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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 6/28/13

This Sunday, the Seattle Mariners will become the first Major League Baseball team to fly the Gay Pride Flag at a home game.

Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on Tuesday.

Target, Home Depot and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk became the latest companies to sever ties or distance themselves from celebrity cook Paula Deen.

"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network.

Now we're hearing the real reason Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux haven't walked down the aisle yet is that they can't agree on which coast to live. She likes Los Angeles, he wants to live in New York.

Eva Longoria's ex-husband, Tony Parker, referred to his girlfriend Axelle Francine in a tweet as "my fiance."

Meanwhile, Courteney Cox is now dating her "CougarTown" co-star, Brian Van Holt.

Cameron Diaz has been cast as Miss Hannigan in a remake of "Annie," coming to a big screen near you.

Elvis Presley's Cadillac Station Wagon is among the collectible cars up for grabs in a California auction next month.

Ryan Seacrest is said to be dating model Dominique Piek these days, former girlfriend of Chris Pine.

BEER OUT OF THE BOTTLE OR GLASS? - 'Tis the season for drinking beer. And while summer time often means slamming your hand into an icy cooler and popping the top on a cold can or bottle, for peak pleasure consider drinking only bottled beer that's been poured into a glass. The beer experts say much of the taste comes from the aroma and if you drink from the bottle, you won't be able to take in the aroma as well.... But don't chill the glasses in the freezer. When the ice crystals melt they add water to the beer and can dilute the flavor.

 MOOSE WHOOPIE WELCOMED _ A Canadian landowner has donated 800 acres near the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border as a sanctuary where moose can make whoopie. The Nature Conservancy of Canada created the "moose sex project" to enlarge dwindling herds.

NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 2,150: Active nuclear warheads controlled by the U.S.

June is CPR Awareness Month, and you're supposed to do CPR to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees.  But here are a few more songs that work.  "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel"Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd"Heartbreaker" by Mariah Carey, and "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen.

The corporate offices for Dairy Queen now have TREADMILL DESKS.  According to the company's wellness program, they were worried about people having to sit for eight hours a day . . . although apparently not worried about the rest of us scarfing down BLIZZARDS.  They also offer yoga classes once a week, and they're adding locker rooms so people can shower if they bike to work. 

According to a new study, office productivity has gone DOWN since 2008, because more offices have gotten rid of their CUBICLES.  Apparently it's just too distracting to have an open floor plan, where you can see across the entire office.  And a separate study found people who work in open offices take 62% more sick days.

Here's an interesting fact:  LEGO almost never makes weapons.  Even things like baseball bats that COULD be used as weapons.  But if you're set on having your LEGO people commit violent acts on each other, Brickarms is a LEGO arms dealer.  They aren't affiliated with the company . . . but they manufacture tiny toy weapons that fit in LEGO people's hands. 

Last week, 50,000 bees were found dead in the parking lot of a Target in Portland, Oregon.  Almost HALF of them were bumblebees . . . and most of the rest were honeybees.  It turned out landscapers had used a powerful pesticide on some trees in the area, and wiped out the bee population.  So over 50 people will be holding a MEMORIAL SERVICE for the bees this Sunday in the parking lot. 

IN THEATERS TODAY _ The Heat (R) and White House Down (PG-13)

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