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Bare feet? In the Library?

There was an article in yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch, Story-time hero at Whetstone library retires after 3,000 readings. The long-time story-time librarian (and assistant manager) at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Sam Pathy, is retiring today.

And you’ll never guess what was in the cover photo.

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Like We’ve Never Heard That Before

The Sentinel and Enterprise, in Fitchburg, MA has an advice columnist. In today’s issue, there’s this horrible office situation that “Dear Annie” has to deal with.

You’ll never guess what it is.

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Barefoot Contest

Given today’s attitudes, can you even imagine a school holding a Barefoot Contest? Me neither.

But in the 1930s they held them.

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We take a break from our regularly-scheduled travelog in the Badlands because a reader has asked Miss Manners about the “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” signs in restaurants.

But you really won’t believe what torques off that reader.

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A couple of days ago the Spanish newspaper, El País had a very interesting article about how many actors are being spotted going barefoot in and about town. In ¿Por qué a los famosos les ha dado por andar descalzos? (Why have the famous been walking barefoot?). The article does a nice job talking about the benefits of going barefoot.

But of course they also have to talk to a podiatrists who hates it.

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Wanted: Barefoot Armed Robber

Early yesterday morning, about 3 miles (as the crow flies) from my house, a Speedway gas station was robbed.

The perp was barefoot.

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Institutionalized Foot Deformation

It’s time for the Cannes Film Festival. And how does one dress for the Red Carpet? Well, if you are a woman, presumably you have to torture your feet.

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