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Offbeat Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty
The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it's the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.
Offbeat In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860 In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860
Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.
Offbeat Animals vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser Animals vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser
The chief operating officer at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Colorado knows she's not supposed to have favorites, but she wants soulful-eyed bloodhound Pa Kettle to be mayor.