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Friday, August 14, 2009

NY cafes crack down on free wi-fi

Many coffee shops are losing money because customers spend too long online, so they are covering sockets, banning laptops and charging for internet access.

As big chains like Starbucks offer free wi-fi, smaller business are struggling to survive.

Jonathan Blake's Video Report from BBC.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

From: The Daily Beast

Charles Perez, the gay news anchor fired by his Miami ABC affiliate after filing a discrimination claim over a bump to weekends, says he couldn’t forgo marriage and children just to stay in the news business.

In his own words:

Why I Committed Career Suicide - By Charles Perez

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dead at 88

AP - AUG 11, 2009, BARNSTABLE, Mass. - Former President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver died early Tuesday, her family said.

The 88-year-old Shriver had been hospitalized in Massachusetts since last week. Members of her extended family had gathered at her bedside at Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable.

Shriver organized the first Special Olympics in 1968. She was inspired in part by the struggles of her mentally disabled sister, Rosemary Kennedy.

Blooms of Plunkett

Blooms of Plunkett
A Banana tree in the backyard in full bloom