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Lip-syncing, Ethics Issue Or Necessity? [VIDEO]

“Girl you know it's… girl you know it's… girl you know it's… girl you know it's…” Those words (when followed by ‘true’) spelled a Grammy and a handful of AMA’s for Milli Vanilli as they skyrocketed to the top, but no sooner did they hit their apex than those very words spelled their demise when they’re backing track skipped like crazy.

They weren’t the first to incorporate lip-syncing into their live performances and were definitely nowhere near the last, many losing their careers in the process.  So, why do it at all if it’s so risky?  Is it an ethical blunder or a classic example of expectation versus result?

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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Debate: The U.S. Penny… Obsolete?

Many of us when breaking a dollar end up discarding our spare change into a jar at home and forgetting about it, or generously plunking it into the many charity drop-boxes including that iconic red Salvation Army kettle.  But out of all of the coins that have been circulating for centuries, is Benjamin Franklin's penny actually ready for retirement?

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Surian Soosay, flickr
Surian Soosay, flickr
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Kenny Loggins Headlines Oswego Harbor Fest – His 5 Best Songs

As you may have heard, Kenny Loggins is going to be in Oswego tonight, headlining at the four-day festival affectionately known as Harbor Fest. Oswego is going to be filled with music, fireworks and all kinds of games and fun, but Kenny is making sure we don’t forget him, as the 64 year-old makes his way to the NRG Lakeview Stage Friday night at 9:15 p.m.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Why Do Singers Speak With Accents But Don’t Sing With Them?

Yes indeed that’s Bono singing in front of American flags, and he sounds perfectly Irish in an interview but when he sings, I’d pass him off for pure-blooded American!  Ever wondered why that is? And how come country singers have no problem at all singing with their accent? Hmmm….

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Eagle Scouts Return Their Medals to Protest the Boy Scouts’ Anti-Gay Policy

Last week, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its longstanding policy of banning gays from being scouts or scout leaders.

Now a number of straight men who’ve received the group’s highest honor — the ranking of Eagle Scout — are returning their medals in protest.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
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The Lane You’re In Is Always The Slowest!

Can you relate? It never fails and usually seems to happen right when you're in a huge hurry and everything is riding on your ability to be timely.  Is Murphy's Law ringing true again or is there something more to the lane debacle?

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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Summer War – Crocs vs. Flip Flops!

Now that summer is in full swing, not a pair of Uggs or a Northface to be seen, in fact there's not a whole lot of clothing at all to be seen around the area on these 90 degree days, but the question is what to wear on our feet while we go about our summer activities...

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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The Muppets Split with Chick-fil-A Over Gay Marriage Stance

The creators and founders of the Muppets, the Jim Henson Company, are the latest to sever ties with Chick-fil-A over the fast food chain’s public stance on gay marriage.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Honey, They Shrunk Our… Snacks?!?

Remember walking in to your old elementary school and sitting at your desk and somehow not being able to fit?  Obviously there’s an easy explanation for that, you’re twice as tall as you were in the 5th grade, but how do you explain looking at that Little Debbie package in your hand and thinking, didn’t these used to be bigger?  Have we just grown like in the case of our school desks or is there something else afoot?

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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Facebook Yoga Instructor Fired After Demanding Cell Phones Be Shut Off — Is It Fair?

Yoga is meant to be a relaxing and purifying activity, one whose entire purpose can be disrupted by things like cell phones. California yoga instructor Alice Van Ness had one critical policy for her students: turn the cell phones off.

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Photo by LOCOG via Getty Images
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Will You Watch the 2012 London Olympics Summer Games? [POLL]

The Summer Olympics Games are just a few short days away.  The US team is pretty well formed, and as usual you can expect the Stars and Strips to reign over many a medal ceremony.  So here's our question for you: Are you excited to watch the Olympics or is it just not something you are interested in?

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New Technology Could Allow New Thruway Exits

Let's say you're planning a trip to or from Whitesboro or Marcy, and that trip involves the New York State Thruway.  Doesn't it seem silly that the Thruway runs right though both towns, but you still have drive miles out of the way to access the highway?  Lite 98.7's Peter Naughton proposes a solution.

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