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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, March 22, 2000
Study abroad offers opportunities
The internet has been instrumental in bringing global communities together,
but experiencing a new culture first-hand is still the most gratifying.
What does it feel like to be immersed in a foreign culture? To speak a
foreign language outside of the classroom? Or more importantly, to return
to Pecos after a summer, semester or year abroad, exhilarated by the knowledge
American Youth Abroad (AYA) helps high school students find the answers
to these questions and more in its new 2000 Brochure, with study abroad
opportunities in Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, England, France, Germany,
Holland/the Netherlands, Russia and Spain. There are more than 25 study
abroad programs; costs range from $1,995 to $7,795.
AYA is a not-for-profit program sponsored by the American Institute
of Foreign Study Foundation, which is based in Stamford, Conn. For nearly
35 years, AIFS has been a leader in study abroad programs for American
and international students. Close to one million students and teachers
have participated in AIFS programs all over the owrld, with great success.
Students who choose to study abroad are not the only ones who benefit.
By hosting an AIFS Academic Year in America international student, Pecos
famiies can earn up to $1,000 towards exciting study abroad programs or
up to $500 on summer or winter travel/study programs. In this way, students
and individual families can experience all the unique aspects of a different
The chance to study abroad gives high school students an added edge;
the knowledge they gain will put them ahead whether it's in college, in
a career, or in cultivating a broader understanding of the world we live
in. To receive the new AYA 2000 brochure, call Andrea Baskinger at 1-800-322-4678,
ext. 5164, or send your request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit AYA online at www.academicyear.org.
The deadlne to apply is April 15, so don't wait.
Phillips to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Fifty years ago on March 26, 1950, Pearl Marie Shelton and Harold Eugene
Phillips joined hands and united as husband and wife.
Now, fifty years later, Woody Phillips and Jana Davis, invite you to
celebrate with them the Golden Anniversary of their parents.
The event will take place from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at 2012 Jackson
Street in Pecos.
Your friendship is a treasured gift, we request no other.
Too much juice can cause 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 treta 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 common 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.
Water helps regulate body system
If your mental alertness, physical appearance, endurance and energy levels
aren't up to par, you might need more water.
"Most people need at least eight glasses of water each day," said Becky
Gorham, a research dietitian with the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research
Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "But the amount of water
needed can be affected considerably by body size, activity level, altitude,
physical health, caffeine and alcohol consumption, air temperature, humidity
and the amount of fiber in the diet," she said.
Good hydration helps give skin a healthy look, cushions joints and helps
prevent constipation. On the other hand, poor hydration can impair physical
performance and mental altertness and increase the risk of kidney stones.
According to Gorham, signs of good hydration include:
·Urine that ranges from clear to straw-colored. Dark urine is
a sure indication of poor hydration.
·Regular urination. Healthy individuals should be able to urinate
every hour or so. Less than that suggests your body is desperately hanging
onto every drop of fluid it can.
·Regular bowel movements. Poor hydration can cause constipation.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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