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February 11, 2001

Breathing lessons
A special report
[Times photo: Bill Serne]
Learning to live with asthma
The number of people with asthma is jumping exponentially. As researchers float various theories for the cause, doctors struggle to keep it under control.

USF research shows promise for asthma vaccine
The college's team is breaking down the factors that contribute to the condition.

Schools offer lessons in coping
Advocates want to educate teachers, parents and coaches to understand the condition so kids can be healthy and active.

For more information
Many organizations offer information about the causes, triggers and treatments of asthma. Here are a few of the most helpful non-profit groups and government agencies.

Rescuers finding no signs of life
Those who survived the accident between a sub and a boat tell of crawling into life rafts in fuel-covered water. Nine passengers are still lost in the Pacific Ocean.

Plan Colombia gets off to rocky start
Peasants complain that they are suffering as a U.S.-financed assault on coca begins and their legitimate crops are killed.

‘West Wing’ focuses on Colombia
Marxist rebels abducted five U.S. anti-drug agents in the coca-growing region of Putumayo in southern Colombia. After a tense White House briefing, the president authorized a Special Forces-led rescue mission to the region.

Today’s television news shows
Here is a listing of today's television news shows.

National briefs
Earthquakes rattle Southern California

Canada report
Trade mission seeks more billions in Asia

World briefs
Fistfights follow warning in Tehran 

National headlines
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