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CHAD

A gene on chromosome 17q21.33 that encodes chondroadherin, a small leucine-rich repeat (LRR) proteoglycan which promotes attachment of chondrocytes, fibroblasts and osteoblasts, mediated by the integrin alpha2beta1. It may play an important role in regulating chondrocyte growth and proliferation.
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Clerk Herb Zweig of Woodland Hills drops a ballot into a box in Woodland Hills where a sign urges voters to check for chads.
As they stepped up to separate cardboard voting booths, it was evident the couple had chad on the brain.
Election inspector Trudell Whitfield said precinct workers across the city also made a point of telling voters to be chad conscious.
But unlike Mr Bush, instead of resorting to legal action, Chad stepped down quietly and was rewarded a year later when he was made the first Bishop of Lichfield.
The site guestbook is also full of messages from American visitors who have decided to adopt St Chad as the patron saint of disputed elections.
St Chad as the patron saint of disputed elections is entirely appropriate and it seems that his message in his new role is one of humility - not thinking oneself more important than one is.
Overlooking the cathedral pews is a striking statue of St Chad holding a model of Lichfield Cathedral with his left hand while on the cathedral exterior wall is a stone statue to the saint.
We get a lot of school visits and I always enjoy looking at the windows and telling the story of St Chad - like all the glass in the cathedral, it is a very high quality design.