January 3, 2008
On December 29, 2007 NOVA LYNOLA THOMAS devoted mother of Belinda Thomas Wright and Sylvester Thomas, Jr. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Friday after 8:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at Martin Luther King Jr. U.M.C., 5114 Windsor Mill Road on Saturday 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment King Memorial Park. Send condolences to www.marchfh.com.
August 14, 1991
Nova Pharmaceutical Corp. has developed new versions of its experimental anti-inflammation drugs that are 600 to 800 times more powerful than an earlier version of the same drugs, the company said yesterday.Company scientists say that the new compounds, called bradykinin antagonists because they block the actions of peptides called bradykinin that are released when tissue in the body is inflamed, will help give patients more lasting relief from inflammation-related pain.The earlier version of the drugs didn't work in clinical trials in which it was tested against the common cold because the compound wasn't strong enough and its effect didn't last long enough, Kira Bacon, a company spokeswoman, said.
January 13, 2002
Wetware, by Craig Nova. Shaye Areheart Books. 339 pages. $22. Craig Nova's new novel is set in an America a quarter-century hence, when human bodies without the full complement of human emotions -- "wetware" in sci-slang -- are created by high-tech companies such as Galapagos Wetware. Galapagos employs Hal Briggs, a bio-engineer malcontent who, out of some mixture of curiosity, whim and willfulness, decides to mess with the system by installing feelings such as love and yearning into two of the company's assembly-line products, Kay and Jack.
December 7, 1993
This is far from a red-letter day for television, but as long as it's a blue-letters day -- as in providing a fresh episode of "NYPD Blue" -- I'm not complaining.* "Nova" (8-10 p.m., Channels 22 and 67) -- There are three things in store for "Nova" fans during this fund-raising package. One is a new 90-minute special with Bill Cosby as host, presenting snippets from some of the "Great Moments From Nova." The special is light on context, almost by necessity, but heavy on exciting visuals. If it pulls a larger audience for "Nova" in the future, I'm all for it.Following "Great Moments From Nova" is a great hour from "Nova" -- a repeat of its classic "The Miracle of Life," which offers an insider's view (literally)
June 20, 2004
Cruisers, by Craig Nova. Shaye Areheart Crown Books. 256 pages. $24. There is an hour -- deep into the night -- when cruising alone on an open stretch of highway can be harrowing. It is that time when oncoming headlights have a ghostly glow, and the dark silhouette of trees appears threatening. It is that time when you step on the gas and keep driving, hoping that you make it home before the highway and the night sky swallow you in blackness. In Cruisers, novelist Craig Nova takes readers on a spine-chilling journey reminiscent of a lone night on the open road.
June 15, 1997
"The Universal Donor," by Craig Nova. Houghton Mifflin 250pages. $23.Early in "The Universal Donor," Craig Nova's ninth novel, a woman is bitten by a deadly snake. The victim, a snake specialist, has been bitten many times before. This bite is different."The taipan was a brownish snake with neat rows of scales. Near the head and along its side, it had some markings that were the color of nicotine. Its head was pointed and sleek, and the snake seemed to have an expression of intense, yet unfriendly curiosity."