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This Woman Had a Contact Stuck in Her Eye for 28 Years—and She Had No Idea

By Sarah Klein

A 42-year-old woman recently had just about every contacts-wearer’s nightmare scenario come true: Doctors found a contact lens that had been stuck in her eye. Except her nightmare is even worse than you’ve probably ever imagined. That contact went unnoticed in her eye for 28 years.

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New Research Shows That Vaping is More Harmful Than We Previously Thought

woman-vaping-750x364Hailed as a safer alternative to smoking, vaping has become a popular weaning tool for those who want to kick their nicotine addiction. Chemicals inhaled from tobacco smoke cause cancer and a host of other health issues, but vaping liquids are considered a lesser evil.

What’s still up for debate however, are the risks involved with vaping. Unlike regular cigarettes, vaporizing devices heat up a liquid until it turns into an inhalable vapor. The device emits a puff of vapor that is usually scented.

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The CDC Finally Figured Out What Caused Chipotle’s Massive Food-Borne Illness Outbreak

By Sam Blum

chipotle-1530205335The CDC determined the cause of the burrito peddler’s latest food borne illness outbreak. 

Chipotle’s latest food-borne illness outbreak was by and large the biggest in its history, with more than 600 people claiming they fell ill after dining at a lone outpost in Powell, Ohio earlier this month. The chain’s latest brush with food poisoning and its newest PR headache garnered headlines and alarm because the cause of the outbreak was initially a mystery.

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Southwest Airlines to allow miniature horses as service animals in new policy

By: FOX 10 Staff

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) — Come September 17, people will be able to carry miniature horses onboard Southwest flights as trained service animals, according to airline officials.

Officials announced the policy change, via a statement on its website on Tuesday. In the statement, officials name miniature horses, along with dogs and cats, as some of the most common service animals that will be accepted onboard. Passengers, however, will need to be able to provide credible verbal assurance that the animal is a trained service animal

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Researchers just found a WWII shipwreck that was lost for over 75 years off the coast of an Alaskan island

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Almost exactly 75 years ago, on August 18, 1943, the USS Abner Read was rocked by a severe explosion.

The blast — which most historians say was likely a Japanese mine — tore the 75-foot stern section of the ship clean off. The stern plummeted to the depths of the ocean, taking the lives of 71 US sailors with it, while other US ships rushed to the rescue.

Though the rest of the USS Abner Read was miraculously saved and towed into port, the original stern was thought to be lost forever — until now.

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Members of the expedition take time to examine a Japanese mini submarine that remains in the historic sub pens on Kiska Island. Image courtesy of Kiska: Alaska’s Underwater Battlefield expedition.

Mormons don’t want you calling them Mormons anymore

By Doug Criss, CNN

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© George Frey/Getty Images Historic Mormon Salt Lake Temple sits on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is embarking on a rebranding effort of sorts.

The church, commonly referred to as the Mormons, really wants people to stop using that word. It also wants people to stop using LDS as an abbreviation. From now on, it prefers that people use the church’s full name, and when a shortened reference is needed, to just use “the Church” or “Church of Jesus Christ.”

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Aretha Franklin: 1942 – 2018

Aretha_Franklin_1968Aretha Franklin, known as “The Queen of Soul,” passed away in her home on August 16, 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. All of her accolades and accomplishments can be viewed HERE.

Here at The Grapevine Source, we are huge Blues Brothers fans, so we’d like to share with you what was posted on their Facebook Page. RIP, Aretha…and R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

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In a land of giants, Aretha Franklin stood as one of the tallest. She had the soul of a lion, the strength of a warrior and the voice of unparalleled power and conviction.

THINK was a show-stopper that demonstrated her power as a performer. She also gave us an anthem for RESPECT and forever earned a place in our hearts.

From The Blues Brothers Facebook Page

Bobcats spotted roaming in North Texas neighborhoods

By: FOX4News.com Staff

Videos out of The Colony and Plano show bobcats on the prowl in neighborhoods. And while they won’t go after humans, they are a danger to small pets.

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Wildlife experts say this is a prime time of the year where you’re likely to see bobcats.

Dan McNew was on citizen patrol last week near South Colony and Blair Oaks in The Colony when he caught video of a bobcat creeping.

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Grapevine Chamber is looking for Grapefest Volunteers

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Volunteering at GrapeFest is a blast! 

What a great way to build teamwork and leadership skills, make new contacts and see old friends! The whole community pitches in to make GrapeFest such a success. Invite friends and family to join your crew. 

When: September 14 – 16, 2018

Where: Downtown Grapevine

For more information: Email Mary Jo at maryjo@grapevinechamber.org or call 817-481-1522. 

Available Opportunities:

Concessions Trailer:

  • Thursday, 9/13, 1 PM – 4:45 PM – 4 volunteers
  • Friday, 9/14, 8 PM – 11:45 PM – 6 volunteers
  • Saturday, 9/15, 8 PM – 11:45 PM – 8 volunteers
  • Sunday, 9/16, 2 PM – 6 PM – 6 volunteers

Beer Booths:

  • Sunday, 9/16, 11:45 AM – 3 PM – 4 volunteers
  • Sunday, 9/16, 2:45 – 6 PM – 16 volunteers

Benefits:

  • Free admission to the festival
  • Food from Chamber’s concessions
  • Marketing for your company. Wear company shirts and caps
  • Signage with your company name (must fill all volunteer slots per a shift)
  • Main stage location with great music and crowds

 

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Crocs closing manufacturing facilities but will keep making shoes

By Peter Martinez

369891_060_ss_01Crocs sparked a minor panic among fans of its colorful plastic clogs by announcing on Wednesday that the company is closing the last of its manufacturing facilities. But mule-lovers can rest easy — the footwear maker isn’t going out of business. Rather, Crocs — which is profitable — is closing factories and shutting some stores in a move to cut costs and boost earnings.

Wall Street is pleased. Crocs shares, which have risen 49 percent this year, nosed up further on Thursday.

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