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The Paradox: Vitamin D and Sunlight

May 29, 2008 in Living by tbs

Sun is necessary for life.

Many of us depend on the sun for our only source of vitamin D, which has been thrust into the national spotlight as crucial, preventing osteoporosis and cancer. The major function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to maintain strong bones. Recent research suggests D may provide protection from several autoimmune diseases.

This hormone-like vitamin has subtle yet important effects on regulating vital cell growth and on our immune and cardiovascular systems. A strong connection has recently been found, for example, between low blood levels of vitamin D and congestive heart failure

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Harbert named Teacher of the Year at Clinton Young

May 29, 2008 in Education by tbs


Clinton Young Elementary Teacher of the Year Sarah Harbert was inspired to become an ELL (English Language Learners) educator after traveling and living abroad in Costa Rica and Guatemala.

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Henderson earns Eagle Scout Court of Honor

May 29, 2008 in Community by tbs

Christopher Leigh Henderson, who is finishing his junior year at Franklin Central High School, will earn an Eagle Scout award on June 8 at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor.

Henderson joined Cub Scouts at the age of 10 and earned his first Tiger Badge. He

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Wilson scholarship established to help Southport grads

May 29, 2008 in Education by tbs


Throughout his 33 years as a Perry Township educator, Jim Wilson helped countless children go to college and reach their full potential. Now, thanks to scholarship established in his memory, he will continue that mission for many years to come.

Jim Wilson, who passed away in April, was orphaned by the age of 12. He worked his way through college to achieve his dream of becoming a teacher. The fulfillment of this dream resulted in a career that produced a number of teaching awards and honors, including a National Teacher of the Year award from the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation.

In recognition of his years of service and dedication to children, Governor Mitch Daniels named Wilson a Sagamore of the Wabash last fall.

Generations of children who attended Edgewood Grade School, Clinton Young Elementary and Mary Bryan Elementary remember Mr. Wilson for many reasons. Some recall his sense of humor. Others appreciated his creative methods of teaching. Read the rest of this entry →

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PMMS Boys' Track Team Goes Undefeated

May 29, 2008 in Education by tbs


The Perry Meridian Middle School boys

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There was a time when my dog hit a car

May 29, 2008 in Opinion by tbs

It

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Be more careful with your spirit

May 29, 2008 in Opinion by tbs

Yesterday, while I sat on the porch in the sun, I wished I could relive the days when my mind was a colorful, joyful place to hang out. If I could just drain my brain of all the uncool, unfun adult sludge, maybe yesterday

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Top ten things my wife won't let me do anymore

May 29, 2008 in Torry's Top Ten by tbs

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Letter to the Editor: Allow Gay Marriage and Award EQUAL Treatment

May 29, 2008 in Opinion by tbs

Dear Editor,

Every person with a high school education should recall the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence:

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Simply put, I screwed up

May 29, 2008 in Opinion by tbs

I appreciate everyone