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  • Marxist Vegan Restaurant in Michigan Closes for Predictably Marxist Reasons

    12/13/2016 8:43:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Munchies ^ | 12/12/16 | CHARLEY LANYON
    After five years of business, Grand Rapids, Michigan’s famously Marxist vegan sandwich shop is closing its doors due to bumps in the road toward what it hoped would be an egalitarian, worker-run business model. The Garden Diner and Café put Grand Rapids on the alternative diet map thanks to its widely acclaimed vegan, vegetarian, and raw food offerings. Unfortunately, the restaurant also proved the old adage that it doesn’t matter how tasty your black bean patty is if you can’t afford to pay your workers and it takes 45 minutes for you to put a sandwich together. During its tenure...
  • State Department closes Cairo embassy, urges Americans to leave Egypt

    08/15/2013 4:58:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/13 | Susan Crabtree
    The State Department issued a new travel warning Thursday afternoon calling on U.S. citizens to leave Egypt as soon as possible because of the military’s bloody crackdown in the country that has taken the lives of 638 people. Americans who choose to stay should avoid all demonstrations in Egypt, the State Department said, “as even peaceful ones can quickly become violent, and a foreigner could become a target of harassment or worse.” The U.S. embassy near Tahrir Square in Cairo was closed to the public Thursday after the Egyptian government Wednesday declared a nationwide state of emergency and imposed night-time...
  • Limo Fire Kills Passengers, Closes San Mateo Bridge [San Francisco Bay]

    05/05/2013 1:19:30 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 73 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013
    The westbound lanes of the San Mateo-Hayward bridge were closed for several hours Saturday night due to a deadly fire involving a limosine. The California Highway Patrol said the fire was first reported around 10 p.m. in the third lane of westbound state Highway 92 at the bridge's decline. As many as ten people were inside the limo and as many as five of them died, according to multiple reports Witnesses at the scene reported people were trapped inside the burning limo. The CHP told NBC Bay Area there were multiple fatalities, but could not confirm a number. Witnesses told...
  • Washington state closes tourism office over budget woes

    07/02/2011 9:52:12 AM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2011 | Laura L. Myers
    The state of Washington formally shuttered its tourism office on Friday, a move that helps close deep budget deficits but makes it the only U.S. state no longer spending money to attract visitors.
  • Planned Parenthood of Central Texas Closes Two Centers

    03/18/2011 10:20:31 AM PDT · by julieee · 15 replies ^ | March 18, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood of Central Texas Closes Two Centers Waco, TX -- Planned Parenthood of Central Texas is closing two of its centers that make abortion referrals to its main location. The affiliate of the national abortion business did not give any reasons for closing the locations in Groesbeck and Marlin, Texas.
  • WikiLeaks: net closes on Julian Assange as Scotland Yard receive full arrest papers

    12/06/2010 11:54:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 12/6/10 | Staff
    Scotland Yard has received the paperwork required to arrest Julian Assange as the net tightens on the WikiLeaks founder. A fresh European Arrest Warrant has been issued by the authorities in Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over claims of sexual assault. Mark Stephens, who represents the 39-year-old Australian former computer hacker, said he would fight any move to extradite his client. But the move means there is no longer any legal impediment to holding Mr Assange and making him appear before City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.
  • Obamacare hits! Closes pain-treatment program

    08/16/2010 7:56:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/16/10 | Bob Unruh
    Obamacare has landed in Denver, where doctors at a pain management clinic have been told they must stop treating patients with a successful process that extracts their own adult stem cells, cultivates them and then reinjects them to stimulate growth in damaged limbs. The word of the dispute comes from Dr. Christopher Centano of the Centano Schultz clinic, whose Regenexx, or Regenerative Sciences Inc., has been successfully treating patients with the process for several years. Centano confirms his work provides a much less costly and significantly more convenient alternative to knee or hip joint replacement surgeries, which sometimes require a...
  • Maria Pinto Closes Chicago Boutique. What's Michelle Obama to Wear? (M's designer goes bankrupt)

    02/15/2010 2:00:37 PM PST · by Stoat · 203 replies · 3,311+ views
    The StyleList ^ | February 15, 2010 | Lesley Kennedy
    Maria Pinto Closes Chicago Boutique. What's Michelle Obama to Wear? by Lesley Kennedy  Posted Feb 15th 2010 at 4:26PM (Image not included due to Free Republic rules pertaining to Getty Images) Even designing dresses that turned Michelle Obama into a fashion trendsetter couldn't keep Maria Pinto in business. The designer has closed the doors to her Chicago boutique, reports the Chicago Sun-Times, and she is expected to seek bankruptcy protection this week. Pinto tells the Sun-Times "economic challenges and soft buying trends at the top end of the apparel market" contributed to her business woes.  ''I am confident that the 'Maria Pinto' name will not go away,...
  • Record-breaking storm closes US federal government

    12/21/2009 9:33:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 948+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/09 | Stephanie Griffith
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The federal government was closed Monday after a record-breaking snowstorm swept across the northeastern United States and put a damper on one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Just days before Christmas, the eastern seaboard from North Carolina to New England was digging out from the worst blizzard in years, which closed train and bus service, paralyzed air traffic, crippled motorists and left hundreds of thousands of residents without power in some areas. Americans pining for a white Christmas got more than they bargained for, with local officials urging residents to hunker down indoors as...
  • U.S. closes big military prison in Iraq (Thousands of detainees to be released or transferred...)

