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  • Attorney Criticizes Scrutiny Of Client (Anna Ayala, Wendy's Chili Finger Hoax)

    04/24/2005 6:44:33 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 15 replies · 1,108+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 24, 2005 | Brandon Bailey and Linda Goldston
    LAS VEGAS - Anna Ayala's attorney said Saturday she is eager to return to San Jose to prove she is innocent of allegations that she planted a human finger in her bowl of Wendy's chili last month. ``She's denying them completely, and I believe she is innocent,'' said San Jose attorney Frederick Ehler, noting that Ayala will waive extradition to face the felony charges authorities have filed against her -- perhaps arriving as early as this week. Ayala has been the focus of intense scrutiny, by police and the media, in the month since the former San Jose resident said...
  • Wendy's Closes Internal Investigation, Finds No Link Between Finger in Chili and Its Operations

    04/21/2005 10:44:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies · 428+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-21-2005 | Justin M. Norton
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fast-food giant Wendy's ended its internal investigation of how a well-manicured finger wound up in a bowl of chili - declaring it found no credible link between the digit and the restaurant chain. San Jose police will continue their investigation, the restaurant said in a brief statement. Ohio-based Wendy's International Inc. maintains the 1 1/2-inch-long finger tip did not get into the chili in its ingredients. All the employees at the San Jose store were found to have all their fingers, and no suppliers reported any hand or finger injuries, the company said. Anna Ayala told...
  • Wendy's Has Its Hands Full With the Tale of the Finger in the Chili (Letterman & Leno chime in)

    04/15/2005 2:45:57 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies · 1,502+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 15, 2005
    Wendy's Has Its Hands Full With the Tale of the Finger in the Chili By Kim Curtis/ Associated Press Writer Apr 15, 2005 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Somewhere out there is a woman, dead or alive, who is missing a well-manicured finger about 1 1/2 inches long. Authorities know where the finger ended up - in a bowl of Wendy's chili - but just who it belongs is a mystery. Anna Ayala's claim that she bit down on the finger in a mouthful of her steamy stew on March 22 initially drew sympathy. But when police and health officials...
  • Finger in Wendy's chili may be linked to leopard attack

    04/13/2005 12:12:09 PM PDT · by KarlInOhio · 77 replies · 2,911+ views
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Police in California say they're checking out a possible lead in the case involving an allegedly contaminated bowl of Wendy's chili. San Jose police are investigating the case of a woman who lost part of her finger in a leopard attack. The woman, who has several exotic animals, reportedly got the finger back in a bag of ice, after doctors couldn’t re-attach it. She lives in a town about 45 miles north of Las Vegas. A month after that attack, a Las Vegas woman reported biting into a human finger while eating a bowl of Wendy’s...
  • Woman Claiming Finger in Chili Sues Often

    04/08/2005 7:36:22 PM PDT · by kennedy · 84 replies · 3,855+ views ^ | April 8, 2005 | KEN RITTER
    The woman who claims she bit into a human finger while eating chili at a Wendy's restaurant has a history of filing lawsuits - including a claim against another fast-food restaurant. Anna Ayala, 39, who hired a San Jose, Calif., attorney to represent her in the Wendy's case, has been involved in at least half a dozen legal battles in the San Francisco Bay area, according to court records. She brought a suit against an ex-boss in 1998 for sexual harassment and sued an auto dealership in 2000, alleging the wheel fell off her car. That suit was dismissed after...
  • Bizarre Twist In Case Of Finger Found In Wendy's Chili<br>(dead aunt's finger?)

