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Woman In New York City Says Cabbie Hit Her For Not Having Cash

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-02-04 10:42.
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There have been a number of reports of cab drivers balking at customers who try to pay with credit cards in New York City, but a woman is accusing a cabbie of actually punching her after she tried to charge a ride.

Tamara Perez tells CBS station WCBS-TV she still can't believe it happened.

The incident happened Tuesday after Perez ran to her East Village home to pick up some papers. Once in the cab, the 35-year-old realized she had no cash the pay the $10 fare. Instead, she pulled out a credit card, but the cabbie wasn't having it.

Man gets collection letter addressed to Shit Face

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-02-03 11:19.
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A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt with an letter that addressed its recipient with a four-letter word for excrement. "Dear S---," began the letter attempting to collect from an old record club membership. The word was spelled out in the letter, which arrived in an envelope addressed to "S--- Face."

"I've never seen anything quite so brazen," said attorney Kenneth Hiller.

AeroGarden Review And How To Get One For Free

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-02-03 09:22.
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I was lamenting about only having frech lettuce, herbs, chives, and tomatoes from may garden during the long fall-winter-spring parts of the year. The refrigerated stuff from the grocery store goes bad right away and does not taste as good as the fresh stuff from the garden, either.

A&E Biograhy - Tony Robbins, Word's Most Famous Motivational Speaker, Is He For Real?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-02-01 09:25.

A&E Biography - Tony Robbins

Jelly Belly Trivia

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-01-31 10:31.
The Jelly Belly Candy Company is a prominent maker of gourmet jelly beans and other candy. It was formerly known as The Herman Goelitz Candy Company before being renamed for their most popular product, "Jelly Belly" jelly beans. The company is based in Fairfield, California, off of State Route 12, with warehouse facilities in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

The $400-A-Bottle Beer

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-01-31 10:13.

It will take more than a few bucks to buy this bottle of brew.Carlsberg ASA officials said the brewery's new Vintage No. 1 beer is probably the world's best and most expensive.

The Danish brewer is charging about $400 for a single bottle of less than a pint. Brewmaster Jens Eiken said only 600 bottles of the beer will be made and most will be sold through three of Copenhagen's most exclusive restaurants. He said more than 50 have already been purchased.

Marijuana vending machines to begin operating in California

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-01-29 12:33.
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Vending machines distributing the drug marijuana are to begin operating in the US state of California.

The machines can only be used by people who have been prescribed the drug for health reasons.

Patients will have to provide a prescription, and be fingerprinted and photographed before being allowed to use the facilities.

Eleven US states allow the medicinal use of marijuana, primarily for pain relief, but it remains controversial.

A Pastor Walks Into a Bar ... to Listen

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-01-28 10:29.

(AP) CARLISLE, Pa. - Barflies, forget having to talk your troubles over with a bartender.

A pastor plans to put teams of chaplains in local bars in this central Pennsylvania town so they can lend a sympathetic ear to patrons who may need one.

The chaplains won’t preach against drinking or evangelize when the program starts at Market Cross Pub, organizer Chuck Kish said.

Who Has the Optimism? The Have-Nots

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-01-26 09:20.
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The future looks bleak in much of the developed world. It looks bright in the developing world.

Two opinion surveys released in connection with the World Economic Forum here showed optimism among corporate chief executives and the public in many emerging markets. But there are doubts in many of the world’s leading economies.

In the United States, just 27 percent of the people questioned in the Gallup International Voice of the People survey said they expected the next generation to be more prosperous than the current one, while 43 percent expected less prosperity.

Woman to Take 55,000 Pennies to the Bank

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-01-25 10:01.
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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Vicki Armstrong has been saving her pennies for almost 19 years and she was making plans this week to cash them in at a bank - all 55,000 of them.

She knows the $550 won't make her rich, but says the symbolism reinforced frugal spending habits. "It helped me be a little bit more conservative in my lifestyle," said Armstrong, who is planning to retire at the end of the year from Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital, where she works as a maternity technician.


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