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    Green invaders could be returning

    Last year, but even more so in the spring of 2012, the worms were rampant, thousands of them hanging from trees by a silken thread, crawling in green brigades over trees and bushes.

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    Be careful what you plant in your garden

    A man ought to be able to grow enough green plants for his own consumption – and perhaps for consumption by a few friends – without having to worry about a confrontation with the law.

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    There’s not much use for pencils these days

    The value of pencils, of course, is their impermanence. You can erase what you do in pencil and start over.

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    New ways to make neck-biting interesting

    I swore I would shun the rampant vampire craze at all costs. I’m not interested in the creatures of the night, the transmogrification of bats into two-legged blood-sucking predators, the eerie cape-wearing ghouls who sleep in caskets and have the power to turn others into their platelet-loving...

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    We keep marching to the same drummer

    This week’s march to raise awareness about global warming featured demonstrations in cities around the globe, but the epicenter was in New York City, site of the United Nations Climate Summit. An estimated 300,000 marchers took to the streets of Gotham to warn that climate change is destroying...

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    A brief encounter with a space-aged watch

    The idea was to wear the watch for a week and keep an account of the experience. At the end of the week, Apple’s mad scientists would compile the information and tweak the watch’s functions wherever needed, according to the results of our observations.

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    McMaster may be paying club dues

    By now, this should be engraved on the tablets containing the Ten Commandments for politicians: Don’t belong to a country club that doesn’t admit minorities, women or people of all faiths, and, if you already belong to one, quit.

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    Better cafeteria meals: Let them eat fat!

    Still another reputable study has found that eating fat – even saturated fat – doesn’t make us fat. It will be interesting to see how long it takes this news to trickle down to school cafeterias.

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    Lack of legroom leads to violence

    Flying, it seems, has become more dangerous – not because of the threat of terrorism but because of outbreaks of air rage among passengers due to shrinking legroom on planes.

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    Bacall was one of last from Golden Age

    Lauren Bacall may be best remembered as a symbol of old-fashioned Hollywood glamor, eternally elegant, beautiful, self-assured, witty and smart – one of the last of a generation of genuine movie stars.

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