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The man, the name and his maneuver

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2 million

Meals packed over the weekend for children in El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines in an effort led by Brad Powell, pastor at NorthRidge Church outside Detroit. The mixtures of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and 21 vitamins and minerals will provide one meal a day for a year to 5,560 children.

8,810

Volunteers who packed the meals.

Times wires

The man, the name and his maneuver

The Cincinnati surgeon who wrote the book on saving choking victims through his namesake Heimlich maneuver has now penned a new book: his memoir. Dr. Henry Heimlich hopes the book, Heimlich's Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation, will preserve the technique that has cleared obstructions from windpipes of choking victims around the world for four decades and made his name a household word. "I know the maneuver saves lives, and I want it to be used and remembered," the 94-year-old retired chest surgeon told The Associated Press this month. "I felt I had to have it down in print so the public will have the correct information."

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