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Restaurant bans young kids, says they’re too loud

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After suffering through countless meals with whiny, crying kids for years, one restaurant will soon ban kids six and under, a decision that’s drawn cheers and boos from the deep divide between parents and non-parents. The owner of McDain’s Restaurant, an “upscale casual” place in Monroeville, PA, recently told his patrons that the restaurant is [...] [Read More]
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Calif. politician calls for 13 counties to secede from the state

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By Kelsey Williams, SFGate.com The south will rise! Southern California that is—according to a plan by one Riverside politician. Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone says that he wants as many as 13 counties in Southern California to secede from the state. CBS Los Angeles reports: Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, [...] [Read More]
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Conn. man arrested for trashing ‘Late Show’ theater

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Police arrested a Connecticut native for vandalising the theater hosting David Letterman’s ‘Late Show,’ Sunday, reports The New York Daily News. Police say that James Whittemore, 22 dealt about $2,000 of damage to the lobby of the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway, shattering a front door with his foot and upending trash cans. He was […] [Read More]
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Pentagon suspends enforcement of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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By Kelsey Williams,  SFGate: Today, the Pentagon announced that it is suspending its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”  policy in compliance with Wednesday’s appeals court ruling that the military stop the policy banning openly gay servicemen and women. According to the memo, released Friday afternoon to all secretaries of military departments, the military must halt all [...] [Read More]
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KFC wine pairings: The answer to a question you never had

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What wine is best for washing down a bucket of fried chicken from KFC? Before before you say ‘a jug of Carlo Rossi,’ you might want to head over to Snooth.com and check out their Fried Chicken Friday wine pairings (not that I necessarily recommend the exercise, being a Popeyes man myself). HINT: They recommend [...] [Read More]
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Magnificent El Cup! Stanley Cup tours Yosemite (video)

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Is the Stanley Cup getting staid in its old age? After all, as a younger trophy, it rode a Harley, swam in pools, “slept” with untold numbers of NHL players, shared the runway with strippers and showered with Steve Yzerman. At various times, it has served as punch bowl, dog food dish and baptismal font. [...] [Read More]
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Nike to Michael Vick: Come back, all is forgiven

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By Kelsey Williams, SFGate: Looks like Michael Vick has completed the comeback no one thought possible. CNBC reports: “In a remarkable move, Nike, which severed Vick’s contract in 2007 after he admitted to his involvement in a dogfighting ring, has re-signed the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.” Vick’s agent Joel Segal said that “Michael is excited to [...] [Read More]
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Glenn Beck moving to Texas

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Frontiersman Davy Crockett once said “You can go to hell — I’m going to Texas!” The New York Daily News is reporting that former Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck is relocating to the Lone Star State in the wake of his departure from the cable news world. Get the scoop here on the gated [...] [Read More]
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