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NT Daily Edboard: Nods and Shakes

NT Daily Edboard: Nods and Shakes

October 25
00:07 2012

Nod: Denton electorate rocks the early vote

The polls for early voting in Denton County have only been open for four days, but we’re seeing a surprising turnout. Voters are creating long lines and have already exceeded the early turnout for the 2008 election by nearly 2,500 votes.

The benefits of voting early include shorter lines and more available times to accommodate busy schedules, especially for those who can’t take off work and have to cast their ballot on the weekends.

It’s reassuring to hear such positive results from the electorate this season, and any concerns about voter apathy appear to be a thing of the past. We can’t know if these turnouts say anything about whether UNT students are taking the opportunity to vote, but it’s certainly a good sign for the community at large.

Early voting lasts until Nov. 2 this year, so if you’re a student, make sure you take advantage of this convenient opportunity – or brave the lines on Election Day.

No matter what, exercising your right to vote is certainly worthy of a nod.

Shake: Roast beef robber brings his own knife

There’s no shame in a fast food job. It’s practically a rite of passage for cash-strapped students in search of rent money – or better yet, beer money.

Whether you’re flipping burgers or scooping ice cream, the most unpredictable aspect of your work will prove to be the customers you’re serving, and this was the case for one unlucky Arby’s employee in Fairborn, Ohio.

Mary Archer, a 23-year veteran Arby’s employee, faced an armed robber alone as she closed the store on the evening of Friday, Oct. 19. She was held at knifepoint, but Archer had other ideas – she escaped through the drive-thru window.

Archer allegedly experienced two prior robberies in the last six months, and clearly wasn’t ready for a third. Unfortunately, her bosses had other ideas, and Archer found herself fired immediately.

It appears that Archer wasn’t terminated for running away from a knife, but instead because she had violated company safety rules requiring at least two employees to always be present in the store.

Archer is in no mood to get her job back anyway, attacking the company for not installing cameras or other security measures after the first two robberies.

The Edboard is inclined to agree that a few safety measures might be appropriate when facing knife-wielding criminals, and the Arby’s management should probably ask for some fries with their shake.

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