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Garcia scratched from White Sox's lineup with swollen knee

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Minnesota Twins because of inflammation in his right knee. Garcia, batting .319 with four homers and 18 RBIs, was lifted for a pinch runner in ...

Monarchs are disappearing, but you can help with a wildflower garden

How you can help The state insect of Alabama, Illinois, Idaho and Texas and state butterfly of Minnesota, Vermont and West Virginia, the monarch is the victim of insecticides and agricultural herbicides that have decimated native-growing milkweed.

Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

While new bird flu outbreaks are occurring in the turkey market — Minnesota, the nation's leading turkey producer ...
Timothy Shaw will resign his position in July to take over...
WESTPORT--A five-game losing streak threatened to derail a once promising ...

Westporter among 3 college students killed in Minnesota crash

WESTPORT -- A Westport man was among three college students killed in a collision on Highway 3 in Minnesota that left two other college students injured Friday afternoon. Michael Goodgame, 20, was killed when the 1997 Toyota 4Runner in which he was a ...

Westport college student among 3 killed in Minn. crash

Friends, family and former teammates both in Westport and Minnesota on Saturday mourned the death of 20-year-old Michael Goodgame, one of three young men who died Friday when their sport-utility vehicle crashed on an icy Minnesota highway. A Carleton ...

Michael Goodgame, of Westport, killed in car crash in Minnesota

The Westport community is morning the loss of a local man killed in a car crash in Minnesota. Police in Northfield, Minnesota say 20-year-old Michael Goodgame, a junior at Carleton College, died yesterday after an SUV spun out of control on an icy road and ...

Westport College Student Killed In Minnesota Crash

NORTHFIELD, MINN. — A 20-year-old college student from Westport was killed in a car crash just miles from his school's campus in Minnesota on Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the college. Michael Goodgame, a junior at Carleton College ...

Westport Student, 20, Killed in Minnesota Crash

UPDATE (adds service details) A 20-year-old Westport man was among three college students killed Friday after their SUV spun out of control on an icy road near Northfield, Minn. and crashed into an oncoming tractor-trailer, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

College Student From Westport Killed in Minnesota Crash

A 20-year-old college student from Westport and two other students were killed in a crash in Minnesota on Friday. Michael D. Goodgame, of Westport, along with 20-year-old James P. Adams and 21-year-old Paxton M. Harvieux, both of Minnesota, died after ...

Westport, Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Westport, Minnesota offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Westport, MN, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Drunk man falls in Westport pub

Westport River House by RUHL WALKER Architects

Westport River House is a home located in Westport, Massachusetts, USA. It was designed by RUHL WALKER Architects in 2011. Westport River House by RUHL WALKER Architects: “Built on a gentle slope on t…

New Haven Activists Arrested Protesting IDF in Westport

Forty-eight hours after making headlines from multiple news outlets throughout Connecticut, Dan Fischer still looked shaken. Last Tuesday, officers from two police departments-Westport and Weston-arr…

In this game, censorship does not mean 'deleting your spiteful internet comments' As a woman who writes articles about video games, I hear the word "censorship" a lot these days. To hear certain corners of the internet tell it, "censorship" supposedly means having discussions on th…

10 Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend 2015 in Kansas City

Orangutan Canopy Opening May 22, 2015 9:30 a.m. Kansas City Zoo 6800 Zoo Drive Kansas City, MO Regular zoo admission Help the zoo’s six orangutans move into their new home, the Orangutan Canopy. Be th…

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Where In Westport Would You…?

Susan Israel is a new “06880” reader. She does not live in Westport — but over the next month, she’ll pass through here a few times a week. Susan is sharp. She quickly grasped that “06880” readers kn…

Spray painted message alleging rape in Westport appalls residents, business owners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A disturbing message was  spray painted on a Westport street. Marked with an X ,the bold letters read: “here’s where I was raped.” The message is spray near the corner of 40th and B…

Activity Breaks in Westport, Co. Mayo

Croagh Patrick, Westport. Photo Credit: Destinationwestport My first view of Croagh Patrick was on a winter’s day. A storm had raged on the west coast for three days and finally, it blew itself out. …


This Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm, The Record Bar in Westport is putting a roof over a pop-up record store. The Record Bar is known for the local and national touring bands who perform there, but on …


The importance of local education funding in WESTPORT MINNESOTA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in WESTPORT MINNESOTA

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]


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