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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter Storm Causes 19 Deaths!

Heyy Everyonee!
Heres alittle exciting but sad news.

PHILADELPHIA – A destructive winter storm that has left more than 800,000 customers in the dark barreled into the Northeast on Wednesday, delaying flights and turning the morning rush into the morning slush as communities braced for the worst. The storm has been blamed for at least 20 deaths and a glaze of ice and snow caused widespread power failures from the Southern Plains to the East Coast. Authorities said it could be a week before some communities have electricity again. Tree limbs encased in ice tumbled onto roads and crashed onto power lines in hard-hit Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma on Tuesday and overnight. In Arkansas — where ice was 3 inches thick in some places — people huddled next to portable heaters and wood-burning fires as utilities warned electricity may be out for a week or more.

To read more, visit this site:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090128/ap_on_re_us/winter_storm

~JillllllyBean

Monday, January 26, 2009

Facing Increased Costs, Girl Scouts Downsize Cookie Boxes!

Heyy Everybody!

Have you heard the horrible news? Girl Scouts are downsizing cookies!!! I'm a girl scout, and I'm very dissapointed in what Girl Scout USA is doing! Here's a little more info.

It's always seemed a little too effortless to finish off a box of Girl Scout cookies, but if they are a little easier to dust off this year, it's not just in your head. To offset the cost increases of cookie ingredients, Girl Scouts of the USA made the decision to shrink its cookie boxes by a centimeter, package fewer cookies into boxes of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, and Tagalongs, and reduce the size of its Lemon Chalet Crèmes. According to the organization, the cost of flour rose by 30 percent, assorted cooking oils by 40 percent, and cocoa by at least 20 percent. The company felt this was the best method of dealing with increasing raw material prices. Alternatively, Girl Scouts could have used cheaper ingredients, or raised cookie prices from their current price of $3.50 per box.

To read more, or to comment on this article, visit http://www.yumsugar.com/2727272.

~JillllllyBeann

Sunday, January 25, 2009

MISS AMERICAAA!

Heyyy Everyone,
I'm sure alot of people watched Miss America the other night. And for those who didnt, I'd like to inform you on who won!

Katie Stam of Indiana was crowned Miss America on Saturday night, fighting off a throat infection, laryngitis and 51 other contestants to win the 88-year-old pageant. The 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student became the first Miss America winner from the Hoosier State. She drew loud applause for her rendition of "Via Dolorosa" during the talent portion of the beauty pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Stam said she had trouble sleeping one night this week while she took prescription medicine to fight the infection, but got her voice back by Thursday. "I was feeling like myself again -- I will never take my health for granted," she said. Stam won a $50,000 scholarship and hopes to obtain a bachelor's degree in communications and become a television news anchor. She began competing in pageants at age 15. The first runner-up was Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman, who took home a $25,000 scholarship.


I only took parts of this article out. If you would like to read the rest, visit:
http://tv.yahoo.com/miss-america-countdown-to-the-crown/show/44013/news/urn:newsml:tv.ap.org:20090125:miss_america

~JillllllyBeann <3
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