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New vaccines would immunize people against bad habits

Ronald Kotulak – Chicago Tribune Published: October 11, 2006 CHICAGO _ Vaccines, the most potent medical weapon ever devised to vanquish deadly germs, are now being called on to do something totally different and culturally revolutionary _ inoculate people against bad habits like overeating, cigarette smoking and drug use. Whether this new era of vaccine...

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National Geographic offers homework help

Eric Goodwin – McClatchy-Tribune News Service Published: October 11, 2006 National Geographic magazine offers access to some of its vast resources on its Homework Help Web site (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/homework/index.html). While it has its shortcomings, the site has a few things going for it that could help you out in a crunch. One Homework Help’s best features...

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Heating bills will likely be lower, trade group says

Kevin G. Hall – McClatchy Newspapers Published: October 11, 2006 WASHINGTON _ Worried that falling fuel prices might lead consumers to draw the wrong conclusion, a trade group for the nation’s natural-gas utilities said Monday that home heating bills should be lower this winter but warned against expecting them to plunge anywhere near as much...

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Minder Florida player of the week

Published: October 11, 2006 Elizabeth Minder, a freshman on the PJC volleyball team, was voted as the defensive player of the week on Oct. 5, by the Florida Community College Athletic Association. Minder has been playing volleyball for seven years and said this was the first individual honor she has ever received. “I think it’s...

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Lady Pirates volleyball team advances to State

Lindsey Chavers Published: October 11, 2006 The PJC volleyball team secured a place at the state competition with a conference victory against Gulf Coast Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Commodores 3-0, with scores of 30-28, 30-27, and 30-20, becoming the 2006 Panhandle Conference champions “I know last year...

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Pirates baseball holds on for a victory

Lindsey Chavers Lindsey Chavers Published: October 11, 2006 The PJC baseball team defeated Gulf Coast Community College Sunday, Oct. 1, with a 4-2 win. The Pirates scored all four runs in an eventful third inning, which ended in a Gulf Coast double play.  An error in the fifth inning at first base gave Gulf Coast...

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Big time racing coming to the Gulf Coast

Brent Scott Published: October 11, 2006 Last month’s announcement of plans to build a racetrack in the Gulf Coast area that will more than likely host NASCAR events was music to the ears of many PJC students who follow the series. On Sept. 12, Gulf Coast Entertainment, LLC, announced plans to build a major motor...

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Working for the silver lining

Jennifer Rich-Neal Published: October 11, 2006 Anyone who has ever lost someone close to them knows the feeling of emptiness that follows.  Last year, I lost my mother very suddenly to pnuemonia.  It is obvious that I would miss her; she was my mom.  However, after she died, I realized that more was missing than...

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Our View: Parenting comes first

Published: October 11, 2006 As many know, a former Corsair staffer was convicted for viewing child pornography.  Many of the Corsair employees are parents as well as students, and this event definitely shook up the office morale. The job of parenting is one that comes first and foremost in the lives of many PJC students...

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Audio: Joe Roberts comes to PJC

Ricky Di Published: October 11, 2006 On October 10, Joe Roberts dropped by the PJC Student Center to chat with students about his campaign.  Studnets got to know Roberts and hear about the issues he plans to address. Corsair Editor-in-Chief, Jennifer Rich-Neal, sat down with Roberts to further discuss these issues.