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2005-08-31 09:05:00

PARIS -- Malik Belkouche lives in a city brimming with fast-food restaurants, but it wasn't until a special one opened that he finally ordered a hamburger. Like many other Muslims, the 24-year-old technician avoided the top item in fast-food chains because the meat had not been prepared according to the Islamic halal ritual. But Beurger King Muslim (BKM) changed that. "I hadn't had a hamburger in seven years and I missed it," said Belkouche, who has eaten at BKM at least three times a week...

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2005-06-08 07:42:36

The hamburger salesman and clown is getting an image makeover, as a fitness guru for kids. LOS ANGELES -- Hamburger salesman and clown Ronald McDonald is getting an unlikely image makeover -- as a snowboarding, hoops-shooting fitness guru for tots. The new athletic Ronald, McDonald's Corp.'s mascot for the last 42 years, will even be sporting a more form-fitting version of his trademark yellow jumpsuit. In a television commercial that hits airwaves on Friday, an animated Ronald will be seen...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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