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  • Russia Defense Ministry Notifies Pentagon On Closing Down Of Military Hotline

    04/07/2017 3:39:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Interfax News ^ | 04/07/17
    21:58 . Russian Defense Ministry summons U.S. military attache, cuts off communication with Pentagon on Syria (Part 2) http://www.interfax.com/news.asp
  • Obama's desire to close down GITMO may be about his nefarious alliances.

    12/19/2015 2:01:39 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 12 replies
    Vanity | 12/19/2015 | johnwk
    Looking past the distraction of releasing terrorists from Guantanamo, there seems to be another reason for Obama wanting to close it down. The Guantanamo Naval Station is an important asset connected to the defense of the United States and helps America keep an eye on the communist government of Cuba which aligned itself with Russia during the 1960s which then imported nuclear weapons into Cuba. Those who do not recall the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s need to read: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Threat of Nuclear War The Guantanamo Naval Station is a strategic outpost on a landmass...
  • Sandbar Lounge closes; owner blames smoking ban

    12/01/2015 7:56:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | November 30, 2015 | Heather Richards
    Sandbar Lounge, a downtown Casper institution, will close for good Saturday, and its owner says the city's recently imposed smoking ban is to blame. “The smoking ban destroyed the bar, as I foretold it would,” Nancy Goddard wrote Monday in a post on the Sandbar's Facebook page. “I have cried a million tears and will probably cry a million more again. I apologize. I tried and failed. God bless.” Casper residents voted Nov. 3 to reinstate a 2012 smoking ban on bars. More than 6,000 voters cast ballots, with 54 percent voting in favor of the ban. Ban supporters, such...
  • Target to close 13 stores nationwide amid plummeting profits

    11/04/2015 5:21:37 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 34 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 11/4/2015 | AP
    Target plans to close 13 stores nationwide, most in the Midwest where the store has its roots. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on January 30, 2016. The 13 are among Target's nearly 1,800 stores in the U.S.
  • Chesapeake park ranger caught on camera pointing pistol at couple leaving park past closing time

    10/22/2015 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    WTKR ^ | 10/19/15
    A Chesapeake park ranger was caught on camera pointing his pistol at a couple. It was a confrontation that started because the couple left a city park after closing time. I was hoping he wasn't going to shoot at us, says Dylan Newton, who recorded a 7-minute video of the ranger. With all the things going on in the media with cops using excessive force and all these videos coming out like that's the only thing running through my head like Im going to be one of these people. Newton says it all happened Sunday night at the city's Northwest...
  • Target Closing West Side Location in November

    08/10/2015 4:24:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The West Side Target, located at 3720 Soldano Blvd (in the Consumer Square Shopping Center off West Broad Street), will be closing their doors sometime in November. A part time employee tipped us off in a discussion about West Side redevelopment ideas on our messageboard, noting that the decision to close was made about a week ago. A call to the store this morning confirmed the November closure, though a final date is still unknown at this point. Large retail centers have struggled to attract and retain tenants on the citys west side over the past several decades, with the...
  • McDonald's is closing hundreds of restaurants this year

    04/22/2015 7:33:17 PM PDT · by Hugin · 151 replies
    Fortune Magazine via MSN ^ | 04-22-15 | Phil Wahba
    For instance, earlier in April the company announced it is testing out a larger, pricier, third-of-a-pound burger for $5, two years after dropping the similar Angus burger line because they were too pricey for McDonalds diners. Despite that earlier failure, new CEO Steve Easterbrook expressed confidence his customers would go for premium burgers. I often describe McDonalds as possibly the most democratic -- with a small d -- brand in the world, he said. And what customers love the world over, and none more so than here in the U.S., is how they can buy into aspirational quality products, but...
  • Brandon Walmart closing for 6 months, employees given little notice (Closed several stores tonight)

    04/13/2015 9:16:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    WLFA ^ | 3-13-2015 | Peter Bernard
    Employees say a Brandon Walmart near Valrico gave them little notice before closing for six months. When I drove into the parking lot, it was full. I knew something was not right, said a Walmart employee who asked that News Channel 8 not identify him. We have had plumbing problems over the last few years. The store closed Monday at 6 p.m. because of the ongoing plumbing issues. The employee News Channel 8 talked with said a sewage backup is the likely culprit. The issues require extensive repairs, Walmart spokesman Amanda Hennenberg said in a statement. The store is located...
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • Planned Parenthood closing Battle Creek clinic at end of January; Obamacare cited as factor

    01/13/2015 8:33:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Mlive ^ | January 13, 2015 | Julie Mack |
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan is closing its Battle Creek clinic, citing "increasing competition and declining patient demand" as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The last day of operation will be Jan. 31. Spokeswoman Desiree Cooper said the need for Planned Parenthood's health-care services has declined because of the ACA, which has greatly improved access to subsidized contraceptives and women's health-care services. The ACA requires insurances plan to provide women with an annual physical and contraceptives without a deductible or co-pay. That means women who formerly were reliant on Planned Parenthood for services and...
  • In Danger of Closing, Channel 10 Goes Dark Overnight

