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The problem was it was having an identity crisis

When a neighbor knocked on Alice McNeely’s door and asked to buy her house, it triggered a neighborhoodwide game of musical chairs. McNeely knocked on another neighbor’s door and ended up buying and renovating that house.”It was kind of a … Continue reading

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Innovation kills waterborne microorganisms

Whether turning on a tap to fill a container or drinking from a fountain, people in developed countries normally have readily available and inexpensive access to a clean, safe water supply.That is not the case for more than 800 million … Continue reading

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That welcome drink might invite diseases

Think before you reach out for that welcome drink at a social do next time. There are reports of inferior-quality ice cubes being used in drinks and that they are triggering waterborne diseases, especially typhoid and hepatitis A.The community department … Continue reading

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Besieged Syria residents eat leaves

One Syrian security official called it the Starvation Until Submission Campaign, blocking food and medicine from entering and people from leaving besieged areas of Syria.Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have used partial sieges to root out rebel forces from … Continue reading

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Administration steps to prevent water-borne diseases

With rains subsiding, the millennium city is grappling with the Herculean task of sanitation and disinfection measures to prevent outbreak of diseases and other health ramifications due to the prolonged waterlogging and flooding across major parts.All administrative wings have been … Continue reading

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James River’s water quality grade increases slightly

It’s safe to swim in the river most of the time in Lynchburg, and the fishing is great all the time, officials of the James River Association said Tuesday in their report on water quality.But there still is too much … Continue reading

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Nicole Colson reports on the effects of the government

AS THE federal government shutdown enters a third week, cutting off funds for so-called “non-essential” government services, it’s more and more clear that what those in power consider “non-essential” is very different from what we do.Educational programs like Head Start, … Continue reading

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