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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Morning Jolt: Today is 12/12/12

  • Today is Dec. 12, 2012, aka 12/12/12. For those of us who aren’t young children blessed with longevity genes, this is the last time we’ll see a date like this in our lifetimes (there is no 13.13.13, for example) – unless someone discovers the Fountain of Youth, of course.

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  • In the news: Today is Dec. 12, 2012, aka 12/12/12. For those of us who aren’t young children blessed with longevity genes, this is the last time we’ll see a date like this in our lifetimes (there is no 13.13.13, for example) – unless someone discovers the Fountain of Youth, of course.
    Happening today: A benefit takes place tonight at Madison Square Garden to raise money for Superstorm Sandy relief. A host of stars are set to perform, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Kanye West, The Who and Alicia Keys.
    Gas update: Gasbuddy.com reports that the average price of gas in the U.S. is $3.323. Last year at this time it was $3.286.
    Motivational quote: “It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.” - Henry Ward Beecher
    Watercooler talk: Social media hoaxes go viral in 2012
    While social media can often be used for positive things, there are several hoaxes that came out of Twitter and Facebook in 2012. From fake Superstorm Sandy photos to Justin Bieber pranking us all, Gillian Pensavalle has some advice.
    GateHouse News Service
     
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