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24 October, 2013

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Cop helps admitted shoplifter with groceries (WSVN)
"She asked, 'Do you even have food at the house?' And I looked at her in her face, and I told her, 'Not at all.'" Robles said. "So I went in and bought her some groceries," said Thomas, who purchased $100 worth of groceries for Robles

Suzanne Moore: The worship of children brings only misery (Guardian)
We revere our children as infants but neglect them as soon as they approach adulthood. No wonder they're miserable.

Abigail Haworth: Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? (Guardian)
What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out…

Mark Morford: This Cocaine Tastes Like Oreos (SF Gate)
Then came a flawless little orgasm of a headline, a pitch-perfect, viral-ready soundbite of awesomeness packed with all the keywords Americans love most - Drugs! Cocaine! Oreo cookies! You! Rats! Addiction! Obamacare! Sex! - all about this cute little study that reveals how it lab rats, not all that surprisingly, love those famous, chocolatey discs of sugar and lard just as much as they love cocaine, and btw just kidding about the Obamacare and the sex. Sort of.

Heidi Moore: A new iPad? I don't even miss my old one (Guardian)
The rogue who lifted my iPad in London last year did me a favour. Life's better without it.

Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi wants kids to go offline (Guardian)
Randi Zuckerberg has written a children's book extolling the virtues of the real world over social networks such as Facebook. What will her brother think?

Tim Adams: "Hailee Steinfeld: 'I still consider myself very much a beginner'" (Guardian)
Hailee Steinfeld was Oscar-nominated for her role in True Grit at just 13. Now she's back with a gravity-defying role in Ender's Game, and the lead in Romeo and Juliet. She tells Tim Adams how to handle school bullies, stand up to Jeff Bridges, fake falling in love - and make the Coen Brothers laugh.

Joanna Blythman: "Butter is bad - a myth we've been fed by the 'healthy eating' industry" (Guardian)
Medics are saying saturated fat may not be the devil incarnate. Just don't expect an apology from low-fat food purveyors.

Katie McDonough: Women Forced to Strip at Police Station While Being Filmed -- Officials Say Filming Is "Common Industry Standard" (Salon; Posted on Alternet)
"They were snickering at these women," says a lawyer for one of the women who was filmed without her knowledge.

Nick Laird: "Steve Buscemi: 'I hope people remember the shutdown in the next elections'" (Guardian)
The Boardwalk Empire star on how the Republicans have held the US hostage and why the pursuit of money is not a worthy goal.

Sarah Boseley: Michael York's battle with amyloidosis (Guardian)
When actor Michael York found dark rings developing under his eyes it took three years to diagnose amyloidosis, a rare condition that can have fatal consequences.

Samuel Gibbs: Which tablet computer is right for you? (Guardian)
Apple is launching its latest iPad into a market flooded with different tablets. Here's a brief guide to what you can buy and what they do.

David Bruce: "The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other" (Smashwords)
Free download in various formats: This book contains 250 accounts of good deeds, including this one: On 22 July 2013, Redditor Sfugious posted a photo on Imgur of a note that a co-worker received thanking him for a good deed. The note stated, "Hats off to Phil who found my phone. U r a life saver. I'll name my first born after you. She won't be happy about the name change but too bad."

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Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 - June 2, 2012) was an English-bornAmerican actor and comedian, and a game show host and panelist in the United States.

Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, being the original host of the Family Feud game show from 1976-1985 and 1994-1995, and a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS from 1973 to 1978. After a successful career in British television and cinema, Dawson moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, he became an American citizen while remaining a British citizen.        Source

Alan J was first, and correct, with:
   Richard Dawson

Charlie wrote:
   Richard Dawson

  @Sally - No, it's the other end of the state. You've got to be careful with the Ohio images, because it's easy to mistake the buckeye leaves for the foliage of a certain other plant.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Richard Dawson

Adam answered:
   The smoochy Richard Dawson.

Sally said:
   Game show host, Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm.

  Can I tell you how much I loath these game shows? Never mind, not enough room for my editorial...
  PS: I was shocked to see today's picture of actress Eva Marie Saint, boy has she aged - not that I haven't of course, but damn... She has changed a lot.

