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New Castle councilman calls cops on boys’ cupcake sale

http://www.lohud.com

When Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, two 13-year-olds from Chappaqua’s Seven Bridges Middle School, set up shop at Gedney Park on a fall weekend last month, they were expecting a tidy profit.
Instead, the two wannabe entrepreneurs selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats baked by them for $1 a piece got a taste of cold, hard bureaucracy.

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San Francisco Makes it Illegal to Sit or Lie Down on Sidewalks

http://www.sfexaminer.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Voters approved a law intended to sweep the sidewalks clean of vagrants, and an attempt to sabotage the sit-lie ordinance failed along with a measure to politicize police officer foot patrols.
Proposition L makes it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks citywide from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The law is tailored to allow officers to move people loitering or blocking sidewalks and businesses. They must issue a warning before they give a citation, and for those who refuse to move along, police can make an arrest.

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Illinois Considers 'Obesity Tax'

http://cbs2chicago.com

Feel like you're taxed enough already? More could be coming. There's an early push to explore taxing soft drinks that are sweetened with sugars – all to get you to stop buying them.

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"We want to know who has weapons"

http://www.suntimes.com

More than 75 people visited Chicago Police headquarters Monday to pick up applications to register firearms on the day the city's new handgun ordinance took effect. The ordinance, which requires gun owners to keep their weapons in their homes, was hastily crafted by the city after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the city's 28-year-old handgun ban....

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TV Indecency Rule Struck Down by U.S. Appeals Court

http://www.businessweek.com

A federal appeals court in New York struck down a U.S. Federal Communications Commission policy that penalizes profanity in broadcasting, saying it violates the television networks’ First Amendment right to free speech....

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Santa Clara County California Bans Happy Meal Toys

http://www.latimes.com

Happy Meal toys and other promotions that come with high-calorie children's meals will soon be banned in parts of Santa Clara County unless the restaurants meet nutritional guidelines approved Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors.

"This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's' love of toys" to sell high-calorie, unhealthful food, said Supervisor Ken Yeager, who sponsored the measure. "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes."

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FDA to Start Regulating Salt Content in Foods

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease.

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FDA Reviewing Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Federal officials began grappling Tuesday with one of the thorniest issues surrounding the regulation of tobacco: whether to ban menthol, the most popular cigarette flavoring, which is smoked by millions of Americans every day

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"Naked" Snow Woman Prompts Police Action

http://carnalnation.com

A snow woman described as “nude” is getting the cold shoulder from Rahway, New Jersey residents. The family who carved Venus de Milo in last week's snow outside their home on Colonia Boulevard has been asked to cover up her “nude” form.

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