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  • Study reveals cops are the most obese workers in America

    12/18/2014 10:51:21 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Tim MacFarlan
    • Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41% of police are obese • Findings published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine study • Slimmest workers are economists, scientists and psychologists Their job is to protect and serve – but it seems some police officers interpret this as an excuse to enjoy too many extra servings at the lunch table. A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates of obesity among any profession in the country. Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys in blue are obese, according to a study in the...
  • 14 Things You Didn't Know About Krispy Kreme

    11/12/2014 12:55:33 AM PST · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 11, 2014 | Kristin Hunt
    As Chris Rock once surmised, Krispy Kreme is basically crack. The doughnuts, whether original glazed or stuffed with raspberry jelly, have had us hooked for 74 years, and we’re not looking to quit anytime soon. To better understand our dependency, we decided to look into the history of this doughnut empire. It involves pizza. And rap beef.
  • Rand Paul to Michelle Obama: Look at me — I’m at Dunkin’ Donuts

    10/17/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. Rand Paul took a playful jab at Michelle Obama and her healthy eating initiatives that condemn all types of junk food, tweeting to her handle to let her know the location of his first New Hampshire stop — Dunkin’ Donuts. He wrote, to his nearly half a million followers: “Just arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire. First stop: @DunkinDonuts cc: @MichelleObama,” The Hill reported. He didn’t specify his menu choices — but the jab was obviously at Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” anti-obesity campaign. The first lady has fielded considerable fire from schools, parents and hungry students who say her cafeteria...
  • 17-Year-Old Owner of Naughty Girls Donut Shop Calls Threatened Boycott "Misguided"

    09/10/2014 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 68 replies
    ABC12 ^ | 09/09/2014
    Nestled in the heart of Front Royal , VA, The Naughty Girls Donut Shop made national news when it opened several month ago in a local shopping center. It was a dream come true for 16-year-old Tiana Ramos, who has a talent for baking sophisticated pastries and an affection for the glamour of 1950s pin-up girls. Armed with a business plan and a commitment from investors who also believed in her dream, Tiana opened Naughty Girls Donut Shop. It was a triumph of youthful enthusiasm and dogged determination. The name of the shop has proven to be controversial, however, and...
  • Tim Hortons Rolls Out Monstrous ‘Buffalo Crunch’ Doughnut

    08/28/2014 12:45:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Grub Street ^ | August 27, 2014 9:15 a.m. | Hugh Merwin
    While Burger King moves forward with its bid to buy Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion and its relocation to be closer to the constitutional monarchy up north, the Canadian chain has taken a very deep dive into fast-food mash-up territory with this “Buffalo Crunch” doughnut, now being served exclusively at the New York State Fair through Monday. It consists of a pull-apart yeast doughnut that’s dunked in Buffalo sauce and crusted with crushed-up chips. …
  • North Carolina Man Arrested After Beating Police in Doughnut-Eating Contest

    08/09/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 8, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man. Bradley Herbert entered the cuisine-eating competition at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime and won it by polishing off eight doughnuts in two minutes. The field that the 24-year-old defeated included local police officers and firefighters. "I did congratulate him," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR. "Good for him. He can eat...
  • Question Gets Boy, 4, Banned From Doughnut Shop

    07/24/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies
    Newser ^ | July 24,2014 | Rob Quinn
    A curious 4-year-old in Monroe, Conn., is going to have to get his doughnuts elsewhere after asking a Doughnut Inn customer the wrong question. Justin Otero's mother says the boy asked the customer if she had a baby in her belly and was told no. "My response was, 'Oh my goodness, I'm so embarrassed, I'm so sorry,'" the mom tells WFSB. But she says that while the customer was forgiving, managers refused to allow her in the store with her son, saying, "'He's not allowed in here, he's rude.'" The mom says she plans to get doughnuts somewhere else with...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”

