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March 11, 2011

Disabled Student handcuffed seven hours

This is appalling!

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Student handcuffed seven hours to file cabinet sues APD, school system

A former Grady High School student who said Atlanta Police officers handcuffed him to a file cabinet for an entire school day filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday against APD and the city school system.

At the time of the incident, Tony Smith was a student with a disability and who received individualized educational instruction, the suit said.

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March 10, 2011

Biggest Full Moon Possible March 19

I don't think I'll start blaming all the recent rain on the moon. We're just glad to be out of the years-long drought.

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What Is a 'SuperMoon'?



Biggest Full Moon Possible Will Be Visible March 19



Next week -- on March 19 -- the moon won't just be at its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit, enthusiasts say it will be closer to Earth than it's been in 18 years.


For the past few days, they've not only been buzzing about the mega moon, but the meteorological mayhem they expect it to cause.


Floods! Earthquakes! Volcanic eruptions! To hear it on the Internet, this so-called super moon could cause a climatological reign of terror on the entire planet.


In a blog post earlier this month, Paquette said a new or full moon at 90 percent or more of its closest perigee qualifies as a "supermoon." Next weekend's full moon won't just be a supermoon but an extreme supermoon, he said, because the moon will be almost precisely at its closest distance to Earth.


According to "new age" forecasts, he said, the supermoon is expected to bring strong earthquakes, storms or unusual climate patterns.

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Debit cards: $50 spending limit coming?

Well @DaveRamsey, what do you have to say about this?

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Debit cards: $50 spending limit coming?

Debit card limit

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Declined! Your debit card may soon be denied for purchases greater than $100 -- or even as little as $50.

JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks, is considering capping debit card transactions at either $50 or $100, according to a source with knowledge of the proposal.

Why? Because of a tricky thing called interchange fees.

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March 9, 2011

60-year-old albatross still breeding

Fascinating that they have been tracking this bird for over 50 years.

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America's oldest wild bird is a new mom
e 50,000 miles a year, has had almost three dozen kids and now she's got

The bird was first identified and banded by a USGS researcher in 1956 when she was incubating an egg, according to the USGS. As the Laysan albatross can't breed before age 5 and spends much of its life before that at sea   scientists estimate Wisdom is at least 60 years old. She may be even older, though, as most Laysan albatrosses don't breed until age 8 or 9 after an extended courtship, according to the USGS.

The Laysan albatross mates for life. No word on whether a 60-year-old Mr. Wisdom is somewhere on Midway or whether Wisdom is charting new skies in that area too.

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March 8, 2011

Del Monte says they can do better

What that old saying? It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

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Del Monte says they can do better than nature on packaging

ATLANTA -- Where nature has provided a single serve, already wrapped banana, Del Monte says they can go one better -- with plastic-wrapped single bananas for sale.

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