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SUPER BOWL-NYC PARADE

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York is giving Big Blue a Big Apple welcome tomorrow. New York City will honor the Super Bowl champion Giants with a ticker-tape parade and ceremony at City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will also give the Giants the Keys to the City. Bloomberg says the Giants gave New Yorkers a game to remember, so New York will give them a parade to remember. The Giants beat the Patriots yesterday 21-17.

SUPER BOWL-OHIO DOUGHNUTS

CANFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- Perhaps the doughnuts deserve some of the credit. The New York Giants got some special doughnuts in team colors before the Super Bowl. They were ordered by the mother-in-law of Giants center Jim Cordle. The doughnuts are a local favorite in northeast Ohio and come from the White House Fruit Farm. Owner Debbie Pifer says she also donated 10 dozen to the effort. Pifer says she's gotten pictures of team members enjoying the doughnuts over the weekend. And the experience has turned her family into avid Giants fans. The Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 in yesterday's Super Bowl.

DISNEY OR ARUBA?

UNDATED (AP) -- "We're going to Aruba!" It's not quite like going to Disney World after the Super Bowl. But the Aruba Tourism Authority has an offer for the team that loses the big game. The Aruba offer includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the Caribbean island. The free trip pitch was made before yesterday's Super Bowl, which, of course, the New York Giants won 21-17. No word if the New England Patriots will be taking up the tourist board on the Aruba freebie.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) -- There wasn't much polar to this year's Polar Bear Plunge. Nearly 3,700 people took a dip in the Atlantic at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, yesterday. The water temperature was 47 degrees, the warmest ever for the event. The plunge raises money for the Special Olympics. Organizers say they brought in more than $650,000 this year. Over the past 21 years, the plunge people say they've collected more than $6 million.

MOONSHINING FAMILY

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) -- At age 71, Robert Perry says he makes his own medicine. It's a pinkish liquid with some herbs. But the main ingredient is moonshine. The South Carolina farmer says his family has been making the special 'shine recipe since arriving in America in the 1750s. Perry tells a local paper (Anderson Independent-Mail) his moonshine medicine is his fountain of youth. He adds it keeps his muscles limber.

INMATES-YOGA

DEL VALLE, Texas (AP) -- Yoga is going behind bars in Texas. Volunteer yoga instructors are teaching prisoners at the Travis County Correctional Complex outside of Fort Worth. There are three classes for men and one of women. Jail officials tell the Austin American-Statesman the yoga classes are so popular, there's even a waiting list. Geoff O'Meara is one of the volunteers from Community Yoga. He says yoga can help break cycles of addiction, violence and negative thinking.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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