Monday, February 26, 2007

Somebody's Watching You, Arf!, -and- Queerly Beloved

Somebody's Watching You - cameras to detect suspicious actions
Arf! - town seeks to limit dog barking
Queerly Beloved - lesbian adopts older woman as daughter

On this day in history: February 26, 1974 - A U.S. Senate report reveals Ford Motor's involvement in Nazi Germany's war efforts, for which CEO Henry Ford received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Adolf Hitler himself. After the war, the car company was paid nearly $1M reparation by the U.S. government to compensate for one of its plants that was bombed within the Reich.

Born on this day in history: February 26, 1932 - Johnny Cash (1932 - 2006) singer, songwriter. His work sparked a revival of American country and western music, e.g., "Ring of Fire."

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Today's Video: Redneck Bonfire - submitted by Chris.

Health officials are going to review the inspection of a Greenwich Village KFC/Taco Bell, which was completed one day before CBS 2 cameras caught dozens of rats scurrying across the store, jumping on tables, and climbing into food trays. "It doesn't look like the inspection that was done Thursday met our standards," said Geoffrey Cowley, a health department spokesman. "I don't want to prejudge that. We're concerned and we're going to carefully reevaluate that inspection."

The restaurant located at Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street was investigated Thursday following complaints, but the inspector didn't see any rats. In addition, the same restaurant passed both of its inspections last year, although it was fined $1,300 for some violations which included mouse droppings. Now the Health Department has closed the store, and said it will remain closed until it passes re-inspection.