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  • Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

    When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately told 300,000 people not to use the water.
  • Plant profile: Bougainvillea

    Plant profile: Bougainvillea
    •Scientific name: Bougainvillea species •Growth habit: A woody, evergreen vine often taking the shape of a rambling shrub and growing to over 20 feet tall and wide. The leaves are heartlike in shape with smooth margins, medium to dark green...

    Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible

    Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible
    Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready...

    Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1

    Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1
    On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect. Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include: - Toll hike - Electronics...

    Senior wrestler at Poquoson battles illness and opponents

    Jeffrey Ogburn's most formidable opponent has never stared back at him in a wrestling singlet. It's been inside his body, causing cramps that force him to double over at times. He's missed school due to hospital stays, some as long as two weeks. He's...