August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Conservation Corner

Those Pesky Mosquitoes

Another casualty of the state's current economic woes is the county's West Nile Virus Surveillance Program. More...

A Quiet Revolt Against Heirloom Tomatoes

Foodies and gardeners swoon over the old-fashioned varieties, but sometimes they can be mealy and bland

The best tomato I ate last summer was not an heirloom tomato. If those don't seem like fighting words, then clearly you do not take tomatoes seriously. More...

Wild Horse Adoption Planned In Central Idaho

CHALLIS, Idaho (AP) - An official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says he's concerned there won't be the usual interest in adopting wild horses captured in Idaho due to the economy. More...

Merck Vaccine Safe, Promotion Unbalanced

Two studies by federal and academic researchers have found low rates of side effects with the blockbuster cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, but a total of 32 deaths - and questionable promotion tactics by maker Merck & Co. More...

45 Cats Seized During Raid At Oregon Woman's Home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 51-year-old woman has been charged with animal neglect after authorities seized 45 cats from her home in Albany. More...

A Showcase For Senior Athletes

The national games offer more than 800 summer-sports events. The competition is keen - but the broader focus remains on healthy lifestyles

PALO ALTO, Calif. - It's summer in California and the athletic facilities of Stanford University are abuzz with tanned, muscular men and women. More...

Got Milk Farmers?

Unless Congress acts to ensure that dairy farmers get a fair price, many of them will go out of business

SAN FRANCISCO - Before this spring, no one outside Promise City, Iowa, had heard of Jerry Harvey. He was just a dairy farmer, a man who took his first job milking cows at the age of 16. More...

Cookbook Mixes Recipes With Lessons From Cancer

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - JoAn Niceley believes short hair cuts and shortcut recipes mix well, especially for those like herself who can face zapped energy and hair loss from cancer treatment. More...

Trading White House For Martha's Vineyard Rental

CHILMARK, Massachusetts (AP) - The first family settled in Sunday for their vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard not long after Hurricane Bill scampered away, leaving behind big waves and heavy rip currents for the Obamas. More...

Reducing The Chance A Dog Will Bite

Experts say early, positive and thorough obedience training, starting with puppy kindergarten, is one way that dog owners can make their dog less likely to bite. More...