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Workshop teaches parent-child teams about computer science

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s College of Science is inviting parents and children to learn about computer science together through the “Are You Smarter than Your Fifth Grader?” program. The program, a series of four workshops, offers programming and graphic design activities for students in grades four through six and their parents or guardians. […] Read the full story

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Indiana electricity rates may rise, demand slow through 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana electricity rates are projected to increase 12 percent over the next four years, while the recession and more efficient appliances will lower overall demand, according to a report prepared by analysts at Purdue University. Major factors driving up rates will be new federal air-quality standards, coupled with increasing construction and […] Read the full story

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New Indiana license plates honoring fallen vets available in January

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s new Gold Star Family License Plate commemorating fallen Hoosier veterans will be available at the start of the new year, State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) said. Gold Star plates can be obtained by spouses, parents, siblings or children of anyone who died while serving on active duty in the military – […] Read the full story

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Two more days to get new car tax break from IRS

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds individual taxpayers who are considering buying a new car that they have until the end of business on Thursday, December 31, 2009 to take advantage of a tax break that may not be around in 2010. Taxpayers who buy a qualifying new motor vehicle this year […] Read the full story

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Ten New Year’s resolutions to make your pets happier

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — When drawing up a list of New Year’s resolutions, be sure to include your pets, says Lorraine Corriveau, a wellness veterinarian at Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Here’s her top 10 list of pet related New Year’s resolutions: 1. Spay or neuter your pets, adding more years to their lives […] Read the full story

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Veterinarian offers top 10 Christmas gifts for pets

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As you shop for Christmas gifts for your pets or for pet owners, keep the pet’s health in mind, says Lorraine Corriveau, a wellness veterinarian at Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Here are her top 10 holiday gift ideas for pets: 1. Chew toys. Chew toys prevent pets from chewing […] Read the full story

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