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A guessing situation

Friday, April 18, 2014

Guessing situations arise all the time, but the mark of a fine declarer is that he nearly always guesses correctly. For example, consider the spade combination here. South cannot lose a trick in the suit if the missing spades are divided 2-1, but if they break 3-0, how he fares will depend on whether he cashes the ace or king first. If he plays the ace and West shows out, he will lose a trump trick to East. If he plays the king and East shows out, he will lose a trump trick to West. If he subsequently loses a club trick, he will finish … 0

Coming Up

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER CAREGIVER STRESS — Bruce Bradley-Gilmore, a counselor with the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Caregivers Support Group, will speak at the Senior Center, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Bradley-Gilmore’s group was featured in “Caregivers” a new book by local author Nell Lake. Copies will be available for sale. Open to the public; to register call 259-3060. BELCHERTOWN COUNCIL ON AGING DEMENTIA SEMINAR … 0

Coming Up

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER CAREGIVER STRESS — Bruce Bradley-Gilmore, a counselor with the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Caregivers Support Group, will speak at the Senior Center, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Bradley-Gilmore’s group was featured in “Caregivers” a new book by local author Nell Lake. Copies will be available for sale. Open to the public; to register call 259-3060. BELCHERTOWN COUNCIL ON AGING DEMENTIA SEMINAR … 0

Forecasters map potential storms

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there’s potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people. The new online map will appear on the center’s website when a watch is announced for … 0

Solutions sought to reduce food waste at schools

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It’s lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots. She’s dumping them into the trash can. The apricots are “sour,” the junior says. The meat is “nasty.” If it were up to her, she would … 0

Eva Ban, woman in famous photo with JFK, dies at 94

Monday, April 14, 2014

Today, the image would have gone viral in an instant: The president of the United States, dripping wet in swim trunks before a throng of excited beachgoers, trading a look and a laugh with an attractive woman in … 0

Area health officials remain vigilant after Smith College faculty member diagnosed with measles

Monday, April 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Local health officials say they will remain vigilant through Friday for reports of measles linked to a Smith College faculty member being diagnosed with the rare viral illness last week. Northampton Public Health Director Merridith O’Leary said Monday no new cases of measles have been reported … 0

School Lunch Menus

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, mashed potatoes TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, broccoli florets, orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pizza wedge, veggie beans, veggie dippers, romaine … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Monday, April 14, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Ben Breger, a biology student at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, delivered a researched-based presentation at … 0

Health note: Mosquito-borne disease expected soon in U.S.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mosquito-borne disease expected soon in U.S. A mosquito-borne disease that originated in Africa and elsewhere is causing concerns among health officials. The University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research has joined a group of top virologists around the … 0

A SUGAR PRIMER

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sucrose: Common table sugar. It is a 50-50 combination of glucose and fructose. Sucrose quickly breaks down in the intestines into glucose and fructose, which head to the liver via the portal vein where they undergo different biological processes. Glucose: A slightly sweet form of sugar produced by … 0

Younger heart attacks: doctors look at symptoms

Monday, April 14, 2014

Carrie O’Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well. Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks. The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles … 0

Sweet and sour Experts say sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dr. Robert Lustig’s YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism. But the pediatric endocrinologist’s proclamations are supported by research his team has done at the … 0