- The Washington Times - Monday, May 14, 2001

Kennedy family photographer dies
NEW YORK — Jacques Lowe, a photographer best known for his pictures of the Kennedy family, died from cancer Saturday in Manhattan. He was 71.
Mr. Lowe began his career as a magazine photographer in 1951.
In 1956, he was assigned to photograph Robert F. Kennedy, then a young Washington lawyer. Mr. Lowe became the official photographer for John F. Kennedys presidential campaign in 1959.

New drug may replace cyclosporine

CHICAGO — A relatively new anti-rejection drug for kidney patients is less toxic than the mainstay medicine most transplant recipients use and might reduce the need for another transplant, new research suggests.
The drug sirolimus, sold as Rapamune, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999 for use in kidney transplant recipients along with cyclosporine. In the new research, patients given Rapamune were weaned off cyclosporine without increasing their risk of kidney rejection.

School firm falls short on reforms

BOSTON — A company that privately runs public schools has failed to live up to its promises of academic and financial success in charter schools in at least seven states, the Boston Globe reported yesterday.
Advantage Schools Inc. has failed to boost scores on state tests and misled parents about teacher qualifications, the newspaper found.
The Boston-based company serves 9,000 students in the District, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia.

Teen-ager earns doctorate in physics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — He went to college at age 10, and nine years later, John Carter has a Ph.D.
On Saturday, Mr. Carter earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Arkansas.
The 19-year-olds mother, Belinda, recalled that by the age of 4, her son had taught himself to read and write. He worked his way through a college algebra book at the age of 9.
Mr. Carter will teach at Crowder College in Neosho, Mo., this summer.

Police shut down Rodman birthday bash

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Police shut down a birthday bash at former basketball star Dennis Rodmans house over the weekend for what police said was an illegal helicopter landing and a live concert by two rock bands.
About 300 people came to celebrate Mr. Rodmans 40th birthday, with most of the guests spilling onto the public beach outside his home. Mr. Rodman eventually agreed to move the celebration to his nearby restaurant. No arrests were made.

Police officer, suspect killed during chase

BLADENBORO, N.C. — A car being chased by state troopers crossed a highway center line and rammed a parked police car, killing both the suspect and a city police officer.
The chase started late Saturday in Clarkton, where a state trooper clocked an oncoming car at 90 mph. The driver then led officers on a 10-mile chase.
The chase ended when the vehicle rammed Officer Joe Raneys patrol car at about 75 mph, killing him and the fugitive, Clifton Neal Hall, 21.

Alabama woman leaves millions to charities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Philanthropist Lucille Beeson has left an estate of more than $150 million to 13 area charities and nonprofit organizations.
The gift is believed to be one of the nations largest individual bequests in recent years.
Mrs. Beeson, a lawyer, antiques collector and philanthropist, died in January at 95. Her husband, who died in 1985, was an insurance executive. The couple had no children.

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