in case you missed it: GEORGE HARRISON’S MEMORIAL TREE EATEN BY…BEETLES

Wednesday, July 30, 2014A pine tree planted in Los Angeles to commemorate the late-Beatles star George Harrison has died following getting consumed by beetles. Planted as a sapling in 2004 close to the Griffith Observatory, the tree stood 10-feet higher but died lately as a outcome of an insect infestation. The Griffith Park and its…

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VACATIONERS WARNED OF FLESH EATING DISEASE THREAT IN FLORIDA, AL, LA, TX, MS

Wednesday, July 30, 2014Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If ingested, it can cause stomach pain,…

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WARNING ISSUED: RISE IN LIFE-THREATENING TICK BITE ILLNESSES IN TENNESSEE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014Tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in Tennessee.  Doctors are wondering why so many cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are being reported, 328 cases statewide as of Tuesday. Experts are warning people to make certain they wear protective repellant to ward off ticks and to check skin and clothing for ticks…

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BREAD OF LIFE MISSION SEEKS DONATIONS

Wednesday, July 30, 2014The Bread of Life Rescue Mission is in need of donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jello and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission located at 281 W. Fourth Street, or call 707-0503.  The Bread of Life…

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