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Morning Links for May 8, 2013
On the menu this morning: Brewers, sex scandals and a new Frito-Lay flavor.

Strange foods make an appearance in this morning's Morning Links. One we'd like to try (cheesy-garlic bread flavored chips) and one we hope we never have to (the infamous Nutraloaf). Read on.

Quick, name the guy with the most Brewers home runs this season. Sorry, Ryan Braun fans. You know your Brewers if you knew your Yuni. As in the formerly offensively challenged Yuniesky Betancourt, who suddenly swings one of the club's most dangerous bats. He smacked his team-best eighth homer Tuesday night in Milwaukee's 6-3 win over Texas, which snapped the Brew Crew's five-game losing streak. Brewers.com has the recap.

The 1st Congressional District of South Carolina is a rather forgiving place. Or just a rather Republican one. Mark Sanford, the once-popular S.C. governor whose career was derailed in a sex scandal, won a special election to his old House of Representatives seat with 54 percent of the vote. He beat Democratic challenger Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert. South Carolina newspaper The State declares Sanford "The new comeback kid."

Karen Weber-Mendham did Frito-Lay "a flavor," so the chip-making company will give the Land O'Lakes, Wis., woman $1 million. Weber-Mendham's cheesy-garlic bread potato chip idea won Frito-Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest. In addition to the cash prize - which could grow, if sales of the new product do well - she got a photo op with actress Eva Longoria. See that and more of the story at jsonline.com.

Former Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has taken a jab at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for the political advertising practices of the behemoth's lobbying interests, FWD.us. This probably hurts the chances of Zuckerberg and Feingold being Facebook friends. Madison.com has the details.

Milwaukee County's House of Correction is under new management, and Nutraloaf is off the menu. That's one of several initial moves that Michael Hafemann, its new superintendent, made after Sheriff David Clarke finally ceded control of the facility late Monday night. Fox 6 talked to Hafemann on Tuesday, his first full day on the job.

And finally, a ceremony honoring fallen law enforcement personnel is slated for 12:15 p.m. today just outside the south end of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. WTMJ has more details.





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