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Philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of Warren Buffett, photographed last month on his farm in Decatur, Illinois

Good Farmer One man’s crusade to stamp out hunger in America. And how you can help.

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‘‘ There’s no reason

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In the land of plenty, more than 50 million Americans, including one in five children, don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. That’s unacceptable, says Howard G. Buffett—midwestern farmer, philanthropist, and son of Warren— who is working to strike back against hunger, starting in the breadbasket. PLUS Meet three other individuals, from a seventh grader to a CEO, who are joining the fight to feed America.



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f Warren Buffett is the Oracle of Omaha, then his 57-year-old son, Howard—a farmer who works 1,400 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat in central Illinois—might just be the Donator of Decatur. Through his Howard G. Buffett Foundation, he gives away tens of millions of dollars annually to improve living standards in impoverished communities worldwide. Lately, though, the foundation has also been focusing on the home front, working with Feeding America

on a problem that some might be surprised to find in the world’s richest country—hunger. Recently, Howard took a break from fall harvesting to talk with PARADE about the growing problem of food insecurity in America.

PARADE: How did a billionaire’s son

get interested in farming? HOWARD BUFFETT: I’ve always

loved being outdoors, getting my hands dirty. My parents had a gardener when I was growing up, and he and I would dig in the

dirt together—my mom and dad were definitely not digging with me! When I was 5, he helped me plant some corn in our backyard, and I remember how fascinating it was to watch it grow. Little did I know that 50 years later I’d be

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“People are hungry not because there aren’t enough farmers or food, but because they don’t have access to it or can’t afford it,” says Buffett, on his Decatur, Ill., farm.

tractors and big combines. Using GPS, I can plant a mile-long row without deviating more than an inch. The technology in terms of what you can do today versus even five years ago is amazing, so it’s a lot of fun. And the combine is a rolling office for me. My staff will tell you that I’ve had a good day if I’ve called in five new ideas; I drive them crazy. So far this year I’ve had Tony Blair, Eva Longoria, and [Congo conservationist] Emmanuel de Merode ride with me. It’s great because you get people in there and they’re a captive audience. You’ve supported global hunger relief for years; what made you turn your attention to America?

growing corn in a different way. Besides the farm in Illinois, I help my son [Howard W. Buffett] farm 400 acres in Nebraska, and our foundation has 9,200 acres in South Africa, 2,900 in Illinois, and 1,245 in Arizona, where we

do agricultural research. What do you enjoy most about working the fields?

I love big stuff. My mom told me I never had enough Tonka toys when I was growing up. Now I have 400-horsepower

Before, I never understood how difficult things were in this country, and how they were getting worse. In America, hunger is hidden; people are ashamed of it. I was in Tucson at a food distribution [center] and noticed a woman walk in with three kids. She looked around and then walked back out. I later found out it was the first time she had ever asked for help, and she was embarrassed. Last year I attended a Thanksgiving dinner at Harris Elementary School right here in Decatur, where I learned that 92 percent of the kids are on free or reduced-cost lunches. I spoke with some parents who told me that school lunch is the best meal their kids get all day. That shocked me because the school sits in a community that has the largest food-processing facility in the world for corn and the second largest for soybeans; 1,500 to 2,000 train cars roll out of

those plants and through these kids’ neighborhoods every day. The irony of that is unbelievable. In this country, the number of people who are living on the edge, who exist paycheck to paycheck, who have been foreclosed on, has exploded. If you’re choosing between medicine or food, between school supplies for your kids or food, between paying the electric bill or food, those are tough choices—and they happen every day. Yet I have hope, because the single biggest difference between fighting global hunger and fighting hunger in this country is that I don’t believe we can get global hunger down to zero. There will always be conflicts and infrastructure challenges [abroad]. But there’s no reason we cannot put hunger out of business in America. And how are you trying to do that?

