Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - Every year, an awards program honors a class of young heroes - young people who are committed at an early age to making the world a better place to live.

El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - Buying a used car is becoming an increasingly common practice. In fact, it’s estimated that just over three used cars are now purchased for every new one sold.

Provo, Utah (NAPSI) - If you’re like most Americans, you like to feel connected: to the past, to a place and to others. Discovering your family history can be a rewarding way to establish those connections and help uncover who you are and where you came from.

Kansas City, Missouri (NAPSI) - Giving can come in many forms. Some choose to give money to charitable organizations while others may give tangible gifts.

Detroit, Michigan (NAPSI) - Keeping America’s schools and students on the road to success is no easy task. Teachers, students and school officials often find themselves scrambling to raise funds with little monetary support at the local level.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - You can feel more secure that your home can weather any storm if you’ve got a generator to keep the lights and appliances on in an outage. First, however, it helps to understand a few facts about generators.

New Orleans, Louisiana (NAPSI) - Whether it is a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or extended blackout, unexpected situations created by Mother Nature can happen anytime, anywhere.