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Audience Member on Jeopardy! Gives Winning Answer

Her boyfriend was a contestant, and he had a big question for her: a marriage proposal

(Newser) - It usually takes contestants on Jeopardy! a second or two to come up with questions, but an audience member on Thursday night's episode had an instantaneous answer for one query, USA Today reports. That person was Maria Shafer, whose boyfriend, contestant Michael Pascuzzi, was being introduced by host Alex... More »

Passengers Cheer for Pilot's Very Special Preflight Speech

Jon Emerson proposed to his flight attendant girlfriend right before takeoff

(Newser) - Call it the tamer (and more romantic) version of the Mile High Club, before the plane even left the ground. The Independent reports on an airline pilot who decided to surprise his flight attendant girlfriend, who works with him, two days before Christmas. As Jon Emerson, 24, gave passengers weather,... More »

During Debate on Gay Marriage, a Proposal

Australian lawmaker pops the question on House floor

(Newser) - It's not every marriage proposal that gets recorded in an official parliamentary record, but such is the case with one in Australia. During a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Monday in support of gay marriage, lawmaker Tim Wilson turned to his partner in the public... More »

5 Awkward Celebrity Proposals

Would you say yes if you had to strip naked first?

(Newser) - It's not all helicopter rides around the Empire State Building and custom-built igloos : Some celebrity proposals are downright awkward. The Huffington Post rounds up five:
  • Chad Ochocinco: The NFL star was playing video games when he asked Evelyn Lozada to marry him. His oh-so-romantic line after she picked out
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Proposal Planners Help You Get the Big Question Right

If you have hundreds of bucks to shell out, that is

(Newser) - In a day and age when proposals are expected to be cinematic masterpieces or something similarly unique , what’s a guy to do? The New York Times has the answer in its report on a growing niche in the wedding industry: proposal planners. Men, and sometimes women, hire these people... More »

Postal Service Moves to Halt Saturday Delivery

Long-awaited plan would save $3.3B

(Newser) - The Postal Service will eliminate Saturday delivery in early 2011 and save $3.3 billion in just the first year of the new schedule, according to a regulatory filing. The cutback has been contemplated for some time, but today's announcement marks the first USPS confirmation of the exact plan, which... More »

Sorry, Folks, We're Not Engaged: Gisele

(Newser) - Tom Brady hasn't proposed to Gisele Bundchen after all, OK! reports. Gisele has dismissed reports that her quarterback boyfriend took bended knee on a private plane on Christmas eve. "I don't know how people are so creative," she said. But she is planning to marry him: "... More »

Bush to Overhaul Access for Disabled

Proposal would vastly expand 1990 disabilities act

(Newser) - With an eye to aging Boomers and Iraq vets, the Bush administration is set to propose wide-ranging new rules to improve disabled access to public spaces from retail stores to golf courses, the New York Times reports. The move, which updates  implementation of the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act, would... More »

Ring, Bended Knee, and Candid Camera

Cottage industry in proposal photos is booming

(Newser) - Husband hopefuls are lining up not only romantic locales and plentiful karats, but also hidden cameramen to document their marriage proposals. Some knee-benders are even timing their big events for optimal lighting conditions and bride-to-be beauty (make sure she gets to change her clothes after work). Newly affianced couples can... More »

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