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OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR
COLUMBUS, Ohio — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes for decades as a team doctor and sports-medicine researcher. Some former athletes recall him differently: Locker-room voyeur. Serial groper. “Dr. Jelly Paws.” In interviews with The Associated Press in recent weeks, seven former athletes and a former nursing student shared detailed allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to the 1970s against the doctor, who killed himself in 2005 at age 67 and is only now under investigation. Strauss’ personnel file indicates he previously did research, taught or practiced medicine at Harvard University, Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii. Most of those say they have little record of Strauss, and none has said any concerns were raised about him. SENT: 1,215 words, photos, video.
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HONOLULU — Lifeguards made about 450 rescues, but no one was hospitalized following the Fourth of July “floatilla” ocean party off Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach, authorities said. The celebration was “tame” compared to the last two years, state Department of Land and Natural Resources officials said. The event had about 600 participants, drastically smaller than the estimated crowd of about 10,000 last year. SENT: 249 words.
HAGATNA, Guam — Tropical Storm Maria produced high winds as it approached Guam, downing trees and cutting power across the island. The Pacific Daily News reports Guam Power Authority crews restored electricity to about 84 percent of the Island by Thursday night, but outages remained in some pockets Friday. SENT: 125 words.
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