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New Mexican (Newspaper) - January 30, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico Swedens oldest twins turn 100 today 30 2005 THE NEW MEXICAN A3 The Associated Press STOCKHOLM Sweden They have lived for 200 years between them but Swedens oldest twins had never seen anything like this before Holding up a birthday cake and two bouquets of flowers Siri Ingvarsson and Gunhild Gaellstedt seemed bewildered by the media attention and the photographers huddled around them in the living room of Gaellstedts apartment Why do they need five pho tographers Gaellstedt asked Do they not think well stick on the film Turning 100 today isrt that big of a Ingvarsson said Not much different from turning Still Ingvarsson and Gaell stedt who walk without assistance and do all their daily chores themselves did their best to answer questions theyve grown tired of No they repeated time and again they dont have a secret for mula for long life We like to joke and say its because we lived only on Pressens Bild Swedens oldest living twins Gunhild Gallstedt left and Siri Ingvarsson cut their birthday cake Friday in Stockholm Sweden turnip back in Gaellst edt said Thats all we had to eat during the world war The first one that Aside from when they gave birth they each had one child Gaellstedt is the only one who has ever been hospi talized She broke her thigh bone two years ago but recov ered quickly she said Ingvarsson who is 30 min utes older than her sister said she has never been seriously injurecfor ill I have a toe that aches she said In a country where senior citizens have access to free homehelp service the sisters do their own shopping clean ing cooking and laundry They have lived in the same apartment building for more than Ingvarsson on the second floor and Gaellst edt on the third The building has no elevator and the sisters have no trouble getting up and down the stairs every day Ingvarssons son Stig said the sisters active lifestyle is probably why theyve aged so well Theyre on the go all the he said Sweden a country of 9 mil has more than pairs of twins but Ingvarsson and Gaellstedt are by far the oldest said Nancy Pedersen a professor who researches twins at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm The institute keeps a national record of all Swedens twins Its very very unusual that two twins both live to be Pedersen said The oldest female twins in the world were Kin Narita and Gin Kanie of Japan Both sisters died in 2000 at the age of 107 according to Guinness World Records MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK at the Harvest Cafe Sunday Our abundant buffet features all of your made to order omelettes peel eat shrimp crab legs and other featured dishes Plus a variety of fresh salads and desserts Ohkay Winners Club Membership Better CDs 15 months APY 14pound pearl tied to death family squabbles The Associated Press DENVER Legend has it the socalled Pearl of Allah was created as a symbol of peace years ago in ancient China To Victor Barbish the 14pound gem has been a big headache It draws the wrong type of said Barbish the pearls majority owner who lives in Colorado Springs According to legend the pearl was lost in a ship wreck centuries ago then found in 1934 off Palawan Island in the Philippines by a diver who drowned when he reached into a huge clam to take it The clam and the diver were pulled to shore and the islands chief a Mus lim who named the pearl took possession About five years later Wilburn Dowell Cobb saved the life of the chiefs son and was given the pearl in grati tude Cobbs heirs sold it in 1980 for to Beverly Hills jeweler Peter Hoff man who in turn sold part ownership to Barbish The two men raised money by selling interests in the pearl to investors including Joe Bonicelli This is where the history turns bloody The pearl is now part of the largest wrongfuldeath judgment in Colorado his tory after a jury recently awarded million to Bonicellis adult children who sued over the 1975 death of their mother in a contract killing After Bonicellis death in 1998 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