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Baked goods

Bake-sale mavens can profit from the selling and packing tips sprinkled throughout The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook (Chronicle, $19.95), by Barbara Grunes. The dozens of recipes will please any baker. Ms. Grunes includes oldies but goodies, including date bars and sour cream coffee cake, in addition to novel items - how about a tin-roof peanut butter muffin or chocolate-dipped fortune cookie? It's at


Celebrating today: Fitness expert Jack LaLanne, 93; country singer Lynn Anderson, 60; actress Linda Hamilton, 51; actress Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House on the Prairie), 45; actor Jim Caviezel, 39; and singer Christina Milian, 26.

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