Tom Brokaw Is Fighting Cancer; Chick-fil-A Drops Antibiotics
Feb. 12, 2014
Tom Brokaw Is Fighting Cancer
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Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday that he has cancer.
The veteran journalist, who turned 72 last week, has multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, according to a statement released by NBC.
Brokaw, retired the anchor chair in 2004, but continues to work on special projects for the network.
Chick-fil-A Drops Antibiotics
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Fast food purveyors Chick-fil-A will stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics, the company said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
The FDA has encouraged large-scale manufacturers to decrease the use of antibiotics, used to fatten up animals and fight infection, in fear of creating drug-resistant strains of bacteria.
The company is not the first to drop antibiotics from its meat. Mexican-food chain Chipotle has also stopped serving meat raised with antibiotics.
How to Make a Shirley Temple
To honor Shirley Temple -- the child star turned diplomat, who died Monday night at 85 -- Internet denizens are searching for instructions on how to make the eponymous mocktail.
According to the mixology bible Mr. Boston: Bartender's Guide, to make a Shirley Temple, one should add a half an ounce of grenadine to an ice-filled Collins glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
Shaun White Misses Medal
US snowboarder Shaun White nearly broke his board, but failed to medal on Tuesday in Sochi.
White who took gold in the men's halfpipe at the previous two Olympic Games, placed fourth behind Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland, and two Japanese teenagers.