• Books here, there, everywhere: Area children, educators and service men and women celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Monday was National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Dr. Seuss characters were greeted enthusiastically by young readers across the country, including at many area schools like Mountain Vista Community School (see photo). Even service men and women got invovled...

  • Teachers charged with giving cocaine to students during trip

    Yesterday

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California. Thirty-eight-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli are each charged with...

  • Serenity Now: Apalachicola offers flavors of Florida's past

    Yesterday

    APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) —  Tiny Apalachicola is often overlooked by Florida visitors lured by the state's bigger tourist draws such as Disney World, South Beach and Key West. Getting here isn't as easy as getting to the tourist hotspots. The closest commercial airports are a two-hour...

  • US first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a few years ago. She will visit Tokyo and...

  • Guide offers tips, resources to avoid senior hospitalizations

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Family members can play a pivotal role in maintaining the health and independence of senior loved ones by taking steps ahead of time to recognize and address major risk factors in the aging adult's home or lifestyle. Forty-seven percent of aging adults have put their health at risk...

  • Ruining the athlete: Parents, coaches err by forcing children into just one sports

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits. "We" refers to the adults among us who force...

  • Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again. The uncertainty generated by January's general election and the drama over extending Greece's financial lifeline is...

  • Live Well: Yoga can help improve fertility in new class series

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Trying, and failing, to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term can be a silent killer of the spirit. At a time when emotional support is paramount, women and men struggling with fertility often don't talk about it. "A few close friends or family members might know," said Kate...

  • Affordable ways to enjoy Maui, from beaches to scenic drives

    Yesterday

    KAANAPALI, Hawaii (AP) — The perception of Maui as a destination for the rich is only partially true. Flights and hotels can be pricey. The only down season is for about two weeks at the start of December. But the island has many affordable options for food, lodging and entertainment,...

  • Long and winding road: Driving Maui's famed highway to Hana

    Yesterday

    HANA, Hawaii (AP) — When we moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, my wife Yukako and I set out to drive the road to Hana on the eastern shores of Maui. Highway 360 was known for gorgeous scenery as well as for hairpin switchbacks and a bumpy road. But Yukako turned several shades of green...

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