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Billions of Other Earths Exist, So What About Other Lifeforms?

When I was a kid, I often looked up at the stars and wondered about life that might exist on other worlds out in space. When I became a teacher in an elementary school and taught science, I would have at least one student (usually several) every year that would ask me if I thought there was other life in space

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If You Like Wine, Choose Red and Protect Your Body

I like to drink a glass of wine every now and then, and I typically don't care if it's red, blush, white or whatever.  This past Memorial Day I drank several different wines because I enjoy wine!  However, are you aware of how good a glass of red wine daily can be for you?  It seems there are many reasons to enjoy a glass of red wine every day.  That's just the news I wanted to hear!

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Prepare Your Vehicle Properly Before Driving This Memorial Day Weekend

Before setting off for a weekend trip somewhere over the holiday weekend, be sure to prepare your vehicle for the trip.  After all, this machine you and your family will be riding in is holding your lives on its wheels.  Speaking of wheels, start with your tires!  Tires are often neglected, which can leave to problems on the road.

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Ticks are Ready to Spread Lyme Disease to You

I keep my grass mowed, weeds cut down as much as I can, and yet, my dogs seem to find the ticks wherever they are hiding.  That's because the dirty little blood suckers are transported from place to place on other animals, where they lay their eggs.  Then the eggs hatch and the ticks are successfully spread practically everywhere.  Sure, my dogs have an insecticide treatment every month, but we humans don't and therein lies the problem.  We humans have to be concerned about Lyme disease.

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What Are Your Embarrassing Driving Mistakes, Evansville and Tri-State?

I'm going to confess right up front that I frequently forget, especially if I've been in a place for very long, where I parked my car!  And how embarrassing is it when you cut a turn too sharply and you hit the curb with the tire, or worse, pop up and then down as you run over it?  Two thousand drivers (50% men/50% women) were asked what their most embarrassing driving mistakes have been and this is what they said...

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Strawberry Season is My Favorite Time of the Year! [Recipes]

I must admit that I will hunt for and eat strawberries year ‘round because I enjoy them so much.  A juicy, ripe and flavorful strawberry is one of Heaven’s gifts on Earth, as far as I’m concerned.  So when Indiana’s strawberry season blooms, I’m ready for slurrpin’ up the strawberries!

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Owen Block Building (Dave Westrich)
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Should Owen Block Building Owners Get Out of Paying Taxes? [Poll]

It’s a 19th Century structure that has added character to Evansville, specifically the neighborhood along Chestnut Street, for many years.  Over the past several years, though, Owen Block, which is on the Preservation Alliance of Evansville’s Most Endangered Places list, has been utterly neglected by the owners of the property, Neuhoff Development, LLC, a company that quite paying taxes on the property in 2012.  Is this acceptabl

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Will Robert Mathis’ Four Game Absence Break the Indianapolis Colts? [Poll]

We learned Friday that Robert Mathis has been suspended for the first four regular season games due to failing a preseason drug test.  He says that the drug in his system was one to help him improve fertility.  The NFL says, "Too bad."  Will Robert Mathis, a team leader and player with over 19 sacks last year, be missed enough to cause Colt losses during those first four games?

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I Wish I Were a Dairy Cow in Norway or Bosnia-Herzegovina

I realize how the title may make you raise your eyebrows, but that’s only because you may not know what I know.  I recently read an Associated Press article regarding the treatment of cows in Norway on one particular farm in Kozarac, Bosnia-Heregovina.  In those places,

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E-Books or Old Fashioned Printed Books – Which One Do You Prefer? [Poll]

Which type of book do you like to curl up with and read, an electronic book or a good old fashioned book?  Are printed books going to die out like the dodo bird did?  For the time being, it appears that even with the "coolness" factor of e-books, printed books are holding their own and don't seem to be becoming extinct.

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