Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, June 5, 2000
TREE meeting scheduled
A TREE meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, at the Eastside
Members are encouraged to attend the monthly session.
Nichols receives prestigious award
Joshua Nichols, of Rowlett, Tx., was awarded the President's Education
Award in recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement.
The award was signed by President Bill Clinton and only five other students
received this prestigious award.
Clinton wrote, "As America stands at the dawn of the new millennium
and enters an exciting new era of unlimited possibilities, we must all
reaffirm the importance of education to our nation's continued success.
In earning this honor, you have shown a deep personal commitment to educational
excellence. I commend each of your for working hard in school and meeting
the highest academic standards _ you are setting a powerful example for
all our nation's young people."
Nichols is a student at Stephens Elementary School.
He is the son of Israel and Annette Nichols, formerly of Pecos.
Maternal grandparents are Antonio and Emma Urquidi.
Paternal grandparents are Carlos and Alicia Nichols of Pecos.
Pecosites make honors list
More than 3,800 Texas Tech University students qualified for academic honors
lists at the end of the spring semester.
Students on the President's List earned a 4.0 (A) grade point average
while enrolled in 12 or more semester hours of class work. Students who
earned 12 or more hours with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 qualified
for the Dean's List.
Area students making the honor rolls included the following: Kelly Blake
Cox, a senior majoring in multidisciplinary studies, made the Dean's List
and Stephen Quinn Lee, a senior, chemistry, made the President's List.
Too much juice causes discomfort
Don't automatically blame milk for a child's intestinal discomfort. Too
much juice containing sorbitol, a naturally occurring nondigestible form
of sugar, can cause similar symptoms.
"Most children experience some stomach cramping, gas and even mild diarrhea
after consuming too much juice containing sorbitol, said Dr. Carlos Lifschitz,
a pediatric gastroenterologist with the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research
Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Although humans can't digest sorbitol, when intestinal bacteria feast
on this sweet treat they generate gas and discomfort. High levels of sorbitol
can also pull water into the intestines, causing loose stools. The laxative
affect of prune juice is due to its high sorbitol content.
According to Lifschitz, the most sorbitol-containing juices to cause
problems in children are apple, pear, peach and cherry.
To help keep juice a healthy part of a young child's diet, offer no
more than one or two four-ounce servings per day and avoid offering juice
before mealtime to avoid ruining appetites, Lifschitz said.
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