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The recent wave of delivery driver robberies has Pizzaman a little on edge while on the Streets of Pizza.

THESE DAYS

Spending on health care rose at twice the rate of general inflation in 2005, with consumers facing increased deductibles and co-pays finding themselves spending more of their own money, government researchers said.

Walgreen, the largest U.S. drugstore chain by sales, is now stocking its more than 5,500 stores with packets of Nicogel, a quick-evaporating hand gel made with tobacco extracts to satisfy users' nicotine cravings.

The young adults of Generation Next are more optimistic, more tolerant and more likely Democratic voters than their predecessors, according to a new Pew Research study.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Aaron from Minneapolis blogs about nocturnal homonyms, chromosome diagramming, and struggling with his boyfriend's brain tumor at OpenDoors.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Buy Dracula's castle for $78 million

The 100 Worst Martial Arts Movie Names

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."

— Frosty Hardison, a creationist and sex education opponent who complained to a Washington state school board about their showing An Inconvenient Truth in the classroom. The Federal Way School Board placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the global warming documentary.

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