AARP Cheat Sheet: Thursday, October 27


( Rose Sachs, 98, captured by Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style. More photos - and Rose's top ten beauty secrets - on the blog. )
Good morning. Our apologies for a slow day yesterday - we had
a little excitement round these parts. ESPN, reporting on the announcement that NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon will be sponsored by AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger: "Did you know there are six million Americans 60 years and older who face hunger issues? I didn't. Neither did Gordon. It's a staggering number in a country that is supposed to be rich and plentiful." It's the first deal of its kind, as the New York Times points out: "A cause has never been the main sponsor for a top stock-car racing team."
Who's running the nursing homes? Turns out, even Senators can't find out: "Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that tangled layers of ownership information -- complicated by buy-ups from private investment firms -- make it almost impossible for consumers or government regulators to determine who's operating many facilities and who should be responsible if problems arise."
Speaking of nursing homes, here's a dilemma for you: "Any patient using medical marijuana breaks federal law. ... Despite this, physicians in 14 states and the District of Columbia are allowed to recommend it."
Did you watch the World Series last night? You didn't if you live in New York. "Fox yanked its channels from Cablevision 12 days ago after the two companies failed to reach an agreement on carriage fees." (Yankees fans: You missed Cliff Lee getting whacked around the ballpark. Feel better now?)
Your morning dose of patriotism and chills: Tony Bennett sang "God Bless America" last night in Game 1 (again, sorry, New York!)....

That's all we got. Happy Thursday.

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