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Credit cards could be dangerous for college students
(Radio News 08/25/08) Many young adults are preparing to leave home for college. Parents need to be sure their children don’t fall prey to credit card debt says LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Seniors at risk of dehydrating
(Radio News 08/25/08) It’s hot out there, and staying hydrated can help you avoid heat-related illness. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames says this is especially important for senior citizens. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Pros and cons of working during college
(Radio News 08/25/08) Employment during college can have its advantages and disadvantages. LSU AgCenter economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker says working can help students gain a sense of responsibility and self-worth. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Plan a college financing strategy
(Audio 08/25/08) Often many parties are involved in financing a college education from the students and their families to lending agencies and scholarship providers. LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker encourages students to make a college financing strategy. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Native ants destroy land in western Louisiana
Town Ant
(TV News 08/25/08) Kandi Wilson’s wooded property near Anacoco in Vernon Parish appears quiet and serene, but just below the surface is a flurry of activity. Not long after moving in, Wilson and her husband began noticing large ant mounds on their property, occupied by unusual ants. And worse, sink holes began appearing on the land. (Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds)
Large portions sabotage weight control
(Radio News 12/29/08) Large portions are a culprit in America’s obesity epidemic, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy. She says controlling portion sizes is the key to losing weight. Cooking less and cutting out seconds can help you drop pounds. She also says to fill your plate with the right things. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Following through on gardening resolutions
(Audio 12/29/08) At the beginning of a new year many people make resolutions -- and gardeners are among those people. If you make gardening resolutions, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill has advice for you. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Indoor plants need special care during winter
(Audio 12/29/08) One of the biggest problems for indoor plants during winter is the dry air produced by our heating systems. Move house plants away from vents and be sure to water them as needed. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Evergreens are not always green
Evergreen Bushes
(Video 12/29/08) Bushes help accentuate a nice landscape. On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the changing colors and beauty of evergreen bushes.(Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds)
Plant tulip and hyacinth bulbs in winter
(Audio 12/29/08) Now through January is the time to plant those tulip and hyacinth bulbs you've been chilling in your refrigerator to get them ready for planting. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Use caution when ordering from catalogs
(Audio 12/29/08) Gardening catalogs normally arrive in mailboxes in December and January. Most of these are available for free if you go online and request one. Just be cautious when ordering from catalogs and make sure you choose plants appropriate for your area. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Amaryllis bulbs require special care
(Audio 12/29/08) Many gardeners purchased amaryllis bulbs in October. If you haven't, but you still want to grow amaryllis, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting your bulbs. If you were one of those gardeners who planted your bulbs in October, however, your plants are likely to have bloomed already . (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Fiber from 'energy cane' produces ethanol
(Radio News 12/29/08) Sugarcane researchers are always looking for ways to get more sugar out of their varieties, but LSU AgCenter researchers are studying several varieties where the sugar content really isn’t a factor. Energy cane is grown for its fiber or cellulose, which can be converted to ethanol. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Resolve to be healthy in 2009
(Radio News 12/29/08) As 2008 winds down, people start thinking about resolutions, and many people will resolve to be healthier in 2009. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy says to keep your goals simple.