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  • The cafes seem to be popping up in economically depressed communities beside strip-mall pawn shops and check-cashing locations.

    Everett Sizemore: States Struggle to Deal With New Gambling Loophole

  • Video shown on a number of local television stations shows the male suspect, a female hostage held closely, leaving the bank and walking toward the parking lot of a strip-mall style shopping center.

    Bank robbery suspect shot dead in Md.

  • What better way to achieve behavior modification than to leave my TV and fuzzy bear slippers behind for some hot Latin aerobics in a strip-mall?

    Zumba, Meet Depression

  • Sunlight poured in from the window behind my desk and the entire front of the strip-mall office was nothing but windows.

    My Fair Succubi

  • The show is staged at "The Titanic Experience," a strip-mall "attraction" about a dozen miles down the road from Disney.

    Titanic Centennial Commemorations Sink to New Lows

  • To put this in context: Bill Isaac, former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), reports in his recent book, Senseless Panic, that in 1982 he was asked by Fed chairman Paul Volcker to bail out the $500 million Penn Square Bank (a small strip-mall bank in Oklahoma City) because the bank had sold bad loans to bigger banks and its failure, in Volcker's view, would bring down the whole financial system.

    The Dodd-Frank Act: Creative Destruction, Destroyed

  • Magic kingdoms and dinosaur sculptures and turnpikes and strip-mall sprawl cover the horizon now, but I wanted to see if something of Hurston's Florida bore any resemblance to the Florida of today.

    Following the dust tracks: Touring Florida through the eyes of Zora Neale Hurston

  • Tonight, in a little strip-mall office next to the local Safeway, a teenage student from Alameda, California will spend the evening dialing up strangers to make an earnest request: please save my school.

    Students Fight To Make Sure Their Teachers Aren't Fired

  • I was walking on a strip-mall sidewalk one day in September 2007.

    For a disabled person, unsolicited advice is not welcome

  • He called some interested local astronomers—Jill Knapp, Don Schneider, and particularly Jim Gunn—and since astronomy in Princeton, New Jersey, usually involves food, he invited them to supper at a Route 206 strip-mall Chinese diner.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

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