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May 14, 2013-SAN DIEGO, CA Sarah Cleary, right, a Sharp Rees-Stealy licensed vocational nurse at the Sorrento Mesa clinic takes measurements of 11-month-old Lili Ayson, center, during a visit with her father, Jeremy Ayson, left, of Mira ...
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He is the most evil, vile, demonic criminal. He is dead to me. There will be no visits, there will be no phone calls. He can never be Daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man.
Gregg was speaking about her father Ariel Castro who allegedly kidnapped, raped and held captive for a decade, three young women in Cleveland, Ohio.
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On a cloudy noon, a man in office outfit with dark glasses and a woman in a sun-resistant cloak with a mask muffling her head entered a room at a mini hotel in Vietnam's capital Hanoi. About an hour later, they checked out, again covertly.
The five-story hotel nestles on Bo De Street in Long Bien district on the northern bank of Red River. Long Bien is noted for its numerous mini hotels that the locals call "sang Gia Lam," which literally means "go to Gia Lam", according to Xinhua.
A motley variety of mini hotels, or "nha nghi," meaning rest house, have mushroomed in Vietnam's major cities, attracting a growing number of young lovers or married men or women seeking an affair. Mini hotels attract new customers because they are considered convenient, safe and economical.
Many married and courting couples in extended families without their own rooms often rent a well-furnished "nha nghi" over the weekends for between 60,000-100,000 VND (US$3-5) for the first three hours.
Some squeeze a visit during their lunch hour.
A receptionist at a 10-room mini hotel said they receive a daily average of 30 couples.
"On festive days like Christmas Eve or Valentine's Day, we run at full capacity although rooms are double or treble the normal price. ...
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