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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Cheap Eats: Late night dining

GO TRIAD -- The bartender is saying you have to leave, but your stomach is telling you it's time for something solid in your belly. The bad news about hearing last call, foodwise, is that once you've closed down the bar, you've also closed down most restaurants.

Most often, the solution is an all-night diner, but their busiest time and main reason for staying open late is the hours right after the bars shut down. Sometimes, you just want to grab some food and go home. The only problem is — what's open this late?

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

In America, school sucks. In Iraq, school blows.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- American soldiers discovered a girls' school being built north of Baghdad had become an explosives-rigged "death trap," the U.S. military said Thursday.

The plot at the Huda Girls' school in Tarmiya was a "sophisticated and premeditated attempt to inflict massive casualties on our most innocent victims," military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said.

The military suspects the plot was the work of al Qaeda, because of its nature and sophistication, Caldwell said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

This discovery says two things about the people who set this bomb.

1) The fact that they set a death trap for hundreds of undebatably innocent children speaks to the lengths these murderers will go for their disgusting cause.

2) The fact that the plot was uncovered "when troopers in the Salaheddin province found detonating wire across the street from the school. They picked up the wire and followed its trail, which led to the school" makes me feel much better about our chances of catching these guys. They're using the 21st century equivalent of Wile E. Coyote's trail of gunpowder. Just look for anything labeled "ACME" and I think we'll be okay.