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Kansas Leaves its Mark on Mabee Center with Seven Pool Records


LIBERTY, Mo.—Seven pool records fell and all but one event was won by Kansas in a double dual against Truman State and William Jewell Saturday afternoon. Three individual event wins by Lindsay Manning boosted the Jayhawks to victory, defeating the ...

Liberty Lions Club to hold 42nd annual Porky Pig Day


The Liberty Lions Club will hold its 42nd annual Porky Pig Day ...
The Forgotten Emancipator: Upcoming 150th anniversary showcases how Northeast Missouri man helped free slaves The Forgotten Emancipator: Upcoming 150th anniversary showcases how Northeast ...

Buer, Rininger Make History in Win Over Campbell


Buer's 10 points on Saturday give the redshirt senior guard 1,009 for her career, including her time at Missouri State and Liberty. Meanwhile, Rininger's field goal percentage broke the previous mark of 90.9 percent (10-of-11), set by Patti Gallant against ...

Internet Dubs Missouri Rep. Elijah Haahr a Closeted Asshole for "Religious Freedom" Bill


An avowed defender of religious liberty, Missouri State Representative Elija Haahr was shocked last week by an onslaught of mean tweets, emails and Facebook messages directed at his "Student Freedom of Association Act," which seeks to enshrine religion ...

TV Review: ‘Sons of Liberty’


White and Kirk Ellis, “Sons of Liberty” is an uneven affair ...
the exaggerated sense of drama – including the aforementioned and repeated use of slow mo – grows a bit tedious. With Barnes commanding center stage (he’s a lot more handsome ...

IRC's Damian King commits to Liberty


Missouri, Syracuse and West Virginia. But when King broke his thumb in the third game this past season, which sidelinied him for the remainder of the regular season, the interest from those schools started to wane. Liberty, a Division I-AA school ...

Missouri's first Sprouts Farmers Market opens in Northland


Sprouts Farmers Market opened Wednesday near Liberty and will have a big impact on the area. Overland Park and Lenexa also have the grocery store, but this will be the first one located one the Missouri side. Sprouts has hired 100 full and part-time employees.

Liberty Hospital receives award for breastfeeding practices


Liberty Hospital has received a Show Me 5 Award for best breastfeeding practices from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Missouri Show Me 5 Hospital Initiative: Taking the First Steps to Being Baby-Friendly recognizes the success of ...

Boulder County's Statue of Liberty replicas celebrate our freedom


After the scouts held a torch-lighting ceremony beneath the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, Jack Whitaker (a Boy Scout commissioner in Kansas City, Mo.) came up with the idea of casting 200 copper replicas of the statue and placing them in ...

Missouri lawmaker wants tax increase on gun purchases to fund cop body cams


Brandon Ellington, a Democratic state lawmaker from Kansas, has introduced legislation that would require all Missouri law enforcement officers ...
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A problem in the city: A GREAT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN ADOLESCENCE CAN IMPAIR THE BRAIN PERMANENTLY

To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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Aids to study in LIBERTY

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, graduate school, and professional school.

 Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college.

“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.)

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Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs. Besides aid from the U.S. Department of Education (discussed below), you also might get

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interestloans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!

Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school

Use FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA!

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Aid From Your State Government

Even if you´re not eligible for federal aid, you might be eligible for financial aid from your state. Contact your state grant agency for more information.

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Aid From Your College or Career School

Many colleges offer financial aid from their own funds. Find out what might be available to you:

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office.
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major.
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines.

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Aid From a Nonprofit or Private Organization

Many organizations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college. This free money can make a real difference in how affordable your education is.

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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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