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San Diego via Rockport, Mass.
Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Public engagement director, @UTsandiego • President, @sdspj • National board member, @spj_tweets • The T. is for throw out the rule book. (Thoreau, actually.)

Ebola plush toys put Connecticut company Giant Microbes under a microscope — You got Ebola. That's cute. Said no one ever. Unless they're talking about this plush toy that's "selling like hot cakes" at a Connecticut company called Giant Microbes Inc., which sells more than 150 different designs of cute, cuddly replicas of microscopic images. Bird flu? HIV? Herpes? Diarrhea.

Mo’ne Davis hits home run with Spike Lee's new Chevrolet ad — Who can forget Pennyslvania teenager Mo'ne Davis, who threw like a girl to the first shut out in the history of the 75-year-old Little League World Series in August? Davis returned to the spotlight Tuesday during the World Series with a 60-second Chevrolet commercial directed by filmmaker Spike Lee.

Tech prowess the new end game in state-of-the art stadiums — Imagine being able to order merchandise and food to your seat, check the queue times for toilets, monitor traffic jams and transport schedules to and from state-of-the-art sports stadiums and concert venues, as well as interact with performers on stage ... all with your mobile phone.

'Stairway to Heaven' — A Pennsylvania judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Led Zeppelin stole one of the most famous riffs in "Stairway to Heaven," one of the most famous rock and roll songs ever recorded, from Spirit, a band it toured with in the 1960s.

Monica Lewinsky urges end to cyberbullying that 'destroyed' her — In her first public address since becoming a worldwide pre-Twitter trending topic 16 years ago, Monica Lewinsky said Monday she has a new purpose: Ending cyberbullying.. She called herself "patient zero" in a speech to an auditorium filled with millennials at a Philadelphia summit sponsored by Forbes.

SDSU, Moorpark mourning freshman Sara Stelzer's meningitis death — San Diego State University freshman Sara Stelzer died of meningococcal meningitis Friday, a day after SDSU announced that a student was hospitalized in critical condition and that up to 400 other students should start taking antibiotics to stave off the rare bacterial infection. A steady stream of thoughts and prayers graced Twitter.

Clowns frown over inflated fears of 'American Horror Story' — Real-life clowns are mad that one of their own is being depicted as a diabolical monster who is scaring television viewers with a hideous smile and bloodthirsty ways. No joke. Clowns of America International, the nation's biggest clown organization, objects to "Twisty" the murderous clown on FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

Razer, San Diego tech start-up, joins 'billion dollar unicorns' club — Razer Inc., a Carlsbad-based gaming company, has joined the esteemed ranks of billion-dollar tech startups, according to multiple reports. That's ... No, Dr. Evil got that wrong. The company has attained a valuation of at least $1 billion. With a B. It's a big benchmark in the tech world.

Adapt to the Internet of Things or risk being the next Kodak: Cisco — Smart home: One of the areas said to benefit from the Internet of Things. Illustration: Anthea Russo. Companies and industries face being the "next Kodak" and will go bankrupt and die if they fail to adapt to emerging technology and the evolving internet.

Watermelon slices off share of Halloween's pumpkin carving business — The National Watermelon Promotion Board wants you to save a pumpkin by carving a watermelon this Halloween. Yes, there is such a group. And yes, it has its own website and an international carving contest.
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Oct 24, 2014

Boom. RT @UTKevinAcee Jahleel Addae examined further Friday afternoon and team official confirmed Addae suffered concussion Thursday night.

Oct 24, 2014

Burn. RT @NORML The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020

Oct 24, 2014

RT @CNN: 2 people are dead in the #MPHS shooting, including the shooter, sources say. 4 are injured, 3 of them critically.

Oct 24, 2014

@ksablan @TwitPic ha. I just did + bet many are today. Now seeing this: Your request is processing, check back later for your download link.

Oct 24, 2014

@ksablan @TwitPic Many thanks for the reminder, Kevin. That had slipped my mind.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ksablan: Please retweet if your friends have used @TwitPic. The service SHUTS DOWN TOMORROW, so export your pictures today.

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