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    SPORTS
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    PMC bicycle ride for cancer research hits 35 years

    In 1980, three dozen riders left Springfield for Providence in the first Pan-Mass Challenge. They raised $10,200.  Full Story
    HEALTH
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    5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
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    Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Howie Day joined by Carbon Leaf as LSMS resumes

    The always enjoyable Howie Day brings his emotive talents to Boarding House Park on Saturday night as the Lowell Summer Music Series resumes after taking last weekend off for the Lowell Folk Festival. Day, a native of Bangor, Maine, whose debut album Australia earned Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards, has been plying his trade for more than a decade. Read More >>
    SPORTS
    Dracut girls in fine national showing

    The Visionary Basket Club's 8th Grade Premier Pinnacle Team came in third place at the United States Junior Nationals Basketball Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Classic twist

    Change up an old favorite with Blueberry Peach Shortcake
    Fact 1: It's hot. Fact 2: I love dessert. In the summer months, a fresh and fruity dessert usually is one that seems most satisfying after a delicious meal. Full Story
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    Orlando Bloom swings at Justin Bieber for dissing Miranda Kerr

    Crowd at Spanish restaurant, which included Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, applauded when singer left after actor tried to throw a punch.