Thursday , August 6 2020

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Warchalkers Branded as Thieves

Nokia says warchalking is thievery: Phone maker Nokia has come down strongly against warchalking. It has condemned as theft the placing of chalk symbols on walls and pavements at places where people can use wireless net access. An advisory issued by the handset maker said anyone using bandwidth without the …

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Former “Fastest Man In the World” Hayes Dies

The great track and football star “Bullet” Bob Hayes died at 59. Another life of athletic glory and personal tragedy: Hayes died of kidney failure at Shands Hospital late Wednesday, daughter Westine Lodge said. He was hospitalized earlier this month and had also battled liver ailments and prostate cancer. Hayes …

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It’s Always the Quiet Ones

There are many doors into the castle of showbiz – this is one of them: A gun-toting musician forced a southern Brazilian radio station to play his debut album for more than an hour on Wednesday after apparently having no luck opening the doors of show business, the man’s father …

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Cobain Home Sells

Kurt Cobain’s childhood home sold for $210,000, five times its real estate value: The owners of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s childhood home have agreed to sell the house for $210,000, ending an online auction for the property. Ed and Jennifer McKee turned down online offers of $40 million for …

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Alejandro Sanz Scores at Latin Grammys

Carlos Vives was the big story before the Latin Grammys, but Alejandro Sanz was the one everyone was talking about afterward. Sanz swept the major categories at Wednesday night’s ceremony, taking album, song, and record of the year honors. The Spanish singer, who was nominated for four awards, won album …

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Monsters Smash

Disney/Pixar’s animated Monsters, Inc sells 5 million copies on first day of DVD/video release: The computer animated feature “Monsters, Inc.” set a record for opening day sales of DVDs and videos, with 5 million copies snatched up on Sept. 17, Pixar Animation Studios Inc. and Walt Disney Co. reported on …

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Rowling Vindicated

J.K. Rowling owns “muggles” and whatnot: A federal court on Wednesday threw out author Nancy Stouffer’s claims that Rowling, the author of the blockbuster Harry Potter ( news – web sites) books, stole words and characters from Stouffer’s books. The claims were made against Rowling and her U.S. publisher and …

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