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COOKIES NEW FLAVOR FOR A NEW YEAR


Girl Scouts unveil new cookie for the 2020 season.

WASHINGTON (SBG) –  Girl Scout cookies are now officially for sale and
there’s a
new flavor in the lineup.

The Lemon-Up can be described as a "crispy lemon cookie baked with
messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs," according to a
press
release
.

Messages like “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are two of eight
phrases printed into the cookie.

The new Girl Scout cookies will only be available in certain areas but all
of the boxes will feature new packaging this year.

According to the organization, authentic cookies can only be purchased
from a registered Girl Scout.

To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org
or contact your local cookie representative for more information.

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Juliette Gordon Low
(October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927)


Juliette Gordon Low (center), with two Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA),
commonly referred to as simply Girl Scouts, is a
youth
organization
for girls in the United States and American
girls living abroad. Founded by
Juliette Gordon Low in
1912, it was organized after Low met
Robert Baden-
Powell
, the founder of Scouting, in 1911.Upon returning
to
Savannah, Georgia, she telephoned a distant cousin,
saying, "I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah,
and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to
start it tonight! The Girl Scout activity most familiar may
be the annual sale of Girl Scout Cookies, which started
in 1917 as a money-earning opportunity for councils
and troops.

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Girl Scout logo from 1912 until             The current Girl Scout logo,
1978.                                                         introduced in 2009.

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MOVIE MUSTANG GOES UP FOR AUCTION

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(FoxNews) – Sean Kiernan may get as much as $4 million for a piece of 
Hollywood history that his father, Bob, acquired for just $3,500 and
refused to sell to
Steve McQueen, the actor who drove it in the 1968
action film "Bullitt."

When the classic-car insurer Hagerty sent car expert Kevin Marti to
authenticate the vehicle, he couldn’t believe his eyes, according to a 
New York Times report: “Ninety-eight percent of the original car is
there,” Marti told Hagerty. “It’s an incredible artifact.”

Since ‘Bullitt’s’ release, the 1968 Highland Green Mustang has become
one of the best-known vehicles shown on the big screen. McQueen
himself even tracked down Bob Kiernan in 1977 and wrote him a letter
asking to buy the muscle car back, according to the Times.

“I would like very much to keep it in the family, in its original condition
as it was used in the film, rather than have it restored, which is simply
personal with me," McQueen wrote in the missive detailed by the Times
which reported that Bob Kiernan never wrote McQueen back.

Sean Kiernan of Nashville stands next to the Ford Mustang GT 390 driven by Steve McQueen in the cult classic film "Bullitt." Kiernan's family has owned the car since 1974. Here, it was part of the 10 millionth Mustang celebration at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn on Aug. 8, 2018.
Sean Kiernan of Nashville stands next to the Ford Mustang GT 390
driven by Steve McQueen in the cult classic film "Bullitt."

Steve McQueen, starring in the title role of
Steve McQueen, starring in the title role of "Bullitt," steps out of his
car after a pursuit through the hilly streets of San Francisco.

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PORTLAND COMMISSIONER IS DEAD AT 61

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Nicholas "Nick" Stuyvesant Fish
(September 30, 1958 – January 2, 2020)
 

Nick Fish served as a Commissioner of Portland, Oregon from
2008 to 2020. A
Democrat, Fish worked with Portland Parks &
Recreation
, the Portland Housing Bureau, and the Bureau of Environmental Services.

Fish was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017. On December
31, 2019, Fish said he was no longer able to carry out his work
as a commissioner and announced his plan to resign upon the
election of a successor.Two days later, Fish died at his home in
Portland while surrounded by his family.


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HISTORY MAKING PITCHER HAS DIED AT 90

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Don James Larsen (August 7, 1929 – January 1, 2020)

(AP) – Don Larsen, a journeyman pitcher best remembered for throwing the
only perfect game in
World Series history as a member of the New York
Yankees
, has died.  A spokesman announced late Wednesday Larsen
had died of esophageal cancer in Hayden, Idaho..

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BASKETBALL LEADER LOST AT AGE 77

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David Joel Stern (September 22, 1942 – January 1, 2020)


David Stern was a businessman and lawyer who served as the fourth
commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) He started
with the league in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978
as General Counsel, and became the league’s Executive Vice President
in 1980. He became Commissioner in 1984, succeeding
Larry O’Brien
and is credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s
and 2000s.

In a statement, the NBA said Stern had died "as a result" of a brain
hemorrhage he suffered Dec. 12.

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