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  • Soria Kellogg: January 8, 1999 - March 8, 2014

    By Debbie Evert, Special to PETacular -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Soria Kellogg dedicated almost all of her 13 years to serving others. Whether it was listening to a story read aloud by a young student, being by the side of a homeless child, or comforting a nursing home resident, her life meant service. Soria was a yellow Labrador retriever. In...

  • People's Pharmacy: Doctors cling to secret code

    By Joe Graedon, M.S., and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Once upon a time, physicians used Latin to communicate with each other and with pharmacists. It was a handy way of having a secret language that patients could not penetrate. Vestiges of this code persist to this day. For example, doctors frequently write "q.d." to mean take one a...

  • Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con draws thousands

    By Andrea Sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    More than 2,000 people got to hang out with Darth Vader and Chewbacca on Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con, the fourth biannual show of its kind and the most successful. This spring's convention hosted 60 vendors and 100 tables filled with toys,...

  • The Art of Health: After breaking bad habit, it still might return

    By Ginger Klein Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Last month, I wrote about what it takes to break bad habits. Since then, the U.S. Taekwondo Center participated in the seventh annual Kids in the Kitchen event, assisting children in breaking a bad habit and enlisting parental support to do so. Children considered what habit they...

  • Dieters move past calories; food makers follow

    By CANDICE CHOI The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling. The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, such as the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. That is chipping away at the popularity of products such as Diet...

  • Live Well: A yoga twist on speed dating

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    You're single. You like yoga. You'd like to meet a partner who's interested in yoga and/or the mindful living lifestyle that tends to go along with it. I hear you, brothers and sisters. I dived into the speed dating trend about 12 years ago and even wrote a story for The Gazette about...

  • The Country Life: Loving the long ears, aka mules and donkeys

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    It was a "little renegade" of a mule that got Linda Geist hooked on mules. Her first love was horses: "I've always been a horse person, since I was a little girl," Geist said. After her husband got a mule, the Geists were invited to the inaugural meeting of the Pikes Peak Long Ears...

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at Chiang Mai University, made a mess in...

  • Hawaii, Bali form sister state relationship

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii and the Indonesian province of Bali on Monday took a step toward forging closer ties by becoming sister states. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed documents establishing the relationship in his chambers at the state Capitol on Monday, saying both places are...

  • A light and airy fruit pudding from America's past

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Snow pudding is a great American recipe that dates to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had - things such as gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs. In fact, the first edition of Fanny Farmer's "Boston Cooking School Cookbook"...

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