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St. Elizabeth Regional Health Auxiliary host Mistletoe Mart, Nov 14-15

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Members of the St. Elizabeth Regional Health Auxiliary will host the annual Mistletoe Mart from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the St. Elizabeth Regional Health Auxiliary House, located on the corner of 26th and South streets […] Read the full story

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Earthworms appetites may facilitate carbon storage so the chemical isnt released into the atmosphere as CO2, which potentially could help curb climate change. Tim Filley, a Purdue University environmental chemist, checks one of the plots at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Maryland, where he and Cliff Johnston, another Purdue environmental chemist, monitor how much and how fast the worms eat leaves and other materials on the forest floor. This is part of a National Science Foundation-funded collaborative study by Purdue, Johns Hopkins University and the Smithsonian Institution. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Johnston, Purdue University Department of Agronomy)

Earthworm activity can alter forests’ carbon-carrying capabilities

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in North American forest litter and soils, potentially affecting the amount of carbon stored in forests, according to Purdue University researchers. The Purdue scientists, along with collaborators from the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University, study the habits of earthworms originally brought […] Read the full story

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Boiler Volunteer Network gathering donations for food bank

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s Boiler Volunteer Network kicked off the eighth annual Fall Harvest Food Drive on Monday (Oct. 27). Students, faculty and staff will be able to donate to the food drive through Nov. 21. All donations will benefit Food Finders Food Bank, which serves 16 counties in Indiana. Boiler Volunteer Network Director […] Read the full story

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Early, Election Day voting offered on Purdue West Lafayette campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Student voting in the Nov. 4 general election will be easier than ever, thanks to a new system worked out between Purdue and county election officials. Under the new system, Purdue student identification cards will be accepted as a photo ID, provided election officials can verify current enrollment by tapping into […] Read the full story

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Some whites struggle more with obesity related to discrimination than blacks, Hispanics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new study confirms that discrimination is a stress factor that is related to obesity, but surprisingly, this is most true among ethnic white groups and not blacks or Hispanics. “We wanted to determine whether feeling discriminated against was linked with having excess tummy fat in adults,” says Haslyn Hunte, an […] Read the full story

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Obama campaign unlawfully misuses proprietary firearms industry media list says trade association

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Obama campaign in Indiana, on September 27, unlawfully obtained and made unauthorized use of a proprietary media list belonging to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry. Sen. Obama used this list to e-mail a press release (http://www.nssf.org/share/PDF/100808-003.pdf) concerning National Hunting and Fishing Day. […] Read the full story

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