In the past year and a half, the foundation has funded three projects with Feeding America [the nation’s largest charity focused on hunger relief at home] that will help us better understand the problem, because we’ve not done a good job of educating people about how significant it is. Map the Meal Gap provides evidence for what hunger actually looks like across America, including how many kids are food insecure and what it would take to feed them. The 2014 Hunger in America study will take that analysis even further. So when I walk up to a congressperson, I can talk about the big picture of hunger in the U.S., but I can also say, “Let me show you what hunger looks like in your DECEMBER 2, 2012 • 9

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THE GIVING ISSUE district, and what it would take to meet that gap.” The third program that we’re underwriting is called Invest an Acre [], which is enlisting U.S. farmers to donate the proceeds from one or more acres to feed needy people in their own communities. Do we need to increase food production to solve this problem?


No. Farmers produce more food today than we did five years ago; in five years we’ll produce more. People are hungry not because there aren’t enough farmers or food, but because they don’t have access to it or can’t afford it. There’s also an estimated $3 billion worth of food wasted because farmers either can’t get the labor to harvest it or it doesn’t look perfect enough for store shelves. There are some great programs that collect produce that isn’t acceptable for the supermarket and get it into food banks. That’s next on my list—making that system work better. My mom used to say part of the reason I farm is because I’m a type A personality, and I love task completion. I can pull into an 80acre field and get it done. Food insecurity in America isn’t like that because it’s not black and white, and change doesn’t happen fast. But there’s a story I like to tell about a kid walking down a beach where hundreds of starfish have washed up. An old man asks what he’s doing. The kid says he’s throwing the starfish back so they won’t die. The old man says he can’t possibly save all of them, but the kid picks another one up, throws it in the ocean, and says, “Well, I saved that one.” So there are times with this issue when we must think big, but we also can’t lose sight of the fact that it’s still one person at a time. How can PARADE readers help?

Every community has a food drive, a Meals on Wheels program, a soup kitchen. A couple years ago I visited the soup kitchen—what I call the Good Samaritan Inn—in Decatur. It was old and dark, and it made me uncomfortable, but it helped me underFIGHTING stand that the problem cuts across all GLOBAL sectors of society. The people in these HUNGER, situations are good people; they are TOO people who lost a job, people who got Hunger and malnutrition remain even bigger chalsick and don’t have health care. I told lenges in poor countries the director of the soup kitchen that around the world, but I’d give her 50 percent of her capital many charities—including the Howard G. Buffett drive to build a new facility, but only Foundation, the UN’s if the mayor, the school board, and World Food Program, every city council member served at and Concern Worldwide US—are fighting to make least one meal there. She said they’d a difference. And a little never do it, but they did. Education is goes a long way: A donaimportant. So support or volunteer at tion of just $19 to Concern provides a family with these places and, most important, take six egg-laying chickens. your kids. Once everyone becomes To give, go to my.concern aware of how significant this problem is, no one will tolerate it. 10 • DECEMBER 2, 2012

DENISE CERRETA This restaurateur had a wacky idea: Let customers decide what they could pay. Amazingly, it works.

In 2003, Denise Cerreta was working the counter at Smoochy’s, a café she owned in a university neighborhood in Salt Lake City, when a woman came up to pay for her meal. Impulsively, and despite the fact that Cerreta was struggling to pay her own bills, she told the customer to pay whatever she could. The woman didn’t look homeless or poor, but “my parents grew up during the Depression, couldn’t always afford food, and they’d seen many neighbors who didn’t have enough to eat,” says Cerreta, 51. “The customer— everyone, really—was shocked, but as soon as I said it, I knew that this was what I was meant to be doing.” Surprisingly, that moment marked the start of a business turnaround for the restaurant,

which eventually became One World Café —a place where people could pay a suggested price, leave more, leave less, or volunteer to earn a meal. Cerreta’s idea attracted lots of media attention and, with it, new customers. Within two years, she was out of debt and business was booming. In 2006, the café morphed into a nonprofit, the One World Everybody Eats Foundation, which focuses on opening up similar ventures across the United States. (To date, the foundation has directly or indirectly helped launch nearly 30 cafés; you can find a list at oneworldeverybody Next year will be the 10th anniversary of Cerreta’s big idea, and she hopes that someday most restaurants will have at least one menu item where customers can decide what to pay. “What these cafés are really building is community,” says Cerreta. “Once you have a sense of that, you’re not going to let your neighbor suffer. And from that point, all sorts of great things can happen.”


