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July 11, 2015

"Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise, you sleep all day." - Ringo Starr

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From Roberta Facinelli - The Queen of Cheap is back, with deals for you from IHOP, Sam's Club, Staples and Office Max
From Roberta Facinelli - The Queen of Cheap is back, with deals for you from IHOP, Sam's Club, Staples and Office Max
July 7, 2015

IHOP: 57 cent pancakes!

Check out this IHOP Special where you can a short stack of pancakes for 57. Come help IHOP celebrate their 57th birthday.

Please note that there is a limit of one short stack (3) pancakes per guest.

You will have to dine-in from 7am to 7pm to get this deal. Call your store ahead of time to make sure they are participating.

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Sam's Club: Free Health Screening Saturday July 11

SAM'S CLUB is offering another FREE health screening to both members and the public to help the older population stay healthy.

These HEALTH SCREENINGS are confidential and available at all Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy on Saturday 7/11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The screenings are valued at $150 and include tests for:

Blood pressure
Total cholesterol
HDL (good cholesterol)
Risk ratio
Glucose
Body mass index (BMI)

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Back to School Deals Staples and Office Max

Staples - Back to School Deals

Staples 12″ Beveled wood ruler, 35
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Staples Glue with glue stick, 4 oz, 50
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Staples Filer Paper 8 x 10.5, 120 sheets, 75
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Staples 2 pocket folder, 15
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Crayola Markers and Colored Pencils, 10 pk., 97
Limit 30 per customer in store. (in store only)

Staples Composition Book, 100 sheets, 50
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Bic Pens and Mechanical Pencils, $1
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Sharpie Permanent Markers, 5 pk., $2
(in store only)
Sharpie Accent Tank Highlighter, 5 pk., $2
(in store only)
Ticonderoga #2 Pencils, 18 pk., $2
(in store only)

Pentel Hi Polymer White Handheld erasers, 3 pk., 75
Bic Wite-Out Correction Fluid, 2 pk., $1
Lexar S50 USB Flash drive 2.0, $7.99
Staples 8.5 x 11 Multipurpose , 1 ream, $7.79, limit 4
Staples 8.5″ x 11″ Multipurpose Paper, 5 Ream Case, $16.99
Expo Dry Erase markers chisel tip, 4 pk., $3
(in store only)
Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 25
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Staples 3″x5″ White Index Cards, 100 pk., 48
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Westcott Blunt tip 5″ Kids scissors, $1
Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Office Max Office Depot - Back to School

Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler, 25, limit 3
Tug 2 Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener, 1, limit 3 with $5 Minimum Purchase
Mini Stapler, $1, limit 3
Office Depot Brand Beveled Erasers, 3 pk., 1, limit 3 with $5 Minimum Purchase
Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil, 2 ct, $1, limit 3
Pencil Pouch, 1, limit 3 with $5 Minimum Purchase
Scholastic & OfficeMax Brand Pourable Glue, 4 oz, 25, limit 3
Scholastic Art broad tip markers, 10 pk., 25, limit 3
B2G1 Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand 10 Ream Case & Ream Paper, limit 2
Toshiba Satellite L55T Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor, $449.99
-$210 Instant Saving
-$50 Mfr. Mail in Visa Prepaid Card
=$399.99
15.6″ Touchscreen
6GB Memory
1TB Hard Drive

B2G1 Corrugate Filing / Storage Boxes
B2G1 Avery Plastic Dividers
B2G1 inPlace Heavy Duty Binders
B2G1 Expo Dry Erase Markers
B2G1 Crayola Washable Products
Highmark & OfficeDepot Brand Facial Tissue, 3 pk., $3
Ticonderoga Pencils, 24 pk., $3

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Good Day Goodies!
Good Day Goodies!
July 7, 2015

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South Carolina Senate Backs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse Grounds
South Carolina Senate Backs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse Grounds
July 7, 2015

South Carolina lawmakers took a major step on Monday toward passing legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state capitol in Columbia and has long been denounced by critics as a symbol of slavery.

