Arun To Open Thai Town Center; Wales Protests Hooters

• Services will be held tomorrow for the firefighter who died while fighting a fire at Avec. [Sun-Times]

• Chain restaurants are increasingly using Foursquare to connect with customers, offering users of the service special perks and deals. [NRN]

• Thai restaurateur Arun Sampanthavivat has shown initial plans for Thai Town Center, a restaurant and market complex located in a former police station on north Pulaski. [Dish]

• Ancient bones recently found in Ethiopia have marks indicating butchering, which suggests pre-humans were eating meat about a million years earlier than previously thought.  [Reuters]

• A Guantanamo Bay court sentenced Osama bin Laden’s former chef to fourteen years in jail yesterday.  [NYP]

• A feminist advocacy group is trying hard to prevent a Hooters from moving into Cardiff, Wales, saying it will “contribute to sexual harassment of women in the city.”  [Salon]

• A young California couple is leading a quest to bring back heirloom seeds.  [NYT]

• Buffalo police found a living cat marinating in olive oil and peppers in the trunk of a man’s car.  [NYDN]

Arun To Open Thai Town Center; Wales Protests Hooters