What do you tell people who say the problem is too complex to fix?

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JOSHUA WILLIAMS This middle schooler’s foundation has donated 200 tons of food— and he’s just getting started.

When Joshua Williams was 5 years old, his grandmother gave him $20 to spend on whatever he wanted. “My mom and I were in the car on the way to church, and I was thinking about all the fun things I could buy,” he says. But then, while waiting at a red light, he looked out the window and saw a homeless man begging for money. Joshua leaned forward and said he wanted to give the man the $20 so he could get a meal. “I suggested that we go buy the man some food,” says his mom, Claudia McLean. “But Joshua pointed out, ‘What if he doesn’t like what we get him?’ From that moment on, he was pestering me about how we could help more people.” Soon, the family began cooking meals every Saturday to distribute to the homeless. Still, says Joshua, 11, “we only had so much food, and I knew people were still hungry.” In 2007, Joshua and his mom established Joshua’s Heart Foundation (,

which has since given away 400,000 pounds of food through a variety of initiatives. But the foundation’s backpack program, which discreetly issues food-filled packs to needy schoolchildren before weekends, is closest to the seventh grader’s heart. “When kids don’t have to worry whether they’ll have dinner that night, they can concentrate better, do better in school,” he says. The program benefits 50 kids in two Miamiarea schools, but Joshua hopes to expand it via corporate donations (Walmart has given $20,000). The foundation now has 700 volunteers, plus a Junior Advisory Board over which he presides. This summer, Joshua was the youngest-ever recipient of the White House’s “Champions of Change” award, honoring Americans who do extraordinary things for their communities. “When I look at the faces of the people we’re helping and see how happy they are, that’s my favorite moment,” he says.


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Public rush to snap up new low-cost appliance that helps slash heat bills Amish craftsmen vow to keep up with rush for brand-new Hybrid-Thermic ‘Miracle Heater’ that uses about the same energy as a coffee maker per hour, so just plug it in and never be cold again count, but also entitles you to free shipping and handling, totaling $227 off. So now everyone has a fair shot at getting one. “The Heat Surge Accent EV-2 is a revolutionary appliance that can easily roll from room to room. But we didn’t want it to look like a metal box that just sits there. So we turned to Amish craftsmen and now each one is made to look like a sleek, slim fireplace that has no real flames and is totally safe to the touch. All you do is just plug it in,” said Director of Technology, Dave Martin. A shy but now famous Amish craftsman known as Melvin said, “Folks know about our quality. No particle board, just real wood. Fully-assembled by our own hands and we’re making these cabinets right here in the good ole USA.” And according to an avalanche of Heat Surge consumer reviews the company has good reason to boast an overwhelming CONSUMER ‘BEST BUY.’ “Folks are saving money by

zone heating with the new Heat Surge EV-2,” said Dave O’Neil, the analyst tracking the impact Heat Surge is having on consumer heat bills. “But be aware of the fakes out there. Accept no imitations. If it does not have the Heat Surge name on it, it is not real Amish and it’s not Hybrid-Thermic™. I repeat, if it does not say ‘Heat Surge,’ you are getting ripped off,” O’Neil said. The Heat Surge EV-2 has earned the coveted UL certification and is protected by a limited full year replacement and 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee. So for readers hoping to get the new Heat Surge for themselves and take care of gifts, there is good news. You can use the Double Coupon more than once. But there is a catch. You can only get away with it by calling the National Appliance Center at 1-888-414-3758 before the coupon expires two days from the date of today’s publication. N