Marian replied:
   Richard Dawson

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfalcali, answered:
   Richard Dawson, as Newkirk. Was married to a bullet brassiered Diana Dors and Gretchen Johnson. Sally did you ever wear one of those?

Lois Of The Heather Of Oregon said:
   Richard Dawson! The only man whose death I mourned TWICE! His bar room fight scene in "Devils Brigade" helped launch me into puberty, anwsering the age old question; what does a faux scotsman wear under his kilt?

BttbBob   took the day off.
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   Richard Dawson
  Best known for his role as Corporal Peter Newkirk on the sitcom 'Hogan's Heroes'.

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Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'The Millers', then a FRESH 'The Crazy Ones', followed by a FRESH '2½ Men', then a FRESH 'Elementary'.
On a RERUN Dave (from 9/25/13) are Robin Williams, Lizzy Caplan, a Top Ten List presented by Renee Fleming, and Icona Pop.
On a RERUN Craig (from 9/24/13) are Ray Romano and Carl Edwards.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'Parks & Recreation', followed by a FRESH 'Welcome To The Family' RERUN 'Parks & Recreation', then a FRESH 'Sean Saves The World', followed by a FRESH 'Michael J. Fox Show', then a FRESH 'Parenthood'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Leno are Emma Roberts, Dave Salmoni, and Diane Birch.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Edward Norton, Judd Apatow, and Pearl Jam.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Pete Holmes and Foals.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland', followed by a FRESH 'Grey's Anatomy', then a FRESH 'Scandal'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm Gladwell, and Kings of Leon.

The CW offers a FRESH 'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH 'Reign'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Arsenio Hall are James Caan, Chandra Wilson, Thompson Square, and Paula Abdul.

Faux fills the night with LIVE '2013 World Series', then pads the left coast with local crap.

MY recycles an old 'House', followed by another old 'House'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then the movie 'Beyond Scared Straight'.

AMC offers the movie 'A Nightmare On Elm Street', followed by the movie 'Seed Of Chucky', then the movie 'Bride Of Chucky'.

BBC  -   
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - Season 2 - Ep 8 - The Impossible Planet
 [9:00AM]    MERLIN - Season 2 - Ep 9 - The Lady of the Lake
 [10:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - Season 4 - Ep 10 - The Loss
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - Season 4 - Ep 11 - Data's Day
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - Season 4 - Ep 12 - The Wounded
 [1:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - Season 3 - Ep 5 - Hot Potato Cafe
 [2:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES REVISITED US - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Mojito's, The Junction, Bazzini
 [3:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - Season 4 - Ep 11 - Oceana
 [4:00PM]    TOP GEAR - Season 3 - Episode 9
 [5:00PM]    TOP GEAR - Season 3 - Episode 10
 [6:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES REVISITED US - Season 4 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Down City, Classic American, Davide
 [7:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES UK - Season 5 - Ep 2 - The Dovecote
 [8:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES REVISITED US - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Santa La Brea, Giuseppi's
 [9:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES REVISITED US - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Handlebar, Casa Roma, The Black Pearl
 [10:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Seascape
 [11:00PM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES REVISITED US - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Santa La Brea, Giuseppi's
 [12:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES REVISITED US - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Handlebar, Casa Roma, The Black Pearl
 [1:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Seascape
 [2:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES UK - Season 5 - Ep 2 - The Dovecote
 [3:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - Season 3 - Ep 5 - Hot Potato Cafe
 [4:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES REVISITED US - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Mojito's, The Junction, Bazzini
 [5:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - Season 4 - Ep 11 - Oceana     (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has the movie 'The World Is Not Enough', followed by the movie 'Quantum Of Solace', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens: Live'.

Comedy Central has last night's 'Colbert Report', last night's 'Jon Stewart', 'At Midnight', 'Chappelle's Show', 'It's Always Sunny In Philly', another 'It's Always Sunny In Philly', 'Tosh.0', and 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Scheduled on a FRESH Colbert Report is Stephen Fry.

FX has 'Anger Management', followed by the movie 'Salt', then a FRESH 'Anger Management', followed by the movie 'Salt'.

