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Karen Gavin

Who? Cindy Crawford, of course.

Foster Grant sunglasses is located where?

Can't you just see it? Gov. Lincoln Almond, dressed head to toe in black, wearing a stylish pair of aviator shades. Or Providence Mayor Vincent...
Cheryl Watkins Snead,co-chair, Minority EnterpriseDevelopment Week.

Explosive growth of minorities altering market for businesses

According to a new U.S. Census report, as the country's population grows 50 percent to 394 million people in 2050, minorities will compose nearly...
Flu shot administered by nurseMaria MacLellan to Lillian Almeidaat a Providence clinic.

Late flu season supports R.I.’s vaccine gamble

An ordinary flu season it's not. Because of delays in getting vaccines and amid worries of high-risk patients becoming seriously ill, the state Department of...

Vaccine makers down by one as production problems rise

While production problems for this year's flu vaccine have meant delayed availability for health care providers and patients, for one major manufacturer the problems...
A lineup of pay phones at theProvidence bus station.

Pay phones hold out despite wireless pressure

With the rapid proliferation and advancement of wireless technology -- now scientists say cell phones don't cause cancer -- many experts assert that good,...

Fiscal woes, labor strife mark year in health care

The news last month that Rhode Island hospitals would get another $15 million in Medicare reimbursement from new amendments to the 1997 Balanced Budget...

Energy market volatile, prices on the rise

Extreme market volatility and skyrocketing prices were the dominant energy themes in 2000, prompting business owners to tighten their belts and question again the...

Hospice, VNA to drop out of formal alliance with Lifespan

Lifespan, the state's largest health care system, will drop its visiting nurse and hospice care partners as part of a restructuring effort to focus...
Dr. Denise Fraser, Dr. LawrenceLum and Dr. Gerald Elfenbein.

Cancer centers could return<br>Rhode Island, Roger Williams and Miriam eye national...

After six years without a nationally recognized cancer center in Rhode Island, the independent Roger Williams Hospital and Lifespan's Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals...
A last minute request forold St. Nick.

This Santa Claus remains loyal to Lincoln Mall

The pay's pretty good, $15 an hour according to one fledgling St. Nick -- that is, if you've grown your own beard. But ask another...

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