    04/08/2005 7:07:27 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 79 replies · 4,201+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/7/05 | ABC
    A bizarre twist to the story of a finger found in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's. It happened a couple of weeks ago in San Jose. Now we hear that investigators got a search warrant for the Las Vegas home of the woman who found the finger. ABC7's Leslie Brinkley reports that this new twist may have something to do with the woman's dead aunt. San Jose police confirmed today that they did go to Las Vegas and working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, served a search warrant yesterday on a home on Coral Berry Street....
  • Police search home of woman who found finger

    04/08/2005 12:17:25 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 25 replies · 1,760+ views Chronicle ^ | Friday, April 8, 2005 | Alan Gathright, Dave Murphy and Maria Alicia Gaura
    The mystery of the finger found in a bowl of chili at a San Jose Wendy's last month deepened Thursday with revelations that police have searched the Las Vegas home of the woman who made the revolting find. A tearful Anna Ayala, 39, angrily denied planting the finger in a telephone interview with The Chronicle. She accused San Jose and Las Vegas officers of bursting into her home with guns drawn on her and her family Wednesday afternoon. "They put guns to us and handcuffed us and threw us to the ground in front of all my neighbors,'' Ayala said...
  • Woman who found finger at Wendy's files claim against franchise

    03/29/2005 2:03:58 PM PST · by soundandvision · 151 replies · 3,625+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2005 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    A woman who bit down on a partial finger served in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant in California said she was disgusted by the experience while her attorney has filed a claim with the franchise owner. Anna Ayala, 39, of Las Vegas, was dining at the Wendy's in San Jose, Calif., on March 22 when officials said she scooped up the inch-and-a-half long fingertip in a mouthful of chili. "Just knowing that there was a human remain in my mouth ... it is disgusting. It is tearing me apart inside," Ayala told ABC's "Good Morning America" on...
  • DFU SONG: Windy (new "finger" food at Wendy's)

    03/25/2005 9:12:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 772+ views
    DFU SONGS | 3-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - WINDY If late at night your hunger is burning...there is a place that you ought to go It has the food for which you are finger food at Wendy's Even Ta-Ray-za Heinz says she loves it...she is a frequent guest, so they say If food's delayed, she tells them to shove finger food at Wendy's Do they still have chili fries...can you get them supersized...clogged arteries, no surpise They'll make you is no joke...they'll make you is no joke Sometimes a new ingredient shows up...they're working hard to try something new Their latest...
  • Woman bites into finger at San Jose restaurant (human digit in chili!)

    03/23/2005 5:13:51 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 67 replies · 3,581+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/23/05 | Maria Alicia Gaura
    A diner bit into a segment of human finger while digging into a bowl of chili at a San Jose Wendy's restaurant Tuesday night, Santa Clara County health officials said today. The woman, who asked officials not to name or even describe her, spit out the well-cooked digit and reportedly warned other diners to stop eating. She then became sick to her stomach. Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib said today the woman was horrified "due to the unpleasant sensation of having this (object) in her mouth." But he said the finger had been cooked at a high...
  • President Bush and President Of Chile about to give a news conference - Fox News.

    11/21/2004 3:07:35 PM PST · by TexKat · 95 replies · 6,141+ views
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  • Texas Grocer to Pay $2.85 Million to Six Made Ill by Tainted Chili (real barf alert)

    08/07/2004 8:08:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 1,164+ views
    AP ^ | Aug. 7, 2004
    Texas Grocer to Pay $2.85 Million to Six Made Ill by Tainted Chili The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Fort Worth discount grocer has agreed to pay $2.85 million to settle a lawsuit filed by six people who were hospitalized for botulism after eating the store's tainted chili. The plaintiffs were among eight people who ate the chili at a church concert in 2001 and became sick enough to be hospitalized. A lawsuit against the Fort Worth-based chili distributor, Ben E. Keith, is pending. Town Talk Foods, meanwhile, is suing Keith and the chili manufacturer, First Original...
  • SHOW TERAYZA WHAT BEING ALL-AMERICAN MEANS: send her your favorite chili recipe

    07/31/2004 7:23:51 AM PDT · by Liz · 115 replies · 1,735+ views
    July 31, 2001, By Nedra Pickler, AP EXCERPT Kerry's caravan of 10 buses and at least 11 other support vehicles rolled through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania Friday. He didn't stop in safely Democratic Connecticut, but pulled over at Wendy's, a fast food restaurant, in New York's GOP-leaning Hudson Valley for an anniversary tradition. John and Elizabeth Edwards ate at a Wendy's on their wedding night 27 years ago when they were recent law school grads too broke for a fancy meal. Although they have become millionaires several times over, they say they observe the tradition each year. "I...
  • DFU SONG: Send in the Clowns (Tarayza says we sent in the goons)

