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  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • Red Robin Ad Mocks Vegetarians With 'Teen Phase' Joke. Guess Who's Not Laughing?

    06/18/2013 3:00:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    Are vegetarians humorless? It’s the question being asked this week after a Red Robin television ad offended herbivores by touting its 24 types of burgers and then noting, with an implied eye roll and mock whisper, “We even have a Gardenburger—just in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase.” More on Shine: Mountain Dew Under Fire For 'Most Racist Commercial in History' The commercial, part of a new campaign ad series, aired for about a week before being rotated out, as was planned from the start. But it prompted outrage among activists and on social media outlets, with...
  • ‘Killer cops aren’t welcome here!’ Officer Who Murdered Kelly Thomas, Driven Out Of Restaurant

    02/13/2014 7:29:01 AM PST · by Altariel · 125 replies
    Political Blind Spot ^ | February 12, 2014 | Pbspot admin
    One of the police officers who infamously murdered Kelly Thomas, was recently spotted at a Southern California Denny’s restaurant. Customers instantly recognized the killer cop as Manuel Ramos, who was recorded on surveillance video beating unarmed Kelly Thomas to death, as he screamed for help. As Ramos tried to chug his drink before leaving the restaurant, customers yelled. “Killer cops aren’t welcome here.” . Last month, Ramos and his partner Jay Cicinelli were found “not guilty” of murder, even though the homeless, mentally ill man offered no resistance to their brutal assault. Ramos showed no mercy to Kelly Thomas when...
  • NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York

    01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star
    Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. “It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says. "Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an...
  • Vallejo woman arrested for throwing knives in restaurant

    12/19/2013 7:30:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Times-Herald online ^ | 12-19-13 | Times-Herald staff
    A Vallejo woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday morning for allegedly throwing a steak knife at a Denny's waitress, police said. The restaurant at 4355 Sonoma Blvd. had refused to serve the woman because she had left without paying her bill on several occasions, Lt. Jeff Bassett said. The woman, 56-year-old Ayo Carew, "went into a rage" after she was refused service and started throwing knives and forks at about 7:50 a.m., Bassett said. According to the police report, the waitress told officers she had to duck to avoid being hit by a knife.
  • Denny’s anti-gun rift with police ends with apology

    01/04/2013 12:03:50 PM PST · by SmileRight · 76 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/04/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    On New Year’s Day, several on-duty plain clothes officers were dining at a Belleville, Ill. Denny’s, when a customer complained to the manager that one of the officers was carrying a gun. The Denny’s manager told the officer she would have to leave or put the gun in her car, as guns are not allowed on their premises. “It’s absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it’s completely disrespectful,” Belleville Police Captain Don sax said in a KTVI Fox2 report. “I’ve never known anybody that didn’t want a police officer present in an establishment in a business...
  • Cops kicked out of Denny's for having guns; chief bans Denny's

    01/03/2013 1:11:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 3, 2013 | Matt Pearce
    Are you a cop? Do you carry a gun? Don't go to the Denny's in Belleville, Ill. You are not allowed, the police chief says. Not after what happened Tuesday. The flapjacks -- sorry, the flap -- began when several on-duty detectives with the Belleville Police Department dropped in to Denny's for some on-duty noshing, according to local media.
  • Belleville chief bans officers from Denny’s; detectives were asked to leave for displaying gun

    01/03/2013 4:41:47 AM PST · by Lawgvr1955 · 80 replies
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Jamie Forsythe
    Police Chief William Clay has banned all on-duty police officers from eating at Denny's Restaurant on South Illinois Street after a detective was asked to remove her gun or leave the restaurant. "All sworn (uniformed/non-uniformed) officers have been prohibited from entering Denny's Restaurant at 1130 South Illinois for any meal or coffee breaks while on duty," Clay said in a released statement. "Additionally, no officers may enter the restaurant off-duty if in uniform."
  • Trio jailed after late night brawl at Denny's restaurant, deputies say

