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Restaurant in trouble over drugstore name

Smithville, Mo. -- A long-established family business in a small Missouri town is in trouble with state officials over its name.

The Justus Drugstore has been on Main Street since 1914. But a year ago its latest family owner converted it into an acclaim-winning restaurant with the same name. That isn't sitting well with the State Board of Pharmacy, which is demanding he remove the word "drugstore" because there is no pharmacist on duty, KCTV, Kansas City, reported Thursday.

"We lose our name, we lose all of that name recognition. We lose everything we've worked for and we lose our family history," Jonathan Justus said.

Officials from the Board of Pharmacy have reportedly said that further legal action will be taken if Justus Drugstore doesn't change its name by July 10.

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FCC to consider product placement rules

Washington -- Federal regulators said Thursday they will begin reviewing rules on how U.S. television programmers may display commercial products in shows.

The Federal Communications Commission might require TV producers to let viewers know, when a product appears in a show, if its maker paid for it to be used in the show, The Washington Post reported.

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said product placements and integration into story lines have increased as television viewers increasingly use recording devices to fast forward through commercials.

Currently, rules require television programmers to disclose sponsors who have embedded products into shows. Typically, the disclosures are done during the credits at the end of the show.

The FCC plans to consider whether sponsorship notices should be written in bigger print and displayed for a defined period.

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12 Miami beaches closed due to bacteria

Miami -- The Miami-Dade Health Department told swimmers to stay out of the water at 12 Miami-area beaches this week because of high levels of bacteria.

Health officials said water samples are analyzed weekly for fecal coliform and enterococci that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and may cause human disease, infections or illness.

Fecal pollution may come from storm water run-off, wildlife, pets and human sewage, the agency said Wednesday in a release.

Two consecutive samples taken at each of the 12 beaches exceeded the state's recommended standard for fecal coliform of 400 colony-forming units per 100 ml of marine water.

The no-swim advisories were issued at Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach Pier Park, Oleta Park-Swimming Area, Haulover Beach Park, 93rd Street in Surfside, 74th Street Beach, 53rd Street Beach, 21st Street Beach, South Pointe Park, Hobie/Dog Beach, Crandon Park Beach and Matheson Hammock.

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