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Soup in the News

(Archive Dateline: May 2004)

Date Item
Agence France Presse
Spanish royal wedding of Prince Felipe de Bourbon and journalist Letizia Ortiz will use limoges soup bowls this coming Saturday for the reception banquet.
BBC Global News Wire
Ugandan sniffer dog handlers who have been sent to Iraq to detect explosives note that dogs smell each ingredient of a bean, rice, meat, and vegetable soup separately, while humans can only smell the combination soup.
London Independence on Sunday
David Randall reports that diners in a Virginia restaurant fled when a woman found a dead mouse in her soup.
Washington Post
Jonathan Yardley reports on Mark Perry's new book on President U.S. Grant writing his memoirs, nothing Grant was in pain, unable to swallow, "imprisoned by a diet of soup and oatmeal."
The Express
Chris Hutchins reports on the Secret Life of Colonel Parker, manager of Elvis Presley, not to mention his obnoxious nature, recalling him chewing out a waitress at lunch for not including enough pieces of turkey in his turkey soup, then letting his wife mop the soup that was dripping from his lips.
The London Times
Sean Macauley reports that dope-crazed Jack Nicholoson fell for his 5 Easy Pieces co-star Susan Anspach when she licked a piece of carrot from his cup of vegetable soup: "You're not an intelletual," he shouted, "you're a sensualist like me."
Josh Tyrangiel reports on "insane" Troy film director Wolfgang Peterson who muses at length on the importance of having soup at 11 am.
Newcastle Herald (Australia)
Jacqui Jones reports on the "Merewether Mackerels" marking the official start of the Australian winter swimming season, followed by a cup of soup and rum.
Melinda Hennberger reports that the wife of Presidential candidate John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, unwinds by preparing lentil soup at her farmhouse.
AP State and Local
Frederic J. Frommer reports that comic/political critic Al Franken dotes on Thai tom yum koong soup while discussing poor early showings on his O'Franken Factor radio show.
Nationalwide News (Perth, Australia)
Candice Silverman reports that Australian actor Ross Girven always eats a cup of chicken noodle soup suring his 25-minute performance break: "It's comfort food--it makes me feel better."
Global News Wire
Pop star Bill Drummond is roving through Ireland with his Soup Line Project, making and serving hot soup to anyone who asks for it.