Quick Takes

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Quick Takes

Quick Takes

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Name droppers Readers thumbing through pages of the alternative weekly Washington City Paper for coverage of the NFL’s Washington Redskins may be confused…

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Not care-free Four months after an unusual Panera restaurant opened in their neighborhood, some residents in the Lakeview area of Chicago are beginning to…

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Bitten but unbeaten Rather than memorize a description or take a picture, a hiker in Western Massachusetts tracked down and captured the snake that had just…

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Canning the cans The reasoning is counterintuitive, but officials with New York City's transit authority say two subway stations have become cleaner since…

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Bart in abundance One reason among many the United States Postal Service has a hard time breaking even: It overrates its customers' love for The Simpsons , the…

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Space camp The opportunity is out of this world. A Dutch company says it wants to transport four private astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars. The company,

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Gray shadow A general store in Rhode Island that dates back to pre-Constitution days closed its doors on Aug. 5 after 224 years in business. College student…

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Thousands per gallon Ray Crockett thought he was getting a deal when he pulled his car into a Mapco gas station reputed to have some of the cheapest unleaded…

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Taco tsunami When residents of Bethel, Alaska, realized the fliers announcing the opening of a Taco Bell in their remote town of about 6,000 were a hoax,

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Testing the limits The return of permissive speed limits may be at hand in Texas, where the state's Department of Transportation says it's willing to test run…

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Tune tariff Canadian couples headed down the aisle now have something else to add to their wedding preparation checklist. The Copyright Board of Canada…

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Deep cover One indication that your grass needs mowing: It's so high, you lose a car in it. A 78-year-old Georgia widow called police in May to report that…

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