Submitted by Jeff Koehn on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 1:55am
For some years, the number one cause of death for teenagers in the United States has been car accidents.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed, and 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. Breaking that number down further, six teens ages 16–19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries during that period.
Submitted by Don Ruane on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 2:00am
Cape Coral nine-year-old Tyler Feichthaler knows his way around the world well enough to be one of Florida’s outstanding students of geography.
So well, that, when he competed with students between the grades of four and eight throughout the state that he was named one of the 100 students who will compete April 1 in Jacksonville for the state title in the National Geographic Geography Bee. Only about four fourth graders in the state qualified for the contest, according to Tyler’s mother, Mary Feichthaler.