History has all 'Pawn Stars' all night.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Catechism Cataclysm
 [7:45AM]    An Ideal Husband
 [10:00AM]    Keeping Up With the Steins
 [12:00PM]    Delirious
 [2:15PM]    An Ideal Husband
 [4:30PM]    Blade Runner
 [7:00PM]    Comedy Bang! Bang!-Rainn Wilson Wears a Short Sleeved Plaid Shirt & Colorful Sneakers
 [7:30PM]    The Birthday Boys-Paychecks!
 [8:00PM]    Hulk
 [11:00PM]    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
 [2:00AM]    Hulk
 [5:00AM]    Comedy Bang! Bang!-Rainn Wilson Wears a Short Sleeved Plaid Shirt & Colorful Sneakers
 [5:30AM]    The Birthday Boys-Paychecks!    (ALL TIMES EST)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Clay Pigeons
 [8:15AM]    The Bridge on the River Kwai
 [11:45AM]    The In Laws
 [2:00PM]    Laurel Canyon
 [4:15PM]    The Bridge on the River Kwai
 [7:45PM]    The French Connection
 [10:00PM]    In the Cut
 [12:30AM]    In the Cut
 [3:00AM]    Secretary
 [5:30AM]    The Writers' Room-New Girl    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Underworld Evolution', followed by the movie 'Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Adam Devine and Lindsey Stirling.

TCM spends the night with Vincent Price
 [6:00 AM]      Barricade (1950)
 [7:30 AM]      Dallas (1950)
 [9:15 AM]      Dynamite Pass (1950)
 [10:30 AM]      Rocky Mountain (1950)
 [12:00 PM]      Best Of The Badmen (1951)
 [1:30 PM]      Inside Straight (1951)
 [3:00 PM]      My Outlaw Brother (1951)
 [4:30 PM]      Slaughter Trail (1951)
 [6:00 PM]      3:10 To Yuma (1957)
 [8:00 PM]      House Of Wax (1953)
 [9:45 PM]      The Mad Magician (1954)
 [11:00 PM]      House Of Usher (1960)
 [12:30 AM]      Diary of a Madman (1963)
 [2:15 AM]      The Tingler (1959)
 [3:45 AM]      House On Haunted Hill (1959)
 [5:15 AM]      The Bat (1959)

Friday   -  10/25/13

 [6:45 AM]      Tower Of London (1962)
 [8:15 AM]      The Raven (1963)
 [9:45 AM]      MGM Parade Show #23 (1955)
 [10:15 AM]      The Running Man (1963)
 [12:15 PM]      The Fast and the Furious (1954)
 [1:30 PM]      Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
 [3:00 PM]      The Black Swan (1942)
 [4:30 PM]      Million Dollar Baby (1941)
 [6:15 PM]      The Walking Dead (1936)
 [7:30 PM]      Now Playing November (2013)
 [8:00 PM]      A Bucket of Blood (1959)
 [9:15 PM]      Dementia 13 (1963)
 [10:45 PM]      What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
 [1:15 AM]      Sisters (1973)
 [3:00 AM]      Spider Baby (1964)     [AKA: '']
 [4:30 AM]      Village Of The Damned (1961)     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'White Collar', followed by a FRESH 'Covert Affairs'.

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Holocaust survivor George Horner, front left, performs with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, top, on stage at Symphony Hall Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. The 90-year-old pianist made his orchestral debut with Ma, where they played music composed 70 years ago at the Nazi concentration camp where Horner was imprisoned.
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Nobel Summit

Sharon Stone

US film star Sharon Stone on Wednesday won an award for her fight against AIDS at a summit of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in the Polish capital Warsaw.

The global fundraising chairman for the AIDS charity amfAR received the Peace Summit Award from the Dalai Lama at the end of the three-day summit.

Founded by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 2000, the annual summit has notably taken place in Berlin, Chicago, Paris and Rome.

Previous winners of the summit award include Italian actor Roberto Benigni, US actor George Clooney and British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens.

