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Good day, bad day: April 10, 2012
Mega Millions winners claim their prize, while Newark is saddled with the cost of Whitney Houston's funeral — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
A tribute hangs outside The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark: Whitney Houston's February funeral set Newark residents back $187,000.
A tribute hangs outside The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark: Whitney Houston's February funeral set Newark residents back $187,000.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Gas guzzler pride
A new study finds that 65 percent of all hybrid car owners switch back to a regular car when it comes time to buy a new vehicle. [MSNBC

Sharing
Three public school educators come forward as Maryland's Mega Millions winners, amicably splitting the jackpot, as they'd originally agreed, in a remarkable display of fairness and organization. [Opposing Views]

Frequent fliers
Two brothers launch a membership-based, all-you-can-fly California airline that would cost passengers $750 per month. [TIME]

BAD DAY FOR:

Paying for paying respects
Residents of Newark, N.J., are enraged to discover that Whitney Houston's funeral cost the city $187,000 — a full 5 percent of the police department's budget. [Huffington Post]

Costly typos
A Texas gas station accidentally sells its fuel for $1 per gallon, causing an overflow of customers and ultimately ending in the station running out of gas. [Consumerist]

Would-be freshmen
A new report suggests that the odds of being accepted off of some colleges' waitlists are only slightly more favorable than the odds of winning the lottery. [Business Insider]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: April 9, 2012

 

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