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Jul 27,2007
  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that extension cords cause about 4,700 residential fires each year. Here are some checks you can make in your home today to ensure electrical safety:  [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
Miki Schwartz was 13 when the Nazis came for him. In 1944, Hitler's storm troopers packed his family into a windowless cattle car for a four-day train ride to Auschwitz.   HOLOCAUST MEMORIES - Miki Schwartz was 13 when the Nazis came for him. In 1944, Hitler's storm troopers packed his family into a windowless cattle car for a four-day train ride to Auschwitz. He was recently featured on a '60 Minutes' show about the Holocaust. ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
Luxury hotels and resorts are going green with programs and amenities that help protect the environment. Who is "eco-friendliest" at the top-end of the hospitality industry?   GOING GREEN - Hyatt Key West hopes to become the first resort in Key West to be green-approved by The Florida Department of Environmental Protection. CNS Photo. - Le Meridien Bora Bora is stepping up to assure a vibrant future for hawksbill, leatherback and green sea turtles with its on-site ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
THE MOVES: A behind-the-back handclasp stretch.   NECK STRETCH - Firefighter/paramedic Tony Hardy performs the handclasp stretch with head and neck aligned and abdominal muscles tightened. CNS Photo by Nadia Borowski Scott. WORKS ON: Flexibility of the anterior shoulder, biceps and pectoralis muscles. SETUP: Stand with an erect posture, but with the knees slightly bent. Reach both hands behind the back and interlace the fingers so the palms are firmly together. Keep the head and neck aligned ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
When it came to a vote, Claude Hooton never had a chance. The only male in a family of five, he should have known better than to mix the passions of his wife, Michelle, and their three girls.   COVER GIRLS - Libby (from top), Chloe Bell and Courtney Hooton display their magazine's inaugural issue in their circulation department (aka the family's garage). CNS Photo by Scott Linnett. Talk golf with the Hooton children - Libby, 16, ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
Each morning, Francisco Rodriguez buys a slab of ice at a downtown Tijuana, Mexico, factory that he cuts up and places inside a small pushcart to keep his custard pastries fresh and soft drinks cool.   COOL BIZ - Worker Felipe Careas walks among the giant blocks of ice at a Grupo Glacial facility in Tijuana, Mexico. CNS Photo by John Gibbins.    DEMAND HEATING UP - Solomon Alcaraz (left) loads a block of ice onto the cart ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
NEW RELEASES NO RESERVATIONS - Beware of elite restaurant stories that taste like processed cheese. Is that a special frisson de Velveeta we detect in the glowing, plushly served "No Reservations"? Catherine Zeta-Jones is a classy truffle as Kate, workaholic star chef at a Greenwich Village trendy spot, 22 Bleecker. Aaron Eckhart's Nick, a charmboy chef who challenges Kate's kitchen queendom, is a hearty steak. And as Kate's adoptive niece, Zoe, Abigail Breslin is still ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
In the days of "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease," John Travolta's dancing was the epitome of cool. Then after Quentin Tarantino threw Travolta a life preserver by casting him in "Pulp Fiction" and giving him his first big dance number since "Staying Alive," his on-screen boogies evolved into their own minievents.   JOHN TRAVOLTA - John Travolta stars as Edna Turnblad in a remake of the musical 'Hairspray.' CNS Photo courtesy of David James. It was a ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
ANTHROPOLOGY 101 The Inuits of the Bering Strait once kept the bladders of every animal they killed in the belief that the animal's soul resided there. Once a year, all of the collected bladders would be pushed through a hole in the ice so the animals could be reborn and hunted again. VERBATIM   VERBATIM - The best defense against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off. -- British Army Journal. ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2007
What's changed in five months? I attended a screening of the action/comedy/horror/buddy cop movie "Hot Fuzz" (Universal, 3 stars) and thought, "Well, that was pretty amusing. I wonder what's for dinner?"   'HOT FUZZ' - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are small-town cops caught in big-city action in the action comedy 'Hot Fuzz.' CNS Photo courtesy of Rogue Pictures.  DVD RATINGS 4 stars: Don't miss: rent it/buy it 3 stars: Worth the risk: rent it 2 stars: ... [full story]
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