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“The use of an iconic food in an act of violence against an iconic golfer like Tiger Woods is reprehensible, and a violation of hot dog etiquette,” says council President Janet Riley. “Hot dogs are meant to be enjoyed - not weaponized.”

THE ICE CREAM LOBBY

“We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. … We know the media will either ignore you or frame the issue as to who may be getting pepper sprayed rather than addressing the despair and hardships borne by so many.”

(Statement from the aforementioned Vermont ice cream manufacturer, in support of the protests. No ice cream flavor has been named for the movement. Yet.)

SCIENCE CORNER

Uh-oh. So much for the virtuous, green-minded, reusable grocery store bag. University of Arizona microbiologist Charles Gerba has discovered in a laboratory test of 87 of the bags that “large numbers of bacteria were found in almost all bags,” included the dreaded e-coli. Just 3 percent of shoppers ever wash the bags, which get contaminated by leaky meats and dairy products in hot car trunks and double as gym or laundry bags.

“There has been a growing movement to use reusable bags when we shop, but without proper washing, these bags can expose our families to bacteria that can cause illness,” says Mr. Gerba, who advises hot soapy water, adding “It will remove 99.9 percent of germs.”

POLL DU JOUR

• 52 percent of Americas say it’s likely there will be another U.S. financial crisis.

• 45 percent of agree that if a Republican were president right now, the economy “would be the same”; 25 percent say it would be “worse,” 23 percent “better.”

• 44 percent say there would not be “much difference” in their family financial situation if President Obama or a Republican candidate were in office.

• 17 percent say Mitt Romney would do the most “to improve the economy” if elected.

• 10 percent cited Herman Cain, 7 percent each cited Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Ron Paul, 4 percent each cited Newt Gingrich and Rep. Michele Bachmann.

• 15 percent say Mrs. Bachmann would do “the most damage to the economy” if elected.

• 12 percent cited Mr. Perry, percent 7 Mr. Paul, 6 percent Mr. Gingrich and 5 percent Mr. Romney, 2 percent Mr. Cain.

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