Modern Warfare 2 Controller Coming?

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Twitter is a wonderful thing, especially when it leads to news like a new controller for a specific game. Oh, and that specific controller isn’t a standard one with some logos slapped on it. No, it’s one the developer is taking special interest in, starting with a poll on whether you like analog sticks concaved (yes) or convex (no).

That excessively long paragraph is the scenario with Infinity Ward, who are apparently planning on releasing a special controller, not made by Activision, for the release of Modern Warfare 2. Considering the input from gamers, this could be a fine piece to use when playing the games, and not a shameless cash-in.

FED-UP DAUGHTER WANTS SIMPLE MEALS

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) May 6, 1998 | Merri Lou Dobler Staff writer Written words from our children are gifts to treasure. And so, as this Mother’s Day weekend approaches, I share with you a brief essay my 10-year-old daughter wrote when she joined me at the newspaper for Take Our Daughters to Work Day. website taco salad recipe

May it help you remember with great fondness the Mother’s Day gifts you have received through the years.

My Parents and Food By Tulli Dobler My parents think they know everything, but they really don’t. They go to the store to get some food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and an after-school snack. But whatever they get, I often don’t like. I usually end up telling my mom what to buy for me at the store. If I didn’t tell her, she might choose sushi (for dinner), goat cheese (for lunch) and Fig Newtons (I hate Fig Newtons) for an after-school snack. They will ask me, “What’s wrong with this food?” Sure, I like nutritious food, but some sugar and sweets every now and then can’t hurt. For dinner, a nutritious pile of spaghetti, tacos or a slice of pizza sounds good to me. For lunch, a turkey sandwich with lettuce and a side of Jell-O, and crackers with cheese appeals to me. And for an after-school snack, chocolate chip cookies with milk and strawberries satisfies my friends and me. What really makes me mad is that my parents never learn! I tell them over and over again to buy foods I like, and they come back with tofu and tomato juice. They say that the foods I want are too expensive (like Ho-Ho’s, Twinkies and Nutty Bars). So I go to the store to see what is less expensive. I write it down and give it to my parents. But then they don’t read the list! Here’s a taco salad recipe that has cheese – but not goat cheese – and steers clear of tofu, sushi and fig bars. Taco Salad From “The New York City Marathon Cookbook,” by Nancy Clark (Rutledge Hill Press, 1994). 1/2 to 1 pound lean or extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 packet taco seasoning 1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained 6 ounces fat-free or low-fat tortilla chips 4 ounces (1 cup) shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese 4 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup sliced fresh tomatoes Optional garnish: salsa, low-fat sour cream, guacamole In a skillet, brown the beef or turkey over medium-high heat. Drain the fat. Add the taco seasoning and beans and heat through. In a 2-quart casserole dish, layer in order the tortilla chips, meat mixture, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Top with a dollop of salsa, low-fat sour cream or guacamole if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings. Nutrition information per serving (using extra-lean ground beef): 425 calories, 13 grams fat (28 percent fat calories), 48 grams carbohydrate, 30 grams protein. go to web site taco salad recipe

Merri Lou Dobler Staff writer