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“Terrorists, Tsunamis and Tropical Storms: The Psychological Aftermath of Disaster” is the focus of a talk this week at Aspen’s Given Institute.

Dr. J. Raymond DePaulo of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will give the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday. He is one of the world’s foremost clinician-teachers in mood disorders and researcher in the genetics of depressive disorders, according to a statement from the Institute.

The lecture is free and open to the public; supporters of the Given Foundation may reserve a seat in advance. The Institute is located at 100 E. Francis St.

DePaulo will focus his Given talk on three different areas of recovery from trauma: acute and chronic responses to disasters; stress and immune functions in the brain and heart; and how moods and depression can lead to physical symptoms, including heart attacks and strokes.

He will detail research that indicates that many people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder may actually be suffering from other, more deeply seated illnesses.

This is the final talk of the Aspen Given Foundation’s 2006 Winter Health Education Series. For more information, visit http://www.aspengivenfoundation.org or call 925-3730.

DENVER (AP) ” Up to 8 inches of new snow had fallen by Sunday morning in the foothills west of Denver, with a storm that was expected to bring a foot more to the urban corridor through this morning still on its way.

Rollinsville reported 8 inches of snow at 7 a.m. Sunday and Nederland reported 6 inches, the National Weather Service said.

A winter storm warning was issued through 11 a.m. today, with forecasters predicting 8 to 16 inches of fresh snow covering the foothills. About 6 to 12 inches was forecast for the Front Range and plains.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Fredin expected the brunt of the storm to hit overnight, into Monday morning. Temperatures were in the upper 30s and lower 40s Sunday afternoon, and rain was still falling from Fort Morgan to Limon, but the storm was expected to bring much cooler temperatures.

United Airlines, which has a hub in Denver, and Denver-based Frontier Airlines both said before the storm that they would waive change fees for certain travelers affected by the weather if they wanted to change their trips.

At least one traffic accident Sunday afternoon may have been related to the weather. A 66-year-old Evergreen man was killed when the 2002 Chrysler Sebring he was driving lost control on slushy roads and rolled about 18 miles east of Byers on Highway 36, the State Patrol said.

The driver, whose name was not released, was ejected. His passenger suffered serious injuries, the State Patrol said. The driver may have been going too fast for the conditions, troopers said.


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