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Everyone hates high heat bills. But we’re all sick of turning the thermostat down and freezing our buns off. That’s why consumers hit a home-run with the first-ever low-cost appliance with HybridThermic™ heat technology and Hi-Def Fireless Flame, which no other heater can claim. The brand-new Heat Surge® EV-2 sips so little energy, you can run it for a full 12-hour day or a night for just about a buck. Just turn down the home thermostat while the EV-2 blankets the room with bone-soothing heat, slashing heat bills and taking care of all the cold spots. This modern marvel, hailed by Heat Surge as the zone heating ‘Miracle Heater,’ caused such a frenzy at Sears stores with none in stock, one shopper refused to leave which forced managers to hand over the floor model. So now, immediate action is being taken to give more people, more ways to get them. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. today, readers are allowed to phone in to snag one. Heat Surge even released this advertising announcement and a 2-Day Double Coupon which has been reprinted on this page for today’s readers to use. By using this coupon, everyone who calls is being rewarded with $227 off. That makes this remarkable new home appliance a real steal at just $299. Since this is a Double Coupon Deal, it not only gives you an extraordinary dis-


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Make an edible sculpture. At canstruction .org, learn how to organize, enter, or attend an area competition where giant sculptures (think: a life-size VW Beetle) are created using cans of food, which are then donated to hungerrelief organizations.

Order breakfast at the Double D Diner ( This virtual menu lists everything from a $1.89 cup of coffee to a $49.99 buffet— but you won’t actually receive your order. Instead, 90 percent of the proceeds will go to fighting hunger. —J. K.

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The CDC now also recommends routine vaccination for boys 11–12 years old.

Kennections By Ken Jennings HOW TO PLAY


All five correct answers have something in common. Can you figure out what it is?

1. In 1944, what company adopted its famous slogan, “When you care enough to send the very best”?

✎ 2. New York City’s first ticker tape parade took place spontaneously in October 1886 to celebrate the dedication of what landmark?

✎ 3. What comic book character, also known as Forsythe P. Jones, is the burger-loving clown of Riverdale High?

✎ 4. By far the hardest part of the human body is the outer layer of what?

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When it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV), females are only half the equation. There are 30 to 40 types of HPV that will affect an estimated 75% to 80% of males and females in their lifetime. For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don’t clear certain types, HPV could cause cervical cancer in females and other types of HPV could cause genital warts in both males and females. And there’s no way to predict who will or won’t clear the virus. GARDASIL is the only HPV vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL is not for women who are pregnant. The side effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and fainting. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your child’s health care professional may ask your child to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after he or she gets GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your child’s health care professional. Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL is right for your child. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please read the Patient Information on the next page and discuss it with your child’s doctor or health care professional.

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USPPI 9883616 Patient Information about GARDASIL® (pronounced “gard-Ah-sill”) Generic name: [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant]

What is GARDASIL? GARDASIL is a vaccine (injection/shot) that is used for girls and women 9 through 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV): 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 𰃊C ervical cancer 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 𰃊Vulvar and vaginal cancers 𰁕 Anal cancer 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 𰃊Genital warts 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 𰃊Precancerous cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal lesions GARDASIL is used for boys and men 9 through 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseases caused by HPV: 𰁕 Anal cancer 𰁕 Genital warts 𰁕 Precancerous anal lesions The diseases listed above have many causes, and GARDASIL only protects against diseases caused by certain kinds of HPV (called Type 6, Type 11, Type 16, and Type 18). Most of the time, these 4 types of HPV are responsible for the diseases listed above. GARDASIL cannot protect you from a disease that is caused by other types of HPV, other viruses, or bacteria. GARDASIL does not treat HPV infection. You cannot get HPV or any of the above diseases from GARDASIL. What important information about GARDASIL should I know? 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 Y 𰃊 ou should continue to get routine cervical cancer screening. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 G 𰃊 ARDASIL may not fully protect everyone who gets the vaccine. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 G 𰃊 ARDASIL will not protect against HPV types that you already have. Who should not get GARDASIL? You should not get GARDASIL if you have, or have had: 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 a 𰃊 n allergic reaction after getting a dose of GARDASIL. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 a 𰃊 severe allergic reaction to yeast, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, polysorbate 80. What should I tell my health care provider before getting GARDASIL? Tell your health care provider if you: 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 a 𰃊 re pregnant or planning to get pregnant. GARDASIL is not recommended for use in pregnant women. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 h 𰃊 ave immune problems, like HIV infection, cancer, or you take medicines that affect your immune system. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 h 𰃊 ave a fever over 100°F (37.8°C). 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 h 𰃊 ad an allergic reaction to another dose of GARDASIL. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 t𰃊ake any medicines, even those you can buy over the counter. Your health care provider will help decide if you should get the vaccine.

