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Online scams snag college students

(09/20/09 5:58pm)

Identity theft and scam investigators say they hear stories like this all the time. College-age Americans are not the most likely age group to become victims of fraud — those ages 25 to 44 are, according to a 2004 Federal Trade Commission report. But college students' love affair with technology, and sometimes their naïveté, makes them vulnerable to some types of identity theft, experts say.

'Talk' program aims to fill community center

(09/20/09 7:33pm)

The idea is, if you show up on a Monday or Wednesday with $5 in your pocket there is going to be something for you to do. It’s the Talk of the Neighborhood, a new brand of programming at the Recreation Park Community Center. The brain-child of Ypsilanti resident Georgie Pachella, Talk of the Neighborhood is a play on the name of National Public Radio’s daily program Talk of the Nation.

Swine flu might hit a third of Americans

(09/23/09 10:12pm)

BETHESDA, Md. - H1N1 swine flu likely will be the dominate flu strain this year, out-competing seasonal flu and infecting as many as one-third of Americans, according to Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease expert. “This is a virus that spreads absolutely as efficiently as a virus can spread,” Fauci said in a meeting Thursday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other reporters. The good news is while the virus spreads easily, it produces mild disease in most people, said Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.