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Name Your PC Day
National Educational Support Professionals Day
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
Universal Children's Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1889 - Edwin Powell Hubble - astronomer: pioneer in extragalactic research; died Sep 28, 1953

1925 - Robert F. (Francis) Kennedy - U.S. Attorney General under brother President John F. Kennedy; U.S. Senator [from New York]; shot by Sirhan Sirhan June 5, 1968, died June 6, 1968

1932 - Richard Dawson - actor: Hogan’s Heroes, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Running Man, The Devil’s Brigade; TV host: Family “Survey says!” Feud; panelist: I’ve Got a Secret; died Jun 2, 2012

1939 - Dick Smothers (74) - comedian: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Steve Allen Show; actor: Speed Zone, Tales of the Unexpected

1946 - (Howard) Duane Allman - musician: lead guitar: group: Allman Brothers Band; killed in motorcycle crash in Macon GA Oct 29, 1971

1946 - Songwriter Roger Murrah (67) is born in Athens, Alabama. His credits include Alabama's "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)," The Oak Ridge Boys' "It Takes A Little Rain (To Make Love Grow)" and Alan Jackson's "Don't Rock The Jukebox"

1947 - Joe Walsh (66) - musician: guitar, singer: groups: James Gang; The Eagles: Hotel California, New Kid in Town, In the Fast Lane, Heartache Tonight; solo: Life’s Been Good, A Life of Illusion, All Night Long

1956 - Bo Derek (57) (Mary Cathleen Collins) - actress: 10, Bolero, A Change of Season, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Ghosts Can’t Do It, Shattered Image; married to producer/director John Derek

1959 - Sean Young (54) - actress: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Fatal Instinct, Cousins, Blade Runner, No Way Out

1963 - Ming-Na (50) - actress: The Joy Luck Club, ER, The Single Guy, One Night Stand, Mulan, Teddy Bears’ Picnic

1974 - Dierks Bentley (39) is born in Phoenix, Arizona. His 2003 debut, "What Was I Thinkin'," sets up a career that folds in traditional country, bluegrass and alt-rock sounds, leading to Grand Ole Opry membership and the Country Music Association's Horizon Award

1977 - Josh Turner (36) is born in Hannah, South Carolina. On the heels of 2003's "Long Black Train," he builds a line of tradition-minded, deep-voiced hits, including "Firecracker," "Would You Go With Me," "Time Is Love" and "Why Don't We Just Dance"

Tabloid News

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Sending Kids to the ER

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When Frito Lay describes its Flamin Hot Cheetos as "dangerously cheesy," apparently it's not joking. The addictive snack is landing some overindulgent kids in the ER.

ER doctors say they're seeing kids (and some adults) coming in with gastritis, an inflamed stomach lining and other bad tummy troubles after eating bags of spicy snack foods.

Doctors say these very spicy snacks can change the pH balance in the stomach, making it painfully acidic.


An emergency room physician in New York believes it is the flavoring coating the chips and snacks that might be causing the stomach pH to change, rather than just the spiciness. He said he hasn't seen people coming in doubled over from eating too much spicy salsa, for example.

"I've seen a number of children who eat four or five bags and come in screaming in pain," Not exactly the "unique combination of great taste and good fun" Flamin' Hot Cheetos maker Frito Lay promises.

Some school districts (including L.A. Unified) have actually banned the sale on campuses of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, which have a high fat and sodium content and no nutritional value. (They come in Xxtra Flamin Hot, too.)

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