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Posted by Max Brantley on Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 4:56 PM

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Dear North Little Rock School District,

We voted for the millage a year ago. When is the construction going to begin?


Max can you find out for us?

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Posted by larock72 on 02/16/2013 at 5:10 PM

SUBWAY & Doctor’s Associates Inc. of Little Rock not measuring up:

FAYETTEVILLE — A Springdale man sued Subway claiming he was shorted on his sandwiches.

Vincent Gotter contends he bought sandwiches in January from a Subway in Springdale that, upon closer inspection, didn’t measure up.

“Upon investigation, plaintiff determined that the sandwiches that were sold and advertised as both six-inch and foot-long sandwiches were short of the measurements advertised,” according to the lawsuit.

Gotter didn’t say how short his subs were.

The lawsuit names Doctor’s Associates Inc. of Little Rock doing business as Subway. It seeks class action status to represent all customers who bought sandwiches at the fast-food chain in Arkansas during the past three years.

Kent Hirsch of Springdale represents Gotter in the case.

Claims include violation of the state Deceptive Trade Practices Act for misrepresenting in advertising the size of the subs being sold.

The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $150,000 but less than $5 million.

The lawsuit was initially filed in Washington County Circuit Court and removed to federal court Friday at the request of Doctor’s Associates, which says issues of diversity of residence and the amount of potential damages trigger federal jurisdiction.

Doctor’s Associates claims it is a Florida corporation with its principal place of business in Connecticut.
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More than 30 million foot-long Subway sandwiches were sold in Arkansas between Jan. 25, 2010, and January 25, 2013, according to the notice of removal. The average price was more than $5 each. Sales of foot-longs for the period were at least $151.1 million.

The company said it sold more than 18 million six-inch subs during the time period with the average price being more than $2 each....

“Based on Gotter’s own proposed damage metric, if the sandwiches in question were 3 percent too short, or a quarter inch for a foot-long sub and an eighth of an inch for a six inch sub, the amount of damages would be $5,637,539,” according to the notice of removal.
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Subway has been hit with a number of lawsuits around the country and even in Australia from customers claiming their subs don’t measure a full 12 inches. The company recently issued a statement saying it was taking steps to make sure sandwiches are uniform in length.

“We have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve,” the statement said. “Our commitment remains steadfast to ensure that every Subway Footlong sandwich is 12 inches at each location worldwide.”

Subway has not commented on the lawsuits specifically, but in response to other lawsuits, the company has said the term footlong is a registered trademark used to describe its sandwiches and is not intended to be an actual measurement of length.

The short sub issue arose after an online video of a man measuring an 11-inch sandwich went viral.

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2013/feb/16/…

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Posted by eLwood on 02/16/2013 at 5:14 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Saleen Everette (Tea Pot Head Party, Benton) filed a bill to require men to undergo an anal ultrasound probe prior to being prescribed Viagra.

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Posted by Sound Policy on 02/16/2013 at 5:15 PM

My prescient Razorbabies know where this is going, but if I had won legal judgments against every deceitful man I've ever known I'd be up there pretty close to Alice Walton about now.

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Posted by Norma Bates on 02/16/2013 at 7:12 PM

I'm going to repost this because it got lost in the discussion of taxes in the previous thread. It is so gob-smackingly awful.

Electing our first black president lanced a boil that has been festering for decades and this Idaho asshole is the pus that spews out. As I said before, I hope he loses his job and ends up living under a bridge roasting sparrows on a coat hanger for dinner.

http://wonkette.com/501693/idaho-man-slaps…

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Posted by the outlier on 02/16/2013 at 7:46 PM

Thanks for the repost. Folks just do not realize...

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Posted by Chelydra on 02/16/2013 at 8:10 PM

Gob-smacked, indeed, outlier! I'm sitting here with my jaw on the ground, seething with outrage over the story you've posted.
How can any human being behave in such a way???
It's despicable.

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Posted by HardHeadedWoman on 02/16/2013 at 8:14 PM

Um, before y'all get too pumped about--who was it? Buddy Villines's?--"America's Bridge" and all those hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to flock to The Rock to see it, there's THIS.

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/16/s_f_bay_br…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 02/16/2013 at 8:32 PM

Joe Rickey from Hayden................. a place that Zinc can only aspire to, huh? Wonder what kind of organizations ole Joe Ricky belongs to?

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Posted by Vanessa on 02/16/2013 at 9:42 PM

"Buddy Villines's?--"America's Bridge" and all those hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to flock to The Rock to see it, there's THIS."

Hell, you shouda seen Nimrod Slack's Christmas lights down the street! Golden Gate, my ass!!!

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Posted by Olphart on 02/16/2013 at 9:49 PM

Imagine if the lights on the Bay Bridge throbbed and flashed to the dulcet strains of the Ramones? Dear sweet baby Cthulhu!

