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Indiana Mans Sells Space On Head

 

Some say that campaign ads are getting just ridiculous. But now it’s taken a turn to the truly bizarre. An Indiana man has auctioned off space on the side of his head, where he tattooed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign “R” logo in a 5-by-2-inch spot for a bid of $15, 000.

Eric Hartsburg posted the eBay listing in August, and told ABC News that he was paid $15,000 by a Republican eBay user, who preferred to remain anonymous,  to get the Romney logo permanently inked on the side of his head. Hartsburg, who is an Indiana native, said that he agreed because the tattoo was something that he could live with.

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Imran Khan Questioned By U.S. Authorities

 

Khan, who was in Brampton Thursday night for a politically-charged speech about turmoil in his homeland, boarded an American Airlines plane from Toronto to New York to speak at another fundraising dinner in Long Island City the same day.

“I was taken off from plane and interrogated by U.S. Immigration in Canada on my views on drones. My stance is known. Drone attacks must stop,” Khan tweeted at 3:35 p.m. Friday.

The questioning reportedly lasted up to an hour before Khan was allowed to board a later 4 p.m. flight to New York.

Khan, who is the founder of Pakistan‘s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party took part earlier this month in a protest against U.S. drone strikes on his home turf.

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NASA TV To Air Live Coverage Of Dragon Space Station Departure Sunday

 

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the release and departure of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station on Sunday, Oct. 28. Coverage will begin at 6 a.m. CDT and conclude approximately three hours later after Dragon has left the vicinity of the orbiting laboratory.

Space station Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide will be at the controls of the space station's robotic arm as they back Dragon away from the complex. Dragon is scheduled to be released by the crew at 8:26 a.m. and will conduct its first departure burn one minute later.

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Implants Offer Quicker Recovery than Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Survivors

 

HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With modern medical breakthroughs, breast cancer patients who are considering breast reconstruction surgery have many options to choose from. Though there are many procedures available, breast implants are becoming increasingly popular as they often offer the least complicated recovery.

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore the shape and feel of the breast following a mastectomy, a surgery that removes breast tissue to treat breast cancer.

Silicone or saline implants do not recreate the exact look and feel of natural breasts, but they do offer significant benefits over other reconstruction options.

Other procedures include Latissimus Dorsi Flaps, TRAM Flaps and DIEM Flaps, which remove muscle tissue and fat from a patient's shoulder or abdominals to recreate breast tissue. While these options provide a more natural feeling breast, they require invasive surgery and can lead to complications.

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Big Tex is Gone!

 

Texas State Fair icon Big Tex has been burned and nothing is left but his skeletal remains and his hands.  

Big Tex's 75-gallon hat, 50-pound belt buckle and slow drawl -- "Howdy, folks!" -- have been greeting fair visitors since 1952. This year's fair, which closes Sunday, had been celebrating Big Tex's 60th birthday.

"It's a great loss for us because of its icon stature," fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding said.

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Houston Airport System PIO Darian Ward Receives Prestigious Award

 

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 20012 -- Houston Airport System public information officer Darian Ward was recognized by the Steed Society as one of “The Top 25Women of Houston.”

Ward and the other honorees were recognized at the 7th Annual Top 25 Women of Houston awards ceremony, held on October 5 at the Houstonian hotel.

Ward was recognized for her recent contributions as a public information officer, as well as her previous work as a Houston television journalist.

“This definitely stands out as a highlight in my professional career,” Ward says. “It was almost overwhelming to have my parents and my husband see me stand alongside so many strong, successful women. It was an amazing moment.”

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Federal Retirees See 1.7 Percent Increase

 

Federal retirees will receive an inflation adjustment of 1.7 percent in January, translating to about a $50 increase in the average monthly payment under the annuity program for most of them.

The increase, based on an inflation measure announced Tuesday, mirrors the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to be paid to Social Security beneficiaries.

The modest increase drew a mixed reaction from groups representing the federal workforce.

“While next year’s COLA is much smaller than the increase federal retirees and Social Security recipients received at the beginning of this year, it could have been much worse, ” said J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees. “Under the deficit-reduction plan proposed by Morgan Stanley director Erskine Bowles and ex-senator Alan Simpson, the annual COLA would be cut by three-tenths of a percentage point.”

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What is it?

Solar Energy Generator

This is a solar energy generator developed by Barcelona based architect Andre Broessel.  It’s a glass ball lens filled with water; according to its creator it improves energy efficiency by 35% in comparison to the traditional flat panel solar energy generators.  It even has the ability to generate energy from the moon.  

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Oprah's Life Class Packed the Hobby Center Twice!

 

Oprah Winfrey packed the Hobby Center on Friday to complete a life class featuring, Paster Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church and best-selling author, Reverend Rick Warren. 

"My happiest days are days where I can do something that speaks to people," Oprah said while talking to reporters. She said during her long-running blockbuster talk show she liked the episodes in which she helped others the most.

"She has such a deep desire to help others be the best that they can," Osteen said. "She could be doing anything else in the world--retired, running around, hanging out."

Tickets were sold through a lottery process on Oprah.com

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