Can other vaccines and medications be given at the same time as GARDASIL? GARDASIL can be given at the same time as RECOMBIVAX HB®1 [hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)] or Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]. What are the possible side effects of GARDASIL? The most common side effects with GARDASIL are: 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 p 𰃊 ain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 h 𰃊 eadache 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 f𰃊 ever 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 n 𰃊 ausea 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 d 𰃊 izziness 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 v 𰃊 omiting 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 f𰃊 ainting There was no increase in side effects when GARDASIL was given at the same time as RECOMBIVAX HB [hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)]. There was more injection-site swelling at the injection site for GARDASIL when GARDASIL was given at the same time as Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]. Tell your health care provider if you have any of the following problems because these may be signs of an allergic reaction: 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 d 𰃊 ifficulty breathing 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 w 𰃊 heezing (bronchospasm) 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 h 𰃊 ives 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 r𰃊 ash Tell your health care provider if you have: 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 s𰃊 wollen glands (neck, armpit, or groin) 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 j𰃊oint pain 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 u 𰃊 nusual tiredness, weakness, or confusion 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 c𰃊 hills 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 g 𰃊 enerally feeling unwell 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 l𰃊eg pain 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 s𰃊 hortness of breath 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 c𰃊 hest pain 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 a 𰃊 ching muscles 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 m 𰃊 uscle weakness 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 s𰃊 eizure 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 b 𰃊 ad stomach ache 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 b 𰃊 leeding or bruising more easily than normal 𰁕 skin infection

Ask Marilyn By Marilyn vos Savant

How much of the known universe is occupied by matter? —K. Key, Moreno Valley, Calif.

Consider the vastness of the cosmos, readers. What portion of its mass is composed of familiar (atomic) matter: (a) 1/1000 percent; (b) 1/100 percent; (c) 1/10 percent; (d) 1 percent; or (e) 5 percent? The answer follows. Surprise: (e). While that’s not much, the portion appears to be a fraction of that because we view the immensity of space in terms of distance. Outer space is thin but not empty. Almost everything else— called “dark” matter and energy because we can’t actually see any of it—is implied by the behavior of gravity. This means that the content of about 95 percent of the universe is inferred with our fertile minds and fevered imaginations.

Contact your health care provider right away if you get any symptoms that concern you, even several months after getting the vaccine.



Complete 1 to 81 so the numbers follow a horizontal or vertical path—no diagonals.

How is GARDASIL given? GARDASIL is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. You will need 3 shots given on the following schedule: 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 D 𰃊 ose 1: at a date you and your health care provider choose. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 D 𰃊 ose 2: 2 months after Dose 1. 𰃊 𰁕𰃊 D 𰃊 ose 3: 6 months after Dose 1.

For a more complete list of side effects, ask your health care provider. What are the ingredients in GARDASIL? The ingredients are proteins of HPV Types 6, 11, 16, and 18, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, yeast protein, sodium chloride, L-histidine, polysorbate 80, sodium borate, and water for injection.


Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care provider may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your health care provider.

This leaflet is a summary of information about GARDASIL. If you would like more information, please talk to your health care provider or visit



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Make sure that you get all 3 doses on time so that you get the best protection. If you miss a dose, talk to your health care provider.