Sharon Stone


Cass Warner, granddaughter of Warner Bros. founder Harry Warner, poses with an Oscar statue while celebrating the 90th Birthday of Warner Bros. Studios which is launching an expanded VIP Studio Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in Burbank, Calif. The Tour will take visitors on an exclusive VIP look behind the scenes at one of Hollywood's most iconic studios.
Photo by Matt Sayles


Tribute Concert

Gregg Allman

The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year.

"All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman" will be held Jan. 10 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. The concert will be filmed and released later.

Others on the eclectic list of performers include Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, Pat Monahan of Train, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins and John Hiatt. Special guests and more performers will be announced soon. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 at the Fox Theatre box office.

Don Was will lead an all-star band lined up to help celebrate Allman, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Gregg Allman


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Can't Make Stilton Cheese


They make fine cheese in the English village of Stilton. Just don't call it stilton.

British authorities said Wednesday that a local pub can't market its blue-veined cheese as stilton because that name is protected by European Union legislation.

The Bell Inn has been forced to sell its cheese as "Bells Blue" rather than stilton.

The EU rules, based on British government guidelines, say the name can only apply to cheese from the English counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, where it has long been made.

Stilton lies outside that area, but became renowned for selling the sharp-tasting cheese in the 18th century. It gave its name to the product, but historians are divided about whether it was traditionally made there.

A local cheese company asked the government to amend the Protected Designation of Origin rules to include Stilton. But the food ministry said it could only consider an application from the pub, because it was the maker of the cheese.



Clowns pose for a photo as they rally for peace during the 18th Latin American clown convention or "Fair of laughter" at the Mother Monument in Mexico City October 23, 2013. The convention will be held from October 21 to 24 in Mexico City.
Photo by Edgard Garrido


Ancient Magician's Curse Tablet


A lead curse tablet, dating back around 1,700 years and likely written by a magician, has been discovered in a collapsed Roman mansion in Jerusalem, archaeologists report.

The mansion, which is being excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Givati Parking Lot, is located in what is known as the "City of David," an area that holds at least 6,000 years of human occupation. The mansion itself covers at least 2,000 square meters (about half an acre) and contains two large open courtyards adjacent to each other. It was in use between the late third century and A.D. 363, when it was destroyed in a series of earthquakes on May 18 or 19.

The text is written in Greek and, in it a woman named Kyrilla invokes the names of six gods to cast a curse on a man named Iennys, apparently over a legal case.

To obtain her goal Kyrilla combined elements from four religions, Robert Walter Daniel, of the Institut für Altertumskunde at the University of Cologne, told LiveScience in an email. Of six gods invoked, four of them are Greek (Hermes, Persephone, Pluto and Hecate), one is Babylonian (Ereschigal) and one, Abrasax, is Gnostic, a religion connected to early Christianity. Additionally, the text contains magic words such as "Iaoth" that have a Hebrew/Judaism origin.

Kyrilla and her curse-recipient, both probably members of the Roman middle or upper class, were likely in some legal dispute, as the curse tablet bears similarities to others found in Cyprus that are known to have been used in legal cases. Additionally the word "opposition" in this text hints at a legal matter.



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Piracy Charge Reduced To 'Hooliganism'


Russia said Wednesday it had dropped the charge of piracy against 30 Greenpeace activists detained while protesting against Arctic drilling, accusing them instead of "hooliganism".

The Investigative Committee, the Russian agency in charge of probing serious crimes, said it had reclassified the crime as hooliganism, which carries a lesser sentence.

The crew of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship, who come from 18 countries including Britain, Australia, Spain and Russia, had been facing up to 15 years in a penal colony if found guilty of piracy.

The hooliganism charge -- which was also used against the Pussy Riot punks -- carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

Greenpeace on Wednesday said the charge was still "wildly disproportionate" and called for its activists to be immediately released.



A piece of land art entitled "Wish" showing the face of an anonymous six-year-old local Belfast girl is seen in this aerial view of the Titanic quarter in Belfast October 23, 2013. The artwork by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada spans 11 acres, is made up from 2,000 tonnes of sand, 2,000 tonnes of soil and some 30,000 wooden pegs. It will remain on view until December 2013.
Photo by Cathal McNaughton


Thwarted By NYPD


British street art superstar Banksy said police on Wednesday prevented him from creating a new piece of art in New York as promised on each day of the month.

