Jazz finds its place at
Five years into a rapidly accelerating
performance and recording career, jazzman Gary Thomas wanted
to shift his life into a different gear. On the road more
often than not, Thomas said he yearned for a more stable and
permanent existence. Specifically, he wanted to teach.
Altering direction in his line of work,
however, was akin to jumping out of a speeding vehicle.
It's hard to slow down when you're playing with the likes of
Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano and
It would take 15 years before the
opportunity Thomas had been waiting for fell into his lap.
Prescription drugs may be
The millions of doses of prescription drugs that Americans
swallow annually to combat cancer, pain, depression and
other ailments do not disappear harmlessly into their
digestive systems, researchers have determined, but instead
make their way back into the environment where they may
contaminate drinking water and pose a threat to aquatic
With this in mind, environmental engineers
at Johns Hopkins have launched an ambitious research program
aimed at identifying the scope of the nation's prescription
drug pollution problems. The researchers recently received a
three-year $525,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
grant to study pharmaceuticals and antiseptics in drinking
water, sewage treatment plants and coastal waters.
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