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1.                                                     Family of 3 collides with a train

Call it faith, call it a miracle- either way, tragedy was avoided on Monday evening on Michigan Avenue in downtown Amherst when a car carrying a family of three collided with a train.

Two ambulances were called to the scene which carted the family to a near by hospital. The youngest passenger, Emily Cohen (3-years-old) was treated for mild bruising on her face and arms, Estelle who is 5-months pregnant received six stitches for a laceration on her forehead and Abraham Cohen suffered contusions on his ribs.

Police say that although there were no warning signs or automatic barrier gate, Mr. Cohen failed to stop at the stop sign. Traveling at approximately 20 MPH Mr. Cohen continued to drive into the path of the train which resulted in the collision.

Further investigation done by police show that the child safety seat in which Emily was riding in, saved her life.


2.                                            How Does Meditation Effect Heart Disease?

New Research provided by the U.S. Health and Human Services shows that meditation may aid in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride in men ages 45-75.

Researchers have spent the past 5 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland studying how meditation effected heart disease in their sample of 4,000 male adults. After a hefty $1,500,000 price tag research results were announced today.

Dr. William Smithson, one of the doctors included in the study found that, *insert quote here*


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