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May 2009 Articles

LSU AgCenter agent addresses safe shopping online
National Women's Health Week Begins on Mother's Day
The Year 1908

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LSU AgCenter agent addresses safe shopping online

LSU AgCenter agent addresses safe shopping online

 

When you go on a Web site, you need to be a detective and do a background check before shopping.

 

That was the message of Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter community rural development agent, who presented “Tips and Safety for Shopping Online” at the LSU AgCenter Lunch and Ag Discovery event recently in Bossier City.

 

The Web site should give point-of-contact information... read more


National Women's Health Week Begins on Mother's Day

National Women's Health Week begins on Mother’s Day


 Mother’s Day launches the 10th annual National Women's Health Week to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.


 The May 10-16 observance is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames lists some of the important... read more


The Year 1908

Here are some statistics for the Year 1908 :

The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.  Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year . A competent accountant... read more


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