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  Down (2001)
Dutch director Dick Maas has essentially remade his own 1983 film De Lift with 2001's The Shaft (originally entitled Down), about an evil elevator system that suddenly begins killing people in a fancy-schmancy skyscraper.
Artisan has shamelessly redesigned the cover art to resemble The Ring, and to highlight the presence of star Naomi Watts, though who that kid on the cover is supposed to be is really anyone's guess, because he is certainly not in the movie I watched.
Artisan has supplied a solid 5.1 surround track, but the horribly cropped 1.33:1 fullframe transfer almost negates that.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0247303   (547 words)

  
  Down (football) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Down is also an adjective to describe the condition of the player with possession of the ball after he has been tackled or is otherwise unable to advance the ball further on account of the play having ended (e.g., "He is down at the 34 yard line").
A down begins with a snap or kickoff or free kick, and ends when the ball or the player in possession of it is declared down by an official, a team scores, or the ball or player in possession of it leaves the field of play.
Downing the player with possession of the ball is one way to end a play (other ways include the player with the ball going out of bounds, an incomplete pass, or a score).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Down_(football)   (782 words)

  
 Down - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
County Down is a county in Northern Ireland.
Down feathers are the fine undercoat of birds under the visible exterior feathers, and is often used as insulation in clothing.
Down, used in American football, is a stage of play; four downs are allowed in a "possession"; three downs are allowed in Canadian football.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Down   (470 words)

  
 Down syndrome - Genetics Home Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition that is associated with mental retardation, a characteristic facial appearance, and poor muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy.
Down syndrome occurs in 1 in 800 to 1,000 births.
Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to chromosome 21.
ghr.nlm.nih.gov /condition=downsyndrome   (733 words)

  
 Down Syndrome - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that includes some degree of mental retardation, as well as a combination of birth defects, including neurologic impairment, characteristic facial features and, often, heart defects and visual and hearing impairment.
A child is born with Down syndrome due to trisomy 21 in 95 percent of cases.
The chance for Down syndrome is also known to increase with the mother's age and, after age 40, a mother would simply have the risk based on her age at delivery.
www.chop.edu /consumer/your_child/condition_section_index.jsp?id=-8545   (1711 words)

  
 John Langdon Down: The Man and the Message
Langdon Down was taken out of school at the age of 14 and he spent the next four years behind the counter of his father's shop.
Langdon Down was headhunted and he went back to the laboratories of the Pharmaceutical Society where his main duty was to assist students with their bench work.
The boy however grew to manhood in the Langdon Down home and he came to be a well-loved member of the family, living a happy life to the ripe old age of 65.
www.down-syndrome.info /library/periodicals/dsrp/06/1/019/DSRP-06-1-019-EN-GB.htm   (3526 words)

  
 Facts About Down Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder caused by an error in cell division that results in the presence of an additional third chromosome 21 or "trisomy 21."
The likelihood of Down syndrome continues to increase as a woman ages, so that by age 42, the chance is 1 in 60 that a pregnant woman will have a baby with Down syndrome, and by age 49, the chance is 1 in 12.
Recent studies indicate that 66 to 89% of children with Down syndrome have a hearing loss of greater than 15 to 20 decibels in at least one ear, due to the fact that the external ear and the bones of the middle and inner ear may develop differently in children with Down syndrome.
www.nichd.nih.gov /publications/pubs/downsyndrome/down.htm   (3801 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Down syndrome
Down syndrome is a chromosome abnormality, usually due to an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.
The normal life span is shortened in Down syndrome by congenital heart disease and by increased incidence of acute leukemia.
Down syndrome can be detected in a fetus in the first few months of pregnancy by examination of the chromosomes obtained by amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000997.htm   (826 words)

  
 BASK | Information | Article about DOWN
There is a method in the West: take one ounce of down, then clip it, then you must take it away and gage the volume in cubic inches in 5 minutes.
Fabrics must not balk down, but must breath, light and durable) Strongly boil down a sleeping bag or a powder-puff (They are all extruding as a rule), shake it 2-3 times.
If down has a displeasing smell the best is not to buy it or wash it at a blow with a special soap.
www.bask.info /info/papers/down.html   (1101 words)

