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Aug 2, 201204:13 PM

Cheat Sheet: August 2, 2012

Portsmouth inmates to use video visitation

For the first time in Virginia, inmates will be able to chat with friends and family online rather than face-to-face visitations in the jail. The Portsmouth sheriff implemented this program, set to begin on August 6, 2012. Although inmates will have a live video feed available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., all the calls are set to be monitored and recorded. Calls cost 50 cents a minute but come at no charge to taxpayers. (Source)
 

Underage tobacco sales at all-time low

Fewer minors are being sold tobacco, according to a report released Thursday. In 2011, the violation rate of tobacco sales to underage youth was 8.5 percent. The rate is based on random inspections taken at stores to see whether or not a retailer would sell products to customers under 18. Although sales to minors are the lowest to date, the surgeon general’s office and other anti-smoking groups will continue to campaign to eliminate smoking among high school aged students. (Source)
 

Chick-fil-A sales at record high for Appreciation Day

Former governor Mike Huckabee called for a Chick-fil-A appreciation Day after the restaurant’s CEO began taking heat for his comments about supporting a traditional family unit. Huckabee’s goal was to get as many people as possible into the fast food restaurant to show support for CEO Dan Cathy. Chick-fil-A did not release exact sales numbers. However, the executive vice president of marketing confirmed that it was a record-setting day for the company. Huckabee was reported to be giddy about the Appreciation Day outcome. (Source)
 

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