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Last Update on December 13, 2013 10:12 GMT
LEGALIZING MARIJUANA-COLORADO CONFUSION
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado stoners looking to fire up their bongs New Year's Day could be disappointed. Red tape could prove a buzz kill for the day pot sales are to become legal in the state. Mike Elliott, spokesman for the state's Medical Marijuana Industry Group, says there won't be a rush on the pot stores. Just how many will actually be open isn't clear. The application process is complicated and not a single pot shop will be licensed until December 27. Even if they are licensed, there won't be any 12:01 a.m. pot sales New Year's Day. Like liquor stores, pot shops have mandated operating hours and can't open before eight in the morning.
DORITOS FLAVORED FOODS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Doritos Locos Tacos are a big hit for Taco Bell. So, could Dorito-flavored wings be in the works, or maybe even a Dorito pizza? PepsiCo, the parent company of Dorito-maker Frito-Lay, has announced a deal with Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant chain is switching from Coke to Pepsi. PepsiCo says say it will also be working with Buffalo Wild Wings to create what's termed "unique menu offerings." Pizza Hut is looking at incorporating Frito-Lay snacks in its menu. Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC have the same corporate parent.
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a gingerbread record. GingerBread Lane is a 300-square-foot village made entirely of gingerbread, icing and candy, on display at the New York Hall of Science. It's the largest gingerbread village, according to Guinness World Records. The one and a-half ton village has 160 gingerbread houses, candy trees, gingerbread cable cars and trains, and even an ice skating rink. Chef Jon Lovitch developed the project. He plans to give away the gingerbread houses when the exhibit closes January 12.
GOLD COIN DONATION E9011
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) -- More than quarters are being dropped into Salvation Army kettles. Officials of the charity say someone has dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in Kokomo, Indiana. A local paper (Kokomo Tribune) reports this is the fifth straight year for a Krugerrand donation. The Salvation Army sold the coin for $1,220. Salvation Army Captain Dale Brandenburg says the anonymous donation is greatly appreciated, because the charity is falling short of its fundraising goal. He adds it's always exciting to get a gold coin in a kettle.