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The new World Trade Center tower as seen from the 9-11 Memorial Plaza (Getty Images)
The new World Trade Center tower as seen from the 9-11 Memorial Plaza (Getty Images)
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World Trade Center — The Cost Of A Name

Sometimes you have to wonder “what were they thinking?” The Port Authority of New York owned the World Trade Center twin towers and the entire complex of buildings at the site, and they also own the new tower going up to replace the destroyed towers.

But the Port Authority has to pay thousands of dollars a year just to use the name “World Trade Center.” Why? Because they sold the rights to the name to a non-profit group for $10 in 1986.

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World’s Largest Ferris Wheel Nearing Completion in Las Vegas

City after city is taking turns owning the title “Home to the World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel.” Las Vegas’ turn will come early next year.

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(longzijun@Flickr)
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What Kid Doesn’t Love A Teddy Bear? A Short History

What’s the most universal doll that both boys and girls accept as a cuddly friend?

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The Incredible Career Earnings of Tiger Woods

It’s easy – if you have a talent, figure out how to cash in on it. It was obvious when Tiger Woods was a little boy that he had an incredible talent for golf. I remember seeing him when he was about 3 or 4 years old on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and you wondered even then how good this kid was going to become.

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Futuristic Auto Safety Features Coming Soon

That accident in the Town of Tonawanda that took the life of a 12-year-old boy riding his bicycle to football practice continues to bother me. The driver wasn't charged. She had a green arrow to turn left onto Sheridan Drive. The boy probably didn't notice the green arrow because all the other lights were red and he thought he could cross safely. Just a terrible accident.

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Honoring The People Who Deliver Newspapers

Today is International Newspaper Carrier Day. It honors everyone who is now, or once was, a newspaper carrier.

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Diana Nyad walks to shore after her more than 100 swim from Cuba to Florida (Flickr)
Diana Nyad walks to shore after her more than 100 swim from Cuba to Florida (Flickr)
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Diana Nyad Finally Swims From Cuba To Florida

It was a lifelong dream, and at the age of 64, marathon swimmer Diana Nyad finally made it all the way across the Florida Straits from Cuba to Key West, Florida.

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(Vilseskogen@Flickr)
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It’s More Herbs, Less Salt Day

More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salt.

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A Faster, Cheaper Way To Fly?

You heard about all the problems with Boeing’s Dreamliner earlier this year. Most of the problems were with the batteries causing fires, but they seem to have that problem worked out. The problems were with the 787-8 version. Over the weekend the company introduced the first 787-9 version.

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(Le Grande Farmers Market@Flickr)
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August Is National Peach Month — Some Facts You Didn’t Know

It almost got by us, but August is National Peach Month.

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President Obama at the Womens Rights National Historical Park Visitors Center in Seneca Falls, NY (Getty Images)
President Obama at the Womens Rights National Historical Park Visitors Center in Seneca Falls, NY (Getty Images)
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Today Is Women’s Equality Day

We tell you about a lot of goofy holidays and observances throughout the year, but this one is real, and it’s an important one.

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A Pretty Special Bus For The President To Ride

It really was a relative few who got to see the president in person as he began his bus tour across New York State and into Pennsylvania yesterday. Many, many more did get to see the presidential motorcade, and you really have to be impressed with the level of security.

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