Friday, April 25, 2014

First Drip (4/25/14): NCDT becomes Charlotte ballet, postal workers protest, more

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The North Carolina Dance Theatre is getting a name change: the dance company will now be called Charlotte Ballet.

Charlotte postal workers protested yesterday in Uptown over a new partnership USPS has started with Staples, selling postal products in its stores. "These jobs are not supporting middle class wages, where the postal jobs are," one employee told NBC Charlotte. "Let's say that store does not do well financially and they close it. Then where does the public go for mail?"

Rancher Clive Bundy, who stirred the hearts of Republicans when he refused to pay the federal government for land he was herding cattle on in Nevada, is now considered a "domestic terrorist" by some in the GOP. Bundy made racist comments about blacks, and later defended those remarks. According to, "he was just 'wondering' if African-Americans were 'better off as slaves,' and is still 'wondering.' He said he does not know for a fact that they were."

For anyone who's ever been drunk or hungover, this isn't anything new: A Slimming World report links binge drinking with overeating. "Alcohol makes the food even more rewarding. It tastes good and feels even better than it would do normally," said Dr Jacquie Lavin, head of nutrition and research at Slimming World.

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