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Free-fall free for all! Take a look at base jumpers taking part in the annual Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump in Malaysia. The KL Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Asia.
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT BOTTLED WATER EXPOSED!
Each day, Americans shell out money for bottled water, but is it really better for you than the stuff that comes out of the tap? Dr. Peter Gleick, the author of "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water," reveals some shocking truths about bottled water, which could make you think twice the next time you're in a deli. Among the facts:

• Nearly half of all bottled water is reprocessed tap water, sold at prices up to 3,000 times higher than consumers pay for tap water.

• Just like other products, water gets recalled. There have been more than 100 recalls of contaminated bottled water, for contaminants such as mold, kerosene, algae, yeast, fecal coliform and other bacteria, glass particles, sanitizer, and crickets.

• Purity standards for bottled water are less stringent than those for tap water. Tap water is regulated by the EPA, while bottled water is regulated by the FDA, and tested less frequently. 

• Bottled water doesn't necessarily taste better than tap. In blind taste tests, consumers often cannot tell the difference between bottled and tap, or between expensive bottled water and cheaper brands.
 
 
What a doll! Check out the world's most expensive Barbie. She's custom-designed and wearing a one-carat pink diamond necklace. The blingin' Barbie's price is estimated between $300,000 to $500,000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAILY PAGE FOR


Friday, October 8, 2010
THE BUZZ:  Another profit at Micron-    Utah buys out of contract to play BSU - Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize for his human-rights work in China
 
 
EVENTS
Trailing of the Sheep – Ketchum – this w/e
 
Columbus Day Monday, October 11th
 
Daylight Savings ends Sunday November 7th.
2010 Scarecrow Stroll & Contest – Idaho Botanical Garden
 
For more detail see Interactive Calendar link        
 
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Treasure Valley Average Prices

 
Regular
Mid
Premium
Diesel
Current
$2.957
$3.122
$3.208
$3.175
Yesterday
$2.957
$3.121
$3.207
$3.173
Week Ago
$2.957
$3.122
$3.208
$3.160
Month Ago
$2.972
$3.137
$3.223
$3.148
Year Ago
$2.652
$2.800
$2.877
$2.739

 
DOW CLOSE Thursday

10,948.58
Data as of Oct 07
 -19.07 

 
POWERBALL
Saturday’s  jackpot $ 20 Million
 PB 30 last numbers drawn
MEGA-Millions – $ 51 million Friday
Hot Lotto –  8.4 Million
 
 
Entertainment ON TV   Howie has dog trouble.
     Howie Mandel and his wife have a little dog with a big problem. So, they go to the ``Dog Whisperer'' to get their Chihuahua to end its aggressive behavior. The seventh season of ``Dog Whisperer'' starts tonight on the National Geographic Channel.
 
      
More on the TV tonight link. 
CONCERTS 
Australian Pink Floyd – Eagle River pavilion - tonight
Mavis Staples – Egyptian – Nov            2
Cirque du Soleil - Alegria:
12 performance Nov. 4th – 7th.
Taco Bell Arena
 
Opening at the Box office
 
Life as We Know It
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Secretariat
My Soul to Take
 
 
 READER BOARD-Hardcover Fiction       
Top 3
1. FREEDOM, by Jonathan Franzen
2. SAFE HAVEN, by Nicholas Sparks
3. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson
Non-Fiction  1. EARTH (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart and others
Advice-.  1. THE POWER, by Rhonda Byrne. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman
Sports   Boise State hosts Toledo Saturday game time 6
Environment
SUNRISE 7:51           SUNSET 7:13
Yesterday’s Hi- 72 Today’s 70
 
Treasure Valley Air Quality Condition
Green  48    Outdoor burning allowed

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