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December 10th, 2009
03:14 PM ET

Sub-Standard School Lunches???

Cafeteria food: longtime bane of students, and now, something -else- for parents to worry about.

Kyra talked to two USA Today reporters who investigated the lunch meat being served in U.S. schools.



December 10th, 2009
10:43 AM ET

Mom's Toy Story: Survival of the Fittest

Denise Garlow was inspired by her daughter to start her own business during this recession making a unique kind of doll to provide inspiration for children to live out their dreams.  "The Representatives" were born because she needed to find a way to make money after her husband's consulting business dried up. 

Denise designs the dolls, is writing a storybook to go with it and is making prototypes out of her garage. She says she never would've found her passion had the recession not hit: a common theme we're finding in Survival of the Fittest series..

December 10th, 2009
08:39 AM ET

Makeup Before Murder Trial

A Florida man accused of murder will be going into make-up before he heads to his murder trial.

John Allen Ditullio is a neo-Nazi who’s accused of murder and facing the death penalty. And Florida taxpayers will have to pay $150 dollars per day for his make-up artist.

A Florida judge sided with Ditullio’s defense attorney, who argued that the swastika tattooed under his right ear, barbed wire on the right side of his face and a very vulgar phrase tattooed on his neck are potentially offensive and could influence a jury’s opinion during Ditullio’s murder trial.

We want you to share your thoughts on the judge’s ruling.

Post your comments and Heidi will read some of them in the 10a hour of the CNN Newsroom.