Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
When you walk into a restaurant, you may no longer have to tell the hostess you prefer a booth by the window. These days, all kinds of information about you may be on the computer right at her desk.
"There was a time when it was all in the mind of a maitre de or an owner and they knew what you wanted to eat, what you wanted to drink, all by memory," said restaurant consultant Clark Wolf. "Now it can be in the computer."
Many restaurants around the country are starting to keep detailed records of their customers in computer databases, ready to pull-up and use the moment you walk through the door. The idea is simple --- the more they know about you, the better they can serve you.
"Who doesn't like to go into a restaurant and be recognized, greeted by name, and maybe shown to their favorite table?" asked Anne Shepherd, senior vice president of marketing at Open Table.
Some restaurants also store information about customers that's gathered by sites like Open Table. And that information they collect runs the gamut.
"They might contain dates like birthdays or anniversaries," said Shepherd. "They could contain notations about allergies or dietary restrictions. Or things like favorite cocktail, favorite bottle of wine."
But it doesn't always stop there. Experts say these records can also contain information about how much you tipped --- or how long you stayed at your table. Not every diner wants their details documented.
"That makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable," one person told us. "Like, they know too much about me."
Even restaurant consultants acknowledge there are privacy issues to consider.
"There's a fine line between knowing all about you for the benefit of giving you good service and being a stalker," Wolf said.
But the industry insists the intent isn't to be intrusive. It's about using knowledge about customers to keep them returning.
"You can also get people to never come back again without them even knowing it," Wolf said. "What you do is you make a decisive mistake. If you know they're coming with their girlfriend instead of their wife, you mention the name of the wife. And that person will never come again."
But most of the time, restaurateurs tell us, the data is used to enhance the dining experience.
"Is it a quiet table? Is it a booth? Do they want to be seen in the center of everybody?" Umberto Gibin, owner of Perbacco, said of the things he wants to know about his restaurant's clientele.
Forbes Magazine released the Top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities. Check out which cities made the list.More >>
While most violent crimes dropped by 10 percent in the U.S., the national average is five times the rate it was in 2011. Forbes Magazine released the Top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities. Check out which cities made the list.More >>
The Cincinnati Zombie Walk was a great opportunity to take participants minds out of day-to-day routines, right around the time from Halloween events.More >>
The Cincinnati Zombie Walk was a great opportunity to take participants minds out of day-to-day routines, right around the time from Halloween events. It also helped support the Free Store Food Bank by asking participants to donate canned goods.More >>