Denny's Christmas Tree Set Aflame By Man Angry About Long Wait (Huffington post)
Nobody likes waiting a long time for food or a table at a restaurant. It's
normal, in that situation, to get grouchy. But one customer at a Denny's in
San Antonio allegedly got so upset when he was made to wait that he became
downright Grinch-y -- and firehappy.
According a report by local NBC affiliate WOAI, embedded above, the man set
fire to the Christmas tree in the I-35 location of Denny's before fleeing the
scene. Police are pursuing the arsonist, with the help of Denny's surveillance
footage, but haven't yet been able to identify him.
ABC affiliate KVUE reports that the man was upset because he had to wait too
long for his check. But given that he allegedly caused $150,000 in damage,
it's possible that the police have a much, much bigger check in store for him
when he's caught.
Depending on where you are, life in Miami can be pretty rough. For the
residents of Liberty City, they know this all to well. Now, the reality hits
the big screen with help from director **R. Malcolm Jones** in his new film,
_The Magic City_.
**Watch the trailer for _The Magic City_ below:**
**Read the synopsis below:**
_"The Magic City, by Director R. Malcolm Jones, is a motion picture based on
hope and resilience played out in a coming of age story laced with sometimes
insurmountable tragedies and exhilarating adventures. Characters Tiana, Nia
and Amiya initially adversaries, forge a lifelong friendship through hope and
adversity in one of Miami’s gritty and unforgiving neighborhoods, Liberty
_Told mainly through the voice of Tiana, viewers are given an honest and
riveting first hand account of her journey. Sisters Tiana and Nia abandoned by
their drug addicted mother, become one of the many children placed in the
Florida foster care system. The system splits up the two sisters and once they
are reunited they vow to each other never to be separated again._
_The summer begins when the sisters are placed in the care of their Aunt. Aunt
Georgia finally gives ...
NIU students promote Orange Bowl game in suburbs, city (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)
Just moments after 10 students from Northern Illinois University stepped off
their bus Friday in downtown Naperville, a car horn blared. "Go Huskies!" the
driver shouted. And the students, flanked by mascot Victor E. Huskie, cheered
and waved in return. Their stop outside Dean's Clothing at Main Street and
Jackson Avenue was part of a marathon stunt that lasted more than 12 hours to
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First Drive: Retrobuilt 1969 Mustang Fastback (Autoblog)
Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Ford, First Drives, Design/Style
_Transforming A Late Model Mustang Into A Classic Hot Rod_
Blink your eyes and take another look. While all visual cues may be telling
your brain that you are staring at a near-pristine 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Fastback, it's all a carefully crafted illusion - a very clever façade.
Hidden beneath that glistening Yellow Blaze paint, below the sculpted
fiberglass and steel body panels, is a 2013 Ford Mustang GT. The retro-coupe
features power-operated sport buckets with lumbar support, ice-cold air
conditioning, six airbags and a full factory warranty. Lest anyone forget, it
also comes with a modern fuel-injected 5.0-liter V8 generating 420 horsepower.
The team at Retrobuilt, out of Lamar, Missouri, is known for recreating
Carroll Shelby's iconic cars of yesteryear. Yet instead of restoring worn
classics to like-new condition, a process that delivers an immaculate muscle
car yet retains all of its undesirable traits, they fabricate classics on
current-generation Ford S197-platforms. In their own words, they "allow auto
enthusiasts to benefit from the technology and manufacturing of a modern Ford
Mustang while combining the classic styling of 1969 muscle cars."
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Germany plans to clone the perfect Christmas tree, break Charlie Brown's heart (feeds.engadget)
We've seen Christmas trees built out of spare car parts, discarded SCSI
drives, OLED panels, and quadrocopter stacked boxes, but Germany? Their taking
the old tannenbaum back to its roots -- and tweaking its genetic code. With
the aide of a government grant, scientists in Germany are trying to develop a
method of tree cloning suited to Nordmann Fir. The native pine is popular for
yuletide trimmings, but can be difficult to grow -- as much as 40 percent of
trees grown for the season wind up the wrong shade of green or have their
growth stunted by frost. Plant biologists hope to have a healthy stock of
cloned trees ready by 2016, assuming nothing goes terribly wrong. Perfectly
cultivated clones or not, we still prefer 'ol Chuck Brown's charming twig.
Whether you find presents or coal under your tree on Christmas Day, the NBA is
here to give you a full slate of juicy games. The NBA Christmas Day schedule
is a doozy, with great match ups all over the place. Unlike last year, the
season isn't starting on Christmas. Instead, we're past the quarter pole and
starting to see which teams are contenders for the NBA title, and which ones
are a flash in the pan (with one notable exception, but we'll get the that).
Starting at Noon EST, some of the best players in the league will square off
in what is a good way to gauge the early season health of the NBA elite. Check
out the NBA Christmas Day schedule below:
12:00PM **Boston Celtics @ New Jersey Nets**
The Celtics are struggling early thanks to a combination of age, schedule, and
a turned-over roster that is still trying to adjust. After barely beating a
terrible Wizards team, the Celtics promptly ripped off a three-game losing
streak on the road. They will have to travel down I-95 and then hop on the 2
Train to hit the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, ...