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World of Reading at Newton Falls library

Published: Fri, June 8, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.

World of Readingat Newton Falls library

NEWTON FALLS -- Beginning Tuesday, pupils in grades 7-12 can participate in "A World of Reading @ the Library" at Newton Falls Public Library. Participants who turn in entry slips will be eligible for weekly and grand prize drawings.

Also, Browser, the library mascot, wants youths to send postcards of summer travel destinations to the Youth Services Department for use as decorations. Mail to Browser, c/o Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, Ohio 44444.

Grooming online

WEST HILLS, Calif. -- A new Web site -- www.groomsonline.com -- is a mega-mall for the groom-to-be and his party. It offers shopping needs, wedding music, bachelor party essentials, diamond buying and other information to guide the groom through the process.

Exercise rightto avoid knee woes

Many knee problems can be prevented by warming up before exercise, doing exercises that strengthen leg muscles, gradually increasing the intensity of exercise and wearing properly fitting shoes when running or walking, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

The group provides a question-and-answer sheet about knee problems, their prevention and treatment. Visit the Web site www.nih.gov/niams or call (301) 495-4484 to have one sent to you.

UFor fact sheets and booklets about knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, arthritis of the knee and knee exercise, see the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons' Web site at www.aaos.org (select patient/public information, then knee).

UFor information and links on knee injuries and disorders, see MEDLINEplus at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/kneeinjuriesanddisorders.html

Fighting scamsover scholarships

Scholarship scams, in which unscrupulous companies guarantee college scholarships or too-good-to-be-true financial aid packages, are bilking students and parents out of thousands of dollars, warns the Federal Trade Commission.

The FTC's scholarship scams Web site -- http://www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams/ -- gives students and parents information about spotting and avoiding scholarship rip-offs.

The Web site includes links to the Department of Education's financial aid information for students.

If you don't have Internet access, you can have a free copy of the scholarship scam fact sheet mailed to you by calling (877) 382-4357.


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