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New Book Says Ugly People Should Be A Protected Class

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Have you ever felt your looks have affected your life?  A new book called, "Beauty Pays" claims ugly people just have it tougher. 

University of Texas economy professor and author Daniel Hamermesh said, ugly people could make $230,000 less over their lifetime, versus their better looking peers.  He said if a majority considers someone to be ugly, then, he probably is.

But some people take issue with the book.  Rina Stermilla said, "I definitely don't agree with it."
Stermilla is a financial planner in Jacksonville.  She said in her business, looks don't have anything to do with money.  "The ugliest ones have way more money than the pretty ones."

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

With 13.9 million Americans seeking work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grabbing an employer’s attention quickly and leaving a positive impression is critical. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, nearly half (45 percent) of human resource managers said they spend, on average, less than one minute reviewing an application. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 19 to June 8, 2011, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

With 13.9 million Americans seeking work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grabbing an employer’s attention quickly and leaving a positive impression is critical. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, nearly half (45 percent) of human resource managers said they spend, on average, less than one minute reviewing an application. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 19 to June 8, 2011, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.

Thieves Steal Oodles of Rum

Thieves Steal Oodles of Rum

Thieves made off with a cargo container loaded with 960 cases of Bacardi Rum and other alcoholic beverages over the weekend.

Man's SS Number Shows up in Stranger's Criminal Record

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Richard Cuff said his Social Security number was being used by someone with a criminal history. 

"I would have never seen this coming," said Cuff.

The former manager of the Jacksonville Symphony youth orchestra is in the process of starting the "All about Kids Academy" and was required to pass a background check.

He did.

"I've been good to check with the credit bureau report and pull my credit every year," said Cuff, who told On Your Side he went to the sheriff's office and ran a background check using just his Social Security number.

He was surprised. "The police officer called me over and said 'we've got a problem'. I said 'what's the problem'? There's someone else using your Social Security number and I was shock," he said.

Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You never know what kind of fun you're gonna find on Jacksonville's Craigslist!

Today, this ad for a free dog had us in stitches. The owner even says he'll pay you to com pick him up! Surely someone wants a dog that stinks, scratches, bites, has fleas and no teeth!

Here's the link if you want to see it on Craigslist and maybe find yourself a new dog!

Link: Free Dog, Beagle on Jacksonville Craigslist

Check out what the owner says in the ad below: