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It’s common knowledge that Americans don’t get enough exercise – young Americans too. And the Institute of Medicine issued a report on Thursday calling on schools and government at all levels to make sure that all students get an hour...
A few hours after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City area, ravaging neighborhoods and two elementary schools and killing at least 51 people, Edie Cordray sent an urgent message to members of her church in nearby Norman. "Please pray for my...
More physical education in kindergarten through fifth grade means less chance of obesity, especially for boys, researchers say. The study provides some of the first evidence of a causal effect between gym and childhood obesity. It is to be published...
The email was an invitation to step back in time, from someone I hadn't seen or talked to since 1965. Joe Migliore had noticed my byline on a column in our hometown paper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It was about the shift in racial labels —...
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L.A. NOWMore than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour arrived, a considerable boost for the Exposition Park museum that averages about 1.6 million visitors a year....
Give kids a break, doctors said Monday — or you might find that they have trouble paying attention in the classroom. In a policy statement released on Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health, pediatricians...
A month after a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, demand for ammunition is so high that Wal-Mart is limiting sales to keep supply stable. As of last week, customers nationwide will only be able to purchase three boxes a day from the mega-...
L.A. NOWAfter a dozen years without starting its meetings with prayer, the Irvine City Council will again invite religious leaders to say an invocation before plunging into government business. After debating separation of church and state, the council agreed...
L.A. NOWThe Glendale City Council is set to discuss banning gun shows from the Civic Auditorium at Tuesday night's council meeting. The council has several options, which include canceling rental contracts with the Glendale Gun Show for upcoming events, banning...
Bands and tribute artists will gather Sunday in Las Vegas for a concert to raise money for those affected by the Newtown, Conn., shooting spree that killed 20 students and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “Our Town for Newtown —...
L.A. NOWTransportation officials plan to soon lock the gates to Los Angeles subways and force all commuters to pay for their ride. The subway system has operated without locked gates for years, allowing an open secret about taking a trip: you......
Pop & HissA new book traces the history of Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land.' In the 1950s, Woody Guthrie's best-known song became part of elementary school education through the efforts of music publisher Howie Richmond....
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