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Missouri can now enjoy Big 12 drama from safe distance

It seemed likely Missouri would have to piece together a second-rate league with fellow leftovers Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State and Baylor or else be scavenged by the likes of the Mountain West ...
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No shortage of July 4 options in Brazoria County

West Columbia West of the Brazos residents also have options in ...
4 celebration at 10 a.m. Historian Flem Rogers will present a program on pistols in early Texas, focusing on the Dance pistol. A drawing for winners of the annual raffle will follow ...

Columbia Pipeline Group separates from NiSource

Columbia is based in Houston, TX, but most of its employees are in Charleston. There are a total of 600 company workers in West Virginia and 400 in the Capital City, Castleman said. The company has 15,000 miles of natural gas pipeline spread across 15 states.

LU Football Coach Ray Woodard believes team is better than Dave Campbell's prediction

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Baseball - LC-M 6 West Orange-Stark 5 ...

Around the South for July 1: FL, SC, & TX

Speaking to a group of manufacturing plant workers in West Columbia, SC, Jeb Bush answered a question about ...
removal of the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds …… Texas: Supremes focus on Lone Star issues. The US Supreme Court announced ...


Surviving are daughters, Sandra (Robert) Burgy of Waynesville, Ohio and Sheila Roution of West Columbia, Texas; grandsons Matthew Burgy of Waynesville, Ohio and Chris Roution of Seattle, Washington; and three great-grandsons Austin, Colten, and Cruz Roution.

USC opponent preview: Fixing SEC’s worst defense the priority at Texas A&M

COLUMBIA — On a night last August, as Texas A&M passed the football at will against South ...
the Aggies are going to score plenty of points. But in the SEC West, they’re going to have to be able to stop people, and that’s where this team’s success ...

Columbia Pipeline Group Announces Board Approval of Mountaineer and Gulf XPress Projects

"Columbia has been a part of many of these communities for decades, and in some states like West Virginia for over a century," said Kettering. "MXP and GXP will enhance the energy infrastructure that serves these regions while creating hundreds of ...

Report: Dylann Roof purchased weapon at W. Columbia gun store

Reports say the accused shooter, Dylann Roof, 21, purchased the gun used in last week's church shooting from Shooter's Choice in West Columbia. According to NBC news, Roof purchased the .45-caliber Glock legally, despite a pending drug charge. They say the ...

West Michigan military: See achievements by local service men and women

Greenman, a 2009 Muskegon Mona Shores High graduate, recently completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Air Force Airman ...
combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.

UFO Sighting in British Columbia on May 30th 2015 - a light came down, stopped then emitted a beam moved another way and then did a oval move with object two.

This is my first report and my first time witnessing something completely unexplainable to my mind. I am an analytical person. I never thought I would see something I would be so dumb-founded over. It…

Study highlights investments in Columbia River ports. Ag Minute for July 2, 2015

Businesses using the Columbia River have invested hundreds of millions of dollars since a 2010 project to deepen the 110-mile lower navigation channel from 40 feet to 43 feet, according to a study by …
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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in WEST COLUMBIA TEXAS

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015


Register now and request your ballots for the year in WEST COLUMBIA TEXAS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



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