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Beware The Fair: Swine Flu Cases From Pigs Increasing

Posted on 08/6/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthUpdated Aug. 10: It’s the season for visiting the local fair, but it might be safer checking out the blue-ribbon pies instead of the pigs: Federal health officials report a “big increase” in the number of people with swine flu after coming in close contact with sick pigs at county or state fairs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are now 145 cases of the new H3N2 swine flu since July 12 — a significant jump from …

County Fairs Provide Cheap Entertainment

Posted on 07/16/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWhat do you get when you combine Ferris wheels with farm animals and funnel cakes? That’s right, good old-fashioned fun at a county or state fair. With summer disappearing like a heat mirage on a desert highway, fair season is gearing up across the country. Having grown up in rural Ohio where kids anticipated fair week every bit as much as Christmas morning, I’m always surprised at the number of people I meet who have never been to a county …