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Councilman Dennis Zine Battles Free Speech Tries to Block Aaron Brothers Art Store Classes

August 21, 2011 12:05am by copythat

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A councilman doesn't seem to believe in the First Amendment. Los Angeles Councilman Dennis Zine is battling a back-to-school campaign by retail art store Aaron Brothers--claiming he'll do anything to stop the campaign and class. There seems to be some misrepresentation by Zine, who insinuates that kit includes paint -- not its actual contents of markers and paper pads. Read more

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Congress Candidate NM Mayor Resendiz Boozing Signed 9 Contracts Drunk

August 4, 2011 9:31pm by hearit

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Booze and mayors isn’t such a hot mix lately: New Mexico’s Sunland Park mayor--and congressional candidate—claims drunkenness while signing contracts. It’s all not turning out so well for the city that’s being sued for $1,000,000 million dollars over the drinks-plus-a-pen scenario.  And it’s not just one. Read more

Los Angeles Commissioner Abrams Blames Spine Tumor for Child Pornography

August 4, 2011 3:49pm by hearit

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It's the best 'reason' yet for viewing child pornography: Los Angeles Commissioner Albert Abrams blames charges he allegedly viewed hundreds or at least 100 downloads of kiddie porn are related to a split personality--after a tumor's growth on his spine. The FBI says Abrams has been downloading pictures of kids as young as age four using the moniker "boywonderusa".  Read more

Wisconsin Mayor Apologizes for 3 Day Drinking Binge Passing Out Drunk in Bar

August 1, 2011 8:32pm by hearit

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Much of the nation has experienced its own set of alcohol-infused set of events at one point or another. But then most of the nation isn't acting mayor. A Wisconsin mayor apologizes for a 3-day alcoholic binge where he ended passed out in a Sheboygan bar. Yet Mayor Bob Ryan doesn't want to step down. He refuses to resign. Read more

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No One Wants to Ring that Bell Zero Applicants in CA City Manager Job

July 21, 2011 3:18pm by hearit

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The infamous California city that had people clamoring to be part of its local government is having a hard time. It seems no one wants to be part of Bell. Or even distantly related. It was that scandal that robbed Bell of $5.5 million dollars--with 8 arrested and six city leaders convicted of robbing blue-collar constituents. Read more

Earl of Sandwich Restaurant Moves into Public Boston Common Bathroom

March 24, 2011 3:52pm by hearit

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Things may not move fast with government bodies but Boston has approved a controversial bathroom controversy that appeared as headlines about nine months ago -- a restaurant will be moving into a form Read more

Harry Baals With a Name Like Balls It's Hard to Get a Building

February 9, 2011 3:14pm by hearit

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Harry Baals: with a name like “balls,” it may make some wonder how the former Fort Wayne mayor made it through school – let alone winning four Indiana elections. Read more

Firefighters Watch House Burn Over $75 Four Pets Killed in Fire

October 5, 2010 11:45pm by hearit

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Tennessee state firefighters prove that the longstanding rumor is in fact true—allowing a home to burn entirely to the ground after service fees had not been paid in advance of an emergency fire. Read more

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Lakers Better Win for Villaragosa Under Ethics Investigation

June 10, 2010 10:10pm by underthesea

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Mayor Villaragosa's current jig seems to be up, though he might be able to finish out the Angeles Lakers NBA Finals season before the Ethics Committee is able to complete its investigation. Read more

Boston Wins Best Use of Bathroom to Restaurant Conversion

June 8, 2010 8:44pm by copythis

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Boston parks officials are hoping its public sector can get over gross thoughts related to eating in the locations of what were once previously public bathrooms.
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