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Articles from the October 14, 2016 edition

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  • Exercise is Very Important but Diet is King

    Ron Irwin|Oct 14, 2016

    In his superb book "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes" Dr. Bernard tells of a patient who said he hadn't been losing weight and figured he just needed to walk more. They were at the George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, DC and the good doctor opined that to lose just one pound the patient would have to walk from there to Baltimore, Maryland a distance of about 45 miles. He then went on to observe that lack of exercise is far less a factor in weight loss than is...

  • Coolio Charged With Going Through Security at LAX, Packing a Pistol

    Christine Emerson, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 14, 2016

    Thursday rapper Coolio was charged for possessing a weapon while going through security at the Los Angeles International Airport. On September 17, Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, was going through the baggage screening at LAX when a handgun was allegedly found in his backpack. Ivey is 53 years old. Since Ivey has two prior convictions, he faces one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon with two priors. In 2001, Ivey was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in a...

  • Local Bobcat Appears Recovered from Bout with Mange

    Kate Kuykendall, NPS|Oct 14, 2016

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- When National Park Service researchers captured Bobcat 342, known as B-342, back in early July, the four-to-five-year-old male was clearly suffering from mange. He was outfitted with a GPS collar, treated with a topical solution, and released on site after blood and tissue samples were taken. "Unfortunately, we continue to find that anticoagulant rodenticide is working its way up the food chain," said Joanne Moriarty, a wildlife biologist for Santa Monica Mountains...

  • One Girl under 15 Married Every Seven Seconds

    Save the Children|Oct 14, 2016

    One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to new analysis by Save the Children that reveals the scale of the threat posed by child marriage to education, health and children's safety. Girls as young as 10 are marrying – to much older men - in countries like Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia. A new report released today by Save the Children, Every Last Girl: Free to live, free to learn, free from harm, has ranked countries in an index from the best to worst country in w...

  • Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons. 25 Years of Making Dreams Come True

    Oct 14, 2016

    Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, the global brand synonymous with creating wedding and honeymoon dreams come to life, is celebrating its 25th anniversary during a 12-month celebration. Since 1991, the expert team at Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons has helped to create and execute fantasy engagements, weddings and honeymoons, delivering everything couples may dream about for an unforgettable event. Couples may choose from a variety of magical settings and destinations around t...

  • Down's Syndrome Child among Main Characters in New Children's Book Series "The Official Adventures"

    BPS|Oct 14, 2016

    "The Official Adventures" is a new chapter book series, by Jayne Jones Beehler and Katrina Dohm, that teaches children to embrace and respect their peers that have special needs. The series tells the tale of two hockey loving brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice, they have deep love for the game and also each other! Cullen is the all-star team captain and Blaine, who has Down's syndrome, is the team manager and clearly the "unsung hero" of the team. The brothers join Rylee and Rosee,...

  • Viral Cuteness: Oregon Zoo Releases Video of 10 Month Old Polar Bear Cub

    Observer Staff|Oct 14, 2016

    The Oregon Zoo has released a video of its female 10 month old polar bear Nora, frolicking in a pool of ice. It's difficult to imagine something cuter, involving a young ferocious predator. Anyway, the video is a sneak peak at the bear, who is too young yet to be on display to the public. The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large...