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Pat Shingleton: "Taking A Powder..."

3 years 3 months 1 day ago Monday, August 17 2015 Aug 17, 2015 August 17, 2015 3:00 AM August 17, 2015 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Baby powder isn't just for the baby, especially at this time of the year. I shared this with our Sports Director, Mike Cauble, noting that many athletes use it before they suit up to reduce sweat and discomfort. I also told him I use the lavender, Johnson's baby powder. He told me to, "Shing, Get Out! of the Sports Department before I call Security..." No worries for me, our security detail was either taking a nap or feeding a bunch of cats in the parking lot....We've had numerous heat advisories and a record high of 103 degrees on Monday, August 10th that shattered a record going back to 1962. Since June, we have alerted our viewers and readers to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. Talcum and baby powder can cool you down by sprinkling some on your bed sheets. Baby powder also eliminates squeaky floorboards and can assist in untying the hard knot of a shoelace. I gave Mike Cauble a couple of containers of baby powder. He agreed to present them to Coach Les Miles for further verification on discomfort.

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