    12/27/2012 9:22:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 27, 2012 | Barbara Hijek
    America's diner is always open and apparantly ready for some action, including some real grand slams. Deputies arrested two Nokomis men, Radrick Latron Outing, 25, and Eddie Lee Outing, 28 and an Arcadia woman, Anreka Shana Bristol, 22, in the wee hours of Sunday morning after a brawl in a Port Charlotte Denny's restaurant, according to a news release from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
  • Florida restaurant owner to add an ObamaCare “surcharge”

    11/15/2012 5:47:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Just telling it like it is — I like his style. Per Politico: John Metz, a restaurant franchisor who operates 48 locations of Hurricane Grill & Wings, several dozen Denny’s locations and a few Dairy Queens, told The Huffington Post Thursday that he’d join the growing list of restaurateurs piling purported Obamacare costs onto their customers and staff. In his case, though, he’s going to label it so all of his customers know about it. “If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices....
  • Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

    11/15/2012 6:19:04 AM PST · by crosshairs · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | James Nye
    President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass...
  • As Denny’s franchisee preps Obamacare surcharge, liberals promise another boycott

    11/14/2012 7:09:33 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | twitchy staff
    If you’re in Florida and planning to join in on the Papa John’s “buycott” scheduled for this Friday, you might want to save some room for dessert and hit Denny’s afterward. A West Palm Beach restaurant owner is the latest target of a boycott campaign after floating the idea of adding a 5 percent “Obamacare surcharge” to customer checks starting in 2014. Franchisor John Metz told the Huffington Post that “although it may sound terrible that I’m doing this, it’s the only alternative. I’ve got to pass the cost on to the consumer.” In August, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter...
  • DENNY'S SUPPORTS 2ND AMENDMENT AND CONSTITUTION IN NEW AD

    06/24/2012 8:36:12 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 15 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | June 24, 2012
    VIDEO: In an era where cowardly companies are caving into the vile communist minority, it's wonderful to see Denny's run this ad promoting America's greatness and constitutional principles, especially the "Right to Bear Arms," guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
  • Denny's "Greatness" Commercial: WOW!

    06/20/2012 8:42:43 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 89 replies
    Denny's ^ | 2012 | Ad Agency/Denny's Marketing Dept.
    Please click here and watch this short, amazing commercial.I saw it tonight while watching Spike TV and could hardly believe my eyes and ears: a national corporation (and direct seller to the public) shows NO FEAR in support of the Second Amendment.Three huzzahs! to Denny's for the guts not to care if they lose gun-grabber's business.
  • Guy Walks Into A Denny's, Cooks A Burger, Gets Arrested

    02/24/2012 6:59:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 02/23/2012 | Mark Memmott
    This alleged crime in Madison, Wis., is odd enough — or funny enough, depending on your point of view — to begin with.It seems that 52-year-old James B. Summers went into a local Denny's restaurant Tuesday afternoon and said he was the new general manager. This was a surprise to the folks working there.Summers, though, insisted that he was indeed the new boss. And he seemed to be familiar with the kitchen — he grabbed a soft drink and cooked up a cheeseburger and fries.You've probably figured out where this story's going. It's got shades of Seinfeld's George Costanza. Summers...
  • Exploring the last white spot on Earth

    11/10/2011 5:47:19 AM PST · by decimon · 54 replies
    Caption: This computer-generated image shows the different layers of the Earth: The outer solid crust, the viscous upper and lower mantle, the liquid outer core, and the solid inner core. Credit: ESRF Usage Restrictions: None ESRF inaugurates unique new X-ray facilityGrenoble -- Scientists will soon be exploring matter at temperatures and pressures so extreme it can only be produced for microseconds using powerful pulsed lasers. Matter in such states is present in the Earth's liquid iron core, 2500 kilometres beneath the surface, and also in elusive "warm dense matter" inside large planets like Jupiter. A new X-ray beamline ID24 at...
  • 'B****, your pancakes look fine to me': Video of catfight over maple syrup in Denny's goes viral

