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In the News, July 18, 2008

Tomatoes are safe to eat.

The Food and Drug Administration has said that it is okay to eat tomatoes again. This comes weeks after tomatoes were blamed as a source of a salmonella outbreak in the United States and Canada.The actual source of the outbreak of salmonella still isn't known, but the FDA says tomatoes are safe.

Fattest People are in the South
According to a new CDC survey, the South tips the scales again as the nation's fattest region. More than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee are considered obese. In part, experts blame Southern eating habits, poverty and demographic groups that have higher obesity rates.

Colorado was the least obese, with about 19 percent fitting that category in a random telephone survey done last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The South has had high death rates from heart disease and stroke, health risks that have been linked to obesity, some experts noted.

Best Neighborhoods to Walk in has published its walkable rankings and has deemed San Francisco the most walkable city, with a "Walk Score" of 86 out of 100.

Here are the top 25 US Cities according to Walkascore;
(rank, city, score, neighborhoods)

1 San Francisco 86 Chinatown, Financial District, Downtown
2 New York 83 Tribeca, Little Italy, Soho
3 Boston 79 Back Bay-Beacon Hill, South End, Fenway-Kenmore
4 Chicago 76 Loop, Near North Side, Lincoln Park
5 Philadelphia 74 City Center East, City Center West, Riverfront
6 Seattle 72 Pioneer Square, Downtown, First Hill
7 Washington D.C. 70 Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Downtown
8 Long Beach 69 Downtown, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights
9 Los Angeles 67 Mid City West, Downtown, Hollywood
10 Portland 66 Pearl District, Old Town-Chinatown, Downtown
11 Denver 66 Lodo, Golden Triangle, Capitol Hill
12 Baltimore 65 Federal Hill, Fells Point, Inner Harbor
13 Milwaukee 62 Historic Third Ward, Lower East Side, Northpoint
14 Cleveland 60 Downtown, Ohio City-West Side, Detroit Shoreway
15 Louisville 58 Central Business District, Limerick, Phoenix Hill
16 San Diego 56 Core, Horton Plaza, Cortez Hill
17 San Jose 55 Buena Vista, Burbank, Rose Garden
18 Las Vegas 55 Meadows Village, Downtown, Rancho Charleston
19 Fresno 54 Central, Fresno-High, Hoover
20 Sacramento 54 Richmond Grove, Downtown, Midtown
21 Albuquerque 53 Plaza Vieja, Martineztown, Downtown
22 Atlanta 52 Five Points, Poncey-Highland, Sweet Auburn
23 Detroit 52 Downtown, New Center, Midtown
24 Dallas 51 Government District, Main Street District, West End Historic District
25 Tucson 51 Iron Horse, El Presidio, Ocotillo Oracle
Britney gives Sole Custody to K-Fed

Britney Agrees to Sole Custody for K-Fed(E! Online)
E! Online Photo

Britney Spears has agreed to hand over her parenting skills to Kevin Federline.
K-Fed's longtime attorney tells E! News that the divorced duo have reached a settlement in their long-gestating custody case.

According to the agreement signed by all parties, Federline gets sole legal and physical custody of sons Sean Preston and Jayden James and Spears will have visitation rights.

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Rowena said...

Thanks for visiting the blog...and for leaving 2 comments! I am still wondering why I made Blogs of Note...I haven't even switched to the updated templates!

Funny to realize that some of these news I've already read...but in italian of course. Anything "Britney" is huge on the celebrity gossip scene, but I'm certain that anything to do with obesity and mum's the word. Italy, and Europe in general, already knows about America's big problem. It's embarrassing!

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