  
 Disability Info: Down Syndrome (FS4)
Down syndrome is the most common and readily identifiable chromosomal condition associated with mental retardation.
Shortly after a diagnoses of Down syndrome is confirmed, parents should be encouraged to enroll their child in an infant development/early intervention program.
Because of the range of ability in children with Down syndrome it is important for families and all members of the school's education team to place few limitations on potential capabilities.
www.nichcy.org /pubs/factshe/fs4txt.htm   (943 words)

  
 Down syndrome definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
In Down syndrome there are certain characteristic features in the appearance which may individually be quite subtle but together permit a clinical diagnosis of Down syndrome to be made at birth.
For example, approximately a half of Down syndrome children are born with a heart defect, most often a hole between the two sides of the heart.
It was once thought that nearly all adults with Down syndrome developed Alzheimer's disease (dementia) so that on top of their mental handicap most people with Down syndrome were slated for premature senility.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3112   (686 words)

  
 DOWN SYNDROME
At age twenty you had a 99.95 percent chance of not delivering a baby with Down syndrome; at age thirty-five your chances of not delivering a baby with Down Syndrome are 99.75 percent.
In the case of Down Syndrome the extra chromosome is number 21, so the genetic name for this syndrome is trisomy 21, that is, the cells have three number-21 chromosomes.
All Down Syndrome children should have X rays of the upper spine before entering school (between four and five years of age) and before being allowed to participate in contact sports.
www.askdrsears.com /html/10/t107400.asp   (1844 words)

  
 Down syndrome
Down syndrome is the most common cause of mental retardation and malformation in a newborn.
The actual IQ range of Down syndrome children is quite varied, but the majority of such children are in what is sometimes known as the trainable range.
However, when the baby with Down syndrome has the type that results from a translocation, it is possible that one of the two parents is a carrier of that defect.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/down_syndrome.jsp   (2554 words)

  
 Trisomy 21: The Origin of Down Syndrome
Down was superintendent of an asylum for children with mental retardation in Surrey, England when he made the first distinction between children who were cretins (later to be found to have hypothyroidism) and what he referred to as "Mongoloids."
Down based this unfortunate name on his notion that these children looked like people from Mongolia, who were thought then to have an arrested development.
Down syndrome phenotypes: The consequences of chromosomal imbalance.
www.ds-health.com /trisomy.htm   (1598 words)

  
 ShopNBC.com - 230 TC Down Comforter
Down is an all-time favorite material for bedding, used with great frequency in comforters, blankets and pillows.
A down cluster is not a small feather; it has a quill point but no shaft, resulting in greater resiliency.
Usually, a higher thread count is preferred with down items because it creates a tighter weave to better contain the down and feathers, lengthening the life span of the item.
www.shopnbc.com /product?familyid=G19391&track=-10101&ciid=11280&taxid=&cm_re=HP-_-HS1-_-OTV   (1624 words)

  
 Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome is one of the most common forms of mental retardation.
In younger mothers, a down syndrome child may be due to a chromosomal defect that may be inherited from either parent.
Down syndrome is a disorder that includes a combination of birth defects; among them, some degree of mental retardation, characteristic facial features and, often, heart defects, increased infections, problems with vision and hearing, and other health problems...
ibis-birthdefects.org /start/dsfact.htm   (1954 words)

  
 Down Syndrome
Each person with Down syndrome is different and may have one, several, or all of these problems.
In addition to the eyes and face, they may have small or misshapen ears, a large space between the big toe and the second toe, and a crease that goes across the palms of their hands.
Someone with Down syndrome has a good chance of living to be 50 years old or more.
kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/birth_defect/down_syndrome.html   (903 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Health | Down's syndrome theory shattered
In Down's Syndrome, an extra copy of one chromosome is inherited, giving a person three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the usual two.
Rare cases of Down's syndrome occur when only a segment of chromosome 21, and the genes housed within it, is triplicated.
Children and adults with Down's have a distinctive facial appearance as well as possessing three copies of chromosome 21 in their cells.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/health/3760504.stm   (576 words)

  
 Charles Darwin's country home: Down House
Only 16 miles from the center of London, in Downe, is Charles Darwin's home, Down House, now under the management of English Heritage.
Here he sat, pen in hand, and wrote out his books that provided so much of our modern understanding of how nature came to be the way it is. But only ten years ago, a scientific pilgrimage to Darwin's country home was remarkably difficult, unless you got directions from someone who had been here before.
Down House is about a five minute walk up Luxted Road from the village.
williamcalvin.com /bookshelf/down_hse.htm   (1433 words)

  
 down
from the 17th century down to the present.
The team won the pennant despite having been down three games in the final week of play.
He downed his opponent in the third round.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/down   (562 words)

