U.S. Wildfires As firefighters continued to battle raging wildfires in California, a restaurant owner determined to help ignored evacuation orders and stayed behind to ensure that first responders and those who had lost their homes in the disaster had a place to eat. Marco Gonzalez, who owns Tavern 101 Grill & Tap House in the Agoura Hills community near Los Angeles, told Newsweek that he didn't even have to think about the decision to keep his restaurant running as the Woolsey fire approached his neighborhood on Friday. "There wasn't a thought. It was just something that I did," Gonzalez said. "I said I had to go open the restaurant in case the first responders needed somewhere to go and eat." Tavern 101 Grill & Tap House owner Marco Gonzalez (front) and his staff ignored an order to evacuate and stayed behind in the Agoura Hills community to provide free meals to first responders and residents who had lost their homes in the wildfires. Marco Gonzalez … [Read more...] about California Wildfires: Restaurant Owner Ignores Evacuation Orders and Stays to Feed First Responders and Victims
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BTK killer Dennis Rader is the subject of a new documentary on Oxygen. (AP) Dennis Rader, a church-going family man who murdered 10 people, including two children, over a span of three decades, is opening up about what drove him to kill. The 73-year-old, who dubbed himself “BTK” (Bind, Torture, Kill), is the subject of a new documentary on Oxygen Network titled “Snapped: Notorious BTK Serial Killer” airing on Sept. 2, Fox News has learned. The special will delve deeply into the life of Rader, who posed as a seemingly ordinary neighbor by day, but brutally killed by night. The show features a never-heard interview with Rader as he recounted his childhood and heinous crimes. Some family members of Rader’s victims, as well as investigators and those who knew Rader, also came forward to speak out. The former code inspector and church president pleaded guilty in 2005 for the massacres, which spread fear across Wichita, Kan., beginning in the … [Read more...] about BTK killer Dennis Rader tells all in unheard interview for doc: ‘It’s a demon that’s within me’
Last Updated Jun 18, 2009 1:19 PM EDT Welcome to Guy Vs. Guy! In this recurring feature, Rick and Dave square off on the business and technology issues of the day. This week's topic: Twitter. It's everywhere these days, but does it have any practical value? Can businesses (and business people) leverage it as a cheap, unique marketing tool, or does the dearth of active users make it much a-tweet about nothing? Rick: When a technology lands on the cover of Time Magazine, as Twitter did last week, you know it has officially "arrived." It took a couple years, but Twitter has definitely entered the mainstream consciousness. And herein lies an awesome opportunity for savvy business users. You can go ahead and call Twitter a "pointless waste of time," but remember: That's what people said in the early days of blogs and social networks, too. Dave: It's interesting that you are using Time, poster child of the Old Media, as some sort of yardstick for measuring tech relevance. The fact that Time … [Read more...] about Guy Vs. Guy: Twitter: Killer Marketing Tool or Pointless Waste of Time?
Last Updated Oct 14, 2010 5:43 PM EDT By Richard Laermer, CEO, RLM PR, New York City My PR agency, which creates and manages campaigns for technology firms and entrepreneurial ventures, has been around for 20 years. We've got 15 staff and about $2 million in annual revenue. I've also written 12 books and spend half my time doing speaking engagements, and so I've made influential connections. I'm guessing a lot of people view me as an authority in a bunch of fields, and so I get sought out a lot for plain old everyday advice. The trouble is the Internet has made it too easy to contact people and that ease translates to inherent laziness. Back when we sent messages through the U.S. mail, about a million years ago, we all needed to think through what we wanted to say. Now our written communication is disposable. We push buttons -- our thoughts appear and vanish like spit on a griddle -- and we rarely, if ever, consider how our messages are received. As a result, I lose half of my day … [Read more...] about My Business Philosophy: I Won’t Help You Unless You Help Me
NEW ORLEANS - The last time Bryant McKinnie left the Vikings practice field in Mankato, he literally had to waddle. Considerably overweight and out of shape at the end of a long NFL lockout in August of 2011, he barely had the breath to speak as reporters walked with him for what would be his final moments in a Vikings uniform. Within 24 hours, he was released because of his physical condition and, he claims, for rejecting the team's request for him to take a pay cut. "When I was leaving Mankato that day, I didn't know where I was going," McKinnie said. "I knew I was going to play again. But I didn't know where or what would happen." McKinnie spoke those words from the floor of the Super- dome during Super Bowl XLVII media day Tuesday. He's still big -- listed at 6-8, 360 pounds -- but he's considerably lighter and obviously in better shape than he was in Mankato 18 months ago. Oh yeah, he'll also start at left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens when they play the San Francisco 49ers on … [Read more...] about Craig: McKinnie ignores the party, focuses on the ring