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2007-04-04 06:00:00

OROSI, Calif. -- Residents and investigators alike ponder how a mother could abandon three newborns in two years, all in the same neighborhood of this small farming town. And they're not alone. Abandoned-infant cases like the one focusing a national spotlight on Orosi are as baffling to social service and child-advocacy experts as they are to local detectives searching _ so far in vain _ for the mother. Some estimates suggest more than 50 infants are abandoned each day in the United...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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