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Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks

When Christie Fierro, a communications instructor at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, saw students struggling in her eight-week communications class, she decided to ask them about it.

April 26, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | National

Put sleeping babies in cribs, not carriers or car seats, study says

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A new study shows babies are far safer when sleeping in a crib instead of a baby carrier or car seat.

April 26, 2015 | Jarom Moore KSL | National

Surviving life when you feel you have no calling

In our society a big emphasis is put on certain areas of life. These are things such as being successful in your career, getting married, and having children. When none of these things happen for you, it feels like you missed your calling in life.

April 26, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National

Why college matters more today than 20 years ago

It might be easy to believe these days that a college education simply isn't worth the time, or the money, but new research by The Hamilton Project — an initiative by The Brookings Institution that aims to "inject innovative and pragmatic policy options into the national debate" — paints a different picture.

April 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | National

Exercise is a 'miracle cure,' but not for obesity

Thirty minutes of moderate exercise, five times a week, is as effective as many prescription drugs for preventing and managing chronic disease, but “physical activity does not promote weight loss,” according to the authors of a recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

April 26, 2015 | Marsha Maxwell Deseret News | National

Why we pretend to need God much less than we actually do

It’s easy to shrug off what other people consider divine. We assume that God is unrelated to the everyday things that happen to us. We feel like we’ve got things figured out, life is what it is, and we don’t really need God. So we diminish the importance of building a relationship with him because of some of these reasons:

April 26, 2015 | Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | National

A simple way to know that you're with the right person, backed by science

Romantic relationships are complicated sometimes, but research says there really is a simple way to tell if you are with the right person.

April 26, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

40 things you can do with your spouse to keep your relationship fresh

The next 40 days could be full of fun challenges for you and your spouse that will help you both grow in your marriage — if you're willing to read.

April 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Action speaks louder than words: How we set examples for our children

I ran my first marathon a week before my youngest daughter turned one. Never in her memory has there been a time when I didn’t dress primarily in spandex, consume copious amounts of gels and energy chews, or spend the dark early hours of a Saturday morning out on a run. It was after one of these long runs that I returned to find Ali, who was three at the time, on her stomach rolling back and forth over a foam roller. When I asked what she was doing she simply said, “Playing mommy.” In her eyes, this is ...

April 26, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | National

Blu-ray upgrade of ‘Escape From New York’ leads vintage films on video

Following his unexpected success with “Halloween” in 1978, filmmaker John Carpenter did fairly well with “The Fog” in 1980, but then hit it bigger the next year with “Escape From New York.” A hit when it opened, “Escape” has only increased in popularity over the years.

April 26, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

'Monkey Kingdom' is fun, visual and does some good

'Monkey Kingdom' (G) — 3 stars

April 25, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National

‘Celestial fireworks’ to celebrate Hubble’s 25th birthday

GREENBELT, Md. — For 25 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been sending captivating images of the universe back to Earth.

April 25, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National

Vintage and new TV shows on DVD

The family-friendly TV series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and the vintage Western “The Dakotas” are on DVD this week.

April 25, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

The other gender gap less people are talking about

There's another gender gap in America that a lot less people are talking about. Researchers call it "the charity gap."

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | National

Marvel movies ranked worst to best

THE MARVEL UNIVERSE — After wading through months of bad movie after bad movie with a decent one popping its head up from time to time, we’re finally on the cusp of the summer movie season.

April 24, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

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FMU graduates fifth student leadership class

Francis Marion University's Leadership FMU program recently held its fifth graduation to recognize and celebrate student leadership.

January 02, 2012 | | Education

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree…

One of the reasons I pursued a career in community forestry is because I like trees and people. They both fascinate and amaze me. The latter more so now-a-days that I am working for a municipality. I've been astounded and a bit bewildered at the dismay and disappointment from citizens, co-workers and acquaintances alike regarding this year's Christmas tree at City Hall. Since I am a public servant and feel accountable for my actions as such, please allow me to shed some light on why we have such a unique tree.

January 02, 2012 | Liz Gilland Camden Urban Forester | Letters

Remove risk for wandering children

Where is she?" is the desperate cry of mothers, caretakers of elderly, and home-sitters for disabled. Someone is missing -- not in the house where she is to be. Their loved one went outdoors, alone.

January 02, 2012 | Melissa Osborne, Ph.D. Rembert | Letters

Decking the Hall’s

Two weeks before Christmas, Mark Mason had an idea. He wanted to feed a hot meal to those in need on Christmas Eve. So he approached the owners of Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff to ask for help. At first he was told the restaurant wouldn't be open, but after the owners consulted with the employees of the restaurant, they agreed to come in for the good cause.

December 30, 2011 | Keri Boyce | People & Places

Town Green flag dedication honors military

Members of the armed forces received honors during a recent special flag dedication on Camden's Town Green.

December 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Military

SCHP amps up efforts for New Year's weekend

Beware the "BATmobile" this New Year's Eve if you plan to drink and drive during the holiday weekend. Equipped with a DataMaster breath analyzer, the BATmobile, also known as the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit, is a 26-foot-long customized vehicle used by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) to help crack down on DUI accidents and fatalities in the state.

December 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire

2011: the year in review (Part III)

Remembrances of 9/11 -- the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 -- dominated the early half of the final quarter of 2011 as the county marked the 10th anniversary of the day that changed many things for America.

December 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous

CHS girls split pair in Apple Classic

After a long trip to Walhalla for the two-day Apple Classic tournament, the Camden High girls' basketball team was rudely greeted and treated by the hostesses as they handed the Lady Bulldogs a 59-45 loss in the second game of Tuesday's night's opening doubleheader.

December 30, 2011 | | Sports

War, history and the big lie

(Columnist Clarence Page is on vacation. In his absence, Robert Koehler, an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist and nationally syndicated writer, is featured today.)

December 30, 2011 | Syndicated columnist Robert Koehler | Columns

Pets of the week -- Dec. 30, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Big Boy, an orange and white domestic shorthaired cat, and Mink, a Golden Retriever mix puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

December 30, 2011 | | Pets

Lifestyle trends

One of the most significant sociological trends of the past couple decades has been the increasing percentage of women who make up college student bodies. At many institutions of higher learning, 60 percent or more of the students are females, reversing the percentages of a generation ago. That, of course, is leading to better opportunities for women here in Kershaw County and across the country. In fact, women make up roughly half of all medical, law and accounting students, three professions that lead to high-paying and influential careers.

December 30, 2011 | | Editorials

2012 session set to start

Let's start with some good news:

December 30, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Blame it on the cows

Unless you've been holed up in a basement somewhere for the past few years -- if you seldom read a newspaper or watch a news broadcast on television -- you are aware of global warming and the catastrophic effects it could have upon our planet.

December 30, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns

Sheriff: Brutal murder a 'death penalty case'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he has asked the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Nickolas Jermaine Miller of Jefferson. Kershaw County and Chesterfield County deputies arrested Miller Monday after he confessed to abducting and raping Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw and then beating her to death with a baseball bat.

December 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

ATEC students earns scholarship

The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists goals are to be patriotic, historical and educational in honoring heritage. The national goals are accepting heritage to guide and strengthen the present and accepting our heritage by preparing for the unseen future. These goals are reflected by the State Society by giving scholarships to nursing students.

December 30, 2011 | | People & Places

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