    09/17/2009 10:06:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 337+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9/17/09 | ap
    CAMP BUCCA, Iraq - The U.S. military on Wednesday closed Camp Bucca, an isolated desert prison that was once its largest lockup in Iraq, as it moves to release thousands of detainees or transfer them to Iraqi custody before the end of the year.
  • Mother's Cookies closes after 92 years of business in Oakland

    10/09/2008 4:13:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,644+ views
    AP on Oakland Tribune | 10/9/08 | AP
    OAKLAND — An Oakland cookie company has closed its doors for good. After operating in Oakland for 92 years, Mother's Cookies shut down when its parent company filed for bankruptcy protection Monday. --snip-- In filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy .. company officials cited rising prices for raw materials and fuel.
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Closes Instead of Following New Law

    07/22/2008 8:24:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 22 replies · 274+ views ^ | July 22, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt Editor July 21, 2008 Sioux Falls, SD ( -- Monday was the first day that Planned Parenthood, which operates the only abortion business in South Dakota, had to comply with a new state law telling women the truth about abortion. Rather than tell women abortion kills children and has numerous risks, Planned Parenthood temporarily closed its doors.
  • Pro-Life Groups Celebrate Closing of Dallas Late-Term Abortion Business

    06/24/2008 1:01:47 PM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 121+ views ^ | June 24, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Groups Celebrate Closing of Dallas Late-Term Abortion Business Dallas, TX ( -- The rash of abortion centers closing down continues and pro-life advocates in Dallas, Texas are excited to learn that they're next on the list. Aaron Women’s Health Center, a late-term abortion facility, will be closing its doors, and that's good news for the people who have prayed for this day to come. The closing follows on the heels of recent closures of abortion centers in other states, including Kentucky and New York.
  • Former subprime leader Ameriquest closes amid sale of parent

    09/01/2007 8:06:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 526+ views
    AP on The Courier ^ | 8/31/07 | Gary Gentile - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Ameriquest Mortgage Co., once the nation's largest subprime lender, will close with barely a whimper, after the other assets of its parent company were sold Friday to Citigroup Inc. Ameriquest, which saw its fortunes soar during the housing boom by lending to people with less than stellar credit, is the latest victim of a mortgage crisis that has left bankrupt companies and cash-strapped borrowers in its wake. Along with shuttering Ameriquest, Orange-based ACC Capital Holdings also said it was selling its wholesale mortgage origination operation and a mortgage servicing business to Citigroup for an undisclosed sum....
  • Exhibit to Fallen to Close; Portraits to Go to Families

    06/07/2007 4:49:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 221+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va., June 7, 2007 – For two years, the American public has been given a personal look into the sacrifices of U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Faces of the Fallen exhibit. Dawn Peterson holds a painting of her son, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Plite, at the closing ceremony of the "Faces of the Fallen" exhibit in Arlington Va., June 7, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Now the portraits of fallen troops that adorned the walls of the Women...
  • Va. governor closes loophole that armed Tech gunman

    04/30/2007 10:08:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 50 replies · 1,486+ views
    dailypress ^ | 04-30-2007 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's governor said Monday he has closed the loophole that allowed a mentally disturbed Virginia Tech student to acquire the guns he used to kill 32 classmates and faculty on April 16 in Blacksburg. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said he issued an executive order requiring immediately that the names of persons found dangerous and ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment be entered in a database barring the sale of firearms.
  • Tijuana protest closes busy border crossing in San Diego

    05/01/2006 3:35:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,486+ views
    Several hundred protesters in Tijuana, Mexico blocked vehicle traffic heading to San Diego on Monday, turning the world's busiest border crossing into an empty parking lot. U.S. authorities responded by closing the metal barriers in front of vehicle inspection lanes for "security purposes" about 1 p.m. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which links Tijuana with San Diego. However, Angelica De Cima, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Customs Service, which runs the port, stressed that the port remained open to the few vehicles that were able to make it through the crowd. "We are there to do our law...
  • CA: State closes loophole on firefighters' big pensions

    04/26/2006 8:49:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 497+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/26/06 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – The Schwarzenegger administration yesterday closed a pension loophole that would have allowed some state firefighters to retire with pensions higher than their final salaries. But the move does not address the state fire department's troubling high vacancy rate among top manager positions – 34 out of 151 division chief positions – that some fear could weaken response and jeopardize safety as the fire season begins. The excessive pensions, which may have been limited to about a dozen people, stem from the same lucrative labor contract that gives rank-and-file firefighters more pay than supervisors, making the top jobs hard...
  • Record Independent Federal Probe Closes (Barrett Report)

    01/19/2006 12:07:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 744+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/06 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - The independent counsel who investigated former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros charged in his final report Thursday that the Clinton administration thwarted his work, drawing the curtain on the longest-ever probe under a post-Watergate era reform law. Officials who worked in the Clinton administration flatly deny the allegations by prosecutor David M. Barrett, who closed a decade-long probe with a report detailing a behind-the-scenes battle inside the government as he tried to look into possible tax violations by Cisneros. Cisneros, who was housing secretary during the Clinton administration, pleaded guilty in 1999 to a misdemeanor of lying to the...
  • Door closes for Rossi --- "Chris Gregoire will be the next governor of Washington State"

    12/29/2004 5:43:14 AM PST · by bedolido · 61 replies · 2,393+ views
    MWCN ^ | 12/28/2004 | Associated Press and KING 5 Staff Reports
    SEATTLE - Canvassing boards in Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Lewis and Clark counties decide to not reconsider ballots some previously rejected ballots at the request of Republicans. The Republican party filed a public records request in Seattle Monday. Paul Berendt, Chair of the Washington State Democrats, issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon: "Canvassing boards have spoken, and they have clearly stated this election is done. The Secretary of State has said this election is over. "Chris Gregoire will be the next governor of Washington State. She will be certified on Thursday, and sworn into office on January 12th.