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  • Wash. school district complies with Michelle O’s lunch rules and bans birthday cupcakes

    07/01/2014 10:50:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies ^ | 7/1/14 | Victor Skinner
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous. The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all. Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and...
  • Local Officials Shut Down 11 Year Old's Cupcake Business as a Threat to Public Health

    01/30/2014 3:56:32 AM PST · by Marcus · 49 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | January 30, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    11 year old Chloe Stirling got some great accolades from her local newspaper for the cupcake business she had started out of her parents' kitchen. Unfortunately the local health department took another view and shut her down. The sticking point was that not only did she lack the proper permits and licenses to run a food business, but according to local and state law she would have to either own her own bakery or have a kitchen separate from that of her parents to continue cooking cupcakes for money. Since this was clearly impossible, Stirling is no longer able to...
  • Illinois Health Officials Shut Down 11-Year-Old's Cupcake Business

    01/29/2014 11:55:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Sixth-grader Chloe Stirling learned a tough lesson about government regulation of small businesses, no matter how delicious they are.The Belleville News-Democrat ran a story about an 11-year-old girl making about $200 a month selling cupcakes that apparently left a bad taste in the mouths of Illinois health officials. Middle-schooler Chloe Stirling of Troy, Ill., quickly learned a tough lesson about government regulation on small businesses after the story ran on Sunday. Madison County Health Department officials informed her family that the pastry party was over on Monday. “They called and said they were shutting us down,” said Chloe’s mother, Heather...
  • ObamaCare Screw Up Sends Callers To Cupcake Shop

    10/30/2013 1:49:45 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/30/13 | Tara Palmeri and Beth DeFalco
    Thanks to ObamaCare, New Yorkers can now get health insurance with rainbow sprinkles. In yet another bungle for the botched government insurance rollout, the state Health Department has mistakenly listed numerous non-health-related business as enrollment sites — including a Brooklyn cupcake shop that has been besieged by callers. “I have nothing to do with this,” said Carmen Rodriguez owner of Brooklyn Cupcake in Williamsburg. “I run a very busy establishment, and I’m like, what is going on?” Because of the mistake, her bakery has gotten 150 calls from people seeking medical-insurance information. “There has to be somebody who can help...
  • Little Debbie Truck Stolen, Cakes Sold: Police (Dallas, TX)

    06/14/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies ^ | June 14, 2013 | Frank Heinz
    The driver called his boss, and the police, and reported the truck stolen. A short time later, after leaving the supermarket with his boss, the driver spotted his truck being driven along Harry Hines Boulevard. The driver again called the police, who were able to stop the driver and take him into custody. A quick search of the truck revealed that, according to the driver's statement in the police report, 100 boxes, or more likely cases, worth an estimated $5,000, were missing from the truck.
  • Inspire Magazine, Issue 11: Cupcake Reflux Edition

    05/16/2013 2:59:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.COM ^ | May 15, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A genuinely inspiring issue of AQAP's flagship English language publication. This is what pages 1, 2, & 3 look like:" SNIPPET: "The remaining pages were rendered intentionally blank by person or persons unknown."
  • Cupcakes With Army Soldiers Get Kid In Hot Water At School

    03/09/2013 5:46:46 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    A 9-year-old boy’s birthday cupcakes sparked a school controversy that just keeps growing, with scores of people lining up against a school principal who found the cupcake’s topping “inappropriate.” The boy was chided, and so were his parents, for cupcakes featuring little green Army men on the top.
  • Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake, Sprinkles ATM

    03/28/2012 9:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Family Kitchen ^ | MARCH 19TH, 2012
    The new Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills has been hyped up for a few weeks now. More details in Average Betty’s video post here. But would the crazy-cool idea for an ATM that dispences freshly baked cupcakes actually be successful? Would the cupcakes be tasty and moist? How many flavors would there be to choose from? Well after my visit to the ATM this weekend to pick up a few vegan red velvet cupcakes with my husband – I can give you my review of the experience.. My First Cupcake-Run at the 24-hour ATM. We were leaving Saturday brunch...
  • 'Security Theater'? TSA Confiscates Woman's Frosted Cupcake

    12/25/2011 9:31:55 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    A Massachusetts woman who flew home from Las Vegas this week says an airport security officer confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought its vanilla-bourbon icing could be a "security risk." Rebecca Hains told today that a Transportation Security Administration agent at Las Vegas- McCarran International Airport seized her cupcake, saying the frosting sitting atop the red velvet cake was gel-like enough to violate regulations. The incident took place Wednesday. Hains, a teacher, said the cupcake was a gift from one of her students. She was traveling with her husband and toddler, and thought her young son might get...
  • Cupcake-Tossing Wife Charged With Battery

    10/19/2011 2:25:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    WLKY ^ | October 17, 2011
    Alleged Confectionary Attack Escalated From Verbal ArgumentA Chicago woman was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery Sunday after police said she threw cupcakes at her husband and hit him over the head. Dawn Montesdeoca, 60, is accused of tossing the treats at her 56-year-old husband in their home Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The fight started with a verbal quarrel, but escalated until Montesdeoca began hitting her husband over the head, police said. After that, she reached for the box of desserts and tossed them at her husband's head and body, he told police. Several of the confections apparently hit their...
  • Woman charged after pelting husband with cupcakes

    10/16/2011 4:35:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 82 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 16, 2011 | Dan Hinkel
    In the heat of a domestic dispute, a Chicago woman pelted her husband with cupcakes before police arrived to arrest her Saturday night, authorities said. The sweet evidence of her crime was visible on her husband's head and shirt when officers responded to the home in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to a police report. On Sunday morning, Cook County Circuit Judge Adam D. Bourgeois Jr. ordered electronic monitoring for the woman and a $10,000 bond. She is charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.
  • UK spies hack al-Qaida, replace bomb info with cupcake recipes

    06/29/2011 7:29:37 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 26 replies
    msnbc ^ | 6/3/2011
    MI6 targets English language magazine aimed at Western Muslims LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British spies hacked into an al-Qaida website to replace instructions on how to build a bomb with recipes for making cupcakes, newspapers reported on Friday. The cyber offensive took place last year when the English language magazine called Inspire, aimed at Muslims in the West, was launched by supporters of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). British intelligence officers based at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the state eavesdropping service, attacked the 67-page magazine, leaving most of it garbled, British newspapers said. Instead of being able to...

    10/12/2010 1:12:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 100 replies
    JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | October 11, 2010 | By Hetz Shahor
    SNIPPET - quote: October 11, 2010 North Carolina Muslim Admits Working with al Qaeda: "Proud to be an American Traitor" [Full text] ****Jawa Report Exclusive**** I think we can quit with the speculation about where he went and why Update by Rusty: The full text of Khan's story can be found at the end of this post. (Excerpt) Read more at ...
  • Spies hack al-Qaida's Inspire magazine

    06/03/2011 8:56:57 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Better examine your next cupcake: British intelligence agents hack al-Qaida's Inspire magazine and replace bombmaking instructions with cupcake recipe.
  • Sugary "Hip Hop" Cupcakes Embroiled in Blackface Scandal

    12/11/2010 4:37:23 PM PST · by 6SJ7 · 39 replies ^ | 12/10/10 | Paula Forbes
    Cupcakes, once a delightful source of sugary indulgence, later a cliched trend much derided on blogs like this one, have sunk to a new low: racial controversy. A video for Duncan Hines' Amazing Glazes has angered viewers for its depiction of, uh, cupcakes in black face. Racist cupcakes? Facing criticism, Duncan Hines pulled the video from YouTube. But we managed to get a copy of the video, below. Judge for yourself:
  • Cupcakes & Beer tasting set for Nov. 6

    10/01/2010 1:28:31 AM PDT · by tlb
    Post Dispatch ^ | September 30, 201 | EVAN S. BEN
    Hip Hops is teaming up with Bunny Cakes StL to present what may very well be St. Louis' first Cupcakes & Beer pairing event. Readers of this space know that highlighting beer's versatility is a recurring Hip Hops theme, with recent items on beer dinners, beers for wine lovers and even beers to pair with dessert. Coming up with five beers to complement Melissa Manaois' culinary creations is proving to be an especially fun exercise. We'll likely reveal the full menu before the event, but it's safe to say the tasting will feature some limited- or one-time-release beers. Nothing crazy,...
  • Don't Open That File, Memet!

    06/30/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 62 replies · 2+ views ^ | 30 June 2010 | n/a
    NOTE: The following SNIPPET is a quote: DON'T OPEN THAT FILE, MEMET! With much fanfare, al-Malahim, the media arm of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, announced the imminent release of — and then subsequently did release — what they claimed was the first official English-language al-Qaida magazine. It's called "Inspire" as in "Inspire the Believers" (as opposed to the Quranic edict to Incite the Believers. They did this with the full cooperation of the administrators of the al-Faloja forum in particular. Interestingly, the first couple of pages of the document appear perfectly normal. Then things get weird...
  • When bureaucrats give advice on fatherhood… and cupcakes

    06/24/2010 6:48:35 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 4 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The new US government is full with helpful tips: Take Time to Be a Dad Today Tips Bake a cake, cupcakes, or cookies with your children. Following directions and measuring ingredients help improve children’s reading and math skills. What a sweet way for children to learn while spending time with you. Let’s see how this would work: OK, honey, go relax; I am planning to have some Dad-time with the boys. We’ll bake some cup-cakes. What is that thing in the jar? Which one is the sugar? It doesn’t say ‘sugar’ on it! Don’t worry, I got that. We...
  • Trophy Cupcakes Debuts Chocolate Stout Oktoberfest Cupcakes

    10/11/2009 6:32:14 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 1,151+ views
    SPI ^ | October 8, 2009 | Staff Writer
    Beer? Chocolate? Cupcakes? Yes, yes, and yes: say hello to Trophy Cupcakes' limited-edition flavor of the month for October: the Chocolate Stout Cupcake with Caramel Stout Buttercream! Here's the 411, per the owner Jennifer Shea: Made this season with Hale's Cream Stout, our Chocolate Stout cupcake is topped with Caramel Stout Buttercream and a stout caramel drizzle. A cupcake made with beer? Absolutely! The flavors from the roasted and chocolate malts in this stout match so well with our Valrhona Chocolate cupcake…and the caramel made from this beer makes an unbelievably delicious buttercream. Even burly guys (who would usually not...
  • Boss gives Biden cupcakes for his 66th birthday

    11/20/2008 10:50:03 AM PST · by KJC1 · 34 replies · 1,163+ views
    AP ^ | 11-19-08 | Nedra Pickler
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — What does an accomplished man of the world get for his 66th birthday?</p> <p>Well, President-elect Barack Obama already gave Joe Biden the vice presidency. So, for his birthday, Obama gave Biden two ball caps and a rendition of the birthday song.</p>
  • Bad Cupcakes (students put laxatives in teachers snacks)

    09/17/2008 8:57:46 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 10 replies · 200+ views
    KATC TV3 (Lafayette, La.) ^ | 09/16/08 | unknown
    Bad Cupcakes Two seventeen year old students in Metairie (LA) were busted for a prank gone wrong. On August 29th the two high school seniors allegedly dropped off a pan of laxative-laced cupcakes in the teachers lounge. The school principal removed the contaminated treat before any teacher could sample it. Both students were booked with mingling harmful substances, punishable by up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000. Both are fighting the criminal charges and their expulsion.
  • CA: Central Valley school bans cupcakes in healthy food initiative

    09/04/2007 12:22:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 822+ views
    A Fresno elementary school became the latest to ban cupcakes and other sugary treats in favor of healthier snacks this week. School officials at Roosevelt Elementary School say the move is part of a districtwide initiative to improve student nutrition. As part of the effort, the school substituted its "Donuts with Dad" event scheduled for later this week for one called "Fruit with Dad." Officials say they're also giving students more whole-grain bread and reduced-fat cheese, and cutting out high-sugar breakfast cereals and soft drinks in vending machines.
  • Once Just a Sweet Birthday Treat, the Cupcake Becomes a Cause ( schools, food, and religion)

    12/11/2006 6:46:44 AM PST · by wintertime · 267 replies · 2,455+ views ^ | December 11, 2006 | Brigid Schulte
    When the principal at George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria explained to the PTA earlier this year that cupcakes were out, a furor erupted. (snip) "A lot of people are really angry," said Karen Epperson, a George Mason parent. "They think this is really stupid." (Snip) "I don't have children. But I guarantee that if I did, I'd make them cupcakes for their birthdays," she said. "It's just ingrained in us as the proper thing to do." (snip) Every day, we're told: More children are dangerously overweight. More children are diabetic. More children have life-threatening allergies to everything from peanuts...
  • Creepy Cupcakes Mark Jimmy Hoffa Search

    05/26/2006 3:20:05 PM PDT · by Westlander · 6 replies · 491+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2006 | AP
    MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Residents in Oakland County, Mich., near the site of the search for Jimmy Hoffa are having a little bit of fun with it. Milford Township businesses are selling T-shirts, special salads, and even baked goods. FBI agents looking for Hoffa should check the Milford Baking Co. The bakery has a hot seller with its Jimmy Hoffa cupcakes.
  • Michigan bakery sells Hoffa cupcakes

    05/24/2006 8:09:57 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 464+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/24/06 | BRIAN CHARLTON
    Michigan bakery sells Hoffa cupcakes By BRIAN CHARLTON, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 52 minutes ago MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Cupcakes aren't usually a best-seller at the Milford Baking Company. But since the addition of a plastic green hand emerging from the chocolate-flavored sprinkles and frosting meant to resemble dirt, the bakery can't make enough of the desserts. In the week since dozens of FBI agents, police and others invaded this small community 30 miles northwest of Detroit to search for the remains of former Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa, local businesses are taking advantage of the national spotlight aimed at...
  • Crumbling News - Texas Lawmakers Allow Cupcakes in Schools

    03/10/2005 8:21:14 AM PST · by KidGlock · 11 replies · 385+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/05
    Texas Lawmakers Allow Cupcakes in Schools 1 hour, 25 minutes ago - AP AUSTIN, Texas - Amid tense debate over education funding, Texas House members paused to take up a matter dear to school kids everywhere: cupcakes. Legislators in an unanimous vote Wednesday cleared the way for public school students to once again nibble on the sweet treats — complete with candy sprinkles — to celebrate their birthdays. "We have an opportunity to really make the children happy here," said Rep. Jim Dunnam, asking fellow House members to approve the measure requested by his school-age daughter, Lauren. Texas Agriculture Commissioner...
  • Virginia Tech(4) to Backout of LSU road game in '04 for Div II Western Carolina @ Home

    10/11/2003 7:30:03 AM PDT · by putupon · 31 replies · 262+ views
    Roanoke Times/Randy King's Tech Insider ^ | OCT. 9, 2003 | RANDY KING
    Randy King's Tech Insider OCT. 9, 2003 Vegas hasn't forgotten his bad day at the house By RANDY KING Exclusive to by 5 p.m. Thursdays Anyone who has been spent much time around Vegas Robinson knows that the affable Virginia Tech linebacker doesn't have many bad days in life. Vegas ... you've just got to love the guy. He's a jokester, he's a prankster, he's a comedian, he's a clown, he's a cut-up, he's a quote-meister, ....................................................................................................................................RUMOR OF THE WEEK: Although I absolutely can't see it happening, I've heard from two sources close to the situation that Tech is...
  • Illicit Cupcakes and Weenies at Clifton Polls

    11/08/2002 10:13:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 382+ views
    Illicit cupcakes and weenies at Clifton polls Friday, November 08, 2002 "Women flaunting their cupcakes shut down by attorney general." "Officials steamed by weenies." Oh, if only I wrote for a tabloid. On Election Days of yore, Passaic County voters were concerned that jack-booted thugs would assault them on their way to the polls. Or once there, they would be intimidated, have their identities questioned or would be unable to understand instructions written only in English. Not any more. The state Attorney General's Office has put the weight of its office behind a more sinister election scheme: Bake sales. In...
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...