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Sheen apologizes for making slur

LOS ANGELES

Actor Charlie Sheen has apologized after making a homophobic slur Friday during the opening of a rooftop bar at a seaside hotel in Mexico.

“I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone,” Sheen said.

The slur was caught on tape.

“How we doing?” Sheen says to the crowd as he takes the stage to introduce some musical acts, according to the video posted on TMZ’s website Sunday. “Lying bunch of ... how we doing?”

On Friday, Sheen promoted on Twitter the opening of Epic Bar on the rooftop of the four-story El Ganzo hotel in San Jose del Cabo, near Cabo San Lucas, on the southern tip of Baja California. Sheen later tweeted a photo of himself with an arm around LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, touting his visit to the grand opening.

Study tracks usage of library sites

NEW YORK

A new Pew study reports that around 13 percent of Americans age 16 and older used a mobile device to visit a library website during the past year.

Patrons age 18 to 49 were the most likely to use a mobile device for the library, while those 65 and older were the least likely. According to Pew, a 2009 University of Washington study showed 6 percent of those 16 and older using a mobile device to access a library site.

The latest survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project was released Monday. Pew has conducted studies on e-books and e-reading devices.

The survey of 2,252 people was conducted via land lines and cellphones from Oct. 15 to Nov. 10.

Vindicator wire services

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