*After Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body was handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That means he would be buried within 24 hours, according to the official.
Also, finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.
The official, reports the Wall Street Journal, who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security matters, didn’t say where the burial occurred.
Johnette Barham waves goodbye to Detroit (photo: WSJ.com)
*(Via WSJ.com) Detroit– This shrinking city needs to hang on to people like Johnette Barham: taxpaying, middle-class professionals who invest in local real estate, work and play downtown, and make their home here.
Ms. Barham just left. And she’s not coming back.
In seven years as a homeowner in Detroit, she endured more than 10 burglaries and break-ins at her house and a nearby rental property she owned. Still, she defied friends’ pleas to leave as she fortified her home with locks, bars, alarms and a dog.
In March, police arrested a suspect in connection with the case, someone who turned out to be remarkably easy to find. For Ms. Barham, the arrest came one crime too late.
“I was constantly being targeted in a way I couldn’t predict, in a way that couldn’t be controlled by the police,” she says. “I couldn’t take it anymore.”
*(Via WSJ.com) Major Hollywood studios and one of the country’s largest cable operators are in discussions to send movies to people’s living-room TVs just weeks after films hit the multiplex, a step that would shake up film distribution.
During a cable industry convention last week, executives from Time Warner Cable Inc. made the first formal pitch to the Hollywood studios for what is known as “home theater on demand.”
The cable company presented a variety of scenarios. But the main one, which has received early support from some studio executives, would allow consumers to watch a movie at home just 30 days after its theatrical release-far earlier than the usual four months-for roughly $20 to $30 a pop.
That proposal is still being debated and talks are fluid. People close to the matter say that several studios could sign on to a version of it as soon as the fall, making the first movies available on such a system by the end of the year or early 2011.
African American customers at Dominican hair salon
*(From WSJ.com) Delshawn Rollins once trusted only fellow African-Americans with the delicate task of styling and straightening her tightly curled brown hair.
But that meant enduring hours of salon gossip, ordered-in lunch (and sometimes dinner, too) and occasional mishaps, like the time the ends of her hair snapped off after she had it dyed.
Fed up, the 35-year-old respiratory therapist last fall pulled out a flier she had for a new salon that promised to “work magic” using “Dominican styling.” She was in and out of The Hair Co. USA, which displays the Dominican flag in the front window, within two hours, sporting a straight, feathery “do” for $20 less than she had been paying her old stylist.
“My hair has this flow,” she says. People ask where she has it done.
Armed with a blow dryer and brush, deft wrist action and shrewd promotional tactics, immigrants from the Dominican Republic are snipping away market share from African-American stylists whose mastery of black women’s hair ensured for generations that their customers wouldn’t, or couldn’t, leave them. Promises of seemingly healthier hair, swifter service and far lower prices are wooing away a growing number of black women.
Read MORE of this WSJ.com story by Corey Dade, HERE.
Watch as Emily Martinez, a stylist at Sintia’s Dominican Salon in Landover, Md., demonstrates the Dominican blowout: