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  • Massive Strawberry Heist Ahead of Midsummer

    06/18/2015 7:13:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Jun 2015
    Thousands of boxes of strawberries have been stolen from a farm in Vinslöv, in Skåne, southern Sweden, with the search for the thieves gripping Swedes planning to feast on the fruits over Midsummer. The berries were taken from Vinslöv in the early hours of the morning, just a day before Swedes celebrate Midsummer, when the sweet fruits typically take centre stage. News of the heist quickly went viral, with reports of the theft among the most read in Sweden by Thursday afternoon. Swedes measure their strawberries in litres, and it is understood that 3,420 litres of the fruits were taken,...
  • Stawberries Question (vanity)

    06/09/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
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    As a rookie gardener, I planted some strawberry bushes two years ago. I did not get any fruit that year, but I was told that was normal. Last year I got fruit, but the strawberries were all no bigger than a thumbnail. What went wrong? Any advice would be appreciated.
  • The Origins of Strawberries, in Cherokee Myth

    06/03/2013 3:50:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 29, 2013 | Jo Marshall
    According to one legend, the berry has been a force of nature since the beginning of time.The Cherokees have a creation myth that connects human harmony and the configuration of heaven and Earth to the sight of a single strawberry. The cosmic details are murky. But the culinary message is clear. Abbreviated, it goes like this: First Man and First Woman (think Cherokee Adam and Eve) have a blowout argument, after which First Woman proclaims: “You are lazy and pay no attention to me. I am going to find another place to live.” With that, she harrumphs off with that...
  • LAUSD to remove chocolate, strawberry milk from schools, superintendent says

    04/28/2011 10:00:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/28/11 | Howard Blume
    Los Angeles schools will remove high-sugar chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk from their lunch and breakfast menus after food activists campaigned for the change, L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy announced this week. Deasy revealed his intent, which will require approval by the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education, during an appearance with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night. The policy change is part of a carefully negotiated happy ending between the Los Angeles Unified School District and Oliver. The chef's confrontations with the school system became a main theme in the current season of the TV reality...
  • Controversial Pesticide Worries Scientists (Strawberries)

    06/29/2010 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Scythian · 17 replies
    Odds are most supermarket strawberries come from California — that's where 90 percent of the berries are produced. And if the strawberries are not organic, they were likely grown in fumigated soil, which is creating a stir between scientists and regulators in California. The two groups recently faced off over the expected approval of a potentially dangerous pesticide. Currently, farmers use a fumigant called methyl bromide. But it is being phased out internationally because it damages the ozone layer. And the leading alternative — methyl iodide — has its own set of problems When the Environmental Protection Agency approved methyl...
  • Affidavit of Ex-Detroit PD Clerk: I Saw Manoogian Fight Report

    03/10/2008 3:28:19 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 14 replies · 1,377+ views
    Channel 7 News ABC Detroit | 3-10-2008 | Channel 7 News
    Ex-DPD Clerk: I Saw Manoogian Fight Report Last Update: 5:42 pm JOYCE ROGERS AFFIDAVIT (2.2MB) There's a new twist in the investigation into the death of an exotic dancer rumored to have performed at the Manoogian mansion. A former police senior clerk says she saw a police report filed by Tamara Greene claiming she'd been assaulted by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's wife Carlita.
  • Ex-cop thinks stripper was killed by Detroit officer

    03/03/2008 2:12:48 PM PST · by redrunner · 53 replies · 928+ views
    the detroit free press ^ | 3/3/2008 | n/a
    Breaking news in the detroit free press...
  • Strawberry daiquiris can 'help fight cancer'

    04/19/2007 7:17:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 356+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 4-19-2007 | staff writer
    It's cool, colourful and deliciously sweet, and if that weren't enough, the strawberry daiquiri is also good for your health. Scientists have found that treating the berries with alcohol boosts their cancer-fighting properties - suggesting that strawberry-based cocktails may be better for us than we realised.
  • 'Strawberry' PDA to hit store shelves by Christmas (HUMOR)

    11/26/2006 7:19:21 AM PST · by gurued · 331+ views
    newsbender ^ | 11-26-2006 | newsbender
    Toronto, Canda— Canadian owned Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the extremely popular Blackberry device, may once again be facing stiff competition stemming from one of their own product successes.
  • Former baseball star Darryl Strawberry released from prison

    04/08/2003 9:40:07 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 218+ views
    palm beach post ^ | 04/08/03 | palmbeachpost.com
    GAINESVILLE (AP) - Former baseball star Darryl Strawberry walked out of prison Tuesday after serving 11 months of an 18-month prison sentence for violating probation on cocaine possession charges. Strawberry, wearing a gray sweatsuit and sneakers, hugged his wife as walked out of the Gainesville Correctional Institution and said "Thank you" to a guard. He then got into his Lincoln Navigator, which was driven by another man, and got about a half-mile away when they turned back to get Strawberry's personal belongings, which he'd forgotten. A guard handed him a plastic bag and he was off again. He made no...
  • Darryl Strawberry Admits Violating Probation; Could Get 18 Months in Prison

    04/19/2002 10:14:53 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 186+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 4/19/02 | Vickie Chachere
    Former baseball star Darryl Strawberry admitted violating probation Friday and said he is willing to accept the consequences even if it means prison time. Strawberry, 40, could face up to 18 months in a Florida prison for his 1999 arrest on drug violations and charges of solicitation of prostitution. He fought previous attempts by the state to send him to prison and was sent to drug treatment instead, but he has violated his probation six times. The latest violation involved breaking the rules of the Ocala-area drug treatment center by smoking, having sex with a female resident and trading baseballs...