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Bougard Named SEC Women’s Co-Field Athlete Of The Year

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:20
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After an outstanding senior indoor track and field season, Mississippi State's Erica Bougard has been named the SEC Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Year.

Tuesday Game At Lipscomb Canceled For Softball

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:52
The Mississippi State softball team's (18-5, 1-2 SEC) mid-week game against Lipscomb (8-10) on Tuesday afternoon in Nashville has been canceled with the expectation for bad weather in the area.

Agencies have to address credit report complaints

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:29
Here's good news if you're trying to fix an error on your credit report.

Tourist dies trying to save vacationing mayor

CNN World - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:39
A Dutch tourist drowned while trying to rescue a Michigan mayor who was on vacation in the Caribbean. CNN affiliate WXYZ reports.
Categories: International News

Greece wants tourists to spy on tax cheats

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:22
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'American Sniper' tops 'Hunger Games' for 2014's biggest box office

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:18
Katniss Everdeen may have won the Hunger Games, but "American Sniper" won at the box office in 2014.

Family drowns on beach vacation

CNN - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:17
Four family members, including newlyweds, drowned while vacationing in the Dominican Republic with about a dozen family members. CNN affiliate KYW reports.
Categories: National News

Buffalo takes on SUV ... guess who wins

CNN - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:15
A Buffalo hits a man's vehicle while he is filming them from inside the SUV. KTWO has the story.
Categories: National News

New video surfaces of racist chant

CNN - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:13
A second video shows members of the Oklahoma University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting racist lyrics. CNN's Ashleigh Banfield reports.
Categories: National News

Will Saudi Prince Alwaleed invest in Snapchat?

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:09
Snapchat is all about disappearing images and messages.

New York Times tells Fed: wait on rate hike!

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:02
The New York Times has one message for the Federal Reserve: pump the brakes.

The biggest threat to stocks now: A Fed rate hike

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:55
Imagine celebrating your birthday by listening to nonstop talk about your demise.

13th juror: 'A bloody spectacle'

CNN - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:50
There are no cameras to bring you the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But have no doubt: The images being presented here in federal court are powerful and indelible.
Categories: National News

They asked for what? Wackiest hotel guest requests

CNN - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:47
Concierge requests are typically predictable: tickets to a show, flowers, chocolates. But some guests ask for burials at sea, mariachi proposals and camels.
Categories: National News

Gun rights group fights armor-piercing bullet ban

CNN - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:47
A gun rights organization is funding a last-ditch push to pressure the Obama administration to abandon a proposed ban on armor-piercing bullets.
Categories: National News

Giving the Elderly a Helpful Lift -- In the Home

Lifestyles - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:28
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(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.

This need (and recognition) to downsize, yet not wanting to because of the memories associated with the home (after all, it's where they have lived for decades and may have raised their families), can be a problem. It may also be impractical due to today's still sluggish housing market.

So, what to do? Instead, you might want to consider a stairlift to make your current home more practical.

While there are a whole host of reasons to install a stairlift, the most common is that someone has become too infirm to walk up and down the stairs because of age, illness or injury.

For Cornelius Rice, 80, of Wilkins, Pennsylvania, it took a nasty fall to admit he needed help from a stair lift to deal with his balance problem.

"[A stairlift] makes it convenient for me to get around, and makes it easy on the wife," Rice told the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette in an interview. "She doesn't have to take me here or there now, or be lifting me."

Unlike chair lifts of old, new models like those sold by Orlando-based Acorn Stairlifts are powered by two small 12-volt batteries under the seat or by regular house current. The chair and built-in footrest typically fold up when not in use, allowing for easy passage on the stairs. All lifts have sensors around the perimeter of the foot platform that will stop the lift when a sensor is triggered -- be it by a child's toy, a pet or a foot that has slipped off the platform.

For Tim McCool, VP of Sales and Marketing for Acorn, having a built in stairlift makes sense for the elderly.

"When I first started with Acorn Stairlifts over 10 years ago as a sales rep, one of my first customer interactions was with a woman suffering from ALS," said McCool. "She had to be carried up the stairs just to use the restroom. I talked with her for over an hour, and it's stuck with me all these years, and it's why I'm so committed to what we do to improve people's lives."

The biggest challenge, say experts, is getting older folks to admit they need one. Once installed, however, many find they wished they'd done it earlier, said one consultant, who added that older people sometimes don't want to spend the money on this kind of thing because then they have to admit they have a disability.

For more information, visit http://www.acornstairlifts.com.

Categories: News USA

Cycling officials gave Armstrong special treatment

CNN World - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:08
Cycling's international governing body for a long time failed to tackle widespread and well-known doping problems in the sport and gave special treatment to Lance Armstrong, according to a damning new report.
Categories: International News

Iditarod forced north by warm winter

CNN - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:06
An unseasonably warm winter has left parts of Alaska's Iditarod trail without snow, exposing grass and gravel and forcing the famous dogsled race to move 225 miles north.
Categories: National News

Kevin Spacey to narrate 'Race for the White House' series on CNN

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:01
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Iconic Yankee Stadium sign up for auction

Business News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:00
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