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    "Red hair and the big earrings are out for women Beijing cab drivers in the run-up to next summer's Olympic Games, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday.

    The bans were part of a 12-item self-improvement list given to cab drivers by the city's transport management bureau, the Beijing News said.

    The list includes the usual pleas to be polite and not to smoke, spit or overcharge, plus the hair and jewelry tips for women. Men were told not to have long hair.

    "Some drivers don't care about their appearance and this has a negative impact on the whole industry," the bureau's vice director Yao Kuo was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

    "A person's hairstyle and accessories are their personal business, but cab drivers must remember they are a window for China's capital," Yao said.

    Drivers who do not use their meters or refuse to pick up passengers will lose their licenses, the paper said.

    It did not say if there would be any penalties for cab drivers who dyed their hair red or broke the other guidelines."


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    sounds like a pretty standard operation to me. if the olympics were in your town do you want the people that transport everyone to look like complete slobs?
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    Found this 4-21 at 3:20 A.M.

    "Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder. Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

    Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.

    She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

    "I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."

    Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

    Curtis Parrish of Ohio was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, Deputy Dan Gilliam said. The man's hometown wasn't immediately available. Three other people were questioned but were not arrested.

    After winning the pageant with her singing, dancing and comedic talents, Ramey sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II, according to the Miss America Web site.

    Ramey lived in Cincinnati for several years and was instrumental in helping rejuvenate Over-the-Rhine historic buildings. She returned to Kentucky in 1990 to live on her farm.

    "I'm trying to live a quiet, peaceful life and stay out of trouble, and all it is, is one thing after another," she said."

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