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Denny Liegey took it personally when his restaurant lost its distinction as the home of the world's biggest hamburger to a diner in Clinton, N.J. He was determined to win it back as quickly as possible, and it appears he may have - at least for the time being . Now, if you walk into his Clearfield, Pa., eatery, Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, one of your menu options will be the "Belly Buster," a sandwich that would set the low-cal diet movement back years. It consists of ground beef (10.5 pounds) , cheese (25 slices), tomatoes (3), onions (2), lettuce (an entire head), and 1-1/2 cups each of relish, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and banana pepper. Oh, yes, and a bun. It's four pounds heavier than his previous offering - and 2-1/2 pounds more than the one in Clinton. Price: $30 , which is a lot for a burger. But then, you'll almost certainly get more than one meal out of it if you take the rest home in a doggy bag.

Ah, the great outdoors! Poll finds tourists prefer it

Looking for a summer vacation destination that's highly popular but also spacious enough to accommodate the masses? The Grand Canyon ought to fill the bill. In a survey by the Travel Industry of America, the Arizona national park was named the top US treasure Americans would like to visit. "It's interesting," said Roger Dow, TIA's president, "that the top 10 are all magnificent outdoor experiences that either highlight our natural beauty or our history and culture." The top national sightseeing treasures, in order of their selection, from the TIA survey:

1. Grand Canyon
2. Statue of Liberty
3. Yellowstone National Park (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)
4. White House and Washington, D.C., monuments
5. Niagara Falls
6. Hawaiian Islands
7. Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)
8. California's redwood forests
9. Glaciers and fjords of Alaska
10. Rocky Mountains

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