Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, March 13, 2000
Ten free flowering trees offered
Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who
joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March 2000.
The free trees are part of the non-profit Foundation's efforts to support
tree planting for the new millennium.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between
March 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to 12 inch
trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation's monthly
publication, and the Tree Book with information about tree planting and
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send
a $10 contribution to Ten Free Dogwood Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation,
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by March 31.
Time limit needed for Easter candy
Parents should set a time limit for how long candy from the Easter bunny
remains in the house.
"Make a deal with your kids that Easter candy will be removed after
about a week," said Dr. Janice Stuff, a nutritionist at the USDA/ARS Children's
Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "After
that time, pick special times to give candy to your kids. An occasional
taste will help satisfy their sweet tooth."
Eating too much candy can affect a child's appetite and cause the child
to develop bad eating habits. If children don't have a good appetite, they
might not regularly eat the fruits, vegetables and meats needed to grown
up healthy and strong.
Bottled water, contact lenses don't mix
A new study finds using bottled water to rinse and store contact lenses
might do more harm than good.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston purchased 23 brands
of bottled water and tested them for contamination.
"We found that nearly a third of the bottled water was contaminated
with bacteria and other microorganisms, including molds, algae and amoebas,"
said Dr. Kirk Wilhelmus, a Baylor professor of ophthalmology.
Using contaminated bottled water to rinse contact lenses passes the
bacteria to the surface of the lens.
If bacteria or other
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