Aug 09 2012

All Meals Paid For

Mystery customer picks up tab for entire Denny's restaurant. YAHOO! NEWS 

An anonymous customer at a Denny's restaurant decided to voluntarily pay for the meals of all her fellow diners.

"People thought we were joking. She didn't want anybody to know she paid and then she left," Carol Kronberger, a waitress at a location near Sacramento, Calif., told KCRA.

"It just put a smile on everyone's faces because we got to go to each individual table and tell them that some young lady just paid for all their meals."

Manager Tom Klepac says the total bill was about $200 and that the Denny's staff agreed to keep the customer's identity a secret, only noting that she was a young woman.

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Aug 09 2012

Alzheimer's Linked to Movie Popcorn Ingredient

Popcorn ingredient found to be linked with Alzheimer's. FOX NEWS 

Movie popcorn has often been criticized for its high calorie count, but now the tasty treat may harm more than just your waistline.

A recent study has found that diacetyl, an ingredient in popcorn responsible for its buttery flavor and smell, may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, UPI.com reported.

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Aug 09 2012

Running for My Life

Running for My Life: A True Story. Huffington Post written by Lopez Lomong 

I saw the fluid motion of Michael Johnson racing across the TV screen, and over the finish line. He had just won the gold and set the world record for the 400m dash. It was the first time I had ever seen a TV. I didn't know it at the time, but this experience would change my life. The race was special enough, but it was what happened minutest later that truly affected me. As Michael stepped up on a tiered box and received a gold medal around his neck, he cried.

In Africa men don't cry. I was shocked- he had just won the race and a gold medal. I could not fathom what could draw such a powerful emotion from this man. I heard the national anthem play and saw the American flag raised high. As a "Lost Boy" in no-mans-land without a family or a country, I began to wonder at the incredible pride he had for America and tried to fathom what kind of place it must be to bring the fastest man in the world to tears.

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Other articles written by Lopez Lomong about his story.

I Was Running for My Life, Now I Run for Team USA

Running for my Life: A True Story (Part III)

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