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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 care.

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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