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  Houston City Hall will be teal next week
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:59:19 UT
Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Lu Quast, a lawyer, educator and cancer activist, in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection of ovarian cancer can be extremely difficult. If you’re a woman, or there’s a woman you love in your life, you’ll want to know about this. Read on: Check out the lights on Houston City Hall this week. They’re a beautiful color of teal! They’ll remain teal for the entire week first of September, so look at them now. Check out televised sessions of City Council, too, and you’ll see some of its members wearing teal on September 7th, National Wear Teal Day. Why all the [...]

Ebola: How it spreads
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:04:21 UT
Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. The World Health Organization says blood, feces and vomit are the most infectious fluids, while the virus is found in saliva mostly once patients are severely ill and the whole live virus has never been culled from sweat. The Texas Department of State Health Services said Sunday that a health-care worker who provided hospital care for the first patient to die from Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the virus. Hospitals with a suspected case call their health department or the CDC to go through a checklist to determine the person's level of risk.

LGBT community braces for impact of new counseling law
oaoa.com / Fri, 06 May 2016 03:23:05 -0500
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay.

Mother helps son escape armed robbery
tdtnews.com / Thu, 05 May 2016 22:56:00 -0500
A mother who heard and saw her son being beaten early Thursday morning grabbed him and took off running toward the backyard before gunshots were fired, Temple Police Sgt. Allen Teston said Thursday.

Treasure hunter’s disappearance still a mystery after months
oaoa.com / Fri, 06 May 2016 02:30:38 -0500
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage rec

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3’ game
wacotrib.com / Fri, 06 May 2016 01:52:03 -0500
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 3" game were:

SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch
wacotrib.com / Fri, 06 May 2016 02:17:57 -0500
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese commu

Colombian fisherman reunited with family after weeks adrift
wacotrib.com / Fri, 06 May 2016 00:43:36 -0500
HONOLULU (AP) — A Colombian fisherman has been reunited with his wife and family after spending two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, an ordeal that he says left his three shipmates dead.

AirAsia flight has parallels with 2009 ocean crash
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:11:12 UT
Four minutes and 23 seconds after the first alarms sowed panic and confusion over how to regain control of the aircraft, the plane slammed into the ocean, plummeting belly first at nearly 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) per minute. Above the Java Sea, the pilot of the AirAsia Airbus A320 told air traffic control he was approaching threatening clouds, but he was denied permission to climb to a higher altitude. During that time, deprived of autopilot, the panicking men flying the Air France flight took actions that made matters worse, including trying to carry out different maneuvers simultaneously from both sets of controls. [...] many have cautioned that pilots are often ill-equipped to take over when things go wrong. David Greenberg, a former Delta Air Lines executive who was hired at Korean Air to oversee pilot training and safety, said aircraft manufacturers, airlines and the FAA embraced the idea that automation could make flying safer, but more recently began to worry about the times when automation can't carry the day.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 05 May 2016 23:10:07 -0500
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the New Mexico Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Winfield, long-serving Marlboro Man, dies in Wyoming at 85
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:26:26 UT
The Marlboro Man was a macho cowboy whose image in advertising from the 1950s to the late 1990s made filtered cigarettes more appealing to men. Winfield's rugged good looks made him the face of Marlboro cigarettes in magazine and television ads from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Fantasy 5’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 05 May 2016 22:58:03 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

  Isaac may cost energy industry $1 billion
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:31:49 UT
Hurricane Isaac cost the energy industry up to $1 billion in lost production and damage to equipment, a risk modeling firm estimates.

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