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FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

June 25, 2014 1:00 am
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Mark Heckler and Mark Schwehn, the president and provost for Valparaiso University, try to blow a bubble with gum they chewed out of whipped cream Friday afternoon during the annual Heckler vs Schwehn challenge at VU.

April 04, 2014 2:30 pm
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Valparaiso University Provost Mark Schwehn tries to shake ping pong balls out of his Kleenex box to score some points during the annual Heckler vs. Schwehn challenge Friday afternoon at VU.

April 04, 2014 2:30 pm

Area communities shaking more salt from winter orders

Some local street departments trying to keep roads bland the remainder of this winter say they need Cargill to pass the salt.

February 21, 2014 5:05 pm
Heavy snow plows into money, resources

Heavy snow plows into money, resources

Driver Bob Cumizalsky waits Friday while Maximi Jiminez fills his plow truck with salt.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond snow plows into money, resources

Hammond snow plows into money, resources

Gary Gleason, director of Public Works for Hammond, stands near the city's salt barn on Conket Street. "Salt works perfectly above 32 degrees. When it goes under 32 degrees, it slows down and when you get into single-digit degrees, it doesn't work," Gleason said. "So you have to start rationing it."

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond snow plows into money, resources

Hammond snow plows into money, resources

City of Hammond mechanics Rick Ward, left, and Michael Schultz, center, on Friday prepare a plow on a truck driven by Matt Marcum, right, in preparation for the next snowfall.

February 04, 2014 9:29 pm
Heavy snow plows into money, resources

Heavy snow plows into money, resources

Thanks to the heavy snowfall in January, some region cities already have paid out more than $200,000 in overtime pay and used more than 8,400 tons of salt to help keep the streets clean.

February 04, 2014 9:28 pm Photos

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Harsh winter has Valpo seeking salt alternatives

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the contract last week to build the salt barn at the new public works campus, but the harsh winter is causing a salt shortage now.

January 27, 2014 10:24 pm

Valpo roads not on a low salt diet this year

VALPARAISO | One month into winter and the city already has used almost as much salt as it did all last winter.

January 18, 2014 4:35 pm
Squash Soup

Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

November 20, 2013 10:15 am
Heart healthy foods can be delicious and nutritious

Heart healthy foods can be delicious and nutritious

Eating a heart-healthy diet is essential in maintaining good health, dietitians say, and by following some easy tips, is entirely possible.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Joe Ferguson of Gus Bock Ace Hardware in Lansing Stocks Bags of Sidewalk Salt

Joe Ferguson of Gus Bock Ace Hardware in Lansing Stocks Bags of Sidewalk Salt

Joe Ferguson, 17, of Dyer, stocks bags of sidewalk salt Monday at Gus Bock Ace Hardware on Ridge Road in Lansing, Ill.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Salt Blends for Preventing Slips and Falls

Salt Blends for Preventing Slips and Falls

Today's blends of salt-based products for eliminating ice on sidewalks and driveways includes additives to prevent harm to pets, concrete and landscapes.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Winter Salt Treat Road Concerns

Winter Salt Treat Road Concerns

Blends of salt and chemical combinations create better options today for not only keeping winter roads safe, but also to prevent harm to vehicles and vegetation.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Meltdown: Ice thaw for slippery sidewalks includes salty consideration

Meltdown: Ice thaw for slippery sidewalks includes salty consideration

Valparaiso University student Abby Accettura said she plans her winter footwear based on how much "white" she sees on the sidewalk outside her window.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Smitten Kitchen' plum poppyseed muffins

'Smitten Kitchen' plum poppyseed muffins

From "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" by Deb Perelman

November 17, 2012 11:45 pm
Fire destroys Union Township home

Fire destroys Union Township home

Homeowner Millie Stephan, right, and friend Debbie Hager hug after a fire at Stephan's home on Sassafras Drive in Salt Creek Commons. No one was home at the time of the fire.

October 24, 2012 1:34 pm
Fire destroys Union Township home

Fire destroys Union Township home

A firefighter walks away from a home at 424 Sassafras Drive in Salt Creek Commons on Wednesday after it caught fire.

October 24, 2012 1:34 pm
Fire destroys Union Township home

Fire destroys Union Township home

A burned couch sits outside of 424 Sassafras Drive after a fire at the home Wednesday in Salt Creek Commons in Union Township.

October 24, 2012 1:34 pm
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