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IN FOOD  


   A taste of Napa
"Bay Cafe" chef Joey Altman reveals what it takes to film his new show on Food Network. His new series, "Tasting Napa," will showcase a burgeoning cadre of star chefs and the wine country lifestyle.

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IN HEALTH  


   Study: Many new drugs not innovative
Nearly half of all new prescription drugs introduced between 1989 and 2000 may not be much better than existing medications, according to a report released Tuesday by a leading health-care research group.


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IN EDUCATION  


   Will they eat soy?
Palo Alto Unified could become one of the first school districts in the nation to offer organic school lunches. Yep that means soy baloney, chickenless nuggets and organic burritos. But will the kids eat it?

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OUR EDUCATION PARTNER  

   Do your homework on schools
Greatschools.net lets you compare local schools’ test results and other achievement indicators. If you’re pondering a move, check out the schools in that neighborhood. Also, find out how you can help your local school.



GARDENING  


   Digging dirt
Do you have a lackluster lawn? Puny petunias? Troubled tomatoes? Soil tests can take the guesswork out of what your garden needs to nurture healthy plants. Armed with some basic knowledge, you can stop wasting money on unnecessary fertilizers and soil amendments.

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Do your own garden-variety tests with kits

IN TRAVEL  

   Hit the hot spots and keep moving
"Vamanos. Avanti. Let's go." The words were Mohammed's, my multilingual guide on a recent whirlwind tour of Tetuan and Tangier, Morocco, but I share his sentiment.

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GUIDES TO LIVING  
Report: Vaccine OK
Hepatitis B vaccine not linked to multiple sclerosis, the Institute of Medicine reported.
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Drive me crazy
Her friends thought she was nuts. This Easter, Margaret Brennan-Neaton decided to drive from her home in Redford Township to Port Charlotte, Fla., with four of her five daughters, ages 4 to 13. That's more than 1,200 miles, or 21-plus hours in the car.

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