Affiliate reports: $16.80 for the Waldorf; school bans hallway talking
The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City is cutting quite a deal for two of its former customers.
March 2nd, 2012
10:39 AM ET

Affiliate reports: $16.80 for the Waldorf; school bans hallway talking

A sampling of Friday morning's headlines from some of CNN's affiliates nationwide: Waldorf Astoria room at 1952 price for anniversary couple

Sixty years ago, Joan and Isidore Schwartz spent $16.80 for their wedding-night stay at New York City's legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel. Now, for their 60th anniversary, the hotel - whose room prices now start at $319 - is letting them have a suite of rooms for the 1952 price, CNN affiliate reports.

WDRB: School bans talking in hallways

To cut down on opportunities for bullying and fights, a middle school in Louisville, Kentucky, has outlawed talking in the hallways. Students who chat during the few minutes they're given to get from class to class may get detention, CNN affiliate WDRB reports.

WFOR: Worker nails hand to roof

A worker accidentally nailed his left hand to the roof of a home with a nail gun in Coconut Grove, Florida, and rescuers needed 90 minutes to conduct the tricky moves to free him, CNN affiliate WFOR reports.

KPTV: Team triumphs year after wrestler's death

A year after junior wrestler Charley Englefried collapsed and died following a match, his high school team has won an Oregon state wrestling championship, CNN affiliate KPTV reports.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. malibu1369

    Wow, what a brilliant idea, banning social interaction between normal, growing kids. Bet if they just made every kid stay home every daytime they'd eliminate bullying and fights all together and save on all those expensive teacher costs!

    March 2, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Awww that's cute. You think that teachers make a lot of money.

      March 2, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • SMF

      Many schools, especailly in my state have been historically notorious for implementing idiotic policies that inconvenience otherwise good students rather than actually dealing with the bad ones.

      March 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    I want a Waldorf salad!

    March 2, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Marlee

    Taking away the rights of everyone won't stop the criminals. Communication is needed to effectively solve problems. Taping kids mouth shut breeds animosity and rebellion. Grow up administrators!

    March 2, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • SMF

      How about just getting some better administrators, perhaps even some with degrees in education administration rather than just failed football coaches.

      March 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. just sayin

    i used to stay in coconut grove, mid to late 70's.

    March 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO ©

    "The Man who Nailed His Hand to the Roof" would make a good Dr. Seuss book.

    March 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr ♔Mmmmm♕ Seuss

      what's better than nailing grandma to the wall? i say nailin' a teacher roaming the hall! what's better than nailing vexation to doors? i say nailin' a mormon on the floors! what's more fun? roof nailin' in glee? i say nailing a cat in the streets!

      March 3, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Portland tony

    As far as the no talking rules in school hallways, I'm reminded of Pink Flyod's ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL lyrics. We don't need no education........ ...and ...thought control......It says it all!

    March 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      That's... Floyd's

      March 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMF

      When I first saw the video you mention, I was a teacher and found the video offensive because I did not in any way even remotely resemble the teacher as depicted in that video. Perhaps that's why I'm working in insurance now.

      March 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    This hallway talking ban seems to have stemmed from frustration rather than considered thought. I wonder if it would have the desired effect.
    Teacher-student rapport, communication between parents & children matters more. Reaction to socio-political changes also impacts these minds.

    March 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♔Mmmmm♕

      look at money...hired yourself a civil rights attorney and file a class action suit for violating your children's right to freedom of speech.

      March 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. A Teenager

    I'm cool with the idea of no talking between classes. You know how hard it is to get around 15 teenage girls just standing in front of my classes chatting? Or in the bathroom, taking up space. I know that the rule could have unwanted effects on our mental developement in the long term, but the idea of quiet hallways and people not standing around is pretty tempting... Meh, things like this always go sour eventually, just gotta watch and wait, I guess.

    March 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ira Radnick

      I went into a restaurant the other day, looking forward to getting a quiet bite to eat while conversing with my wife. There was a group of teeny bopper girls that came in shortly after and opted to sit in the booth next to us. What had begun as a nice, quiet escape turned into a series of loud, obnoxious chit chatting and excited screaming over a bunch of nonsense, like what color lipstick one girl started to wear, how another though an American Idol contestant was sooooo cute, etc. Little chicky idiots, I could not wait to get out of there.

      March 3, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Superman

    Sounds like PINK FLOYD is right,,,,,,,,, if you dont keep your mouth shut, you cant have any pudding, how can you have any pudding , if you dont keep your mouth shut! These kids need to protest this new rule.

    March 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Superman

    @bombo you did it again! Keep it up man , you will never peak in humor it just keeps getting better! LOL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i can afford to laugh because ive been impaled 4 times once a 4*4 rolled over and got me with 2 protruding 16 penny duplex nails sticking out and pinning my hand to another piece of wood.

    March 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |