only companion will be a camera. "I'm going to just set it up and keep sort of a video diary," Koppel told The Dallas Morning News. "I'm This baby dinosaur, Scipionyx samniticus, is so well-preserved muscles and organs are visible. scientific description, are Cristiano dal Sasso of the Museo Civico di Storia in Milan and Marco Signore of the Universita degli Studi di Napoli. The 9-inch-long fossil was found about 30 miles northeast of Naples in the Pietraroia limestone formation in Benevento province. The little dinosaur's jaws are lined with sharp teeth, and it belongs to the dinosaur group called theropods ("beast feet"), which also include Tyran-nosaurus rex and many other meat eaters. The Italian scientists named the new dinosaur Scipionyx samniticus in honor of Scipione Breislak, the geologist who wrote the first scientific description of the limestone formation in which the fossil was found, and also to celebrate the ancient Roman general Scipio Africanus. Dal Sasso and Signore concluded that scipionyx had hatched from an egg only a short time before dying; all its teeth were original and none had yet been replaced. Koppel clearly not pretending you can even begin to produce the feelings you have if you're in there for the next 10 to 15 years but I think I'll know more after a night in a cell like that than I do now." It won't be the first time Koppel has done time. He spent a night in a maximum-security prison in North Carolina three years ago. In the middle of the cola wars If your high school guidance counselor was right and there is such a thing as "your permanent record," this is going on Mike Cameron's: In 1 998. he was suspended for wearing a Pepsi T- 3 acksonvllle Today's forecast -vr--! lananaasee , ..4 7759 V -,v N , : Orlando i i : BV6M ST. LUCIE COUNTY TODAY Mostly sunny and pleasant conditions. High 78. Low Friday Partly cloudy and warm conditions. High 80. Low 70. O O CP New First Full Last Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 11 Apr. 19' THU FFtl SAT Sunrise 6:18a.m. 6:17a.m. 6:16a.m( Sunset 6:34 p.m. 6:35 pm. 6:35 p,m Moonrise5:13a.m. 5:59 a.m. 6:44 a m ', Moonset 5:13 p.m. 6:20p.m. 7:26 p;m. SOLUNAR TABLES A.M. P.M. DAY MIN MAJ MIN MAJ Thursday 2:30 8:44 2:58 9:12'" Friday 3:22 9:36 3:50 10:04 Saturday 4:1810:32 4:45 10:04" Fish and game seem to be more active at certain times during the lunar period. The major penods last 1 12 ' to 2 hours after the time listed. Minor Fort Pierce I I , t v l TfoT - - A if v 1 M St.Luctel Vf Fortj 7868 t 1 Fort Myem l. iurteaie .. k ft. 8461 V. 7869 Okeechobee , 8163 shirt on Coke Day. bchool ot-ficials in Evans, Ga., say the shirt was an insult to visiting Coca-Cola executives and ruined a school picture in which students spelled out "Coke." Cameron says it was just a joke. "In my eyes, I didn't do anything wrong," the 19-year-old senior at Greenbriar High School said Wednesday while serving his .4 J 1 Miami Saturday Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers. High 80. Low 70. c m x v fc-7869 MARTIN COUNTY Indlantown 7887 Stuart Through 8 p.m. at West Palm Beach TEMPERATURES High 78 Low 68 Record High (1957) 91 Record Low (1981) 50 Surf temperature 71 RAINFALL Wednesday 0.00-Month to date 4.05" Normal month to date 3.02" Year to date 2146I Normal year to date 8.51" Lake Okeechobee water level : 18.42 ft.Average 14.08 ft. HEAT TIME TEMP INDEX WIND HUM 8pm 68 66 NE5 55 9pm 68 68 NE4 55 10pm 69 64 NE9 53 11pm 69 63 NE11 57 Midnight 69 63 NE10 57 lam 69 65 NE8 57 2am 69 65 NE8 57 3am 69 64 E9 61 4am 69 64 E9 61 5am 68 63 E9 59 6am 69 63 E10 57 7am 69 63 Ell 57 8am 71 65 E12 57 9am 73 76 E14 53 10am 75 77 E13 50 11am 77 78 E17 47 Noon 75 77 E17 50 lpm 77 78 E17 50 2pm 77 78 E17 50 3pm 75 77 E17 54 4pm 75 77 E17 54 5pm 73 76 NE18 57 6pm 73 76 E17 53 7pm 71 63 E16 61 7868 A LA ill Cameron periods are shorter. PALM BEACH COUNTY ill Jupiter Bella Glade 8264 7867 0-50 Good. 51-100 Moderate. 101-200 , Unhealthful. 201-300 Very Unhealthful, . 301 Hazardous. POLLUTION INDEX: 50. good. ' caused by ozone. POLLEN INDEX: 45 on a scale of 0 to 201, which is moderate; it was ; caused by grass pollen. ' MOLDS: 639. which is low. 24-hour air quality recording, 355-3962 Wellington West 7868 palm : Beach 7868 f1 Boyrrton Beach, WEDNESDAY TODAY HI Lo Pep HI LoWea Cocoa Beach 86640.00 7765s Coral Springs na77na 7869s Daytona 77500.00 7762s Fort Laud. 78620.00 7869s Fort Myers 81560.00 8461s Gainesville 80440.00 8054pc Hollywood 78630.00 7869s Homestead 79660.00 7768s Jacksonville 76460.00 7759pc Key West 77670.00 7770s Lakeland 78510.00 8161s Melbourne 76510.00 7766s Miami Beach 73680.00 7869s Naples 83560.00 8464s Ocala 80460.00 8151pc Orlando 79520.00 8161s Pensacola 71480.00 7862s Sarasota 81560.00 8161s Tallahassee 79420.00 8152s Tampa 80540.00 8062s Vero Beach 77540.00 7767s 9 TODAY one-day suspension, rnday s Coke in Education Day was part of Greenbrier's effort to win a $500 local contest run by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Augusta and a national contest with a $10,000 prize. Cameron wore a blue-and-white-striped T-shirt with a small Pepsi logo underneath another shirt The Coke executives did not even see Cameron's T-shirt and were not offended by the prank, said a company spokeswoman Diana Garza. Pepsi spokesman Brad Shaw said, "Without knowing all the details, it sounds like Mike's obviously a trendsetter with impeccable taste in clothes. We're going to make sure he's got plenty of Pepsi shirts to wear in the future once we track him down." FLORIDA LOTTERY HI Lo Wea tofeJAREA Jn. Ron N. Florida 7868 ,- Delray Beach 7868 77-8152-62pc Central 77-8160-68s S. Florida 78-8461-69s Florida Keys 77-7869-70s Friday Today's rattng: 7, which is high. Burning will occur after the highlighted exposure. Boca if j. 