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09 July 2008

The Hickeys hit the big time

So, I got home from Krupa's last night, turned on thee old tellie and what did I see? Oh, only my fictional kinfolk, ironically also from Camden County, dueling it out on the new celebrity version of Family Feud. God bless the Hickeys (even the fake ones on My Name is Earl)!

In other news, keen-eyed Blunt reader Christopher Reber, a Temple student, points out that I wasn't actually paranoid that the Parliaments in California were designed differently than the local stock. In fact, the local stock could soon be altered...

HARRISBURG -- Cigarettes in Pennsylvania are due to get safer, under legislation approved by the Legislature.
House Bill 1612, introduced by Rep. Timothy J. Solobay, D-Washington, would require all cigarettes sold in Pennsylvania to be "fire safe."
Low-ignition strength cigarettes are less likely to cause a fire if they are left unattended by careless smokers, said state Fire Commissioner Edward A. Mann, who praised the legislation.
"Fire-safe cigarettes are rolled with bands of less porous, slow-burning paper, so if the cigarette is left unattended, it will go out when it burns down to one of those bands, he said. "There have been too many tragedies caused by the careless use of cigarettes, and this standard is designed to reduce that risk."
The bill was passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate and will be signed into law by Gov. Ed Rendell, said spokesman Chuck Ardo.


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