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Teacher Graduates from Porn Only to be Denied by Schools

 

A poor teacher in Oxnard, California who made some questionable—but legal decisions in her past, lost her appeal to return to the classroom. Stacie Halas spent less than a year in the adult film industry when she claims she was in financial trouble, then continued to pursue her dream to become an educator and earned a job as a middle school science teacher. However, when school administrators caught wind of her brief stint in porn, Ms. Halas was fired, despite her job record. So, Ms. Halas took the school district to court. Judge Julie Cabos-Owen wrote in her decision, "Although (Halas') pornography career has concluded, the ongoing availability of her pornographic materials on the Internet will continue to impede her from being an effective teacher and respected colleague." Normally, Internet commenters are ignorant dicks, but read the comments below the article because they actually pose some valid points about this case.

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A Weak Moment to Live Strong

 

Ok, the big news all week is Lance Armstrong, former seven time Tours de France winner (his titles were stripped last year) coming clean on doping to none other than Oprah. She beats a courtroom! Well, after over a decade of denial and criticism of his accusers, Lance finally gave in. First he reportedly apologized to his Live Strong Foundation, then he did a candid interview with Oprah to air Thursday night on her cable network OWN. Making sure not to give away any juicy details, Oprah hit the morning news circuit tuesday to confirm Armstrong's confession. But why would he admit to it after so many public denials? Why not hold out longer? Guess he doesn't have the balls to do it anymore.

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I Pledge Allegiance to Wal-Mart?

 

In what very well may be a major image facelift, the world's largest employer, Wal-Mart, announced a three-part plan to help boost America's economy. They plan on hiring more veterans, move part-time workers to full-time and in the biggest news of all, they plan to spend over $50 billion on American-made products! Hark, do I see pigs flying in the distance? Read what their CEO of US business said at a conference yesterday and then think about the last time any congressman sounded so noble.

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Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode