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August 23rd, 2010
08:43 AM ET

Extra Charges for Overweight Customer

A Georgia woman says she was charged an extra five dollars after treating herself to a manicure, pedicure and eyebrow arch at a DeKalb County Nail Salon. The manager told her the surcharge was due to costly repairs of broken chairs by overweight customers. She says the chairs have a weight capacity of 200 pounds and cost $2,500 to fix. The Georgia woman argued that it constituted discrimination. The manager refunded the money but asked her not to come back to the salon.

Who do you think is right? Email us your comments and Kyra will read some of them in the 10am hour eastern.

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August 23rd, 2010
08:35 AM ET

Overwhelmed & Desperate Parents: Where to Turn

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Shaquan Duley is accused of suffocating her two toddler boys on August 15.  The sheriff of Orangeburg County, South Carolina says Duley is showing remorse and the 29-year-old mother is poor, jobless, and was overwhelmed after her mother had just yelled at her for not taking care of the children.
While Duley's charges are inexcusable, her situation highlights a problem that advocates say is only getting worse in this down economy: parents, who don't abuse their kids or drugs, are on the brink, desperate, and unaware there are options for them.
Don Lemon talked to Cyd Wessel, Senior Director of Healthy Families America, part of Prevent Child Abuse America, about what help overwhelmed parents can receive.  Call (800)CHILDREN for programs in your area.

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