    02/22/2011 8:25:52 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 74 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 22, 2011 | Mark Duell
    It’s hard to believe that a fight this bad could erupt when the only thing she asked for was some maple syrup for her pancakes. A mass brawl ensued when one girl asked another table if they could have some syrup, and got the response: ‘B***h, your pancakes look fine to me’. The fight started in a Denny's restaurant in Chicopee, Massachusetts, when one group of girls did not have enough maple syrup. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1359339/Video-girls-fighting-maple-syrup-Dennys-restaurant-goes-viral.html#ixzz1EhiRfsgD
  • DUELING DEMOCRATS

    11/17/2010 12:56:09 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | NOV 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    Democrsts and Halloween fun!Face it folks, we just don't know how to party!
  • Man demands right to carry licensed gun into Denny's(GA)

    09/24/2010 5:31:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | 22 September, 2009 | Don Logana
    RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - Do you have a gun permit? Do you carry your weapon into restaurants? One man says, he never had a problem until this week. The incident happened at a Richmond Hill Denny's on Highway 17. One man says he was treated unfairly, but the law may be on the restaurant's side. "I walked in and she saw the weapon on my side. I was fine, I was seated to my table," said Ashraf Abdallah. Twenty-two-year-old Ashraf Abdallah has been a regular at the Denny's Restaurant in Richmond Hill for years. "I've been coming here for...
  • Denny's Fried Cheese Melt Latest Extreme Meal

    08/12/2010 5:02:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/12/10 | Jeff Glor
    New York - Ever wondered how you could stuff a little more cheese into a grilled cheese sandwich? Wonder no more - Denny's has done it. The answer: Deep-fried mozzarella cheese sticks smothered in American cheese and grilled between two slices of sourdough bread. (Snip) However, CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor reported the cost to your diet is 895 calories and 34 grams of fat. This is the latest extreme meal to be released -- and it might be a little tame. Other chains have come up with a variety of diet-busting concoctions. KFC has the Double Down, a "sandwich"...
  • Alleged Robbers in U.S. Illegally (Killed Denny's Employee)

    06/24/2009 1:44:17 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 40 replies · 2,814+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24, 2009 | Jeff Proctor
    Three men who allegedly stormed into a West Side Denny's over the weekend and killed a 34-year-old cook were in the United States illegally, and one had been deported less than a year ago after an arrest. Pablo Ortiz, who police say is a member of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13, was arrested in Albuquerque in May 2008 on suspicion of DWI. After a judge found him guilty, Ortiz spent 46 days at the Metropolitan Detention Center. He was released on July 7. -SNIP- Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents "put him on a plane and sent him back to El...
  • Latest updates in armed robbery/murder at Denny's in Albuquerque

    06/21/2009 12:02:15 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 19 replies · 1,508+ views
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A young woman who worked at a Denny's Restaurant on Albuquerque's West Side was killed Saturday morning during what police describe as a takeover-style robbery, and officers are still searching for suspects. Police by mid-afternoon Saturday detained two possible suspects from the 10 a.m. robbery at the Denny's on Coors Boulevard at Iliff Road NW. "Four masked men came in with guns," Brian Thompson told News 13. "Two went toward the back. That's all we could see because we all hit the ground." Albuquerque police spokeswoman Nadine Hamby said witnesses told police they saw between two and...
  • One killed in restaurant robbery (Denny's Albuquerque)

    06/21/2009 5:32:59 AM PDT · by angkor · 11 replies · 1,571+ views
    KRQE News 13 Albuquerque ^ | Saturday, 20 Jun 2009, 11:13 PM MDT | Crystal Gutierrez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A young woman who worked at a Denny's Restaurant on Albuquerque's West Side was killed Saturday morning during what police describe as a takeover-style robbery, and officers are still searching for suspects. Police by mid-afternoon Saturday detained two possible suspects from the 10 a.m. robbery at the Denny's on Coors Boulevard at Iliff Road NW. "Four masked men came in with guns," Brian Thompson told News 13. "Two went toward the back. That's all we could see because we all hit the ground." Albuquerque police spokeswoman Nadine Hamby said witnesses told police they saw between two and...
  • Three shootings in Oakland leave five injured