'j Raton J J HI Lo Wea N. Florida 78-8459-65s Central 80-8362-68pc VERYHMH I WOH I MODERATE I LOW I MWMAL ' iiSff 4tD6 7085 10D12 15D20 30 SKN mnutes mrufies mrulBS mrues rrinuies j Dark less thai 30 30to40 50 to 60 75to90 2hcurs SKN mnutes mrUes mrues mrues - S. Florida 80-8566-71pc Florida Keys 78-8171-73pc wmm LOW TIDES HIGH 1. p.m. HIGH a.m. p.m. p.m. 12:55 12:25 12:44 2.52 1:56 LOW a.m. p.m. 1:22 1:45 12:52 1:15 1:11 1:34 3:19 3:42 2:23 2:46 12:56 1:19 12:56 1:19 a.m. 12:30 12:00 12:19 2:27 1:31 12:04 Palm Beach Inlet 6:29 6:53 Palm Beach Ocean 6:08 6:32 Jupiter Inlet 6:44 7:08 Boynton Inlet 7:55 8:19 Boca Raton Inlet 7:16 7:40 St. Lucie 5:59 6:23 7:44 7:23 7:59 9:10 8:31 7:14 7:35 7:18 6:57 7:33 8:44 8:05 6:48 7:09 Bogota 7250 Jerusalem 6044 Panama City 8870 Bonn 5237 Johannesburg 8359 Paris 5739 Buenos Aires 7355 Karachi 9466 Port au Prince 8573 Cairo 6956 Kingston 8572 Rio 8770 Cancun 8568 Lima 8674 Riyadh 8165 Caracas 8967 Lisbon 7656 Rome 5540 Dublin 5748 London 5345 San Juan 8675 Geneva 5034 Madrid 7046 Seoul 5542 Guam nana Manila 9373 Stockholm 4132 Havana 8061 Mexico City 8250 Sydney 7765 Helsinki 3725 Moscow 4020 Tel Aviv 6954 Hong Kong 7462 Munich 4630 Tokyo 5745 Istanbul 4635 Nassau 8068 Vienna 4530 Jakarta nana Oslo 4434 Warsaw 4227 12:29 TODAY 8970 5442 3822 5444 7464 9577 8874 6450 5540 6652 4428 4730 7059 TODAY HI Lo Wea 4525pc 3527pc 4025pc 3930pc 4133pc 4635sh 4535sh 3932pc 4629pc 5541sh 4737sh 5237pc WEDNESDAY HI Lo Pep 50410.00 34300.00 52410.00 41360.00 37300.00 41370.00 41390.00 37340.00 50410.00 45410.00 54480.00 48370.00 Acapulco Amsterdam Ankara Athens Auckland Bangkok Barbados Barcelona Beijing Beirut Belgrade Berlin Bermuda Fort Pierce Inlet 6:20 6:44 12:04 12:29 Calgary Charl'town Edmonton Fredericton Halifax Montreal Ottawa Quebec City Regina Toronto Vancouver Winnipeg FORECAST WIND SPEED Saturday's I No. picked Winners Prize Lotto I All 6 O $0 9-17-19 5 Of 6 253 $1,459 32-4548 i 4 of 6 13,449 $65.50 I 3 of 6 256,329 $4.50 Next Jackpot $28 million Tuesday's No. picked Winners Prize Fantasy 5 I All 5 9 $27,865 4-5-13 4 of 5 1,090 $38 ! 15-24 I 3 Of 5 24,435 $5 Wednesday's Megamoney 21-9-28-1 Megaball-19 Wednesday's Fantasy 5 1-4-5-13-19 Wednesday's Cash 3 8-7-2 Play 4 1-5-1-3 SEA CONDITIONS 5-7 ft. Choppy 2-4 ft. Moderate chop 5-7 ft. Choppy 5-7 ft. Choppy 20-25 1S20 20-25 2a25 Lake Okeechobee NE St. Augustine to Jupiter Inlet E Jupiter Inlet to Key Largo NE Key Largo to Dry Tortugas NE For the latest drawings or last week's results, call 511, line 1008. (50 for up to 5 minutes, see details below). Palm Beach Post employees will not give out winning numbers over the phone. : The Palm Beach Post A COX Newspaper MAIN OFFICE 2751 South Dme H.ghwav est Palm Beach, FL 33405 HOME DELIVERY RATES lE IC far-. ssiss 'J4 1 --O-a." " 4s 7556pc "7 ) Billing Vu?J KY' 7 XJi HirirkY 7659pc L - ' v44 4 S r I 5iV4a. 6653,pc 4 I ' ) i -ZT 7050pc I Chicago-rJ a o, c 6344sh L T 7'5S 68485 6955pc I - ifZ ' 1 J y 7259 c Los Angeles I 7 i Jf"1- J 6451pc c pas0 AJk . ys i Atlanta 7051tn 7248 J?r 8255 7l54pc N. JJZJ Dallase I J f I 4638c 1 U V 8064 y-, (Hi-1 A 5342H1 U ) A eJ-vN 72-51 'pc EXTREMES "X Hous,0 ,y - J 67'37sn NATTONAl MKJH: BuMhead City. 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