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Good day, bad day: June 21, 2012
A bullied bus monitor scores a flood of donations, while ice cream trucks in the Northeast suffer a shortage — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
The Good Humor Ice Cream supply for summer is running low in some parts of the country, and the company doesn't have a large enough stock to sell wholesale to ice cream trucks.
The Good Humor Ice Cream supply for summer is running low in some parts of the country, and the company doesn't have a large enough stock to sell wholesale to ice cream trucks.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Virtual good deeds
After a video of an elderly bus monitor being bullied goes viral, a do-gooder sets up a fundraising campaign that has already raised more than $33,000 for her retirement funds. [Death & Taxes]

A new summer earworm
Pop music phenom Carly Rae Jepsen releases a new single that's just as catchy as "Call Me Maybe." [The Daily Dot]

The healing power of puppies
A new study finds that microbes found on dogs can help prevent childhood asthma. [TIME]


BAD DAY FOR:

Lawless librarians
A New York librarian gets busted for allegedly skimming $163,582 in late fees over a seven-year period. [Discovery News]

Beating the heat
Several ice cream trucks in the Northeast grapple with a shortage of chilly treats, thanks to early summer heat and the shutdown of a Good Humor plant. [Consumerist]

Subtlety
In Ann Curry's first Today show since The New York Times reported that NBC wants to replace her, producers accidentally put a lower third below her face with the headline, "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow." [HyperVocal]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 20, 2012 

 

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