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  • Ate It All? Super Bowl Ad Calorie Count

    Between keeping track of the score, the clock, the down and yardage, the Super Bowl involves a lot of number-watching, but what viewers tend not to count during the wing-munching, chip-chomping free-for-all are calories.

    And with ads full of taco-loving senior citizens and a violent (screaming) goat who really loves his Doritos, it feels more natural to laugh it off and take another bite - maybe even do a snack run for tacos and Doritos.

    "There's definitely a lot of evidence that advertising is extremely persuasive," said Sara Bleich, a health policy professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "The Super Bowl is sort of a free license for gluttony across all demographic groups.

    Bleich compared the Super Bowl to Thanksgiving, and said she guesses people consume "thousands" of calories before the best team wins.

    So what would happen if you ate one serving of everything you saw advertised? I wanted to find out,

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  • The old saying "Better late than never" rang especially true for one Cincinnati couple, Joyce and Paul Werner, who celebrated their 45 th wedding anniversary Sunday after finally being reunited with Joyce's wedding band.

    She had lost it 40 years ago.

    It turned up during a bathroom remodeling job being done in the home where the Werner's were first married and raised their children in the early '70s. The ring is now safely back on Joyce's hand, and "It fits perfect," she said.

    "I was debating on whether or not to redo the bathroom because it's probably original with the house, but I thought I should go ahead," Rita Hellmich, 63, of Greensburg, Ind., told "One of the contractors took the existing vanity out. Literally, the ring popped out. It was that tight behind the vanity. It even made an indention on the plaster. It was in there that tight.

    "One of the contractors said he thought they found a ring of mine. But no, this wasn't my

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  • NFL: Blackout Not Beyonce's Fault

    Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show performance was electrifying, but it did not cause the stadium's power outage that followed shortly after, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

    Goodell today talked at a press conference about last night's power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans that killed lights, darkened the scoreboard, halted escalators and knocked out air conditioning shortly after the start of the third quarter, delaying the game for 34 minutes.

    "There's no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show," Goodell said. "Absolutely none. I know that's been out there, to say that Beyonce's halftime show had anything to do with it. That's not the case from anything we have at this point. "

    Doug Thornton of SMG , the Superdome's management company, also spoke at Monday's press conference with Goodell and said the halftime show was on a separate generator and wasn't drawing power from stadium

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