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New Year's jam: Strawberry busted in test drop

Berry messy

New Year's jam: Strawberry broken in test

An 80-pound illuminated strawberry that's lowered every New Year's Eve in Harrisburg, Pa., ended up in a messy jam. The berry fell three stories and smashed during a practice run at the Hilton Harrisburg on Friday. Officials blame a faulty harness clip. The Hilton rushed to build a new berry for revelers to ring in 2014 tonight.

Eating up budget

What will $10,000 buy for dinner?

A steakhouse in New York City is offering a New Year's Eve dinner for two for $10,000, owner Jack Sinanaj said. "The economy is improving," said Sinanaj of Empire Steak House. The five-course menu: for starters, Osetra caviar and a salad with poached pears, goat cheese and macadamia nuts; next course, wine and a lemon sorbet; main course, a Kobe steak and a South African lobster tail with black truffle. The dinner is served with a 2010 bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, the New York Post reported. Dessert is a three-layer chocolate torte served with cognac pudding.

Stash in cab

Gambler rewards honest taxi driver

A poker player who left $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi gave a $10,000 reward last week to the honest cabbie who returned the stash. Yellow Checker Star Cab Co. also honored Gerardo Gamboa's good deed by naming him employee of the year, awarding him $1,000 and a dinner out.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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