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Archive for October, 2012

Retail Sales Gain Up 0.5 Percent Last Week

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. retail sales rose 0.5 percent during the week ending Saturday, rising at a slower rate than in the same week of 2011, a Washington retail trade group said. Sales receipts rose 2.7 percent from the same week of 2011, the International Council of Shopping Centers-Goldman Sachs weekly consumer tracking survey released […]

Food Lasts 4 Hours In Refrigerator If There Is No Power

WASHINGTON (UPI) — During a power outage, an appliance thermometer is invaluable to test the temperature of food in the refrigerator and freezer, U.S. health officials said. Officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in case of a power outage, the appliance thermometers will indicate the temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer to […]

Volunteers Help Hospital Patients Vote

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — More than 25 volunteers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are helping patients obtain absentee ballots so they can vote, hospital officials say. Allison Rotter, volunteer services manager at Cedars-Sinai, says often patients end up in the hospital unexpectedly, or have been ill and may not have had time […]

Well-Being May Boost Health/Immunity

MADISON, Wis. (UPI) — A lack of education is linked to poorer health and earlier death, but a U.S. researcher says psychological well-being may compensate for schooling. Study co-author Carol Ryff, a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and colleagues measured levels of Interleukin-6 — an immunity protein associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, […]

Study: Horror Films Burn Calories

WESTMINSTER, England, Oct. 29 (UPI) — Scientists at a British university said their research indicates horror movie viewers could burn up to 113 calories in 90 minutes. Dr. Richard Mackenzie of the University of Westminster, England, said he and his team monitored the heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output of people watching scary […]

Horse’s Paintings Gain International Fame

COLUMBUS, Ind. (UPI) — An Indiana woman said abstract paintings created by her horse, Justin, have been selling for $75 to $2,500. Adonna Combs of Columbus, a commercial artist, said her 9-year-old horse, Justin, began painting two years ago when she noticed him using her riding whip to draw in the sand and she attached […]

Horse’s Paintings Gain International Fame

COLUMBUS, Ind. (UPI) — An Indiana woman said abstract paintings created by her horse, Justin, have been selling for $75 to $2,500. Adonna Combs of Columbus, a commercial artist, said her 9-year-old horse, Justin, began painting two years ago when she noticed him using her riding whip to draw in the sand and she attached […]

Woman, 108, Voting In Her First Election

BEAUFORT, S.C. (UPI) — A 108-year-old South Carolina woman, participating in her first election, has decided to vote for President Barack Obama. Arinethia Ferguson, 43, said her cousin, Joanna Jenkins, 108, of Beaufort, has never voted and resisted registering to vote prior to previous elections. But during this election season, “she just got kind of […]

Obese Dog At Center Of Custody Battle

PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) — An Oregon judge said an obese 70-pound dachshund at the center of a custody battle will remain with his caretaker while legal proceedings continue. Jenell Rangan, owner of the Oregon Dachshund Rescue, had sought to have Obie the obese dachshund placed in the rescue’s care while litigation went forward on her […]

Las Vegas Street Renamed For Guns ‘N Roses

LAS VEGAS (UPI) — Officials in Las Vegas said a city street will be temporarily renamed in honor of rock band Guns N’ Roses while they are performing at a hotel. Clark County officials said they have endorsed changing the name of Paradise Road to Paradise City Road, a name inspired by Guns N’ Roses […]

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