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Woman claims to be duped by Crunch Berries

People V. Cap'n Crunch

Woman claims to be duped by Crunch Berries

In case there was any doubt, you won't be getting any health credit for eating fruit by downing a bowl, or even a box, of Cap'n Crunch Crunch Berries. This news stunned Janine Sugawara of California so much that she did the only logical thing and sued Pepsi, the parent of Quaker Oats. She said she was deceived for four years into buying the cereal, assuming that crunch berries were real fruit. They were probably grown in a magical field somewhere in central California, harvested by migrant fairies. That last part wasn't in the suit, but isn't a big stretch for someone who thought crunch berries were a fruit. The judge dismissed the class-action suit, citing: "As far as this court has been made aware, there is no such fruit (Crunch Berries) growing in the wild or occurring naturally in any part of the world." The judge also noted that the lawyer in the case had previously been denied an attempt to sue Froot Loops.

A royal deal

Spain's queen finds great deal on airfare

Whether it is the President of the United States, some overcompensated business big shot or royalty from some foreign land, the cost of the superluxe travel habits of the rich and famous are legend. Like when Prince Charles flew to New York last year. That cost like half a million dollars. Or when Spain's Queen Sophia flew from Santander, Spain, to London this week. The queen spent ... wait, this is a bad example. According to the Daily Telegraph, it looks like that trip only cost $21. But there were probably fees and stuff. Okay, even so, a pretty good deal. It seems that with the exception of the king, Spanish royals fly commercials, and it just so happens that someone in the queen's office found a great last-minute deal on discount carrier Ryanair.

Noisy neighbors

Church told to keep it down over there

Who knew the separation of church and state would come to this? Bishop Richard Painter of Cathedral of Christ the King in northwest Phoenix has received a suspended 10-day jail sentence because his tolling church bells violated a city noise ordinance. Seems neighbors deemed his church bells rang too loud and too often. Normally, they ring every hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The judge said they could ring for two minutes on Sundays and specific religious holidays, at no more than 60 decibels. Painter says he will appeal to a higher authority.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at jwebster@sptimes.com.

Woman claims to be duped by Crunch Berries 06/04/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 4, 2009 9:12pm]
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