Tuesday, March 20 in the news.....
- U.S. restaurant chain Hooters, known for waitresses in low-cut blouses and short skirts, will open its first branch in Israel this summer, in the Mediterranean seaside city of Tel Aviv. Palestinian men dining there in trench coats will face less scrutiny and more 'understanding'.
- Blockbuster Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive John Antioco will leave the video rental chain by year-end after resolving a dispute over his 2006 bonus award, the company said on Tuesday. He was not supposed to get the bonus due to a back catalogue of late returns beginning in the 90's.
- Two hundred years after Britain abolished the slave trade, it is home to thousands of men, women and children who have been tricked, coerced or intimidated into prostitution or forced labor. The US has told Britain until a few prostitutes convert to Islam and start rapping about their past while blaming white Christian men progress will not be made in highlighting this problem.
- A photograph of a young Australian policewoman's breasts, sent to her boyfriend as a get well message on her mobile phone, has sparked an investigation after it was circulated on internal police e-mail. "She has sent an image to her boyfriend and obviously he has done the wrong thing and forwarded it on," a Victoria Police spokeswoman told AAP. The boyfriend's relationship with police improved significantly except for one officer.