Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (CNN) - A military jury at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday recommended a 14-year prison term for Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, a Sudanese man who served as cook and driver for Osama bin Laden.
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"A guy asked me out once. We had a lovely meal, and I was getting ready to play the 'At least let me leave the tip' game. The bill sat awkwardly between us for the space of a ten minute conversation, before he finally said 'Hey! Can you pay the bill? I'm sitting on my wallet! HA!' Then I said, 'But you asked me out.' And he said 'Um, yeah, I know, but money is a little tight this week, so if you could, seriously, get this one, I'd be thrilled to pay for the next date.' Honestly, if he'd said that up front and not tried to come off with a lame joke, I would have been fine with it. Everyone has money troubles now and then, though I doubt I'd be asking people out for meals if I did."
"So, he drove me back to my apartment, and had the NERVE to grab my knee and say 'I'd really love to come upstairs and I think you'd love it, too.' To which I replied, 'Oh, I'd love to, but I'm sitting on my [lady parts].' There was even another phone call after that, which I ignored for the sake of both of our dignities. Sheesh." - Tiffini S.
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Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier are the chefs and owners of Summer Winter restaurant in Burlington, Massachusetts. Here, their seasonal menus take full advantage of whatever just happens to be growing in the on-premise greenhouse. This farm-to-table (or greenhouse-to-table, if you will) cuisine recently earned them the 2010 James Beard Award for "Best Chefs in the Northeast."
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Mind your mandoline
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"Eat dessert first" is mere child's play. Eat an all-dessert dinner instead.
Folk hero flight attendant Steven Slater celebrated the end of his career by grabbing two beers from an airplane beverage cart. Winning sports teams get doused with showers of Champagne. Amazon hiker Ed Stafford doubled up with a glass of bubbly at the end of the 4,000 mile trek and plans to nab a pint of beer immediately upon his return to his native England.
And your celebratory tipple?
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"Kevin, wake up! We have a radish."
As the Gramercy Park Hotel's rooftop vegetables were first coming into flower, its three principal gardeners made no bones about delivering midnight progress reports on their crop. A lot can go wrong for novices on standard terrain - let alone those attempting to cultivate lovage, patty pan squash and chiogga beets many stories above the streets of Manhattan - so the trio make a point of sharing their triumphs as well as the losses.