The bill passed a crucial second reading by a 37-3 vote in the state Senate where it faces one more vote on Tuesday before the bill is taken up by the lower House of Representatives.

The political discussion comes after numerous elected officials, including Republican Governor Nikki Haley, called for the flag's removal after the June 17 massacre of nine African-American churchgoers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston.

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Typhoons in the Pacific are multiplying, putting China at risk
Typhoons in the Pacific are multiplying, putting China at risk
July 7, 2015

Three tropical cyclones, two of which appear destined to be powerhouse storms of near-super typhoon strength, are spinning slowly across the western tropical Pacific Ocean, with a fourth storm about to be born on Monday.

The most dangerous storm of the group -Typhoon Chan-hom - has already made its presence felt, as it dumped more than a foot of rain in Guam over the Fourth of July weekend. The storm struggled to intensify for the first several days of its life, but it is still forecast to deepen into a super typhoon, with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, by Thursday. It may affect southwestern Japan, including Okinawa, on Thursday, Taiwan on Thursday night, and China on Friday night through Saturday.

Typhoon Chan-hom may come close to the island of Okinawa, and brush past the northern part of Taiwan, or possibly make landfall there, on July 10.

The area at greatest risk for a direct landfall from this storm appears to be between Shanghai and Wenzhou, China, on July 11 and 12. This puts a large, urban area at risk of seeing strong winds of greater than 75 miles per hour, as well as heavy rain and storm surge-related flooding.

About 2 million people call Wenzhou home, while Shanghai is far larger, with a population of about 14.3 million. This part of the Chinese coast has a long history of encounters with typhoons, though many of the landfalling storms there have been weakening as they approached land.

Long range storm track and intensity forecasts have a significant amount of uncertainty, but most computer models now agree on the general direction the storm will follow.

Similarly, there is model agreement that the Typhoon Chan-hom will intensify, although the lack of routine aircraft flights into such storms in the Pacific can make intensity forecasts there less reliable than the already uncertain forecasts in the Atlantic, where hurricane hunters routinely investigate storms to obtain information about their intensity, movement and inner workings.

Following about four days behind Chan-hom is Typhoon Nangka, which is forecast to pass across the Northern Mariana Islands while intensifying into the equivalent of a Category 2 or Category 3 hurricane. It too could be an eventual threat to China or Japan.

Then there is Tropical Storm Linfa, which made landfall in the northern Philippines' island of Luzon over the weekend, dumping copious amounts of rainfall in the process.

Linfa is meandering between the Philippines, Taiwan and the Chinese mainland, and is likely to stumble ashore in a rather disorganized state, its center wobbling to and fro, looking like a drunk person stumbling home after a night on the town.

But wait, that's not all. There's likely to be another tropical cyclone forming behind Typhoon Nangka, where the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a tropical cyclone formation alert on Monday.

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The Baby Name Sweeping the Nation, Thanks to Disney
The Baby Name Sweeping the Nation, Thanks to Disney
July 7, 2015

It looks like some new parents just couldn't let it go: Elsa is now a popular name for baby girls in the United States, according to Social Security Administration data recently analyzed by The New York Times. In fact, in 2014, more than 1,000 parents named their child after the famous ice queen from Frozen, which was released in 2013. That makes Elsa the 286th most common girls name in the nation - after not having made it into the top 500 since 1917.

The male names of Frozen, despite being unusual, also saw an increase in use. Olaf, the hug-loving snowman, had 22 namesakes, up from nine in 2013. "Kristoff" increased to 32 in 2014. And as for Sven, his carrot-eating reindeer? Parents chose his name for 55 baby boys last year, compared to 33 in 2013.

But the name of Elsa's sister, Anna, didn't see much of an upswing in popularity, the Times notes. Anna has always been a popular name, but Frozen didn't boost it that much higher, as it moved up only one spot from last year to its current spot as the 34th most common girl's name.

