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1 hr ago | KMIR 6

Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a makeover

Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's being transformed into a buff Marvel Comics superhero who will fight evil alongside the likes of Captain America.

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Related Topix: Nutrition, Food, Fruits

4 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

DNR urges deer hunters to donate venison to hungry

Indiana's conservation officers are urging the state's deer hunters to donate some of the venison they take in the upcoming hunting season to programs that help feed low-income families. The Department of Natural Resources says the Sportsmen's Benevolent Fund program provided nearly 270,000 high-protein venison meals to hungry families during the 2013-2014 deer season.

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Related Topix: Food, Venison, Meat, Guns

8 hrs ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

Lawyer for woman accused in husband's murder claims self-defense

A mother of three murdered her schoolteacher-husband in their Carlsbad home and waited a day and a half before turning herself in, a prosecutor said Monday, but a defense attorney said his client shot her spouse in self-defense because she couldn't take his abuse anymore. Julie Elizabeth Harper, 41, is charged in the Aug. 7, 2012, death of 39-year-old Jason Harper, a math teacher and volleyball coach at Carlsbad High School.

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Related Topix: Self Defense, Carlsbad, CA, San Diego County, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Press-Telegram

Fall TV: ABC comedy a black-isha tackles cultural identity

The new ABC comedy “black-ish” partially came out of a conversation Anthony Anderson had with his son a couple of years ago. The actor-writer says that one day his then-12-year-old told him, “Dad, I don't feel black.” Taken aback, he let his son explain that his world was very different than the one in which Anderson grew up - “in the hood, in Compton.” “The existence that my son knows is nothing short of privilege, being in private school since the age of 4, and his surroundings in that environment is what he was referring to,” Anderson says.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Inglewood, CA, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Comedy, The Bernie Mac Show

Thewestmorland Gazette

Action needed to curb sugar intake

More must be done to curb the nation's sugar intake to reduce the "costly burden" of tooth decay, experts have said. Current World Health Organisation recommendations state that adults should get no more than 10% of their daily calories from "free" sugars.

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Gazette Series

Stars getting stuffed for charity

Stars including Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood are getting their teeth into a fundraising challenge as they are pictured filling their faces for a good cause. Former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle and Blue's Simon Webbe - a contestant on the new series of Strictly - have also posed with tasty treats ahead of the annual World's Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place for Macmillan Cancer Support later this month.

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Related Topix: Ubisoft, Strictly Come Dancing, Video Games, Craig Revel Horwood, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Food

KRON 4

Two Vietnam Veterans Receive Medal Of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.

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Related Topix: Veteran Affairs, Opelika, AL

Cybercast News Service

Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

Marc Winocour and his two sons have enjoyed some success transforming the family farm into a field-to-table company that includes bread ovens, delivery trucks and a boutique. Revenues are climbing more than 50 percent a year.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Bread, Food, Francois Hollande

Heraldseries.co.uk

A vinegar producer has been given an award for using traditional flavours and characteristics.

Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars won the Nigel Barden Heritage Award at the Great Taste Awards for its golden raspberry and apache chilli vinegar. The company, based in Park Road, Chipping Norton, was recognised for using rare breeds of heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables.

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Related Topix: Fruits, Food, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom

Maldonandburnham Standard

Surprize! Apple is orange and pink

An award-winning fruit grower has struck a deal with Tesco to trial a newly-developed yellow and orange-skinned apple with pink flesh. The unusual variety - named Surprize and described by Tesco as a "real head-turner" - has been bred by apple expert William Barnett at a farm in Tillington, near Hereford.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Deming Headlight

New Mexico vets' personal information compromised

The personal identifying information of thousands of New Mexico veterans may have been compromised because of a misplaced folder, New Mexico Veterans Affairs officials said Saturday. Agency officials said they are notifying more than 2,600 veterans that a folder with their names and Social Security numbers was found in a women's restroom July 30 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Michelle Lujan, Veteran Affairs, Social Security, Personal Finance, Albuquerque, NM

The Baltimore Sun

Tough time to sell Ukraine president's 'mouthwatering' candy empire

A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez - drooling at the prospect. But despite owning factories in four countries and making $1.2 billion in annual sales, Ukraine's "chocolate king" may have a hard time finding a buyer for his company, now that its founder is the leader of a country at war.

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KSFO-AM San Francisco

WH Chief of Staff Expresses Confidence Iraqi Army Can Take on ISIS

Saying that the United States is at war with ISIS, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough expressed confidence in the Iraqi army to take on the militant Islamic group even though it has failed to do so effectively in the past. "There is now a new multi-ethnic government in Baghdad.

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Related Topix: Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Iraq, World News

The Wichita Eagle

Master's Woodshop resurrects Statton line

For Statton Furniture's third-generation president and the Hagerstown manufacturer's craftsmen and customers, it was a sad time in late 2008 when the 82-year-old company sold off its machinery and tools, and shut its doors. Who would guess that just a few months later, the venerable Statton name would be back in the furniture-making business? Bounce back it did during the winter of 2009 when Eben Conner, who owns a custom woodworking company called The Master's Woodshop, struck a deal with former Statton president Hunt Hardinge to begin production again.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD, Woodworking, Hobbies

CBS Atlanta

Two perfect days in Camden, Maine

Straight up, over ice, or frozen, daiquiris are just as good now as when Hemingway drank them. Of course, like many classics, the daiquiri is easy to make and easy to get wrong.

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Related Topix: Camden, ME, Tea, Drink, Portland, ME, Food, Dining

Wimbledon Guardian

Flowers and home-grown veg to go on display at Epsom Garden Society's autumn show

Dazzling flowers and impressive home-grown vegetables are set to go on display at Epsom Garden Society's autumn show. In addition to flowers, fruits and vegetables, show secretary Jill Farnham says there will be sections for preserves, baking and flower arrangements.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Food, Vegetables

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Tomatoes and salad kits recalled

A California produce company is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Taylor Farms of Tracy issued the voluntary recall Saturday night for Expo Fresh Roma tomatoes shipped to Costco locations in Los Angeles and Hawthorne in California, Tacoma and Lynwood in Washington, and Las Vegas in Nevada.

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Related Topix: Hawthorne, CA, Lynwood, CA, Food, Vegetables

KBOI-AM Boise

Police Investigate Disappearance of Appalachian State University Freshman

The parents of a college freshman are desperate to find their 18-year-old daughter who was last seen nearly two weeks ago. Anna Marie Smith, a student at Appalachian State University, was last seen on campus by her roommate on September 2, according to police.

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Related Topix: Appalachian State University, Labor Day, Holidays

Albany Times Union

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.

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Related Topix: Food, Slow Food, Local Food, Agriculture, Science, us Travel, Travel

Bicester Advertiser

Alison Weaver pictured outside the shop with some of her sausages

WINNING bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars. The Bampton Royal pork sausages, produced on site at Patrick Strainge Butchers, were feasted on by the cast of the ITV period drama when it was filmed in the village earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Devon County, England, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Food, Pork, Meat, Rob James-Collier, Lesley Nicol

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