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NEW YORK -- Toddler-safe texting has arrived. Spurred by burgeoning demand for kid-styled tablets, LeapFrog Enterprises and VTech Holdings revamped their tyke-targeted devices to add features that let three-year-olds send short messages to grandma and even watch online videos without stumbling across websites kids shouldn't see. "Exposing our children to the Internet at an early age is incredibly valuable, but how do you do it safely?" John Barbour, chief executive officer of Emeryville, Calif.-based LeapFrog, said in an interview.
Parents are beginning to again contemplate carpools, homework and how to keep hectic mornings moving smoothly. Because we shouldn't send our kids off to school without a healthful meal, we should start contemplating breakfast, too. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, two-thirds of teenage girls and half of teenage boys don't eat breakfast, even though it has proven to be essential to help them focus and maintain energy levels in school. Let's move our kids, no matter what age, into the habit of beginning their days healthfully.
Shown is the stage setting for the Bromley Evangelistic Meetings held March 15 to April 18, 1911, at Holiness Camp (also known as Riverside Camp) drawing crowds of 400 people...
Unlike women, when farmers and ranchers meet each other for the first time, they look each other in the eye, say "hi," and shake hands. That's it. There's no comparing each other's outfits, hair, shoes, fingernails, thighs or body proportions.
Thirteen-year-old Pearl's life changes forever when her father is killed in an unsuccessful whaling expedition off the Pacific coast. "Written in Stone," by Rosanne Parry, is the quiet, heartfelt story of the struggles of a Makah girl living in a small village along the tip of Washington's Olympic Peninsula in 1923. Although Pearl is cared for by her grandparents and extended family, ongoing concerns exist for the entire tribe. The whales are gone, even along Vancouver Island.
LONDON -- Cocoa is heading for its best quarter since 2009 as dry weather and crop delays in West Africa, the main growing region, send prices toward a two-year high and raise costs for chocolate makers.
FORT THOMPSON -- Buffalo County Sheriff Wayne Willman said a Chamberlain woman was arrested on multiple charges Friday that include the theft of a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Toni Baker-Legg, 33, of Chamberlain, was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Friday east of Fort Thompson, following a traffic stop south of Highway 34 on Highway 50. The South Dakota Highway Patrol assisted in the arrest, Willman said, and multiple charges are pending. Baker-Legg was alone when she was arrested, he said.
Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers Inc. gave $400 cash Friday to an anonymous tipster who provided information about a person who was using methamphetamine. The tip led to the arrest of two people. An initiative to pay higher rewards for meth-related crime was previously announced. It seeks to target meth crimes, which have been on the rise in Mitchell.
Sometime between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, a person or people vandalized two vehicles located on the east side of Mitchell. One vehicle, parked on the 700 block of East Seventh Avenue, had scratches in the vehicle paint. Another vehicle, parked in the 700 block of East Fifth Avenue, had two punctured tires. Approximately $1,200 in damage was done to the vehicles. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (605) 996-1700.
SIOUX FALLS -- Raven Industries, Inc. has announced its commitment to open a research development center within The Research Park at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Raven and SDSU...