Dear EarthTalk: What are the major issues with protecting migratory birds that groups like the Nature Conservancy are working on? — Lorinda Bennet, Alnuquerque, NM

Annuities 101

Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That’s one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income.

Children’s Hospital Offers Water Safety Tips For Families

NEWARK — Thousands of swimmers will flock to the Jersey Shore and to local pools this summer, and families should be mindful of the danger of drowning for children of all ages. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for persons aged 5 to 44, according to the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA).

Moving Up

CLARK — Children from Mrs. Koepfler’s class at the Clark Preschool receive their diplomas at the End of the Year/Graduation celebration.

Taylor Enters Cadet Training

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Roy R. Taylor Jr. has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

Soban Named To Dean’s List

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, announced that Brittney Soban of Clark has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List.

Zamanski Named to Dean’s List

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Lori Zamanski, a resident of Linden and a member of the class of 2011, has been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the spring 2011 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.