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Thursday, April 28, 2011 .. N/Warren _ Town an d County News Page Thirteen Z Did You Know? (NAPS)--These groups of women are at greatest risk of preterm labor and birth: women who have had a previous preterm birth; women who are pregnant with twins, triplets or more; women with certain uterine or cervical abnor- malities. Visit www.march ofdimes.com for more information. The latest addition to The Teaching Company's "The Great Courses" video lectures is "The Everyday Guide to Wine," by Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan. Other fields of study top pro- fessors and experts address include philosophy, history and literature. Learn more or order at www.everyday wineguide.com. se$ "Dancing with the Stars" two-thne champion Julianne Hough shows you how to get silky skin with the new Caress Whipped Souffl6s, an ultra-light yet creamy body wash. 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In fact, for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), these tools pro- vide a way .to connect with others and learn. When. you are living with a chronic condition, finding resources to meet your needs can be an important part of managing your health. For Vickie, an MS LifeLines Ambassador, vis- iting MSLife Lines.corn, pro- vided valuable information and inspiration. MS LifeLines is an educational support ser- vice for people living with MS and their families. MS LifeLines and its ambessadom are sponsored by EMD Serono, Inc and Pfizer Inc. "When I was diagnosed, I did not know anything about MS, which is a scary feeling," said Vickie. "When I found MSLifeLines.com, I started to understand MS and was able to read inspiring stories from other people living with MS. The site empowered me3 Vickie, along with fellow RUNorwalk 5 K Walk Route May 7, 2011 \\; 0 625 1,250 2.500 Fie I i I J * = I For Those Living With A Chronic Condition Reading inspiring stories by others who have the same health condition can help you make positive lifestyle changes. MS LifeLines Ambassadors David and Christy, share tips on how to use technology tools to empower yourself with information. Know Where To Start * Explore your options by using a search engine. Find out if there are sup- pt gmups en Facebook, other online Support groups or mobile applications that can be downloaded and used on your mobile phone. Talk to others living with MS and see how technology has helped them. Ask them for helpful sources of infor- mation, Web sites or groups. For example, David uses social networking sites to connect with others. "I found the MS Voices Facebook page to be usefill," said David. Go Online to Connect Locally Take advantage of online forums and blogs that list local events hap- pening in your community. Try searching Google for your town name or zip code, along with your condition. Christy frequently visits MSLifeLines.com for videos and information about in-per- son and telephone programs for people living with MS. "I use the News and Events tab not only to find programs in my area, but also to find programs near family mem- bers," said Christy. "They are all interested in learning more about MS." Try Mobile If You're Often On the Go Check out mobile applications. Mobile applications and other downloadable tools can be a good resource for infor- mation. Check out online libraries such as iTunes to see if apps are available. For more tips and informa- tion, visit wwwmslifelines.com or call (877) 447-3243. Terra Industries, Inc. to Pay Civil Penalty for Air Violations The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced Terra Industries, Inc., one of the nation's largest producers of nitric acid and nitrogen fertilizers, has agreed to pay a total of $625,000 in civil penalties to settle a series of alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act at nine of its plants in Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma. As part of the settle- ment, Terra will also spend an estimated $17 million to install and implement new controls and technologies that are expected to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide emissions at its facilities by at least 1,200 tons per year. "Illegal air pollution from the production of ni- tric acid can leave the pub- lic vulnerable to long-term health problems such as respiratory illness and asthma," said Cynthia Giles, assistant adminis- trator for EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compli- ance Assurance. "Bringing Terra into compliance with the Clean Air Act will pro- tect the public health of communities across Iowa, Mississippi and Okla- homa." "This agreement will require Terra Industries to make important improve- ments in pollution control technology at nine acid- producing facilities that will result in cleaner and healthier air for the benefit of communities in Iowa, Mississippi and Okla- homa," said Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attor- ney General for the Envi- ronment and Natural Re- sources Division of the Department of Justice. "This is a notable achieve- ment in our efforts, along- side the Environmental Protection Agency, to ad- dress the largest sources of harmful air pollution and bring about company- wide compliance with the Clean Air Act." Terra is a major U.S. producer of nitrogen fertil- izers, including anhy- drous ammonia, urea, am- monia nitrate and urea- ammonium nitrate (UAN). The company also produces nitric acid, a key intermediate in the manu- facture of ammonium ni- trate and UAN. Terra, headquartered in Sioux City, will pay $325,000 to the United States, and $100,000 each to the State of Iowa, the State of Mississippi and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, which are named as co- plaintiffs in the action filed in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. Concluded p.15