Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The head of the Secret Service got grilled on Capitol Hill by lawmakers who say the agency failed to protect the president at least three times recently. The most alarming was when a man ran deep into the White House with a knife, getting by several layers of security.
Mary Bubala has the growing concerns.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is taking full responsibility for security lapses at the White House.
“I agree mistakes were made and the proper protocols were not followed,” she said.
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Pierson was on Capitol Hill to explain a series of mistakes made by Secret Service personnel, including an incident earlier this month when a man carrying a knife made it past several agents and into the White House before being captured.
“I do want our officers and agents to execute appropriate force for anyone attempting to challenge…
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Originally posted on Hard 2 Knock Shoppe:
When you think of home businesses, you probably imagine some kind of rag-tag operation. You know, low budget, unknown, no real chance of success. Well, you really couldn’t be more off base! Some of the most successful and well known companies in our modern culture got their start as small, home based businesses. Ford, Hewlett-Packard, Hershey’s, Apple, and Mary Kay cosmetics are just a few of the big names that are nothing more than home businesses that were extremely successful.
So, what are the chances that you can be successful too? Believe it or not, the chance that your home business will be a success is better than you might think. Statistically, about 70% of home based businesses will be successful over a 3 year period. That is compared to 29% with other business ventures. Not bad odds! That’s a 7 in 10 chance that your business is going to…
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Originally posted on Majic 102.1:
Anita Baker, known for hits like, ‘Angel,’ Sweet Love,’ Body and Soul,’ and many more, well a lawyer who represented Anita against allegations that she failed to pay for work done on her home in Detroit is suing the singer, saying she owes him money. Jamal Hamood earlier this year said Baker was wrongly accused by a company that she owed them $15,000. Hamood filed a $150,000 lawsuit against Baker on Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.
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Dr. Jeffrey Hartog, D.M.D., M.D., is the director of the Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, Fla. He is dual Board-Certified in plastic Surgery and oral and maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Hartog lectures and trained all over the world. He has completed more than 4,000 breast surgeries in his career and is an acknowledged expert in breast augmentation and regenerative breast surgery.
When not in surgery, he is an avid scuba diver and an award-winning photographer, including underwater photography. Hartog wants women to know that they have breast reconstruction options after breast cancer surgery. Surprisingly, 7 out of 10 women don’t know their breast reconstruction options after a mastectomy. The American Cancer Society says that although African-American women get less breast cancer than whites, its the most common of cancers among them.
Dr. Hartog knows of what he speaks – he performed breast reconstruction on his own wife, Michelle, after her breast cancer diagnosis…
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No R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Aretha Franklin Lets It All Hang Out After David Letterman Taping – See The Pictures!
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Just when you thought The Twilight Saga was over, it’s back with sparkly new skin.
Two years after the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, Lions Gate announced on Tuesday that it’s teaming with Facebook to finance five short films that will be based on Twilight characters, according to The New York Times. A group of female panelists will choose from five aspiring female directors to direct the films, titled The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga, which will premiere exclusively on the social network next year.
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Originally posted on Variety:
More than 40 states offer film and TV tax incentives, along with many countries.
So what would happen if all those tax credits went away?
That was a question posed at the CityLab summit on Tuesday, and the answer from panelists was that it wouldn’t necessarily restore production patterns to what they were a generation ago.
“California would get a lot more production,” said Amy Lemisch, director of the California Film Commission, but she added that the production values may diminish as producers have come to depend on credits in their financing.
Jay Roewe, senior VP of production at HBO, said that other factors like exchange rates would still play in decisions of where to locate a show.
Kathy Garmezy, associate executive director, government and international affairs at the Directors Guild of America, also noted that producers would have to contend with how to make up for an expected loss…
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Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:
Michael Brown‘s mom has opened up about how tough it’s been to grieve his death because quiet moments have been few and far between for her.
Although Michael has been dead nearly two months, Lesly McSpadden revealed to that she really hasn’t had time to grieve because she’s been in the public eye almost constantly since officer Darren Wilson gunned him down in early August. Since then, she’s spoken a rallies, marches and memorials. That’s not to mention interview with different news outlets. When Steve Harvey asked if she’s properly mourned, she answered, “No. This is so public.”
“You know, most people grieve in silence. I haven’t had any silence,”Lesly continued. “I haven’t had any time to myself. I haven’t had any time to grieve at all.”
As hard as losing Michael has been, Lesly said…
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Originally posted on Magic 95.9:
Walmart is claiming that Tracy Morgan is partly responsible for the injuries he suffered in an accident this June because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt.
Morgan said in a statement, “After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out. I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back.”
Walmart filed a response to Morgan lawsuit on Monday. The company feel that the injuries suffered by Morgan and other vehicle occupants “were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.”
Morgan and several other people injured in the accident sued Walmart in July. The complaint reads, “Walmart was…
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Originally posted on Variety:
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has reportedly ordered CBS to pay $10.4 million in connection with the death of a security guard who was killed in an freak accident on the set of “NCIS” in Santa Clarita, Calif.
The 52-year-old security guard, Julio Villamariona, was killed after the driver of a CBS production van lost control and crashed into him, according to TMZ, which first reported the news of the jury’s verdict Tuesday.
Villamariona’s widow and his three children filed the suit against CBS Corp. Closing arguments in the case were held Monday.
CBS declined comment.