    06/21/2009 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 984+ views
    SF GATE.com - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2009 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SNIPPET: "Then, at 1 a.m., police said two men opened fire in the parking lot of a Denny's in the 600 block of Hegenberger Road near the Oakland Coliseum. One of the wounded men reportedly went into the restaurant seeking help. He and the second victim were sent to the hospital, where they are listed in stable condition."
  • 2 in custody after fatal shooting at NM Denny's

    06/21/2009 2:06:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,796+ views
    (AP) via WTVM.com ^ | June 21, 2009 4:43 AM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Police were nearby and took one suspect into custody while another was arrested after a getaway car was followed to a nearby trailer park."
  • Robbers Fatally Shoot Denny's Employee (Suspects Cornered in Mobile home Park)

    06/20/2009 8:43:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 40 replies · 2,238+ views
    KOAT 7 News ^ | 06/20/2009 | KOAT News
    Police in Albuquerque said a restaurant employee has been killed after several armed suspects attempted a takeover-style robbery at a packed Denny's Restaurant. Police spokeswoman Officer Nadine Hamby said "multiple" armed suspects rushed the northwest Albuquerque restaurant at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. As many as 100 people were inside. A Saturday morning breakfast for 60 restaurant guests quickly turned into a nightmare.
  • Denny’s Free Grand Slam a Hit in WNY (Denny's Hits A Home Run!)

    02/05/2009 9:30:48 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies · 1,353+ views
    BuffaloNews.com ^ | 02/04-05/09 | Emma D. Sapong
    It was an obvious marketing maneuver — but free food is free food — and thousands of Western New Yorkers were happy to join in the campaign Tuesday, lining up for a free Grand Slam breakfast at many of the 12 Denny’s locations locally. By 6 a. m., the parking lot and all of the tables were full at Denny’s Delaware Avenue location. In the predawn darkness and light snow, lines of early-risers spilled out of most of the national chain’s area restaurants, which served free Grand Slams from 6 a. m. to 2 p. m. One diner, St. Joseph’s...
  • Denny's offers Free Grand Slam 2/3 from 6am to 2pm

    02/03/2009 9:51:21 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 18 replies · 1,449+ views
    Dine-in only. Offer limited to Tuesday, 2/3/09, 6 am to 2 pm in all Denny's restaurants in the United States*, Canada and Puerto Rico while supplies last. *With exception of 350 Baker Blvd., Baker, CA, 740 S. Main St., Las Cruces, NM. and 1128 W Thirteenth St., Merced, CA.
  • Man tries to amputate his own arm in California restaurant

    09/01/2008 2:11:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 316+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/1/08 | Nick Allen
    A man tried to cut off his own arm in a California restaurant after becoming convinced that he had injected air into his veins.Michael Lasiter, 33, had been shooting cocaine in a motel room but believed he had accidentally got air in his bloodstream which could lead to death, police said. He thought cutting off his arm was the only way to save his life so he ran into a nearby Denny's restaurant and grabbed a butter knife from a customer's table.
  • Jury Awards Family $600K in Denny's Suit

    09/17/2007 4:43:08 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 31 replies · 407+ views
    newsday.com ^ | 09/16/07 | AP
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A jury has ordered the Denny's restaurant chain to pay $600,000 to 15 members of a black family who claimed their white waiter deliberately ignored them and used racial slurs.
  • Denny's Waitress Stabbed To Death In Front Of Customers, Tourists

    09/03/2007 10:07:16 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 129 replies · 3,063+ views
    local6 ^ | September 3, 2007
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 40-year-old Denny's waitress was fatally stabbed in the neck and chest in front of dozens of customers and children at the tourist-filled International Drive restaurant, according to police. Witnesses said the victim was met by her boyfriend Alejandro Casa, 47, Sunday night in the lobby area of the restaurant located at 7660 International Drive and Sand Lake Road. Casa approached her and then repeatedly stabbed her with a steak knife before being chased out of the restaurant by other employees, according to witnesses. Casa dropped the knife and lost a shoe as he fled the scene,...
  • Denny's Gives The Food Police The Finger (Super Sized Late Night Burgers Pics Alert) (Vanity)

    06/11/2007 9:17:57 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 228 replies · 3,786+ views
  • WSJ: The Trial Lawyers' Enron - Kickbacks and other tricks of the class-action trade.

