Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Wade fishing is fun

There are a lot of fun ways to fish, but one of the most fun and sometimes most productive can be wade fishing. For many anglers this is one of their favorite ways to fish. One of the biggest reasons that so many fisherman like to fish this way is because it puts you in the fish’s world. By this […]

NASCAR’s odd couple splitting

Once again the garage rumor mill turns out to be right on the money as Tony Stewart officially announced at Chicago that he would be leaving Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of this season to become part owner and driver of Stewart Haas Racing. The move will bring to an end a 10-year run that saw Stewart and Gibbs […]

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E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: I just wanted to show my appreciation to the boys from the jail work-release program who cut all the trees that were blocking the views at Fishpond Lake. It really looks nice. I […]

Little athletes suffering adult injuries

WASHINGTON A 14-year-old gymnast with a stress fracture in her lower back. A 12-year-old who tore his ACL in a soccer game. A 16- year-old runner with a leg stress fracture. A 15-year-old who tore his meniscus playing basketball. A single morning’s patients for Harvard’s Dr. Mininder Kocher provides a window into a troubling trend: Injuries once seen mostly in […]

Cholesterol drugs recommended for some 8-year-olds

CHICAGO For the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems. It is the strongest guidance ever given on the issue by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which released its new guidelines last week. The academy also recommends low-fat milk for 1-year-olds and […]

Fat men are found to have bad sperm

BARCELONA, Spain Too many fatty foods are dangerous not only to men’s waistlines, but to their sperm production. In research presented at a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, scientists found that obese men have worse sperm than normal-weight men. “There is a very long list of health hazards from being overweight,” said Ghiyath Shayeb, the […]


Everyone loves a barbecue, but those fun summer get-togethers can derail your diet and possibly raise your blood sugar and blood pressure. This does not mean you have to give up barbecues just because you have diabetes. Instead, follow these hints so you can have a meal that is both delicious and healthy, whether you are hosting or are a […]

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