This is not the first time a Disney film has influenced baby names, of course. Each year since the release of Brave in 2012, for example, there have been more than 100 little girls named after Merida, the red-headed heroine of the film. Other Disney-influenced names over the years have included Ariel, Belle, and Jasmine - and another crop of Elsas is likely on its way, as a Frozen sequel was announced in March.

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Bill Cosby said in 2005 that he got sedative to give women for sex
Bill Cosby said in 2005 that he got sedative to give women for sex
July 7, 2015

Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show.

The documents date back to 2005, and they stem from a lawsuit filed by one of the many women who have publicly accused the comedian of sexual assault. The records were made public Monday after The Associated Press went to court to compel their release.

According to the documents, Cosby was asked by attorney Dolores Troiani: "When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?"

Cosby answered yes.



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Officials: US jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers off California, Alaska coasts on July 4
Officials: US jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers off California, Alaska coasts on July 4
July 7, 2015

While the United States celebrated Independence Day, two pairs of Russian bombers flew off the coast of California and Alaska -- forcing the Air Force to scramble fighter jets to intercept both flights, two senior defense officials tell Fox News.

The first incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. ET on July 4 off the coast of Alaska, Fox News is told. Two U.S. Air Force F-22 jets were scrambled from their base in Alaska to intercept two Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

The second incident occurred at 11:00 a.m. ET also on July 4, off the central coast of California. Two F-15s from an undisclosed location were scrambled to intercept another pair of Tu-95 Bear bombers.

A spokesman for NORAD would not confirm if either pair of bombers was armed.

At no time did either pair of bombers enter U.S. airspace, 12 nautical miles off the coast, according to one defense official. Neither official would reveal just how close the bombers came to U.S. shores.

At the same time the bombers were in the air probing the West Coast of the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama to wish him a happy July 4th.

"These are not unprecedented flights, but we are postured to respond whether Alaska or California," NORAD spokesman Michael Kucharek said. "At no time did the bombers enter North American sovereign airspace."

A similar incident took place on July 4, 2013.

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Scientists might have discovered alien life on a comet
Scientists might have discovered alien life on a comet
July 7, 2015

Landing a spacecraft on a comet might be an even bigger deal than scientists believed as recently as last year, when the European Space Agency pulled off the magnificent feat in November. According to new reports, the comet in question might be home to alien lifeforms.

Philae, the spacecraft that landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, underwent a period of hibernation that ended in June, and has since indicated that there might be "an abundance of alien microbial life" on the comet's surface, according to The Guardian:
Features of the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are most likely explained by the presence of living organisms beneath an icy surface, the scientists have said.

Rosetta, the European spacecraft orbiting the comet, is also said to have picked up strange clusters of organic material that resemble viral particles. [...]

The scientists have carried out computer simulations that suggest microbes could inhabit watery regions of the comet. Organisms containing anti-freeze salts could be active at temperatures as low as -40C, their research shows.

The comet has a black hydrocarbon crust overlaying ice, smooth icy "seas" and flat-bottomed craters containing lakes of re-frozen water overlain with organic debris.

[Astronomer and astrobiologist Chandra] Wickramasinghe said data coming from the comet seems to point to "micro-organisms being involved in the formation of the icy structures, the preponderance of aromatic hydrocarbons, and the very dark surface".

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Oreo Debuts New, Slimmer Cookie Called Oreo Thins
Oreo Debuts New, Slimmer Cookie Called Oreo Thins
July 7, 2015

On July 13, Oreo will unveil its latest version of their quintessential creme-stuffed sandwich cookie. No, it's not a wacky new flavor that tastes of childhood nostalgia (red velvet, cotton candy, brownie batter). Rather, the new cookie is decidedly more delicate, sophisticated and, well, more adult.

The brand-new cookie - Oreo Thins - promises to offer the ideal snacking experience for "anyone looking for a more grown-up option," the Oreo press release reads. (Or anyone looking to eat triple as many Oreos without triple the guilt, as thinner size means lower calorie count.)

The thinner Oreo will be available in golden, original and mint flavors.

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