    08/03/2004 7:29:12 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 442+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-04 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SEND IN THE CLOWNS I start to speak...but then I shriek I hear them shout "Four more years!"...and so I freak They sent their goons We're the elite...bow when you greet When I'm first lady my life will be complete They sent their goons...GOP goons They have no be in sight I have big money and I will prevail in this fight I am prepared to say "Shove it" all day and all night They sent their goons...GOP goons Don't mess with a Wendy's I'l throw at you this food that they call "Chili" They...
  • Give the Super Bowl a chili reception

    01/25/2004 11:57:03 AM PST · by Willie Green · 27 replies · 259+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2004 | Suzanne Martinson
    <p>Some might say I am a fair-weather football fan. I've been that way all my life. If the Vassar High School Vulcans, the Michigan State University Spartans, the North Hills Indians or the Pittsburgh Steelers aren't on the field, who cares?</p>
  • Kerry Chile Feed

    12/10/2003 7:15:10 PM PST · by Brainhose · 25 replies · 227+ views
    Today | Brainhose
    I happen to live in the once great city of Nashua, NH (It was great before all the 'Mass-holes' moved in) and tonight we had a Kerry 'Chili feed' at the local fire station.I figured I'd poke my balding noggin' in just to see what was going on,and perhaps snag a free bowl of chili.I was nervous parking my Beetle out front since it bears a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker. But I didn't need to worry much, as there weren't more than perhaps 50 or 60 people there. I did get a glimpse of His Royal Highness A.K.A. "The King of...
  • Chili crook-off - Prankster steals contest prize

    11/13/2003 12:03:49 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 38 replies · 1,801+ views
    myinky ^ | November 11, 2003 | KARIN BRULLIARD
    Chili chefs everywhere are reeling at the news -- who could have imagined a chili crook among chili cooks?It started as a prank, said Don Eastep, an Illinois retiree. When his brother Larry couldn't make the International Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler Memorial Championship Chili Cook-Off in Terlingua, Texas, Eastep, 64, went under his brother's name. But he had no chili. So on cook-off day, he scooped up spoonfuls of chili from some of the 80 or so contestants' pots and entered the mishmash in his brother's cup.He figured he had no chance, but the judges loved it. And when he...
  • Hugo Chavez Goes To Bolivia (Seeking to start a South American Narco War)

    11/06/2003 8:53:30 PM PST · by Southack · 16 replies · 677+ views
    Scoop: Hugo Chávez Going to Bolivia's Chapare It all began last April in Caracas, when Bolivian Congressman and coca growers' leader Evo Morales met, for the first time, with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez... and the sole journalist present was Narco News' Alex Contreras...It continued here, on BigLeftOutside, on October 19, when we translated that the Venezuelan head of state, for the first time, publicly defended the coca leaf and the indigenous who have used it for millenia....Now, a scoop...BigLeftOutside has learned:Chávez, after next week's Latin American Presidents Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is going to the coca-growing Chapare region, accompanied...
  • STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY - A fun fashion forum celebrating mullets, WD-40, etc.

    08/04/2003 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 48 replies · 1,666+ views
    In an effort to be inclusive, this thread is for nonmetrosexual males (and likeminded women) to advise queer guys on their outfits, decor, vehicles, hairstyles, homes and hobbies. I've outfitted the thread with keywords toward this end.Enjoy.
  • GCYR's 'Shock and Awe' Chili Set to Invade the NASA JSC Chili Cookoff Saturday, May 3rd

    03/31/2003 11:20:48 AM PST · by anymouse · 33 replies · 471+ views
    It's official. The Galveston County Young Republicans (GCYR) chapter's "Shock and Awe" chili is registered to compete in the NASA JSC chili cookoff on May 3rd. Let's roll! We'll send out details later, but we need folks to think about what they can donate to make this a great publicity event for our chapter, while being a lot of fun. We're going to need everyone to come out to help or just support us by coming out to enjoy the fun. If you have never attended the JSC cookoff, it's a blast. The general public can attend, since the NASA...