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Archive for April 14th, 2006

How you treat service industry personnel may affect your career

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CEO’s put a lot of stock into how their employees treat waiters and buspersons. Companies like Office Depot, BMW, and Raytheon feel that how a person treats someone who is in the service industry says a lot about their character and ego. As someone who has worked my way up through the hospitality business from busgirl to restaurant manager and has adult children in the restaurant business, I agree. Learn about the Waiter Rule.

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April 14, 2006 at 8:42 pm

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Omaha Schools To Be Segregated By Race

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Nebraska Legislature has mandated that Omaha school system will be zoned into three districts, black, hispanic, and white. Hoping that area leaders and parents will feel more in control and not have their children short-changed is the end result, but some see it as “state-enforced segregation.”

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April 14, 2006 at 11:38 am

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What Wavenous Wabbits!

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Herman and Robert are the largest rabbits in the world, according to the BBC and the Guinness World Record Book. Herman weighs in between 17 and 22 pounds (depending on the source) and Robert weighs in at a whopping, hopping 35 pounds. Farmer McGregor better watch out. They will eat him out of house and farm!



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April 14, 2006 at 10:45 am

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Easter has roots in several religions

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Father Andrew Greeley, author, Roman Catholic priest, Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona, and Research Associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, explores the roots of this beloved and traditional religious holiday in the Chicago Sun-times and reminds us to never underestimate the power or determination of God’s love.

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April 14, 2006 at 10:40 am

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Chocolate is the food of the gods

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Chocolate is a favourite at Easter time as Easter bunnies will attest to and Britain is the biggest consumer of chocolate in Europe. How can something so delicious be named for xocolatl or “bitter water”? Check out the history of chocolate.

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April 14, 2006 at 10:38 am

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Faith: the Facts

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What are other religions’ fundamental core beliefs? Oliver Duff and Louise Jack go over the basic principles in the Belfast Telegraph.




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April 14, 2006 at 10:35 am

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Happy 60th Birthday Bikini!

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These itty bitty tidbits of trivia come from the Times history of the bikini:

* The US carried out its first peacetime nuclear test on Bikini atoll in the Pacific on July 1, 1946. Five days later Louis Réard launched his swimsuit

* Micheline Bernadini, the first woman to model the bikini, received 50,000 marriage proposals

*In 1967 Brigitte Bardot started a trend when removed her bikini top to sunbathe in St Tropez

*Garrison Keillor, the American humourist, said: “Looking at a girl in a bikini is like have a loaded revolver on the table: there’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s difficult to think of anything else”


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April 14, 2006 at 10:32 am

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