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It’s August 2011, and Andrew Mason is agitated.
He’s at his desk in the middle of Groupon’s wide open, call center-style office in Chicago. His headphones are on. His brow is furrowed.who was responsible for tracking down Charles syringe needle .
His company had been the darling of the business press for the past two years. Suddenly it’s not.
He can’t hang on to a COO. The SEC is asking questions. Industry executives are calling him a ponzi schemer.Replacement landscape oil paintings and bulbs for Canada and Worldwide. Early employees are demanding six-figure pay for 9 to 5 hours. One even filed a lawsuit. Merchant customers are screaming. And Mason and his board, having helped themselves to $900 million of cash that could have gone to the company, are are now being blasted for incompetence and greed.
What a turnabout from a few months earlier, when Groupon was the talk of Wall Street. Then, [...]

The Springhill Lake Recreation Center is undergoing a welcome renovation to make it fit for the champions that come through its doors — beginning with basketball and jump rope champions and ending with champions for life.
Walking through the Center on Saturday afternoon, recreation coordinator Brian Butler discussed the new pavement and sidewalk outside the center’s entrance, the new bathrooms, the office renovations underway, and the cleaned ceiling tiles. He said that a new entranceway will be added, and soon the gym — the heart of the Center — will be renovated, with the floor re-waxed, walls painted and ceiling tiles cleaned.
The amount of effort the city is putting into the center excites Butler and the community, he said.
That community includes not only basketball and jump rope champion teams, but champion parents like Valerie Overby, a Greenbriar Condominiums resident who serves as membership director of the Greenbelt Sity Stars, [...]

When Shore Lanes manager Cindy Mazon walked through the parking lot Tuesday afternoon, she could smell something was wrong.
“Usually when you walk outside, you can smell hamburgers or wings cooking,” Mazon said about the bowling alley.
But this was a smell of something not on the menu.
“I looked back and saw smoke coming from the roof,” Mazon said.
At the same time,he believes the fire started after the lift’s RUBBER SHEET blew, the fire alarm system was activated about 2 p.m. inside the business at 600 N. Courtenay Parkway.
According to staff, there were about 35 people inside when the fire started, including 20 in a special needs group, who evacuated the building without incident.
“It was impressive that (special needs) workers could get them out of there so calmly, I was really impressed,” Mazon said.
Damage from the fire was limited due to the actions of the bowling center staff, the [...]