Korva Coleman http://wvasfm.org en You Can't Pay It Forward At This Georgia Toll Plaza http://wvasfm.org/post/you-cant-pay-it-forward-georgia-toll-plaza It'll just have to be the thought that counts. Georgia motorists going through toll booths on state Route 400 can no longer donate the 50-cent toll for the driver behind them.<p>A new directive orders toll plaza workers to <a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/news/charity-at-the-toll-booth-not-anymore-on-ga-400/nZP47/">return all the surplus change</a> as motorists stop to pay. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:04:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 33186 at http://wvasfm.org Journalist Jack Germond, One Of The 'Boys On The Bus,' Dies http://wvasfm.org/post/journalist-jack-germond-one-boys-bus-dies Political journalist and author Jack Germond died Wednesday at his home in West Virginia. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:22:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 33069 at http://wvasfm.org Journalist Jack Germond, One Of The 'Boys On The Bus,' Dies Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' http://wvasfm.org/post/zimbabwes-prime-minister-calls-election-huge-farce A day after Zimbabweans turned out heavily to vote in national elections, the main challenger to longtime President Robert Mugabe is calling the balloting "a sham election that does not reflect the will of the people."<p>Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, ticked off a list of alleged problems, including thousands of citizens who he says were thrown off voter rolls, voters being moved to different polling stations, an excess of printed ballots, and voters being forced to accept "assistance" when casting ballots.<p>"This has been a Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:13:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 32336 at http://wvasfm.org Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' Beset San Diego Mayor Says He Didn't Get Harassment Training http://wvasfm.org/post/beset-san-diego-mayor-says-he-didnt-get-harassment-training San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, accused by at least eight women of sexually harassing them, never received a mandated training course on sexual harassment from the city, according to his attorney.<p>Harvey Berger says the city failed to meet its legal requirement and therefore should foot the mayor's legal bills. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:33:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 32320 at http://wvasfm.org Beset San Diego Mayor Says He Didn't Get Harassment Training Luxury Watch Store Robbed Days After Riviera Hotel Heist http://wvasfm.org/post/luxury-watch-store-robbed-days-after-riviera-hotel-heist In an amazing string of coincidences, a luxury watch store in Cannes, France, has been robbed just three days after an armed man successfully stole diamonds and other valuable jewels from a nearby hotel.<p>On Wednesday, two thieves entered the Kronometry shop in the central part of the city and threatened staffers with a gun and a hand grenade, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10213731/Cannes-watch-shop-held-up-days-after-luxury-hotel-heist.html">according to <em>The Telegraph</em></a>. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:39:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 32270 at http://wvasfm.org Luxury Watch Store Robbed Days After Riviera Hotel Heist Home Prices Rose In May; Consumer Confidence Dips http://wvasfm.org/post/home-prices-rose-may-consumer-confidence-dips Home prices continue to rise, according to the latest numbers in the <a href="http://www.housingviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CSHomePrice_Release_May-Results.pdf">S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index</a>. Home prices were up 12.2 percent in May from a year ago.<p>S&P/Case-Shiller's closely watched 20-city index found the average price of a home climbed 2.4 percent in May compared with April. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:08:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 32203 at http://wvasfm.org Home Prices Rose In May; Consumer Confidence Dips Landmark Paris Mansion Is Damaged By Fire http://wvasfm.org/post/landmark-paris-mansion-damaged-fire Paris' historic Hotel Lambert, once home to the likes of Voltaire and Chopin, was partly damaged by fire early Wednesday.<p>The <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23254172">BBC reports</a> that the 17th-century structure lost a section of its roof and a central staircase and saw water and smoke damage to celebrated fresco paintings by Charles Le Brun, who also designed the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.<p>Paris Deputy Mayor Anne Hidalgo says the mansion has suffered "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/fire-partially-destroys-17th-century-paris-mansion-that-once-be Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:59:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31110 at http://wvasfm.org Landmark Paris Mansion Is Damaged By Fire Hey, It's Not A Burglar, It's A 19-Foot Python http://wvasfm.org/post/hey-its-not-burglar-its-19-foot-python Imagine this: A 19-foot python falls out of the ceiling of a store and leaves a big hole, knocks over sale objects and then makes a nasty mess on the floor before hiding in plain sight along a wall. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31090 at http://wvasfm.org Hey, It's Not A Burglar, It's A 19-Foot Python U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed http://wvasfm.org/post/us-businessman-trapped-chinese-workers-freed American businessman Chip Starnes finally left his factory in China on Thursday after he and a union negotiator worked out severance payments for Chinese employees.<p>Starnes had been stuck inside his medical supply parts factory since last Friday. That's when workers, fearing they were all going to be laid off and that the company wasn't going to compensate them fairly, blocked all of the exits out of the plant. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:49:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 30428 at http://wvasfm.org U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed Revised GDP Numbers Weaker Than Projected http://wvasfm.org/post/revised-gdp-numbers-weaker-projected The nation's gross domestic product, the output of goods and services produced within the U.S., grew at a rate of 1.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the <a href="http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm">Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis</a>. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 30367 at http://wvasfm.org