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Ocean City Chosen To Host National Extreme Sports Tour

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When the city of Baltimore hosted the 2009 Dew Tour, a multi-day event featuring some of the biggest names in BMX, motorcross and skateboarding, the city reportedly pulled in about $10 million.

So when Ocean City was announced as the only East Coast stop on this years tour, many around the resort began comparing the potential draw of the July 21 event with the hugely popular Ocean City Air Show.

The DEW Tour plans to hold the first ever surfing competition this year, as Ocean City becomes the first seaside tour-stop in the event's seven-year history.

Portland, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas are the other stops on this year's tour.


Patti Smith Reveals Her Solitary Soul In The 'M Train'

Smith follows up to her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, with another memoir, M Train. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it is a haunting story about weathering life's storms.

California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.
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The Realities And Possibilities Of Eating Well On $4 A Day

Some see the so-called "food stamp challenge" as one that builds empathy, others see it as a publicity stunt. We consider the realities -- and possibilities -- of eating well on $4 a day.

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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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