On Wednesday (tomorrow), Apple is going to halt retail store operations for three hours in order to allow employees to watch a live broadcast of a celebration in Mr. Jobs’ honor. The celebration, which will take place at the outdoor amphitheater on Apple’s Cupertino campus, will go from 10 AM PT to 11.30 AM PT.
There are reports that retail stores in California are refusing reservations for that morning in preparation for the memorial. What’s more, Apple employees overseas (Australia and Asia) won’t be able to view the event live, but will have the option to view the event at a later date.
Bam Commentary: I think that it will be a tear jerking tribute but also a dope celebration of life
Police in Philadelphia say a white officer who came to work with cornrows was ordered by a black superior to get a haircut because the braids violated department standards. The Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday that Officer Thomas Strain was put on desk duty this month because of the braids, even though the paper reported dozens of black officers wear cornrows. Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore says Strain's boss told the officer to cut his hair to look more "professional." Vanore says officers' hats must fit "in a military manner" over their hair, and that Strain's hat did not. Strain got a haircut; he declined comment to the paper. Vanore recalled only one black officer with braids in the past several years. He says that officer also was told to get a haircut.