    07/07/2005 5:57:25 AM PDT · by OESY · 7 replies · 644+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 7, 2005 | Editorial
    ...If a recent federal indictment that refers to Milberg Weiss is anything to go by, the trial bar has its Enron.... Sham "screenings" to round up asbestos plaintiffs, forum shopping for friendly juries, "coupon" settlements that enrich only lawyers and frivolous lawsuits have all become staples of today's tort system. Yet they have received almost no media, much less legal, scrutiny. ...The focus of the charges is retired Palm Springs lawyer Seymour Lazar, who seems to have had a second career as a plaintiff in Milberg Weiss lawsuits. From 1976 to 2004, Mr. Lazar and family members... served as named...
  • 7 men sue Florida City Denny's after being called 'bin Ladens'

    04/28/2005 12:36:05 PM PDT · by kingattax · 98 replies · 1,640+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com ^ | April 28 2005 | Chrystian Tejedor
    Seven men of Middle Eastern descent have sued a Denny's restaurant in Florida City, claiming the restaurant refused to serve them. Ehab Albarabi, Nabil Arafat, Usama El-A-Baidy, Esam Hessein, Mohammad Natour, Usama Mohamed and Ehab Mohamed, all of Boca Raton, filed the civil rights suit April 22 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. They seek $4 million each from the owner and a former manager of the restaurant. The suit alleges that last year the restaurant discriminated against the men and humiliated them. "We certainly are very hurt by all of this," 31-year-old Ehab Mohamed said Wednesday. "We are in fear of...
  • Denny's Slam Raises Ire Of Border Patrol

    04/17/2005 11:02:04 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 49 replies · 1,694+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- Denny's has apologized to the U.S. Border Patrol for an insulting receipt given to an agent here after he had ordered a grilled chicken sandwich to go. The receipt, meant for the cook and not the customer, was typed into a cash register by the restaurant's shift manager and inadvertently given to the agent when he went to pay for the $7.50 order. The receipt described the order as for the "Border Ass Whole." The shift manager, who was not identified, has been fired. Officials at Denny's corporate headquarters described the manager as a "rogue" employee, adding...
  • Ex-Cook Is Charged With Tainting Food (Hope Nobody Here Ate At Denny's This Morning...)

    06/04/2004 9:28:51 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 76 replies · 407+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6/3/04 | William Lamb
    A former night-shift cook at the Denny's restaurant on Illinois Route 3 in Waterloo has been charged with aggravated battery after being accused of contaminating food and watching customers eat it, authorities said Thursday. Police said that Anthony J. Lindhorst, 26, of Waterloo, deliberately contaminated food on at least two occasions by putting his semen into the honey-mustard dressing that the restaurant serves with its chicken strips, said Capt. Suzanne Sweet of the Waterloo police. The incidents occurred in November and April, police said.
  • Al-Qaeda Agents Stop At Denny's, Order Bacon

    05/28/2004 12:59:28 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 41 replies · 174+ views
    AP
    Al-Qaeda Agents Stop At Denny's, Order Bacon (parody) (AP) The FBI office in Denver has received "numerous" calls about the seven people believed to be associated with al-Qaeda pictured Wednesday in newspapers. Monique Kelso, spokeswoman for the Denver office, wouldn't characterize the calls as "sightings," but at least one was reported as such. Samuel Mack, a manager of the Denny’s in nearby Avon, said two men stopped into the restaurant on Thursday. “These two men came in and they acted suspicious,” said Mack. “After they sat down, they kept looking around, which what seemed to me as if they were...
  • Georgia to retire state flag referred to as a Denny's place mat

