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Using DNA to get the scoop on dog poop
A Baltimore condominium board wants to collect DNA from all the residents’ dogs to identify the culprit behind a recent spate of unscooped dog poop. Under the proposal, residents of the upscale Scarlett Place complex would pay a $500 fine if DNA tests reveal their dog as the source of illicit feces. “I feel like I’m living in a Seinfeld episode,’’ said dog-owning resident Richard Hopp
Subway chain claims trademark on "footlong"
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The Subway sandwich chain is demanding that other eateries stop using the term “footlong” to refer to a sandwich 12 inches long. In a letter to a Florida restaurant selling “footlong hot dogs” since 1963, Subway says it plans to trademark “footlong,” warning, “You are hereby put on notice to cease and desist from using FOOTLONGTM in association with sandwiches.”
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