Archive for August 17, 2015

(KVUE News) Northwest Austin residents can finally get their Chick-fil-A fix again; the West Braker Lane and U.S. 183 location reopened Wednesday after a five-month remodel. The franchise owner said it needed to grow with Austin’s population — the new building is double the size of the original and now has a third drive-thru lane. Jeff Glover, who has operated the restaurant for 15 years, continued to pay his 50 employees during the remodel. “I thought to myself, ‘I don’t want my group to have to forgo their salaries,'” he said. As an extra incentive, Glover gave all of his employees a $1 per hour raise. Norma Baynes, one of the managers at the restaurant, said this type of generosity usually doesn’t happen in today’s business climate. “I’ve been here for over a decade and I can’t put into words how much this means,” she said. The workers were required to do some online testing while the store was closed, and Glover is expected to hire additional workers.

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(Mashable) Your last charity run you doesn’t seem quite so impressive now, does it? A 101-year-old woman beat her own record as the world’s oldest abseiler when she lowered herself down 100 metres (328 feet) of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower in the UK once again on Sunday. Doris Long, who took up the sport at the age of 85, first pulled off the stunt at Portsmouth when she turned 100 last May. She was raising money for Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville, and told the BBC that she wasn’t scared during her descent. “I don’t feel afraid and never have, I just have a placid nature,” she said. “It was very hard work, much harder than last year,” she added. “It was so windy I swung about a bit but oh yes, I enjoyed it, I feel it’s well worth it.”

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