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There's an open house meeting being held at Jamestown Mall about it's future.  Anyone is invited to attended and share their ideas with County Executive Steve Stenger, the County Economic Development Partnership and County Port Authority.



100,000 people on the Indonesian island of Bali have been forced to evacuate after the eruption this weekend of Mount Agung. The volcano has spewed deadly ash miles into the air, and the government has told everyone within 10 kilometers -- about 6.2 miles -- of the crater to move away.

(USA Today, Guardian)

Watch For Cyber Monday Scammers-

Hundreds of fake websites started popping up last week for the sole purpose of ripping you off.

The Better Business Bureau has a warning for Cyber Monday shoppers: be careful what you click on. With more and more people expected to spend billions on those after-Thanksgiving online deals, scammers can't resist the allure of so many potential marks.

The bureau recommends that before you buy something, make sure it’s from a legitimate website. There may be an ad that looks like its from a reputable company, but never click directly on it to place an order. Go to the company site separately to look for the deal or mouse over the link to make sure it's from the right place. Otherwise, you could fall victim to a phishing scam and turn over your credit card and other personal info to criminals.

Don’t click on links in emails either. Again, go straight to the website instead. 

Source: Tri-City Herald

Report: 180 Sexual Assaults Reported At Chain Massage Business-

”Buzzfeed” has uncovered dozens of sexual assault claims and lawsuits against the biggest massage franchise chain in the country.  More than 180 people have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports, and state board complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees, and the national company. Many of the claims say, when reported to the company, little if anything was done. The company says, “The article references 180 reported incidents. These occurred over a span of 15-plus years and 125 million massages. But, we believe that even ONE incident is too many so we are constantly listening, learning, and evaluating how we can continue to strengthen our policies with respect to handling of these issues.”

Experts say that if you experience a sexual assault report it to police immediately.

***The accounts by some women who have brought legal action are graphic and can be read here. 

Source: Buzzfeed

Big Tobacco Starts Showing Ads That Tell The Truth About Cigarette Addiction And Tactics-

Big tobacco companies are starting to advertise about the dangers of smoking.  Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds and other tobacco companies, yesterday, put out the first of a series of court-ordered newspaper ads and television commercials detailing the dangers of tobacco use. The ads are a result of a 1999 lawsuit by the Justice Department charging big tobacco companies with deceiving the public about the effects of smoking.

Some of the statements made in the ads admit that: Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette.

The court ruled in the government's favor in 2006, and the companies spent eleven years appealing the decision. They finally agreed to run ads on "the adverse effects of smoking."

Source: NBC News


*The Blues beat Minnesota 6-3 on Saturday! They play again on Wednesday!

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