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06/22/2007 Chow Line: Summertime Corn: How sweet it is (for 7/1/07) What makes corn on the cob so sweet? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, Bob Precheur
11/12/2010 Chow Line: Have the flu? Eating citrus perfectly OK (for 11/21/10) I read on some website that people with the flu should avoid citrus fruits because they could make the illness worse. Is there any truth to that? Martha Filipic Sarah Clark
10/03/2012 100 Students at 4-H Center Oct. 10 for National Eco-Bot Challenge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Using inch-long "Eco-Bots" made from the head of a toothbrush, a small vibrating motor and a watch battery, thousands of youths around the nation will devise ways to clean up a simulated toxic spill on Oct. 10 in the "Eco-Bot Challenge." Martha Filipic Bob Horton, Sally McClaskey
03/03/2011 Online Watershed Academy Begins March 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A broad range of professionals and community volunteers are involved in watershed planning and management in Ohio. Those who want to take a leadership role will want to enroll in the 2011 Ohio Watershed Academy, offered by Ohio State University Extension March 28 to May 31. Martha Filipic Anne Baird, Joe Bonnell
03/12/2010 Chow Line: Labels can guide healthful choices (for 3/21/10) Heart disease runs in my family. I know Nutrition Facts labels can help me make better food choices, but I'm not sure how. Can you help? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/04/2012 Researchers Unravel Challenges of Drug-Resistant Bacteria COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For years, medical professionals and the livestock industry have made great efforts not to overuse antibiotics, but drug-resistant microorganisms continue to thrive.   Martha Filipic Hua Wang
08/14/2009 Chow Line: Eat lots of produce, raw and cooked (for 8/23/09) I have long heard about the benefits of eating raw produce, and I have experimented with a semi-raw diet in the last few weeks. Besides eating raw produce, I'm making smoothies with fruits and vegetables for breakfast. But I just heard a news report saying some vegetables are more nutritious if cooked. So what's better, cooked or raw? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/13/2012 Armageddon or Not, Now's an Opportune Time to Prepare for Emergency COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If doomsday -- or, alternatively, winter -- is approaching, you'd better be prepared.  Martha Filipic Kent McGuire
06/25/2002 Chow Line: Whole grains a whole lot better (for 7/14/02) I happen to like whole-wheat bread, brown rice and other whole grains, but I have a hard time convincing my husband to try them. Can you list the reasons why whole grains are better for you? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
05/08/2009 Chow Line: Make your salad as healthful as possible (for 5/17/09) My sister makes what she calls "junk food salad," with lots of toppings and dressing. Is that kind of salad healthful? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/07/2012 Analysts: Ohio Must Take Steps Soon to Counter Shale Energy Boom/Bust Cycle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs to take steps to make sure the state benefits from the shale energy boom in both the short- and long-term, a new policy brief from Ohio State University suggests. Martha Filipic Mark Partridge, Michael Farren, Amanda Weinstein
11/14/2008 Chow Line: Healthful, balanced diet best for bones (for 11/23/08) I read that the phosphoric acid in some soft drinks leaches calcium from bones. Is that true? Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
08/25/2004 4-H Founder Park, Statue Dedicated SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A.B. Graham would have been proud. Martha Filipic Mike Haubner
06/20/2008 Family Fundamentals: Help friend in financial crunch by reviewing resources (for 6/29/08) A good friend lost her job recently, and she fears she might lose her house. We aren't in a position to help her financially, but can we assist in other ways? Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
02/22/2011 Ohio State's Endeavor Center Bolsters Southern Ohio Economy PIKETON, Ohio -- When Wastren Advantage, Inc., began startup operations in 2005, The Ohio State University Endeavor Center had just opened its doors as a training center and business incubator. Wastren was one of its first tenants. Martha Filipic Jerry Driggs, Steve Moore
03/27/2012 Homebuyer's Guide Could Help Prevent Nightmares When Pursuing American Dream COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Historically low mortgage rates and reasonable home prices make today's realty market seem like it should be a buyer's dream. But the process can become a nightmare for potential buyers who are unprepared to make what could be the biggest investment of their lives. Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
04/22/2008 Family Fundamentals: Protect family from sun's rays (for April 2008) My teenage daughter is gearing up for summer and is already talking about wanting a deep tan this year. Is tanning considered safe? Martha Filipic Pat Brinkman
08/17/2007 Chow Line: Dry garden veggies for longtime bounty (for 8/26/07) I want to dehydrate some of the vegetables from my garden this year. What guidelines do you recommend? Martha Filipic Doris Herringshaw
12/11/2006 Family Fundamentals: Be careful not to overindulge children this holiday (for December 2006) My husband and I want to give our children the things we didn't have when we grew up, especially during the holidays. How can we tell if we're going overboard? Martha Filipic Melinda Hill
11/16/2011 December 4-H Science Saturdays Program on 'Amazing Magnets' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kids are certain to be drawn to the next "Science Saturdays" program offered by Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development.  Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
04/19/2012 Chow Line: Encourage, support overweight child (4/6/12) My son is much too heavy for his age (he's 13) and my mother is hinting we should try putting him on a low-carb diet. I'm not sure that's a good idea, but I do think we need to do something. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
11/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Your credit score can have profound effect (for November 2010) I recently got a free copy of my credit report. Everything appears to be in order, but I was surprised that the report didn't include my credit score. Is it important that I know my score? If so, how can I obtain it? Martha Filipic Christine Olinsky
03/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Know how new credit card rules might affect you (for March 2010) I know there are new rules for credit cards, but I'm not sure of the details. Is there anything in particular I should pay attention to? Martha Filipic Cora French-Robinson
11/06/2009 Chow Line: Get answers on holiday food safety (for 11/15/09) I am hosting relatives over the holidays this year; several are elderly and are a bit frail, so I want to be sure I'm following all food safety guidelines. Where can I go for a refresher? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros, Stephanie Smith
11/06/2012 New Ohio Casinos Prompt Cautions on Gambling Addiction COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As newly legal casinos continue to open their doors in Ohio, a new field specialist with Ohio State University Extension wants to be sure families understand the risks involved with gambling and where to turn for help if needed. Martha Filipic Jim Bates
03/07/2003 Chow Line: Work some soy protein into diet (for 3/16/03) I want to incorporate more soy into my diet. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
04/18/2011 Family Fundamentals: Daughters may not always open up to parents (for April 2011) My pre-teen daughter and I have a good relationship, but she refuses to talk with me when she's having problems with friends or boys. What can I do to encourage her Martha Filipic Kara Newby
05/15/2009 Chow Line: Try heat, drying if fresh garlic turns blue (for 5/24/09) When I crush a fresh garlic clove and spread it on a piece of fish or meat and put it in the oven to bake, the crushed garlic turns bluish-greenish. Why does this happen? Can I prevent it? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/18/2011 Family Fundamentals: Doing own taxes? Do your homework first (for January 2011) Instead of paying someone else to do our taxes this year, I'm going to take a crack at it. Is there anything special I should look out for? Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
09/15/2011 Family Fundamentals: Online course can help with family finances (September 2011) My wife recently received a small inheritance. Instead of paying off some of our debt, she bought our children new games, bikes and other non-essentials. We don't see eye to eye about money. How can we get past this? Martha Filipic Cazilia Loibl, Kara Newby