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SF Giants Fans Go Bonkers

City erupts after World Series sweep

(Newser) - Giants fans went crazy last night in San Francisco after their team trounced the Detroit Tigers in a clean sweep to grab their second World Series title in three years. Bar crowds near the ballpark and across the city poured into the streets, and thousands watching the big game on... More »

Mom Arrested for Cheering at Graduation

Family says others were cheering, too

(Newser) - Shannon Cooper knew cheering was supposedly forbidden at South Florence High School's graduation ceremony, but when the time came, the South Carolina mom couldn't contain herself. "I got up and I said, 'Yay, my baby made it, yes!'" she tells WPDE 15 . "Just... More »

Turn St. Patrick's Day Dishes Green ... Naturally

Peas, parsley, pesto help, and there's guacamole, too

(Newser) - Perhaps your grocery store is already out of green food coloring ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, or maybe you’d rather tint your celebratory grub naturally. Ann Hodgman, writing for Slashfood , has suggestions:
  • Peas: Adding some to your mashed potatoes will change the color but not the taste.
  • Parsley:
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Probe Into Sudsy Celebration Is IOC at Its Sexist Worst

Canadian women, even underage hero, well within rights

(Newser) - The huffing castigation of the Canadian women’s hockey team for last night’s sudsy celebration of its Vancouver gold medal shows the International Olympic Committee at its paternalistic, sexist worst, says Rachel Bachman, whose initial reaction to the on-ice Molsons was to turn to a colleague and say, “... More »

World Rings In 2010

Hundreds of thousands descend on Times Square

(Newser) - From Sydney to Times Square, the world rang in 2010 with the usual pomp and funny glasses. See the AP photos for a sampling. More »

Communist China Turns 60, Really Just Celebrates Past 30

Communists used people as 'cannon fodder' before making it OK to get rich

(Newser) - A blowout party is hours away in Beijing, where the People’s Republic of China will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an unprecedented display in Tiananmen Square. But it’s worth noting that only the second 30 of those years are worth applauding, Isabel Hilton writes—not the first 30... More »

Gadhafi Son: Why the Fuss Over Bomber's Release?

Celebration of Megrahi's return made possible by Brit TV coverage

(Newser) - The release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi had nothing to do with commerce, Moammar Gadhafi's son tells the Scotland Herald. What's more, he blames the celebration of Megrahi's return on the British news media—“Everyone knew from Sky and the BBC that he was going to land... More »

Judge's Restoration Is Cause for Joy, Hope in Pakistan

(Newser) - Pakistan’s chief justice has been reinstated, inspiring not only celebration but renewed hope among that country’s citizens, the New York Times reports. Happy lawyers—central to the popular effort—and others camped out on the lawn of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s home today, but his victory is seen... More »

Subdued Masses Usher in Chinese New Year

But fears for economy temper enthusiasm

(Newser) - Millions worldwide are marking the Chinese New Year with parties, firecrackers, and feasts, the BBC reports. But celebrations of the Lunar New Year, the most important Chinese holiday, were tempered by concerns about the economy in the coming Year of the Ox. In Beijing, many lit incense and prayed for... More »

Philly Phetes Series Triumph

Thousands gather, mainly peacefully, to celebrate Phillies' first title since 1980

(Newser) - The streets of Philadelphia were mobbed with celebrating Phillies fans into today’s wee hours, with some directing enthusiastic violence at cars and shop windows, the Inquirer reports. Firemen responding to street blazes had to turn their hoses on uncooperative revelers, and sporadic looting was reported. Still, the overall scene... More »

Quebec City Celebrates 400th

Officials pay tribute to Canada's 'most beautiful city,' weather notwithstanding

(Newser) - Canadians celebrated the 400th birthday of Quebec City today, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports. In a rain-drenched ceremony, Prime Minister Stephen Harper praised the adventurous Quebecois spirit and the city—“the most beautiful city in Canada, the most enchanting"—where explorer Samuel de Champlain landed on July... More »

Birthday Bashes That Won't Bust Your Wallet

Make your kids feel special without an annual bank loan

(Newser) - Six Flags for 50 kids is out of reach for most parents, no matter how appreciative the 1-year-old. MSNBC tells how to give your kid a bash without unending bills:
  1. Set a budget and share it with your kid
  2. Keep the party small, especially for tots
  3. Work with your kid
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