February 2nd, 2006

Chris Keeley

"I created in my mind to help me cope" with drug addiction and recovery. He said most of the invente

Frey Says Falsehoods Improved His Tale </nyt_headline>

James Frey yesterday offered the first detailed explanation of why he embellished and lied about events in "A Million Little Pieces," his best-selling book: it made a better story.

"I wanted the stories in the book to ebb and flow, to have dramatic arcs, to have the tension that all great stories require," Mr. Frey said in an author's note released yesterday that will be included in future editions of the book. "I altered events all the way through the book," he added.


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Chris Keeley

A total of about three kilograms of liquid heroin, or about a pound per dog, was implanted in six do

February 2, 2006

Heroin Implants Turned Puppies Into Drug Mules, U.S. Says

A Colombian drug trafficking organization was readying purebred puppies as drug couriers by surgically implanting large packets of liquid heroin into their bodies to ship them to the United States, federal officials said yesterday.

Ten puppies, including several Labrador retrievers, were discovered on a farm in a makeshift veterinary clinic in Medellín, Colombia, during a raid about a year ago, said John P. Gilbride, the special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Field Division. He said surgical tools and a table for operations were found in the clinic.

 

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Chris Keeley

Today, black men with the disease are six times as likely to die of the disease as white men, and bl

February 2, 2006

Overhaul Urged for Laws on AIDS Tests and Data

New York City's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, called yesterday for changing state laws so that health officials could more aggressively test people for H.I.V. and AIDS and use the medical information the city already collects to help treat those infected.

 

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