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Cheat Sheet: July 23, 2013

First look at Britain’s royal baby

Today the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William of Great Britain gave the first debut of their first child. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the palace gates where the birth was announced at just before 4:30 p.m. The third heir to the throne is described as being healthy and up to this point unnamed. The family gave a statement thanking the medical staff of St. Mary’s Hospital in Central London. There have been few details surrounding the pregnancy and birth despite the age of technology; a bubble of privacy upon which the royal family has prided itself. The celebration in Great Britain and across the globe will continue throughout the week. (Source)

Selig gives Braun the boot

In the first wave of suspensions following an investigation of Biogenesis, a laboratory tied to performance enhancing substances, the Commissioner Bud Selig announced the suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the remainder of the season without pay. Braun, MLB’s MVP in 2011, is at the top of the list of big names wrapped in accusations stemming from a report released earlier this year and includes Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon and others. Though Braun fought and appealed a suspension following a result of too much testosterone in a urine sample, in a statement following the ruling he seemed to take responsibility for his actions but not mention Biogenesis directly. (Source)

Local baker and icon passes

Rowena Fullinwider, former owner of Rowena’s Kitchen in Ghent, passed in her home Monday after a long fight with cancer. For nearly 30 years she worked at the Kitchen spending countless hours creating delicious delectables like her popular pound cake and teacakes, big sellers at Taste, which has carried Rowena’s pastries for years. Featured in national magazines such as Southern Living and Bon Appetit, she was humble about the successes, candid about the mistakes and a big supporter of non-profits such as ForKids and the Girl Scouts. Details about the family, services and locations are included in the link. (Source)

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