Now let's imagine that dear sweet baby Cthulhu was the child slapped by the jackass from Idaho. That's a daydream worth pausing for. Coming soon to a theater near you, directed by Ridley Scott, screenplay by Stephen King.

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Posted by Anne Bonney, Pirate on 02/16/2013 at 10:02 PM

"Dear sweet baby Cthulhu!"

Don't forget H.P. Lovecraft in your credits. I would like to see it though.

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Posted by Olphart on 02/16/2013 at 10:13 PM

Max posted a number of letters about abortion recently and kept us well informed about the people testifying against the abortion bill in the state legislature. In a least one state, they listened!

Wyoming’s Fetal Heartbeat Bill Meets A Worthy Adversary
Breaking news: the house bill referenced in the article below was canned in committee shortly after publication. It failed by a vote of 5/3 which mean that the bill will not proceed this legislative session. Congratulations Wyoming!

Read the letter that helped stop the Wyoming bill:
http://thebigslice.org/wyomings-fetal-hear…

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Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 02/17/2013 at 12:30 AM

If you like maps and are interested in a little humor--check out this story and the link to the "Vaguely Rude Names of the World" map. You'll find names like Horneytown, NC and Climax, CO. Then there are Beaverlick, KY and Intercourse, PA. And many more that are even more inappropriate to mention here. Enjoy!

The article: http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/travelkit/he…

The map: http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/

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Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 02/17/2013 at 12:53 AM

An America that could/should be - the Green State of the Union:
http://www.jillstein.org/transcript_our_gr…

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Posted by YossarianMinderbinder on 02/17/2013 at 1:09 AM

I bought a 2x4, and upon measuring, discovered that the sob was actually 1-1/2 x 3-1/2. Somebody is going to pay!

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Posted by Paul Covert on 02/17/2013 at 1:39 AM

Best video of Russian meteorite

http://www.nerdist.com/2013/02/russian-met…

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Posted by eLwood on 02/17/2013 at 3:12 AM

I bought a 2x4 and the guy asked how long I wanted it. I told him we're building a house, so, maybe 40 years.

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Posted by Howard Roark on 02/17/2013 at 6:00 AM

SOS!

Is anyone else having trouble with Windstream? They are my ISP and my landline. Both were intermittent yesterday and then crashed totally. After calling them, my ISP has been intermittent and incredibly slow to load, and my land line has never come back on.

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Posted by the outlier on 02/17/2013 at 6:56 AM

The Russian flyby and the one over San Francisco, Saturday, oughta inspire some of youse to go see Meteor Crater in Northern Arizona. It should be called Meteorite Crater, but who am I to argue. Go see it. Walk out on the rim. Stupifying.

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Posted by louie on 02/17/2013 at 7:41 AM

Louie, The crater is privately owned, I believe. They won't let you hike to the bottom these days. Some lady did it wearing sandals, tripped and sprained her ankle, sued the owners and won apparently. It's crazy because you can twist your ankle on the rim trail just as easily.

That meteorite is the size of a house and sent debris flying about 700 miles. The meteorites we have seen in showers the last few years are the size of a grain of sand.

And I'm still off and on with internet access and no land line. Anybody know what's up?

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Posted by the outlier on 02/17/2013 at 8:37 AM

Outlier,
Daughter and I went to the crater a few years ago. It was on my Bucket List, but I'm still kicking. The place IS privately owned and they would not let me set up my slightly illegal mobile adult beverage emporium in the parking log.

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Posted by louie on 02/17/2013 at 9:48 AM

"Lousy teachers, trying to palm off our kids on us!" - Homer Simpson

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Posted by jrb on 02/17/2013 at 11:35 AM

Outlier, welcome to the wonderful zoo of Windstream. Liars, cheaters and just fucking
BAD actors are they. We would gladly use another service, 'cept we'd still have to use shitstream's 20th century "technology"; overhead wires, un-buried cables. Call the attorney general's consumer hot line. If enough folks call, it can have an effect. Like Arlo said, "You gotta sing LOUD if you wanna end war and STUFF".(last emphasis mine)

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Posted by ozarkrazo on 02/17/2013 at 11:36 AM

Outlier, the racists had it bad enough (in their eyes) the last four years. They are coming unglued that the rest of us reelected him again. They believe it's some sinister plot to take over this nation. What else could be going on in their eyes? Fox told them repeatedly he would not win. ; )

One of the LR TV stations posted a story on their FB page about black students being punished more in schools last week. The report had a paragraph that some would say it was due to the black children's behavior but pointed out why that wasn't the case. Oh the hate spewed out about "race card" "crap" " not true!" "never happens" "whites are discriminated against" and on and on. I didn't do them any favors when I pointed out that their posts their comments simply prove why it still occurs.

They'll be horrid and violent the next four years, like this guy who slapped the baby. Just like the gay haters and the anti-abortionists, the internet will show the Americans that usually don't see this behavior how awful they truly are to live around.

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