1.) Where are the most people in the United States moving? It would seem the lowcountry, but South Carolina ranks 5th in the United Van Lines annual moving study. For the 5th year in a row, our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C., was the place that had the most people moving in, compared with moving out. 64% of people were moving into D.C., while only 36% where leaving. Oregon was 2nd, followed by Nevada and North Carolina. 55% of South Carolina moves were people coming to the Palmetto State. The state with the most people moving out was New Jersey.
2.) You’ll need to find something other than cutting back on time with TV and video games to get your children in shape. Researchers say just 4 in 10 children in the U.S. meets the national guidelines for getting enough exercise and limiting “screen time.” Guidelines from the National Institutes of Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics call for elementary school-aged kids to get at least one hour of exercise and spend less than two hours in front of screens every day. But the likelihood of kids exercising regularly didn't depend on whether they were kept away from screens.
3.) Tomorrow hundreds of people armed with clubs, machetes and guns will be in the Florida Everglades to kick off the Python Challenge 2013. The month long event, sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is to find some of the Burmese pythons that have been release, and grown to the size of minivans. Participants must pay $25 dollars and take an online training course. The state wildlife agency is offering prizes of $1,500 for the most pythons captured and $1,000 for the longest python.