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Science Of School Lunch
2014-05-27 03:02:45

By Lee Ann Cox, The University of Vermont In terms of ambience, Charlotte Central’s cafeteria is -- well, conjure up your own elementary school lunch experience. There’s more than one reason to run to recess. But on a recent visit to observe a group of researchers from UVM’s Johnson Lab, the lunch ladies were serving up something more likely to be found on a restaurant menu: risotto with mushrooms and peas. It’s the result of a host of programs by schools around Vermont to offer...

2012-02-09 11:20:28

Study finds most Chinook salmon spawning in Mokelumne River were hatchery raised Scientists have found that only about ten percent of the fall-run Chinook salmon spawning in California's Mokelumne River are naturally produced wild salmon. A massive influx of hatchery-raised fish that return to spawn in the wild is masking the fact that too few wild fish are returning to sustain a natural population in the river. The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, highlights the danger...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 14--Aiken's version of the Tony Awards invites you to vote. Your opinion matters and your vote has influence at the Aiken Community Playhouse 2007-08 season awards. Voting is taking place online and at the ACP. Vote for your favorite show of the season. The show with the most votes will receive the honor of "Community Choice for Favorite Play," to be presented on Aug. 14. Productions in the running for "Community Choice for Favorite...

2008-07-13 09:00:36

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 13--For one brave group of men and women in Aiken County, Saturday was a day to celebrate their successes, lend support to friends and indulge in a cool treat. What better way to spend an afternoon then laughing with friends over a bowl of Sweet Cow Creamery's tasty treats? For local cancer survivors, Aiken Relay For Life coordinated such an event. Volunteers from the American Cancer Society's Aiken Relay For Life group came together to...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'