10.28.2013

It's Your Business: Japanese restaurant leads slew of dining news

Jin Park is bringing two innovative concepts to Champaign — a Japanese restaurant that will open soon in Campustown and a restaurant/bar/karaoke lounge destined for downtown Champaign.


Sakanaya, the Japanese restaurant, is expected to open to the general public Nov. 8 at 403 E. Green St., C, Park said. He plans to host some invitation-only gatherings there before then.


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10.18.2013

Naked Florida Man Shot and Killed by Passing Motorist After Having His Clothes Stolen

Naked Florida Man Shot and Killed by Passing Motorist After Having His Clothes Stolen

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The family of a Florida man is searching for answers after he was shot by a passing motorist while running home naked because his clothes had been stolen while at the beach.


Jandei Cherry, who The Orlando Sentinel described as a 22-year-old "free-spirited musician and doting father," had decided to run home naked last week after a friend took off with his clothes and skateboard.


Hollywood police said that somewhere along the less than 10-mile journey back to his home, a passing motorist stopped to investigate why a nude man was running down the street. Police believed that a conflict with the motorist resulted in Cherry being fatally shot.


"It is not normal for someone to be running naked down Hollywood Boulevard," Hollywood police Lt. Osvaldo Perez explained. "I think that's what spiked the other guy's attention."


Duke Laguerre, 29, told police that he passed Cherry on highway 29 and then turned around and went back to confront him. That's when Laguerre apparently shot Cherry in the stomach, but he offered no other details about the encounter.


"The more I think about this, the more I think it makes no sense," Cherry's mother, Auta, told the Sentinel. "It is heartbreaking."


"He was running naked, yes, but he had no choice. And knowing my son he would have forgiven the man who shot him."


As of Monday, Laguerre had not been charged for shooting the 22-year-old father.








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Man attempting to help mentally disabled boy in his care wrongfully arrested in controversial gay sex sting

Last March, Charles Couch was attempting to aid a mentally disabled boy in his care when he was arrested in a controversial Manhattan Beach, California bathroom sex sting that resulted in the police releasing his name and photograph to the public. Now, Couch is suing the city, alleging he was subjected to a false arrest, unlawful search and seizure, and a number of other civil rights violations. The sting in question took place in a […]



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10.16.2013

SD Ranchers Want To Know: Where's The Government They Voted Against?


Why did teabagging, money-grubbing Rep. Kristi Noem, who went with her hand out to the freedom-destroying federal government last year, vote against Hurricane Sandy aid -- and for a cut in food stamps, while collecting a half-million in subsidies for her family farm?


You know, I'm a pretty sympathetic person. But what kind of numbnut tea drinkers are these people, that it never occurred to them to appreciate what kind of aid they get from the government? Like, WTF?



Yet Washington's shutdown has deprived people here of a traditional safety net: Congress hasn't passed a new farm bill to subsidize agricultural producers, and the lockout means legislators won't be voting on the topic any time soon.


These days, Reder passes a federal Farm Services Administration office whose doors are closed. Like most American ranchers, the 47-year-old is a resilient small businessman used to tending to his own problems, with help from neighbors whose families settled this land generations ago.


Still, he's frustrated and feels that federal lawmakers have turned their backs on the nation's heartland in a time of need.


"We're just a bunch of ranchers from South Dakota — it's hard for our voices to be heard," he said, sitting at the kitchen table at dawn Friday, drinking coffee, fielding calls from fellow cattlemen. "You see crises across the country, the hurricanes and tornadoes, and officials are right on top of it. But something of this magnitude, that has just about leveled this part of the country, and there's nothing."


Many residents in this conservative region had supported the government shutdown as a way to make Washington more fiscally responsible. "But one appropriate role for these guys is to lend a hand after disasters like this," Christen said, "and they're not here."



Remember when your beloved Congresswoman and former South Dakota Snow Queen Kristi Noem, your state's own Caribou Barbie, voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy victims and for food stamp cuts?


YOU VOTED TO PUT MEAN, CRAZY PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF DESTROYING THE GOVERNMENT, AND NOW YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T HELPING YOU? WTF WTF WTF?


Don't you know you're just "takers"?


Don't you know you're supposed to count on your church and community to help with GIANT NATURAL DISASTERS BEYOND IMAGINING? Because freedom? Because cowboys?


You voted for the people who shut down the government. How can you not connect those big honkin' dots?


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10.15.2013

Majority of U.S. fast-food workers need public assistance: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than half of low-wage workers employed by the largest U.S. fast-food restaurants earn so little that they must rely on public assistance to get by, according to a study released on Tuesday.






