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Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations’ cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, it’s a staple too. Even here in the United States, where people eat a comparatively modest amount of rice, plenty is still consumed.

The art of fostering

Parents know the joy of welcoming a new child into their family. And almost all parents dread the day when they have to say goodbye to a child. For foster parents, however, the time between those two events can be very short.

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Civil Air Patrol Texoma Composite Squadron holds open house

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Jacob Baldridge, left, operates a flight simulator while Cadet Maegan Flood watches. The Civil Air Patrol, Texoma Composite Squadron held an open house for the public on Saturday at the North Texas Regional Airport - Perrin Field. The group, which has adult and youth programs, holds an open house twice per year, said Squadron Commander Mike Bernier. The next open house will likely be in September.

AC professor to discuss improv

Kirk Everist, Austin College associate professor of theatre, will present “The Cutting Edge of Improv” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. A 4 p.m. reception in Johnson Gallery will precede his talk. Both are free and open to the public.