Like many Southerners, Renee Durette drops the "G" at the end of a word when she speaks. Her accent became a big issue during a recent episode of 'Wheel of Fortune,' costing the Navy Intel Specialist from Merritt Island, Fla $3,850 thanks to a controversial judge's ruling.
Ever heard the expression "that and a dime will get you a cup of coffee"? Well, not that long ago a cup of coffee did cost a dime. (And you can still get a cup for well less than a dollar in many places.)
Of course, Starbucks began blowing the lid off the coffee price structure about 15 years ago. Now the average latte at the ubiquitous chain costs around four bucks. And if java lovers want a Grande-sized cup of Starbucks' newest coffee, Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, they will have to shell out $7.
It's been quite a season for the Indianapolis Colts. Led by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, they find themselves 5 and 3, a surprising improvement from last year when they were among the league's worst teams.
The Colts have been quick to credit their first year head coach Chuck Pagano for setting the tone for their turnaround. But Pagano has actually been absent from the team since September, when he was diagnosed with leukemia.
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