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May 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

WSU names new apple variety

PULLMAN (AP) — The newest variety of apple developed by Washington State University is one step closer to supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name. The apple will be called the Cosmic Crisp. The name was chosen after a process led by Carolyn Ross, associate professor of food science. Ross hosted focus groups in places like Pullman,…

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December 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM

‘Lily’ is Oregon zoo’s newest elephant calf

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Online voters have picked “Lily” as the name of Oregon’s newest elephant calf. The vote wasn’t close. Lily outpaced the other four suggestions by zookeepers with more than 30,000 of the total 50,000 votes. Also being considered were the names Jaidee, Sirikit, Rakhi and Siddhi. The calf was born at nearly 300 pounds on…

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