  
 BNR Metal Pages -- Down   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Down is essentially a New Orleans supergroup of sorts, bring together members from bands such as Pantera, Crowbar, Corrosion Of Conformity, and Eyehategod.
As one might expect, Down has been more of an on-again, off-again project rather than a proper band, with Nola released in 1995 and the followup not coming out until seven years later.
Soon after that, Anselmo basically stated that Down was finished, as he wished to divulge himself of his many bands/projects to focus on Superjoint Ritual.
www.bnrmetal.com /groups/down.htm   (155 words)

  
 Hands Down Game - How To Play The Card Game
Players must react quickly, for the player who is last to slam down his Numbered Hand is the loser on this play (indicated by the number appearing on the top, in the center, of the Slam-o-matic).
The player with the pair, places it face up on the table in front of him to be counted as part of his score.
However, the player is not allowed to slam the Slam-o-matic during a "Hands Down" play until he has accumulated at least one card.
www.centralconnector.com /GAMES/handsdown.html   (765 words)

  
 Down-South.com
Slim Thug: Its cool, the nigga is quick on his toes he got his hustle down pack, he get in there and make a hook in no time.
So its bout to go down this year, so if any other lightweights step in the way the same thing is gonna happen to them cuz it wont stop.
If you come with some real creative music anybody can say “I’m come down” 55 times but that's not what the world wants to hear, its cool, put a nigga out do your slang's, rep where your from, but some time you got to tell them people something else.
www.down-south.com /interviews/Esg&SlimThug/index.shtml   (2149 words)

  
 NEWSARAMA.COM: A DOWN #1 PREVIEW
As we previously reported, the four-issue miniseries, written by Warren Ellis with art (initially) by Tony (Ex Machina) Harris was originally due to ship in October of 2001, under the studio's Minotaur imprint, but never saw the light of day as the cretor-owned imprint itself faded away.
Explaining that essentially, he came upon the project and started asking around why it was never finished, McLauchlin said that Harris originally completed 13-14 pages of the first issue in 2001 before the plug was pulled.
But, the deeper into the criminal city she dives, the more horrific each new event that signposts her way down is...
www.newsarama.com /Top_Cow/Down/01/01again/Down001Pre.htm   (449 words)

  
 Official Ticketmaster site. System of a Down tickets, dates
Formed in California in the mid-'90s, System of a Down delivers a thrilling mix of thrash metal, sharp lyrics and unusual melodies.
The music of System of a Down, which is full of powerful guitar work and vicious screams, has been compared to Korn and other performers of heavy, genre-defying rock.
By 2004 System of a Down were back in the studio with Rick Rubin.
www.ticketmaster.com /artist/726146   (737 words)

  
 NOVELL: Cool Solutions: Down
Down the Server from Command Line or Batch Job.
DOWN.EXE will down a file server from the command line if you are supervisor or equivalent.
Help is available by calling DOWN without parameters.
www.novell.com /coolsolutions/tools/16014.html   (91 words)

  
 Sit Down Kiosks Information | Business.com
Home » Directory » Retail & Consumer Services » Equipment & Supplies » Kiosk » Sit Down
Interactive PC kiosks and sit downs kiosks for public environments.
Suppliers of portable, sit down kiosks for business users.
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=Down&bdcr=1&bdcu=http://www.business.com/directory/retail_and_consumer_services/equipment_and_supplies/kiosk/sit_down/index.asp?partner=2662601&bdct=20071111121539&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-7C35E609-861E-C5C4-C49A-97CD180BAB16-ym   (250 words)

  
 Darling Downs Tv Limited Information | Business.com
Home » Directory » Media & Entertainment » Television » Station Groups » Darling Downs Tv Limited
Darling Downs TV Limited operated a commercial television station in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland until the company's receivers and managers sold it off on 21st January 1994.
Other business products and services to help grow and manage your business
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=Down&bdcr=3&bdcu=http://www.business.com/directory/media_and_entertainment/television/station_groups/darling_downs_tv_limited/index.asp?partner=2662601&bdct=20071111121539&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-7C35E609-861E-C5C4-C49A-97CD180BAB16-ym   (167 words)

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