    05/08/2003 7:33:37 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 335+ views
    KPLCTV ^ | 8 May 2003 | AP
    Atlanta-AP -- The Georgia state flag, whose symbolism was initially meant to satisfy everyone, will be retired today after being flown for only two years. Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue plans to sign a bill to take down the controversial flag and replace it with a simpler design. When the 2001 flag was introduced it was considered a political masterstroke. It shrunk the Confederate battle cross and incorporated the symbol in a small montage of older Georgia flags.The flag was quickly voted the nation's ugliest by a group of flag experts. School children couldn't draw it. Around the state Capitol, it...
  • No more Grand Slams for FReeper Registered

    12/10/2002 7:49:27 PM PST · by Registered · 109 replies · 493+ views
    Muskegon Chronicle-hard copy ^ | 12-10-02 | Lynn Moore
    No more Grand Slams for FReeper Registered After 22 years, restaurant closes its doorsDenny's Restaurant, a virtual institution among late-night diners, abruptly closed its doors for good Monday afternoon, citing lagging business.The Norton shores restaurant, which opened in 1980, closed at 3 pm Monday. The restaurant was hurt financially by safety and security concerns that forced the corporation to stop making it a 24-hour eatery-a "trademark" of Denny's restaurants, a corporate spokeswoman said.Customers (Like Me) and workers were not given advance warning the restaurant would be closing, said Melanie Mathews of Muskegon, a (darn good) server at the restaurant. Employees,...
  • Denny’s accused of discrimination<br> East-side location locks doors between 3 and 5 a.m. Sundays

    09/23/2002 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 50 replies · 1,030+ views
    State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) ^ | Not Stated | Jayette Bolinski
    A representative of Denny’s Corp. said Wednesday the company will investigate whether one of its Springfield restaurants is discriminating against black patrons by locking its doors between 3 and 5 a.m. Sundays. The investigation was prompted by a complaint from the local NAACP. Debbie Atkins, a spokeswoman for Spartanburg, S.C.-based Denny’s, said the company also may look into whether the restaurant at 2905 Stevenson Drive, which advertises that it is open 24 hours a day, is abiding by corporate policy to be closed during the hours in question. Denny’s recently started locking its doors between 3 and 5 a.m. Sundays,...
  • Denny's black staff allegedly discriminated

    06/09/2002 7:22:13 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 59 replies · 1,228+ views
    ANDERSON S.C. - An Upstate man has sued Denny's for discrimination, saying black workers laced his eggs with bug spray because he wore clothing with Confederate emblems. Eric Stephens said for five months, black employees at one of the restaurant company's Anderson locations made him and his friends wait for more than an hour for a table, served them burnt food and contaminated their eggs with bug spray, according to the lawsuit. A spokeswoman for Denny's described the lawsuit as "outlandish and "frivolous."
  • Cook adulterated police officers food, lawsuit claims (***BARF ALERT!!!)

    06/01/2002 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 33 replies · 389+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, June 1, 2002 | Rich Cholodofsky
    <p>Three area police officers filed a lawsuit Friday in Westmoreland County claiming a kitchen worker at the New Kensington Denny's masturbated and spread his body fluids into their food.</p> <p>The officers, Leslie Jones of the Upper Burrell Police Department, Keith King of the Lower Burrell Police Department and New Kensington police officer Robert Writt, said the Denny's cook was a well-known drug user with a bias against authorities that led him ejaculate into their meals on Jan. 13, 2001.</p>
  • Worst to First: Denny's Restaurant Chain Buries Racist Image

    04/05/2002 10:05:29 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 27 replies · 1,133+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 4/5/02 | Page Ivey
    A decade ago, the restaurant chain Denny's was nearly synonymous with racism. Some of the restaurants were accused of making blacks prepay, not serving them as quickly as whites were served and sometimes not serving blacks at all. In one case, black Secret Service agents assigned to protect the president said they sat unserved until the whites around them had finished eating. What resulted was a class-action lawsuit that was settled for $54 million in 1994 and pushed Denny's to make an amazing transformation. Today, approximately half of Denny's parent company's 46,000 employees are minorities, 11 percent of them black...