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  • Chemical leak at DuPont facility in Texas leaves four dead

    A chemical leak at a Houston-area industrial site left four people dead and a fifth hospitalized early Saturday, according to DuPont. An unknown quantity of methyl mercaptan, which DuPont says is used to odorize natural gas, leaked into the facility...
  • 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. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....
  • 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...
  • Shortage of attention deficit medications blamed on DEA

    Shortage of attention deficit medications blamed on DEA
    Adderall is one of the brand name drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.  For those whose suffer from the condition, Adderall is hard to come by. Seventy-one year old Michael Garza was diagnosed with ADHD 10 years ago. He...
  • ABC's 'Work It' is a drag

    ABC's 'Work It' is a drag
    Two manly men can't find work, so they line their eyes with mascara, wrap up the equipment with Ace bandages and squeeze into dresses to get jobs as women. ABC, you can do better than this drivel you call "Work It" (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; 0 stars&...
  • Why we're fat, Part 3: Our lifestyle promotes added pounds

    Why we're fat, Part 3: Our lifestyle promotes added pounds
    Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat." In looking at the past 30 years, during which time obesity rates have soared,...
  • Pharmacy Robberies Spawn a Task Force

    Pharmacy Robberies Spawn a Task Force
    It happened again -- gunfire and death during a pharmacy robbery -- providing another, grim statistic for the Long Island 'Pharmacy Crimes' Task Force. The task force was formed last summer, after gunman, David Laffer--a U.S. Army veteran--executed...
  • Health Notes: Now's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> Now's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet
    The American Pharmacists' Association suggests that everyone cleans out their medicine cabinet at least once a year. Why delay? Here are the APA's  "Tips for Storing and Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet or Other Medication Storage Areas: - Medications...