    12/28/2014 3:28:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Elad Benari
    Channel 10 went dark on Sunday night at about 10:30 p.m. Israel time, at the instruction of the channels employees union. Instead of regular programming, the channel displayed a picture of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, alongside the words, "In three days, Channel 10 will close. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who serves as Minister of Communications, refuses to find a solution. Due to this the employees union has decided to cease Channel 10s broadcast for the night. We will resume broadcasting at 6:00 a.m." The channel has been facing financial difficulties for several years. In December of 2012, the Knesset held...
  • Mountain West Banks Closing in Great Falls [ Montana ]

    07/21/2014 10:10:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    kfbb ^ | Jul 17, 2014 | Joe Biega,
    Following a merger between Mountain West Bank and First Interstate Bank, several Mountain West locations will be closing across the state ... While the merger of the two well known Montana banks is still pending, Interstate Bank has announced a list of banks that will be closing or relocating
  • Fast food CEO: Minimum wage hikes closing locations

    05/30/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/30/14 | cnbc
    CKE Restaurants' roots began in California roughly seven decades ago, but you won't see the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expanding there much anymore. Related Stories What's causing what company CEO Andy Puzder describes as "very little growth" in the state? In part it's because "the minimum wage is so high so it's harder to come up with profitable business models," Puzder said in an interview. The state's minimum wage is set to rise to $9 in July, making it among the nation's highest, and $10 by January 2016. In cities in other states where the minimum wage...
  • RadioShack To Close Up To 1,100 Stores; Same-Sales Drop 19 Pct

    03/04/2014 6:06:03 AM PST · by mykroar · 32 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 3/4/2014 | Reuters
    Struggling retailer RadioShack Corp reported a wider quarterly loss on Tuesday and said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after a huge drop in sales over the holidays, sending the stock down more than 15 percent. Sales at the Fort Worth, Texas-based chain have been in free fall amid executive departures, tough competition and an image problem. Despite its ubiquitous presence in the United States, analysts say it has not done enough to transform itself into a destination for mobile phone shoppers or become hip enough to woo younger shoppers. Its net loss widened to $191.4 million, or...
  • St. Joseph Monastery Closing After Over 160 Years

    01/15/2014 6:43:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WTAJ.COM ^ | 15 JANUARY 2014 | MALLORY LANE
    ST. MARYS, ELK COUNTY - The St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys is the oldest in the United States, and after 161 years of serving the community, it's closing its doors. At its peak in the 60s and 70s, the St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys, Elk County had 125 sisters. Today, there are 17 left, ages 58 to 91, and they'll have to find a new home. We spoke with many people in the St. Marys community who say the St. Joseph Monastery is a huge institution for the community. They say the news of it closing is devastating....
  • Abortion supporters alarmed by surge in abortion clinic closings

    09/13/2013 4:32:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    The growing number of abortion clinic closures in recent years has apparently reached critical mass. Liberals and the mainstream media are taking notice with alarm. And either the clinics are closing at such a fast pace abortion supporters cant keep up, or there have been so many they cant count them all. Either way, They cant get the numbers straight. And its all good. downloadThink Progress, August 26: According to a Huffington Post analysis, at least 52 abortion clinics across 26 states have shut down since 2010. Whoops, thats not what HuffPo reported, or perhaps it did a recount:600px-US_54 At...
  • Vanity: WHY ARE EMBASSIES CLOSED? FOR DECLARATIONS OF WAR, USUALLY!

    08/06/2013 10:06:12 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 50 replies
    a little bird | 8/6/2013 | RaceBannon
    I have to ask, think this through, what has been the reason for a series of embassies to ever close in our past history? Are we so scared of a group that was once defeated that we cower in fear like this? Or does Obama have other plans? Embassies, closed, this many, at the same time...only in time of war, folks, only in time of war
  • Panel rejects Pentagon's request for base closings

    05/23/2013 10:56:48 AM PDT · by oxcart · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/23/13 | RICHARD LARDNER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new round of military base closings is going nowhere in Congress.</p> <p>The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee passed a bill Thursday rejecting the Obama administration's request for more domestic base closings.</p> <p>Military leaders are cutting the number of troops and argue the drawdown will leave them with more installations than they need. The money saved by closing unused facilities can be spent on training and other essential operations.</p>
  • Philadelphia School District Plans to Close Dozens of Schools

    12/31/2012 10:15:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | 12.31.2012
    PHILADELPHIA Like many public schools here, University City High School is underused, underfinanced and underperforming. William R. Hite Jr., the schools superintendent, says the closings will help keep the district solvent. More Photos Nearly 80 percent of its 11th-grade students read below grade level in statewide tests this year, while 85 percent failed to make the grade in math. Last year, about only a quarter of its students participated in precollege testing like the SAT. Largely because of the lure of local charter schools, the school is one-quarter full, with fewer than 600 students for its nearly 2,200...
  • Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday (Going Galt)

    11/15/2012 4:35:49 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 127 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2012 | AP
    Hostess Brands Inc. said it likely won't make an announcement until Friday morning on whether it will move to liquidate its business, after the company had set a Thursday deadline for striking employees to return to work. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread had warned employees that would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. EST Thursday. That would result in the loss of about 18,000 jobs.Snip The Teamsters meanwhile are urging the smaller union to hold a...