It’s the busiest day of the year for Butterball’s “Turkey Talk” hotline, and home economist Carol Miller says these are the days when cooks call in a panic. Thanksgiving day itself is the hotline’s busiest, the peak of “turkey trauma,” she says with most people concerned over whether their turkey’s done. She remembers one woman who was taking no chances. She had four thermometers in her turkey stuck here and there, and Miller says that “is” the best way to tell when a turkey’s properly done. Miller says cooking the bird to the right temperature ensures it’ll be tasty and safe.If the thermometer’s in the thigh, it should read 180 degrees, and if you like stuffing in the bird while it cooks, the temp in the stuffing should read 160 degrees on the meat thermometer. …….A Des Moines-area C-P-A has turned a hobby into a growing business enabling people across the U.S. to show their school spirit whenever their cellular phones ring. Charlie Card and his wife are both University of Iowa grads and their daughter is in school there now. He wanted to have his cell phone broadcast his true black-and-gold colors, but wasn’t having any luck.He couldn’t find the Iowa Fight Song anywhere for his cell phone ringer, so he created it himself and downloaded it to his phone. People who heard it said he should sell it, so he turned to the web. He bought a book of fight songs and started playing and programming them all into a website. In the year it’s been on-line, Card says the site’s grown in popularity, but not quite enough to allow him to quit his day job. He’s getting hundreds of hits a day and sells 10 or 15 songs a day. The 47-year-old Card is now lord of the rings, with 480 school songs for cell phones on his website “schoolfightsongs-dot-com”. They sell for five-dollars each. Sorry U-N-I fans. The only other fight song on the site from an Iowa school is Iowa Wesleyan.
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