"Today's art has been cancelled due to police activity," he wrote in a blank window on his website under the heading October 23.

The same message was carried on his instagram account, which has more than 255,000 followers and which like his website each day announces his pop-up exhibition.

Banksy provided no other details. And a spokesman for New York Police Department had no immediate comment.



Monsanto Versus the Associated Press

Round Two

Following its lengthy, richly reported story about the impacts Monsanto has had on the health of Argentines living in the South American country's farm belt, the Associated Press was back yesterday with a quietly combative follow up addressing the biotech company's response to the article.

"If pesticides are being misused in Argentina, then it is in everyone's best interests-the public, the government, farmers, industry, and Monsanto-that the misuse be stopped," the company said in response to the story, which documented the poor oversight, misuses and routine exposure of farmworkers and residents to agrochemicals sold by Monsanto in Argentina.

But that's as far as the corporation went in acknowledging its part in the astonishingly high rates of cancer and birth defects that have plagued parts of Argentina in the years following Monsanto's introduction to the local ag market. Rather, it continually pointed to the fact that glyphosate, the pesticide marketed as Roudup, is "safe."

The medical community in Argentina would beg to differ-and has astonishing numbers to support their case. One physician who runs a epidemiological study at the National University of Rosario Medical School "has found a 90 percent increase in cancer rates since 1997." Monsanto products were first introduced in 1996.

Round Two


A design from Jean Paul Gaultier worn by Madonna, is previewed during the installation of Brooklyn Museum's "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. This is the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier, integrating multimedia around seven themes tracing his influences since he emerged as a designer in the 1970s.
Photo by Bebeto Matthews


Court Victory

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren once served time in an Italian jail for tax evasion. Now Italy's top court has handed the actress a victory in a nearly 40-year-long battle over back taxes.

The Rome-based Court of Cassation ruled Wednesday the beauty icon was right when calculating tax owed on her 1974 income. Loren's tax experts, applying one of Italy's not-infrequent tax amnesties, calculated that she owed tax on 60 per cent of her income that year, but tax officials insisted she should have paid tax on 70 per cent of her taxable income. The top court decided that Loren was right.

In separate tax dispute, Loren voluntarily returned to Italy in 1982 to be jailed, serving 17 days of a 30-day sentence for tax evasion. She said then her deceased tax preparer had erred.

Sophia Loren


The Birds Are Back!

'Rat Island'

When a ship arrived at an island in the North Pacific in the late 1700s, it brought more than cargo and splintered wood. It brought rats.

These invasive mammals thrived on the island, eating up local birds and their eggs. As a result, the spot took on the moniker "Rat Island," and it was known for its eerie silence and lack of birdsong.

In 2008, a team of scientists and environmentalists killed the rats with rodenticides. Since then, birds have returned to the island in numbers large enough to surprise experts, according to a statement from Island Conservation, one of the groups involved in exterminating the rats, along with help from The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The island has since been renamed Hawadax Island, according to the statement. The name was chosen by the native Unangan (Aleut) community and translates to "those two over there," referring to the island's two knolls. While nobody currently lives on Hawadax, Unangan people have lived or visited the island for millennia.

For the first time, tufted puffins (Fratercula cirrhata) have been seen breeding on the island, which is located in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Other species that disappeared with the arrival of the rats, including Leach's storm petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) and fork-tailed storm petrels (Oceanodroma furcate), have also been seen on this Aleutian island, west of Alaska, Island Conservation reported.

'Rat Island'



Giant panda twin cubs Mei Huan (L) and Mei Lun, the first pair of twin giant panda cubs to be born in the United States and survive, are pictured in this Zoo Atlanta photo released to Reuters on October 23, 2013. The cubs have been given names that come from a Chinese idiom meaning "something indescribably beautiful and magnificent," zoo officials in Atlanta said on Wednesday. The names - Mei Lun (may loon) and Mei Huan (may hwaan) - were announced when the male cubs reached 100 days old, in keeping with ancient Chinese tradition.
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