Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT and HILLEL ITALIE AP Entertainment Writers Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's...Full Story >
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.Full Story >
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.Full Story >
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.Full Story >
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.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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