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Delta plans buyouts and early retirement offers

How much will they be cutting compensation at the top? Shouldn't all be sacrificing if the company is facing tough times.  (May 7, 2011 | post #6)

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Nook reopens after fire with new look but same great burgers

There is no smoking allowed in bars and restaurants here. :-)  (May 6, 2011 | post #33)

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Nook reopens after fire with new look but same great burgers

Was it that you waited for two hours or were you with a big party of people? Did you go in during dinner hour on a Friday or Saturday night? If it was just you, it's your fault as you could have sat at the bar and enjoyed their fine food. Finding a table for a large group is always an issue in a small place. I've watched many people seated long before a large party because there was a small table available. It's a small place and very popular. Sounds like you were expecting a 5 star experience and that's not going to happen at The Nook. If you go in with a friendly attitude, I guarantee you'll have a good experience but you still may have to wait. :-)  (May 6, 2011 | post #32)

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Nook reopens after fire with new look but same great burgers

I was smart and went down mid-afternoon. There was no line to minimal line while I was there. It had been much busier earlier according to the staff. I always tell people who have never been there to not go when you're starving so if there's a wait, you'll be ok. You can also eat downstairs at the Ran-Ham so there may be fewer seats upstairs but overall there is more seating. Go down there with the right attitude and if there's a line it just won't matter. :-)  (May 6, 2011 | post #31)

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Nook reopens after fire with new look but same great burgers

It is wonderful having them back. I went in for a beer and a Juicy Nookie yesterday. Delicious! Yes, it does look a little too new right now but give it a year or two and it will smell more like burgers and beer and feel like home again. It felt almost like homecoming at a school. Many people stopped in just to look and say hello. Congrats on the re-opening and I'll be in many more times to see the employees and enjoy yummy burgers.  (May 6, 2011 | post #12)

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New Jersey bakery blows top, dusts town in flour

That just takes the cake. ;-)  (Mar 30, 2011 | post #7)

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Pedestrian struck in St. Paul; Mendota Heights man arrested

Where are you getting that information? It doesn't say in the article that there was anyone in the car with him. 96  (Feb 25, 2011 | post #9)

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Hey, restaurants, shape up! Here are some annoying habits...

My mom tells them in no uncertain terms that she will wait to have her plate taken until everyone at the table is finished. It's her pet peeve about eating out. And you're right that it will be obvious when we are finished eating. We're losing the people part of going out to eat in the rush of the servers to turn the table.  (Jan 6, 2011 | post #199)

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It's snowing. It's late. You're stranded downtown. Now what?

Where is the stupidity? 1. He took the bus to avoid being another car in an accident. 2. The event he was at was not canceled. I wonder how many of the other attendees were in crashes on their way home. 3. He expected transportation back to his original location. 4. He tried to find information but none was available even from Metro Transit. 5. He tried to find lodging for the night but it was full and expensive! I listened to the police scanner that night. The roads were awful and I'm not surprised that bus service was stopped. If I recall correctly though we were supposed to get snow, not just freezing rain. What caused the problem was the lack of information about the bus stoppage. He was trying to go from downtown to downtown, not from deepest suburbia to downtown. He expected public transportation to be running. If when he called Metro Transit at 11:30 he got a message that bus service was stopped, he most likely would have taken the light rail at that point which would have lead to a much easier night for him. His complaint isn't so much that the service was stopped, but that there was no information about it.  (Jan 5, 2011 | post #39)

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It's snowing. It's late. You're stranded downtown. Now what?

WOW! I can't believe the rudeness of most responders today. He's legitimately complaining about a service that he relied on to get him there and back. Kind of hard to drive your car home once you've taken the bus to downtown. Many of those who ride the bus don't have a car so they must ride the bus. Not everybody is thriving in the current economic environment and there are always those who are just trying to survive. Many of the ideas that were suggested by Metro Transit involve having a cell phone that has a data plan. I know my neighbor who rides the bus doesn't even own a cell phone - she's in her 90s - so there would be no way for her to check what the status is. If everyone drove their car to these large events then we would have many of you complaining that it took you hours to get out of downtown after a game. Metro Transit can't just leave people out in the cold and snow without any warning. A hotel room for the night is not always within everyone's budget. A little compassion does not hurt anyone. You never know when you may be in that person's shoes. Hard times happen to all of us.  (Jan 5, 2011 | post #26)

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Holiday Wishes wrapup: What you accomplished

Did you read the article? Perhaps some reading comprehension and compassion lessons are in order. Managing money: "I thought the savings account was one of the best gifts of all," said Monique Johnson, a single mom who works full time while raising her six kids with her mom's help. "With the money I received from Holiday Wishes, I paid off some bills, got a few things for my kids and the rest is in savings. Now I feel like I have financial freedom again." How do you know her kids are fatherless? Perhaps like ~50% of those who get married, she has been divorced. Some people call themselves single even after a divorce. My hope is that you and your family never have to go through anything like what the Hmong did. Those who escaped the war are lucky to live here and most work very hard just to survive. You might want to try doing some volunteer work to adjust your attitude about those who need help. All it takes is one tragic event for you to be in the same situation that they are. May the New Year bring you a new perspective on life.  (Dec 26, 2010 | post #8)

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Early-morning fires damage furniture restoration business...

If you'd read a bit through the comments you had all the info you needed to find the old article on twincities.com http://www.twincit ies.com/ci_1530896 4  (Dec 15, 2010 | post #62)

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Early-morning fires damage furniture restoration business...

Unless you are Steve Steiner, you have NO direct knowledge! Once the information moves from the original source, it's no longer direct, it's opinion and hearsay. That's obviously something that you can't understand.  (Dec 15, 2010 | post #59)

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Early-morning fires damage furniture restoration business...

Unless you are Mike Runyon, Ted Casper or Steve Steiner, you DO NOT know what really happened. After that it's one person's story twisted into another story and onward. Did you ever play telephone as a kid where you stand in a line and whisper something into the next kid's ear? Do you remember how it was completely different by the time it got to the last kid? Same thing with knowing "what happened". If it is true that Steve Steiner is working there now, why is it that you still hold a grudge that he obviously doesn't?  (Dec 14, 2010 | post #55)

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Early-morning fires damage furniture restoration business...

Yes you can. It smelled really smokey in there today but no damage.  (Dec 14, 2010 | post #54)

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