Local Commissioner Regrets Renaming Street for Guns N’ Roses

Only one day after Las Vegas officials renamed a local street “Paradise City Road” in honor of classic rock band Guns N’ Roses’ residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, a local commissioner is saying that she regrets the decision.

According to Clark County commissioner Mary Beth Scow, the poster promoting the band’s concert is making her think twice about the street renaming. The cartoon poster (which was not released before the renaming) shows a scene of Las Vegas which includes a woman sitting in a disheveled way on the sidewalk, her underwear pulled down and her breasts exposed. 

Scow believes that the county should revoke the name change and that the band should change the poster for the concert, as the image promotes violence and sexual assault against women.

South Korea to Rename Island Peaks Disputed With Japan

South Korea has announced that it will be renaming two mountain peaks on islands midway between Japan and South Korean, in order to reassert its ownership of the territory.

There has been a battle for ownership over the islands for decades and historical evidence that they belong to South Korea has only recently emerged. The islands are known as Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan will be renamed by the Korean Government. One  will be called Usan, after an ancient name from the Joseon dynasty which ruled Korean from 1392 to 1910. The other mountain will be named Daehan, which is the official name of South Korea, in Korean.

The names will be changed in school textbooks, maps and internet websites starting today.

Street Names Changed in Maine to Prevent Emergency Call Mix-Ups

The renaming of several streets in the city of Augusta, Maine will hopefully save lives. The city has a number of street names which sound very similar, which has resulted in ambulances, police and emergency teams ending up in the wrong part of the city when responding to a call.

For example, in June of 2011 Sarah Gordon was shot and killed by her husband Nathaniel just outside their home. Sarah had called 911 for help, but the dispatcher had thought she has said “Murray Lane” rather than “Marie Street’ and sent the police to the wrong side of town.

Augusta city officials will be renaming several streets which sound similar, including Lambard Road and Lambert Avenue, Meadow Drive, Meadow Lane, Meadow Road, and Meadowrue Drive and Sewall Street and School Street. They hope that changing the street names will not only make it easier for visitors to navigate the city, but also make sure that emergency response teams get to the right location quickly.

Jessica Biel To Change Her Name to Timberlake

Actress Jessica Biel, who recently married singer/actor Justin Timberlake in Italy on Friday, has announced that she will be legally renaming herself Jessica Timberlake.

However the actress will continue to use the well known name Jessica Biel professionally. According to Biel, Timberlake is the “coolest last name she has ever heard” and she is excited to make the change.

The two stars were married in a beautiful private luxury resort in Puglia in Southern Italy. The wedding celebrations went on for four days and included 100 guests including other celebrities such as Andy Samberg, Jimmy Fallon and Timbaland.

The former N’ Sync singer serenaded his bride with a romantic song he wrote as she walked down the aisle in a pale pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown.

Starbucks is Demanding that Doggie Daycare Be Renamed

A doggie daycare facility in Illinois has recently received a cease and desist letter from mega coffee giant Starbucks demanding that they rename their business.

“Starbarks” is a small business and it’s name and logo resemble the Seattle-based coffee chain in an obvious play on words. Starbucks wants the business to change their name, logo and website URL.

The owner of Starbarks, Andrea McCarthy-Grzybek, has offered to change the colours and the details in the logo, but Starbucks turned down the offer.

Starbucks spokesman Zack Hutson told the Chicago Sun-Times his company had the legal right to protect their brand as intellectual property.

Meanwhile, the small business has hung out a sign in front of their property which asks patrons to voice their opinion on Facebook about the name change request.