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10:27 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Morning Edition 8/7/13: Facebook Forest City: Three Years Of Grants And One New Manager

Thomas Jefferson Classical Elementary School in Forest City, one of the recipients of the 2012 Facebook Community Grants.

It's August, and that means it's time for the third annul round of Facebook Community Action Grants.  It's also time to make it official that Rutherford County's own Keven McKammon has been named the site manager for the Facebook Forest City Data Center.  On Monday, I spoke with Keven, who I have known from my previous life as a print journalist for the Daily Courier, and who has helped Rutherford County become more connected ever since I first met him several years ago.

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The Two-Way
10:27 am
Mon August 5, 2013

4-Year-Old Re-Elected 'Mayor' Of Minnesota Town

Mayor Bobby Tufts of Dorset, Minn.
Jeff Baenen AP

His second job will be at a pre-school.

As a student.

Four-year-old Bobby Tufts was re-elected "mayor" over the weekend in the tiny northern Minnesota community of Dorset. We say "mayor" because Dorset doesn't really have a government. It doesn't even have many people — "22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town," according to CBS Minnesota.

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The Two-Way
10:26 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Bike Commuter Miffed By Notice Of 15-Minute-Only Parking

"So I got a ticket," bike commuter Molly Millar wrote in a tweet last week. The Vancouver cyclist had left her bike in a rack outside her office building.
Molly Millar Twitter

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 11:24 am

A cyclist who commutes to work in Vancouver, Canada, was surprised and angered last week when she found a note from her office building on her bike that threatened its confiscation. Her offense? Parking in the "15-minute-only" bike rack.

"So I got a ticket from #CadillacFairview for parking my bike outside their building/my office," tweeted Molly Millar, who works in the Vancouver Sun & Province Building, also known as Granville Square.

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9:35 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Accused Fort Hood Shooter Paid $278,000 While Awaiting Trial

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Injured soldier outraged suspected shooter receives salary while his family financially struggles in recovery.
Scott Friedman, NBC 5 Investigates The Department of Defense confirms to NBC 5 Investigates that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 32 injured.
9:33 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Apple iPhone and iPad patent ban overturned in US

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A ban on sales of older models of Apple's iPad and iPhone in the US has been overturned by the Obama administration.
A ban on sales of older models of Apple's iPad and iPhone in the US has been overturned by the Obama administration. In June, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a patent of rival Samsung. President Barack Obama's trade representative has now vetoed that decision because of its "effect on competitive conditions in the US economy".
9:31 am
Mon August 5, 2013

US to extend some embassy closures over security concerns

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The US says it will keep a number of embassies in north Africa and the Middle East closed until Saturday, due to a possible militant threat.
The US says it will keep a number of embassies in north Africa and the Middle East closed until Saturday, due to a possible militant threat. Twenty-one US embassies and consulates closed on Sunday. The state department in Washington said the extended closures were "out of an abundance of caution", and not a reaction to a new threat.
9:28 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Lost That Lovin' Work Feeling?

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How to reignite the passion ... or recognize it’s time to move on.
In the last two years, the company has gone from 109 employees and five branches to 22 employees and two branches. It's understandable, then, that the decline and current status of a business he grew and nurtured has left Fawzy feeling uncommitted to his job and lacking passion for it.
9:24 am
Mon August 5, 2013

‘Buy Local’ Gets Creative

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Community-supported art programs are popping up all over the country, demonstrating that the concept works just as well for art lovers as for locavores.
PITTSBURGH - For years, Barbara Johnstone, a professor of linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University here, bought shares in a C.S.A. - a community-supported agriculture program - and picked up her occasional bags of tubers or tomatoes or whatever the member farms were harvesting. Her farm shares eventually lapsed.
New Tunes at Two
9:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, August 5th-8th, 2-3pm

Monday the 5th: THE BIG E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist BUDDY EMMONS

Tuesday the 6th: THE GREENCARDS - Sweetheart of the Sun

Wednesday the 7th: TIM EASTON - Not Cool

Thursday the 8th: BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS - What a Dream It's Been

The Two-Way
9:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Woman Killed In Venice Beach Rampage Was On Her Honeymoon

Flowers and notes have been left at the scene in Venice Beach, Calif., where Italian honeymooner Alice Gruppioni was killed and about a dozen more people were injured by a car that plowed through crowds on the boardwalk.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 10:11 am

The young woman killed Saturday when a car plowed through the crowded boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., was an Italian honeymooner.

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