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James Cromwell Arrested For Protesting Cat Torture On UW-Madison Campus

Cat Torture

Babe actor James Cromwell, 73, was arrested on Thursday morning while protesting the torture of cats on the University of Wisconsin campus. Also arrested with Cromwell was PETA spokesman Jeremy Beckham. Cromwell and Beckham burst into a board meeting at UW-Madison to protest the use of cats for scientific purposes. On its website, PETA posted… Read more »

Flight Attendant Pants Fight: Asiana Airlines Dress Code Discrimination

Flight Attendant Pants Fight: Asiana Airlines Dress Code Discrimination

A flight attendant pants fight is being battled over between Asiana Airlines and the flight attendants’ labor union in South Korea. A 10 page set of guidelines for female flight attendants specifies a skirt-only dress code while men have only 2 pages of guidelines, along with the permission to wear pants. Since 2012, the flight… Read more »

NBC Shuts Down EveryBlock After Failing To Attract Ad Revenue

Everyblock Shuts Down For Good

NBC on Thursday shut down EveryBlock, a hyper-location based news website along the lines of AOL’s Patch network. The Knight Foundation-backed news and information site was acquired by MSNBC in 2009. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of NBC News Vivian Schiller announced that the service “wasn’t a strategic fit with our growth strategy… Read more »

1978 Blizzard Weaker Than New England Snow Storm This Weekend?

1978 Blizzard Weaker Than New England Snow Storm This Weekend

The 1978 blizzard is being compared to the New England blizzard that is about to hit the Northeast United States with a snowstorm. Some meteorologists fear that the new snowstorm could actually be worse than the 1978 blizzard. According to Travelers Today, February 6 and 7 will be the 35th anniversary of the 1978 blizzard… Read more »

Man Gets Revenge On Applebee’s For Firing ‘God’ Receipt Waitress

Letter to Applebee's

When Chelsea Welch, an Applebee’s waitress, posted a picture of a receipt from a non-tipping pastor online, she probably didn’t think the act would cost her her job. Welch probably also didn’t think that an unlikely White Knight would come to her defense in the wake of her firing. Michael T. Zybura, a part-time pizza… Read more »

Lindsey Vonn Surgery: Skier Will Go Under The Knife Next Week

Lindsey Vonn Surgery

Lindsey Vonn will have surgery next week to repair two torn ligaments in her right knee. Vonn tore her ACL and MLC and broke a bone in her lower leg during a crash at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria. Following her accident, Vonn said that she planned to rehab her knee in time for… Read more »