September 27, 2009 |
They were almost -- almost almost -- America's Best Restrooms. Zeffirino Ristorante's restrooms couldn't quite elbow out Radio City Music Hall's in the annual publicity-stunt contest. Or the marble-columned facilities at the Tremont Plaza Hotel in Baltimore. Or the winning entry, at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson, Mo. (The men's room has a pool table. And a fireplace!) But the men's and ladies' rooms at Zeffirino Ristorante, with marble floors, butter-pecan-colored tiles and other Italian imports, still hold significance on the Las Vegas Strip.
August 5, 2009 |
Just when you thought the Internet provided every possible information service, along comes Runpee.com. The website lists current movies in theaters, and suggests points in the action during which you could quickly run to the restroom without missing anything substantial. For example, let's say you're watching "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and feeling the need.
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November 25, 2008 |
Teachers and students at Manual Arts High School were still reeling Monday after they said they spent up to seven hours with no official information or, in some cases, access to a bathroom or food after a reported gunman was seen on campus. The allegedly armed student was seen during a lunchtime scuffle Friday and the school went into lockdown at 1 p.m., according to Los Angeles Unified School District officials.
September 19, 2008 |
US Airways Group Inc., the only U.S. carrier to charge for sodas, coffee and tea, said its new policy has cut cabin congestion and the time flight attendants spend serving drinks. The attendants, who initially opposed the program, would "riot" if the airline tried to return to the old system of free nonalcoholic beverages, President Scott Kirby said Thursday at a Calyon Securities conference in New York.
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July 31, 2008 |
A Delta Air Lines flight crew found a woman's body in the restroom of a plane that landed Wednesday morning in Atlanta after leaving Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the woman as Michaele Carnahan, 61, of Ventura. Spokesman John Bankhead said her death appeared to have been from natural causes, but the medical examiner will perform an autopsy Thursday morning. There were no signs of foul play, according to Atlanta Police Lt. Scott Bennett.
February 14, 2008 |
washington -- The Senate Select Committee on Ethics harshly criticized Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) on Wednesday for his actions during and after his arrest last summer in a men's restroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. In a strongly worded "public letter of admonition," the panel of three Democrats and three Republicans told Craig that his behavior constituted "improper conduct reflecting discreditably on the Senate."
January 16, 2008 |
In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public restrooms have an expectation of privacy. Craig (R-Idaho) is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct stemming from a restroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport. The ACLU filed a brief Tuesday supporting Craig.
September 29, 2007 |
minneapolis -- The infamous airport men's room where Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested is getting new stall dividers that drop nearly to the floor to make it a less inviting spot for sexual liaisons. Websites had touted that restroom as a popular place for sex with strangers, and police reports over the summer described several cases of men ducking their heads under the dividers into adjoining stalls, allegedly in search of sex.
September 17, 2007 |
When tourists ask for the bathroom in the Minneapolis airport lately, it's usually not because they have to go. It's because they want to see the stall made famous by Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig's arrest in a sex sting. "It's become a tourist attraction," an airport official said, adding that workers regularly get asked for directions. Craig was arrested June 11 by a Minneapolis airport police officer. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
August 28, 2007 |
washington -- In the latest personal conduct controversy to roil Capitol Hill, Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being arrested by an officer investigating lewd-conduct complaints in a men's restroom. On Monday, Craig denied engaging in any inappropriate behavior and said he regretted his plea. "At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions," he said in a statement.