Evokes Hope for the Future
February 28, 2002--- In commemoration
of Arbor Week, an American elm seedling from Oklahoma City’s "Survivor
Tree" was planted in LeGrand Park, located in the historic
Old Cloverdale district of Montgomery. (More...)
Wise Decisions When Planning a Wedding
Normal, AL, Feb. 28,
2002---Wedding season is just
around the corner, and many couples are busy making plans for their
spring and summer weddings. (More...)
Have a Will?
Auburn, Feb. 28, 2002---Do
you have a will? If not, you need to make one, especially if you own
property or have children. (More...)
to Junk Mail and Telemarketers
Auburn, Feb. 28, 2002---Recently,
television commercials have been advertising a new telephone devise
that zaps your number out of telemarketers' computers when they call
you. This may be a good device but there is another, less expensive
way to stop those annoying telemarketing calls. (More...)
Version of 2002 Farm Bill Offers Some Surprises
March 1 ---
The 2002 Farm Bill could be the most significant
conservation legislation passed since the Clean Water Act of 1972
– that is, if most of the U.S. Senate’s provisions are
incorporated into the final version of the bill.
Arbor Day Poster Winner
AL, Feb. 23 ---
Kellie Smith (pictured left), fifth-grade 4-H’er
at Alexandria School, is the Alabama State Winner in the 2002 Arbor
Day National Poster Contest. She was honored during the official
state Arbor Week festivities at Orr Park in Montevallo, February 23.
Animal Science Events Fill Month of March
Auburn, Feb. 22---March
madness doesn't refer to basketball in Alabama, but to the extensive
youth livestock events slated for the month. Three district junior
beef cattle expos are scheduled for Cullman, Dothan and Montgomery.
The Alabama Junior Beef Expo will be held March 8 to 11 at Garrett
Coliseum in Montgomery. More than 200 4-H and FFA club members are
expected to show their heifers and steers at these shows. Young
people will compete in showmanship classes, breed classes and market
steer classes. (More...)
Reality of Death
Feb. 21---Death is a reality
for all of us. On any given day, at least 130,000 people worldwide
die. Some deaths are peaceful and others violent. Some die of
disease; others, from thirst, starvation, murder, accidents, illness
or the easing away of the body after a life well lived.
Carpet a Culprit?
Feb. 21---Consumers beware: Newly installed carpet may be adding
more than fresh new color and style to your home. It may also be a
culprit behind indoor air pollution.
Annual WALK! ALABAMA
Feb. 21---Physical activity has been shown to help reduce the
risk for chronic disease. Walk! Alabama was developed
as an eight-week program to address change in behavior of attitude
and action toward walking and physical activity.
Auburn, Feb. 22 ---The
mortal enemy of fire ants has gained a toehold in Alabama.
Whether this enemy ever
manages to cause as much misery for the ants as it does in its
native habitat in South America is anyone’s guess. But one thing’s
for sure: Heads are rolling all over Alabama, and scientists couldn’t
be happier. (More...)
Environmental Stewardship Conference, March 27-29
Auburn, Feb. 15 ---
Water is essential to
We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it and even play
So how do we know there is enough of this essential
source to meet our everyday needs?
Answering this question will be the focus of the
upcoming 4-H Environmental Stewardship Conference, scheduled March
27 to 29 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.
Other Wildlife Cause Lots of Property Damage
Feb. 12---Frank Boyd remembers it like it was yesterday.
One minute he was driving down an Alabama
interstate, the next minute a deer was crashing into his car. The
deer died instantly, but luckily, Boyd was fine. His car, however,
suffered almost $4,000 in damage. (More...)
Rouse Named Interim Head of AU's Fisheries Department
Auburn, Feb. 14---Dr.
David Rouse has been named the interim head of Auburn University's
Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. He replaces Dr.
John Jensen, who was recently selected to serve as interim head of
the university's College of Agriculture. (More...)
Feb. 13 ---
Yes, it’s pruning time again – the time of year
when commercial growers and homeowners get their fruit and
ornamental trees primed for the warmer spring and summer months.
Types of Workplace Violence
Feb. 11---Workplace violence is the leading cause of death among
female workers and the second leading cause of death among males in
the workplace. On any given day, more than 16,000 threats are made
in the workplace, approximately 700 more employees are actually
attacked, and almost 44,000 are harassed in some way. (More...)
Good for the Brain?
Auburn, Feb. 6---Alcohol:
a brain food?
it’s not quite as dramatic as that, though scientists are
reasonably sure moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. (More...)
6---In partnership with Auburn University’s Harrison School of
Pharmacy, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is developing an
educational program to address one of Alabama’s most serious
health problems: asthma.
Alabama currently ranks sixth in the nation in the
number of asthma sufferers – a problem complicated by its 26
percent poverty rate, which is believed to contribute to the
One Tough Bug
Auburn, Feb. 4---Food safety experts have
described it as "one tough bug."
Listeria, as the "bug" is commonly
called, is a pathogen that is far more pervasive than other
potentially deadly pathogens, such as E.coli O157:H7 and Salmonella.
Common Waterborne Disease
Auburn, Feb. 1 ---
name sounds disarming enough. People who don’t know better
probably would confuse it with a New York airport or assume it’s
the name of a popular beachside report in the Caribbean. (More...)