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Watercooler Stories – March 1, 2012 – UPI.com

Officials apologize for ‘KKK’ chicken METHUEN, Mass., Feb. 29 (UPI) — Officials in a Massachusetts school district apologized after about 6,500 elementary school students received lunch menus featuring “KKK Chicken Tenders.” Methuen Schools Superintendent Judith Scannell said the menus were supposed to read “KK Chicken Tenders,” meaning “Krispy, Krunchy,” but …

Etta James, Singer, Dies at 73 – NYTimes.com

Etta James, whose powerful, versatile and emotionally direct voice could enliven the raunchiest blues as well as the subtlest love songs, most indelibly in her signature hit, “At Last,” died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif. She was 73. Her manager, Lupe De Leon, said that the cause was complications of …

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan – NYTimes.com

The Department of Defense has identified 1,588 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans this week: APOLINAR, Martin R., 28, Staff Sgt., Army; Glendale, Ariz.; Third Special Forces Group. BLASJO, Aaron J., 25, …

Study: Cheery, optimists die younger – UPI.com

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 12 (UPI) — Personality can affect longevity — those with the most optimism and cheerfulness die younger than their less positive counterparts, U.S. researchers found. Study leader Howard S. Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside; Leslie R. Martin, a psychology professor at …