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Making Donations to Japanese Relief Requires Homework

Mar 19th, 2011 | By
Making Donations to Japanese Relief Requires Homework

Last week’s disaster in Japan has been heartbreaking. The details continue to emerge and  it is a story of thousands of people dead and even higher numbers of people still missing or unaccounted for. Many people all over the world have been moved to make a donation to assist in the aid effort. Following last
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2011 National Nutrition Month Theme Is Eat Right with Color

Mar 16th, 2011 | By
2011 National Nutrition Month Theme Is Eat Right with Color

March is National Nutrition Month (NNM), sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The annual event promotes the ADA by focusing public attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing good eating and exercise habits. This year’s NNM theme is “Eat Right with Color.” The slogan sums up the idea that
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Bayou Gourmet Cook-Off Contestant Wins after 11 Years

Mar 14th, 2011 | By
Bayou Gourmet Cook-Off Contestant Wins after 11 Years

After finishing as a finalist for the last ten years, and almost giving up this year, Philip Toups of Houma, Louisiana finally won this year’s Bayou Gourmet Cook-Off. The winning dish was an andouille and sweet-potato cornbread stuffing adapted from an old recipe that Toups had been perfecting for five months. The victory dish took
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Captain Kirk Guides Space Shuttle Discovery Crew Home

Mar 13th, 2011 | By
Captain Kirk Guides Space Shuttle Discovery Crew Home

As the space shuttle Discovery prepared to finish its final mission and return home this week, its crew received a surprise wake-up recording from Captain Kirk himself, Star Trek‘s William Shatner. Monday morning the crew was greeted by the theme from Star Trek, with a special voiceover recorded by Shatner for the occasion: These have
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Tregaron Elephant Grave Hunted by Archaeologists

Mar 11th, 2011 | By
Tregaron Elephant Grave Hunted by Archaeologists

In the year 1848, an elephant from a traveling circus died while passing through the Welsh town of Tregaron in the county of Ceredigion, famed as the birthplace of the Welsh Robin Hood. Local lore holds that the elephant was buried behind the Talbot Hotel, a hotel that has stood since the 13th century at
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss—Read Across America

Mar 4th, 2011 | By
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss—Read Across America

Children in Dixon, California, and countless others throughout the country picked up books Wednesday in celebration of the man who gave the world classic tales like Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and Oh! The Places You’ll Go. If he were alive today, Theodor Seuss Geisel – known
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Last Torchbearer for WWI Passes Away at Age 110

Mar 1st, 2011 | By
Last Torchbearer for WWI Passes Away at Age 110

Frank Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, died of natural causes Sunday at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia. He was 110. He wanted to be remembered as “the last torchbearer” for World War I. He spent the end of his life campaigning to rededicate the existing World War I
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Dolphins Rescue Lost Dog from Drowning

Feb 24th, 2011 | By
Dolphins Rescue Lost Dog from Drowning

Dolphins saved a Doberman that got stuck in a canal on Marco Island off the coast of Southwest Florida Monday. The dog, Turbo, is an 11-year-old Doberman Pinshcer owned by Cindy Burnett. Turbo’s gate was left open Sunday night and he disappeared. Burnett and her sons went looking for him at that time but could
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London Fashion Week February 2011 Kicks Off

Feb 20th, 2011 | By
London Fashion Week February 2011 Kicks Off

London Fashion Week February 2011 kicked off this weekend at Somerset House. International buyers and press assembled for one of the world’s biggest fashion shows to get a preview of spring and summer trends. London Fashion Week is held in London every February and September. It is organized by the British Fashion Council (BFC) trade
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National Christmas Tree Falls to High Winds

Feb 20th, 2011 | By
National Christmas Tree Falls to High Winds

High winds that assailed Washington, DC Saturday blew down the National Christmas Tree, which had stood in President’s Park near the White House since 1978. The National Christmas Tree was a Colorado blue spruce that stood 42 feet (13 meters) tall. It was transplanted from York, Pennsylvania after being planted in the front yard of
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