SCOUT'S HONOR -- Savannah, Georgia is the site of a week-long celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America, founded by Savannah resident Juliette Gordon Low. Hate to be the one to tell them this but Juliette was really Betty Crocker who thought the group would provide the perfect cover to sell cookies.
OH, GIVE ME A HOME -- On the Fourth of July, residents of Wichita, Kansas will gather on the banks of Beaver Creek to salute the 140th anniversary of "Home on the Range," written by Brewster Higley who was inspired by a nearby cabin. During the festivities, buffalo will be allowed to roam while deer and antelope play, and anyone uttering a discouraging word will be subject to arrest.
SWIPING SCHWINNS -- To curb a rash of bicycle thefts on the University of Nebraska campus, police equipped "bait bikes" with GPS devices to track the thieves. Embarrassed officials admit that, while they've recovered all the stolen bikes, now the GPS devices are missing.
GRRRRREAT! -- Renegade breakfast cereal manufacturer, Malt-O-Meal, is causing headaches at Kelloggs, Post and General Mills by producing knockoffs of popular cereals at 25% lower prices. Biggest sellers are “Tootie Fruities,” "Honey Nut Scooters,” and “Marshmallow Mateys.” However, their “Fructose-Coated Sandusky Showers O' Oats” have somehow failed to catch on.
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