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The Charm of Chocolate Cheetos

Posted by on May 8, 2012 | 0 comments

The Charm of Chocolate Cheetos

“Some Red Caviar chips, please.” A SLIGHTLY fishy aftertaste, but after all, these aren’t being made for Americans. At least not yet. A New York fourth-grader and self-proclaimed junk food aficionado named Bob Marley Jones was one of seven taste testers who recently got to sample some new and, shall we say, creative, snacks. The taste testers gathered recently at the...

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Oregon Vacation Stop Doesn’t JUST Serve “Special” Brownies

Posted by on May 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Oregon Vacation Stop Doesn’t JUST Serve “Special” Brownies

After scraping together a mound of zucchini, broccoli, beef, pineapple and noodles on a big round Mongolian grill, Kevin Wallace measured out a shot of grapeseed oil infused with hashish and poured it over the steaming food, setting off a sizzle. Thirteen years after Oregon became one of the first states to make medical marijuana legal, Wallace and business partner Michael Shea think they’ve...

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Cheaters Never Win

Posted by on May 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Cheaters Never Win

Did she REALLY think she could get away with it? Jake Griffin of the Daily Herald writes:  An Elgin woman is facing felony charges alleging she fraudulently claimed to have a winning ticket for the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot March 30. This is the first time someone has used the Illinois lottery’s new online purchasing system to attempt to “game” the lottery.  Cook...

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Stolen! Safe! Not!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Parents of a northwest Indiana youth baseball team are scrambling to put together a season for their 11-year-old sons, after a South Elgin man who was coaching the team skipped town with nearly $8,000 of their funds. The Hobart Deep River Devils had been promised a schedule of up to 60 games under their new coach who took over in the fall, but when the first real game rolled around April 15, he...

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