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Bitter Cold and Wind to Bring Dangerous Below Zero Wind Chills Tonight

Low pressure will rapidly intensify in the Guld of Maine tonight causing the wind to increase from the west-northwest in gusts from 35-40 mph driving a bitterly cold air mass into the region.  Temperatures will plunge to near or below zero with wind chills later tonight through Saturday morning dropping to a range of -15 to -25 at times.  Dress appropriately for the cold wearing layers, a hat and gloves and covering exposed skin surfaces to reduce the chance for frost bite which can set develop in as little at 15-20 minutes on exposed skin surfaces. Pets should be brought in - if you're cold they are too.


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Take a Break: A Champ at BMX, Life

Updated: Tuesday, July 2 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

Cole Stewart is ten years old.  Like any other boy his age, he enjoys taking
his bike out for a ride.  But his rides
usually happen at BMX tracks.

 Cole started riding when he was just 4 years old.  His 3 year old brother Dean started at age 2.

 Now 3, Dean is already one of the best young racers in the
world.  But when it comes to the trophy
count he's got some catching up to do.  Cole
has amassed more in a few years that most people earn in a lifetime.

 More than a thousand is his rough estimate.

  Despite fierce
competition in his age group, Cole is ranked #1 in New York state.

 “And he just keeps getting better, “says Tonya Stewart, the
boys' mom.  When she talks about Cole
getting better, she's not just referencing his racing.  Cole was born with Hirchsprung's disease.

 Hirchsprung's is a disorder that causes gastrointestinal
failure.  It is typically diagnosed
shortly after birth, leading to a barrage of tests surgeries, most of which Cole
can still remember.

 “I had several,” he recalls.  “Like 10 or 11.”

 “We were in the hospital with other families and their child
didn’t make it out of the hospital, more than once, with the same diagnosis,”
Tonya says.

 Just recently, Cole got good news from doctors.  He's doing well enough to scale back on
hospital visits.  And that’s important, especially
when you consider he has a little brother hot on his heels.

 “He’s really a brave courageous guy,” says Tonya.

 “I’m just so incredibly proud of how he lives his life every
day and doesn’t take it for granted.”

Take a Break: A Champ at BMX, Life

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