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School Lunch Menus

Friday, August 22, 2014

Amherst-Pelham THURSDAY: Soft beef taco, corn, pineapple cup, green grapes, garden side salad, pinto beans FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, garden side salad, cantaloupe cup, broccoli, peach cup Belchertown WEDNESDAY: HS: Bean and cheese quesadillas, rice, black bean and corn salad, Caesar salad, cookie, fresh fruit or pasta bar with Caesar salad; JB: Popcorn chicken or grilled teriyaki chicken dippers, baked potato, corn, peaches, cookie, fresh fruit; CHCS: Popcorn chicken or grilled … 0

Three hurdles to success

Friday, August 22, 2014

Assume you reach three notrump on the bidding shown and West leads the seven of spades. East covers dummy’s ten with the queen, and the question is how to proceed from here. Clearly, your best move at this point is to duck East’s queen. If you won the trick, you would subject yourself … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 22, 2014

KOSTEK — Tyler Henry, son of Kara and Chris Kostek of South Hadley, was born July 11 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Ronald and Kris Waskiewicz of Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Kathy and Mike Piotrowski of Turners Falls, and Stanley Kostek of Hadley. The maternal great-grandparents are Helen Waskiewicz of Hadley and Frank Zalot Jr. of … 0

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine … 0

Playing Along: What’s the buzz?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I’ve never really given insects and their ilk much thought. I had an ant farm when I was a kid, until they all died shortly after finishing a simple network of tunnels, turning it from an ant farm … 0

Study examines sexual behavior of women on vacation

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CHICAGO — Who knew that having sex on the beach - or other far-flung tourist destinations - could be so complicated? Some women who engaged in risky sexual behavior while traveling told a researcher that they felt freed from a sexual double standard at home, and hoped to … 0

Teens: Unwritten rules for social media aren’t so friendly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sixty percent of young women say they’ve experienced bullying on Facebook, even as they commit to a rigorous set of unofficial rules of social conduct, according to a new survey. Time magazine reports the highlights of a study by social networking site We Heart It that asked 5,000 … 0

Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000

Monday, August 18, 2014

The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense … 0

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The … 0

Health note: Better chance for a cure? Cervical cancer study of promising drug

Monday, August 18, 2014

Better chance for a cure? Cervical cancer study of promising drug A national clinical trial is underway with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide. Dr. Charles Kunos, medical director of radiation oncology at … 0

Treating depression

Monday, August 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The biggest danger with depression, said Karin Jeffers, chief executive officer of Clinical & Support Options in Northampton, is when people underestimate the impact it can have on the person suffering. People often “think it’s not their place to get involved,” she said, “when in fact … 1

Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams’ death

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing. “The next day I heard … 1

Check it out: bereavement support, Parkinson’s disease dance program

Monday, August 18, 2014

LGBT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT An eight-week LGBT Bereavement Support Group, for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender adults who have experienced the death of a life partner or spouse, will be held Thursdays from Oct. 2 through Nov. 20. Participants explore reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process and … 0