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In the early 1980s, when I was a fifth-grader at Jefferson Elementary School, in a small town in Minnesota, our teacher, Mr. Odegaard, asked us if we wanted to see something. We did. So he took us down a little-used stairway, through a door and into a tunnel beneath our school. He flicked on the lights. The sound of our shuffling feet echoed down a long, dark corridor. "The walls down here ...
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If there's one thing we've learned from movies in general and film noir in particular, there's no such thing as a perfect murder. The ill-fated scheme depicted in the ironically-titled neo-noir "A Perfect Murder" is a prime example of this. Of course, in the end it's not the developments of the murder plot or the attempted act itself that are really of interest -- it's the aftermath that counts. T ... ...
As more countries propose legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, as Minnesota just did, destinations and travel companies are increasingly marketing themselves to gay travelers. But John Tanzella, president of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, warned that not all those who talk the talk necessarily walk the walk. "Let’s say a hotel is doing an ad campaign, but ...
Q: I'm trying to help my sister get a refund on her daughter's nonrefundable airline ticket. Her daughter went to Spain in January as an exchange student. Her return was scheduled for May 29. When my sister, her husband and son went to Spain to visit her, my brother-in-law was rushed to the hospital. He was hospitalized for over a week until he was stable enough to fly back to Boston. ...
Starwood has just unveiled the renovated Prince de Galles on Avenue George V in Paris. The Art Deco hotel, close to the Champs-Elyses, has been closed for two years ...
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The number of hotel rooms in Fujairah is expected to double to 1,600 this year. Above, the Hotel JAL Fujairah Resort and Spa. Randi Sokoloff / The ...
He is the most evil, vile, demonic criminal. He is dead to me. There will be no visits, there will be no phone calls. He can never be Daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man.
Gregg was speaking about her father Ariel Castro who allegedly kidnapped, raped and held captive for a decade, three young women in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Internet firm Yahoo has announced that the board chairman Fred Amoroso will leave the position later this year.
In a release, Yahoo said, Amoroso will not seek re-election in the upcoming annual elections in 2013.
Maynard Webb Jr. has been appointed in place of Amoroso as the chairman of the board.
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Webb has however taken over as Yahoo's interim chairman.
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