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Read this information with care before getting GARDASIL.1 You (the person getting GARDASIL) will need 3 doses of the vaccine. It is important to read this leaflet when you get each dose. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your health care provider about GARDASIL.

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coloring to each: white, green, red, or whatever you choose. Position bowls so all the kids can reach them. (For the older ones, put some colored icing into a freezer-weight Ziploc bag and squeeze the icing into one corner; then cut a tiny hole in that corner so they can “pipe” designs onto cookies.) ■ Set out bowls of decorations: chocolate and rainbow sprinkles, red and green colored sugar, chocolate chips, gumdrops, or small colored candies. ■ Have plenty of plastic cookie cutters on hand (metal ones can be too sharp) and put out parchmentlined cookie sheets.


■ Once the children

arrive, start each one with a round of dough; help them roll it out on a flour-dusted surface to ½-inch thickness. Place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. ■ Give each child a batch and let the decorating begin!


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Willie Geist The Morning orning Joe and Today ost on comedy, kids, and show cohost ring parallel parking mastering

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You and your ur wife, Christina, have known n each other since sixth grade. What did you do on your first date? PARADE You’re known for I don’t want to MY PARENTS mixing news with humor. overwhelm you with COME FROM How do you walk that line? m, but our romanticism, THE MIDWEST. I LEARNED If you’re in the news business, first date wass spent HUMILITY, you shouldn’t try to be a making out on the CHARITY, AND h school comedian, but you can sprinkle roof of a high HUMOR se. Almost in humor and personality along friend’s house. FROM THEM.” an, isn’t the way. I don’t think anyone Shakespearean, watches Brian Williams in a it? It’s been fun growing war zone and becomes confused up together, supporting each nowing exactly because he’s also the guy who other, and knowing aised eyebrow or hosted Saturday Night Live. The what every raised eans. audience is savvier than that. curled lip means. What’s a typical Sunday like Your father, Bill, is a corWhat do your ur kids think of for your family? respondent for CBS. Is there their dad being ing on TV? I get through as much of the a friendly network Noo interest whatsoNew York Timess as I can before rivalry in your ever. I’m bumped off the kids arrive in bed for a households? TV most days by the grueling wrestling match. Then Get Geist’s thoughts on The No, not really. When Bubble Guppies. Have we go for breakfast at a diner, Bachelor at you’ve been a star on you seen their work? and I make apologies to the a wildly successful They’re very good. nice people in the next booth

after my 3-year-old throws a western omelet at them. You’re a Yankees fan— which player, past or present, would you most like to play a game of catch with? If you had asked me as a kid, it would have been Dave Winfield. He was my hero. Today, it has to be Derek Jeter. I almost bought a car because—and only because—Jeter is in the commercial. Luckily, my wife intervened. On Morning Joe, what do you, Joe Scarborough, and Mika Brzezinski bond over? What do you disagree about most? We bond with a shared twisted sense of humor, and with an intolerance of people—be they politicians, celebrities, or our own guests—who take themselves too seriously. We probably disagree most about who gets the last croissant off the free pastry tray from Starbucks. What would people be surprised to know about you? I am one of the five five best parallel parkers in the United States of America. Dead serious. It’s to the point now where I look back when pulling into the spot only as a formality.



illie Geist is used to seeing the sun rise. When he was host of MSNBC’s Way Too Early, he was up and at ’em by 3:30 a.m. Now that his duties revolve around the cable channel’s Morning Joe and his new gig as cohost of the 9 o’clock hour of NBC’s Today, Geist, 37, is finally able to hit the snooze button—with a luxuriously late wake-up time of 4:30. “I might even stay up until 10:30 p.m. watching the History channel,” he says. “That’s just the kind of bad boy I am.” A father of two who grew up largely in New Jersey, Geist talks family and Yankee fandom with Erin Hill.

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The Good Farmer – One man's crusade to stamp out hunger in America. And how you can help.

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The Good Farmer – One man's crusade to stamp out hunger in America. And how you can help.