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Snapchat Manually Retrieves 'Snaps' For Law Enforcement

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Snapchat has shed new light on the exact details concerning the supposedly transient nature of photos and videos — or “Snaps” — sent through its network.


In a new blog post, Snapchat Director of Operations Micah Schaffer reiterates that Snaps are deleted from Snapchat’s servers after they are opened by their recipientsUnopened Snaps, on the other hand, remain on the servers until they’re deleted.


Schaffer maintains, though, that unopened Snaps are not manually retrieved under ordinary circumstances. But under special circumstances, as when required by a law enforcement agency, Snapchat does perform manual retrieval of unopened Snaps: Read more...


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Recipe: One-Pot Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Stew) Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn





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10.14.2013

Chicago man unwittingly buys $127,752 worth of authentic Banksy works from street vendor

England’s notoriously anonymous street-artist “Banksy” continued his October invasion of New York City this Sunday by installing a “pop-up” stall in Central Park. The stall was selling “100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases for $60 each.” A total of eight were sold, netting the vendor $420. By comparison, in 2008 Sotheby’s sold his original “Keep it Spotless (Defaced Hirst)” for $1,870,000 and “Simple Intelligence Testing” for $1,265,120. In a video posted on the artist’s website, […]



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Of Course Harvard's Larry Summers Hates The Thiel Fellowship

statue_cobwebsSo, the former President of Harvard doesn’t like the Thiel Fellowship. In his shoes, neither would we. A program that asks the best and brightest from top Universities to pursue their interests outside Harvard’s hallowed campus walls? Larry Summers’ critique of The Thiel Fellowship as “single most misdirected bit of philanthropy in this decade” is predictable and thick with vested interest.



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Asian shares fall, yen firms as U.S. debt deadline nears

TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares and U.S. stock index futures fell and the safe-haven yen rose on Monday as a possible U.S. debt default edged closer after the failure of weekend talks in Washington, though expectations are that a last-minute compromise will be reached.



















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10.12.2013

Scientific American dustup over blogger being called ‘urban whore’ after rejecting request for unpaid work

Scientific American’s blog network drew controversy Friday after removing a complaint about mistreatment posted by one of its scientific bloggers. Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D., rejected a request for unpaid writing by Biology-Online.org, a partner site of Scientific American, notes Wired Magazine writer Maryn McKenna. In an emailed response, a Biology-Online.org editor wrote, “Are you an urban scientist or an urban whore?” Lee, a postdoctoral research associate at Oklahoma State University and an African-American biologist who […]



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U.S. power outage shuts down food stamp program in 17 states





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BBC News - US stalemate overshadows IMF-World Bank meeting





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BBC News - US stalemate overshadows IMF-World Bank meeting





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10.10.2013

Urbana-to-Kickapoo rail line all under local ownership at last




After some 20 years of planning, negotiating, grant writing and fundraising, an abandoned railroad line finally is under local ownership and available for development as a recreation trail.





URBANA — After some 20 years of planning, negotiating, grant writing and fundraising, an abandoned railroad line finally is under local ownership and available for development as a recreation trail.


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House May Vote Today on Short-Term Debt Limit Increase

And yet, they've been pushing the "no big deal" line this week. Guess reality intervened:



House Republican leaders are pushing a short-term increase in the debt limit, without any conservative strings attached, to calm jittery financial markets, according to senior GOP advisers.


The plan, which is being presented to the House GOP caucus Thursday morning, coincided with a warning to lawmakers from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that he will be unable to guarantee payments to any group — whether Social Security recipients or U.S. bondholders — unless Congress approves an increase in the federal debt limit.


Financial markets soared on the first sign of optimistic news out of Washington in almost a month, with the Dow Jones industrial average up 169 points in the first 15 minutes of trading. The emerging plan would not deal with the now 10-day-old shutdown of the federal government, an issue that would move onto a separate track of talks.








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10.09.2013

Take It From a Chef: Why You Should Always Cook With a Bar Mop Towel

Will No One Think Of The Poor Craft Beers Affected By The Government Shutdown?

While you might not notice any particular emptiness on the shelves of the beer aisle, the nation’s craft brewers are facing some major delays due to the federal government shutdown. And if the breweries can’t get new recipes approved or new operations upa nd running, that could lead to a dearth of new offerings next season.


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How AOL Drove My 80-Year-Old Neighbor To Gmail

Sometimes you’re better off packing it in and walking away from an account, even a free one, when things just aren’t working anymore. That’s the conclusion that Josh’s octogenarian neighbor came to regarding her AOL account. AOL, when you aren’t even holding on to the senior citizen market, that’s a bad sign.


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