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    Race mongering is a business that generates easy wealth, no news there.

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    An Entire Senior Class Aces Picture Day By Hilariously Dressing Up For Their IDs (link)

    Each year, the graduating class at North Farmington High School in the suburbs of Detroit dresses up on picture day. For most students in the school, the photos taken on this day appear in both the yearbook and on their student IDs.

    But because the graduating class takes separate senior portraits for the yearbook, these lucky teens get to be way more creative with their IDs.

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    Nice story with a local angle...

    Glen Ellyn boy shares bond with Anthony Rizzo over baseball, cancer (link) Daily Herald

    Benjamin Burke is looking more and more like his mom, and he's happy to see a resemblance. He used to have straight hair like his two younger brothers. He now has a thick mane of "chemo curls" resembling his mom's ringlets. "I'm kind of happy that I lost my hair because now it's curly like you," he tells her Friday afternoon in their Glen Ellyn home. "So now I'm like you."

    The sweet comment makes his mom smile. But Jennie Burke also knows his hair makes people think her son is a thriving 9-year-old boy. What they don't see is the port in his chest administering chemotherapy in addition to the oral drugs his mom gives him daily as part of his treatment for leukemia.

    Mother and son also have an ally in their cause: Benjamin's buddy, cancer survivor and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. "For us, he's not a celebrity," Burke said. "He's just this nice guy who cares about Benjamin and happens to also be an incredible person on the field."

    But the fourth-grader at Ben Franklin Elementary will..."

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    A kin to Nike's marketing genius, this is a pretty good marketing bump for the folks at Bud Light....generating a buzz in more ways than one...

    "You don't have to be a sports fan to appreciate an underdog digging out from an almost two-year drought. Before the 2018 NFL season, Bud Light unveiled a seemingly ridiculous promotion: coolers full of free beer for Cleveland Browns fans to drink—all the team had to do was win a game. Easy, right?

    Unfortunately for thirsty fans, the team was having a hard time scraping together a victory. Until Thursday night, the Browns hadn't won a game in 635 days--that is, not since 2016.

    To set the promo in motion, beer fridges filled with Bud Lights had been scattered around the Cleveland metropolitan area, secured with chains and adorned with the motivational phrase: "When the Browns win, Cleveland wins."
    The hapless franchise almost ended its losing streak in their season opener, only to end up in a tie with divisional foes, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Alas, on Thursday night, the Browns, playing against the New York Jets, finally pulled off a victory, at home, and the resulting celebrations had a bit of a Super Bowl atmosphere about them—plus, well, the people of Cleveland got all the free Bud Light they wanted."

    https://adage.com/article/creatives-...ns-win/315011/

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    Nice.

    Uplifting Signs Support Glen Ellyn Teen With Brain Cancer (link)

    "If you've driven through Glen Ellyn lately, you can't help but notice dozens of signs that read "Fight Like a Girl" and "gabbystrong." The signs support Gabby Reese, a 17-year-old Glenbard South student who recently underwent her fifth brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.

    Students at Glenbard South even made their own #gabbystrong sign outside of the football stadium to welcome Reese home from the hospital just 10 days after her most recent surgery.

    To buy your own #gabbystrong sign, email Megan Rafferty-Flatter at raffs125@yahoo.com or call 630-673-0801."

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    The most prominent citizen of Gresham, Oregon, is also the most unlikely businessman, since he's a delivery guy. Todd Kirnan, 45, has autism, although a more fitting label would be to say he's a workaholic.

    For 12 hours a day, seven days a week for almost 20 years, Todd has been making deliveries and doing other odd jobs for virtually every business in downtown Gresham.

    Unfortunately, barring a parade in his honor, there's only so much a community can do to show its appreciation, which is why they threw a parade in his honor. Last week, hundreds of people lined the streets of Gresham to pay tribute to their delivery guy.

    Todd loves old TV shows so they borrowed a Batmobile to drive him into the center of town where they had another surprise waiting: a statue in his honor.


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    was the statue creator not provided photos of the subject?

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