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Monday, June 5, 2000

TREE meeting scheduled

A TREE meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, at the Eastside Community Center.

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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