- The Washington Times - Monday, March 18, 2002

Older men better lovers, psychologist says
Older men are better lovers and have fewer impotence problems than their younger counterparts, with the "male menopause" a myth peddled by drug companies to sell their products, says a British psychologist.
Sheffield University's Lorraine Boule told the British Psychological Society conference that men became more skilled sexually as they aged, British newspapers reported on Saturday.
Miss Boule's conclusions were based on a survey of 185 married professional men ages 30 to 60. While 22 percent of men younger than 46 suffered erectile problems, only 16 percent of those older than 46 did.

Toyota Camry leads most-stolen list
DETROIT Toyota Camry was the most stolen vehicle model for the fifth straight year on an annual list monitoring trends in auto theft.
Overall, vehicle thefts fell 2.7 percent last year, according to Chicago-based CCC Information Services Inc.
The most stolen cars were the perennial sales leaders. Nineteen of the 25 most stolen cars on the list were Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords or Civics of different years. The year and model most stolen was the 1991 Camry.
The 1994 Chevrolet C1500 4x2 pickup was the highest-ranking vehicle on the list that was not made by Toyota or Honda.

Pictures key to verdict
DALLAS Four jurors in the Andrea Yates trial said her taped confession and photographs of her dead children were among the most important evidence in their decision to find her guilty of capital murder.
The jurors talked about the deliberations in an interview with NBC's "Dateline" that aired last night. They served on the 12-member jury that found Yates guilty in the deaths of three of the five children and recommended she be sentenced to life in prison.
The jurors said they started by considering what they considered the most compelling evidence the videotaped confession to police and photographs of the children, alive and dead.

Drug-coated stents solve angioplasty shortcoming
ATLANTA A new approach to keeping heart arteries flowing smoothly after angioplasty shows astonishing success in early testing, apparently solving a major shortcoming of this common procedure.
Doctors yesterday released the longest follow-up with the new technique the drug-coated stent. In testing on 43 patients over two years, they found it to be 100 percent effective, an accomplishment almost unheard of in medicine.
More than 1 million Americans undergo angioplasty annually, and the new approach is likely to be used on most of them if these promising early results hold up in further testing.

Gang of children invades apartment
BALDWIN, Pa. Police plan to file charges against at least seven children, ages 8 to 12, for reportedly invading the apartment of two young women, ages 18 and 21, molesting them and stealing their food.
Paperwork will be filed today to schedule juvenile court hearings on charges including robbery, indecent assault, trespassing and conspiracy, said officials in the Pittsburgh suburb. The children remain in their parents' custody.

Airport terminal reopens after bomb scare
LOS ANGELES A terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was reopened yesterday about two hours after authorities discovered an abandoned piece of luggage and cleared passengers from the surrounding area, police said.
Some flights departing from Terminal 1, which primarily serves Southwest Airlines, were delayed as a police bomb squad inspected the bag, which proved to be harmless, officials said.
The evacuation occurred just after 1 p.m. PST, the airport's police department said.


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