Monday, July 18, 2011

World Vision Thanks Hilton HHonors for supporting National Youth Empowerment Summit with Gala on Friday

"Nearly 130 teens in World Vision’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) from across the nation visited their Congressional representatives this week, in culmination of a 20-week training program focused on equipping and empowering youth to identify and address the most difficult social issues within their communities. A valued World Vision partner, Hilton HHonors sponsored the week’s Dinner Gala on Friday night at the Capital Hilton, a celebration featuring music, awards, and inspirational speakers."

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Experts defend bashed potato: They say tuber's bad reputation is overstated, linked to frying

"Potatoes have taken a mashing lately, being blamed over other foods for people's long-term weight gain and possibly being limited in favor of other vegetables for school lunches."

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National Ice Cream Month: Get your licks at these local places

"National Ice Cream Month
sounds like a made-up holiday, and it was -- by President Reagan. One can only imagine the political pressure he faced from underage voters in 1984 when he proclaimed July the time to celebrate vanilla and rocky road."

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