    04/23/2014 5:12:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Thrillist ^ | 4/23/2014 | Kristin Hunt
    Because international brands are straight-up stealing our ideas left and right, Krispy Kreme is now serving up blueberry and caramel donut sundaes in Japan, and in Japan only. While we technically have our own donut sundaes stateside, they're pretty sad compared to these carefully sculpted Tokyo treats, which feature an Original Glazed Krispy Kreme donut and vanilla ice cream. The blueberry option has granola and blueberry sauce for the illusion of health, while its caramel counterpart makes no bones about what it is, which is a donut covered in ice cream, almonds, "salty caramel popcorn", and caramel sauce. Sadly, the...
  • BREAKING: NJ Chris Christie Changing Party Affiliation to Democrat

    04/13/2014 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    Stunning a crowded convention, NJ Chris Christie announced to a group of supporters with former President Clinton that he would seek reelection in 2014 as a democrat. The move comes after months of odd behavior from the former NJ republican. Tensions have been mounting between the NJ Governor and the GOP. At this year’s CPAC Convention, which hosts some of the greatest names in the conservative party Christie was denied entrance. Christie struck a sour note with conservatives for palling up with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. The bill to send money to victims was full of pork and republicans wanted...
  • Chuck Norris smokes marijuana debate

    01/26/2014 9:10:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Mr. Norris, with Washington and Colorado recently legalizing pot smoking and their football teams (Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos) being in the Super Bowl, some have asked whether there is going to be added marijuana use during this year’s Super Bowl. And President Barack Obama recently said that he doesn’t think marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol. What do you think, Chuck? Is it? – “Trying to Make Sense of Sensimilla” in Seattle I understand the arguments for the legalization of marijuana: It can generate tax revenue. It can reduce illegal supply and demand. It can strip power from cartels...
  • Donut Regulation as Serious as Syria?

    11/14/2013 12:06:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Carly Hill
    We recently posted Julie Borowski’s video entitled, “Get the Government Off My Donuts.” Sure, it sounds silly and stupid in light of stories about the turmoil in Syria or the persecution in North Korea. Donuts…seriously? Who cares? How shallow is that! Well, despite Julie’s silly donut scarfing demonstration and the light-hearted title, the point of her video wasn’t actually about getting the government away from her donuts. It was about freedom. Nothing shallow about freedom.The FDA taking steps to ban transfats in food doesn’t seem important in light of what’s happening in places like Syria, but the root of Syria’s...
  • Chris Christie: I'm a Conservative, Not a Moderate [Laugh O' Day!]

    11/05/2013 3:36:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/5/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a Republican, is on his way to winning big in his bid for reelection Tuesday, and there's already talk he may be on his way to running for president in three years. Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper, Christie argued he's not a moderate as he's sometimes portrayed. "I'm a conservative," Christie told Tapper. "I've governed as a conservative in this state, and I think that's led to some people disagreeing with me in our state, because it's generally a left-of-center, blue state."
  • Hypnotic Donuts puts Dallas under its trance

    09/24/2013 4:04:56 AM PDT · by jodyel · 10 replies
    DALLAS — So you think you make something people will like, then you start selling them from the back of your car and business booms. Customers are hypnotized by your creations. Of course, we are talking donuts! Here’s the “hole” story of Hypnotic Donuts & Biscuits. It brings new meaning to window shopping as the little six-year-old patron cruises the donut case. “What are we looking for here?" the donut man asks. James St. Peter and his wife, Amy, opened a donut shop even after finding out that the Dallas-Fort Worth area already has 900 donut shops. “So we thought...
  • Ugly scene as Oakland’s illegal “sideshows” make comeback

    09/23/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    Sideshows are rearing their ugly head once again in Oakland. Take a look at this video shot in the aftermath of a crash during a West Oakland sideshow, showing a hostile crowd accosting a woman they believe was responsible. (Warning: profane language) Oakland police said the incident happened about 4:15 a.m. Saturday on the 2500 block of Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland. A woman in a burgundy Mazda apparently was following too closely as the driver of a white Chevy Camaro was “doing donuts,” or spinning around in circles, which is typical sideshow behavior
  • Dunkin’ Donuts ‘Charcoal Donut’ ad dubbed racist; causing international controversy

    08/31/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 25 replies ^ | 8 -31- 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    One of the world’s leading human rights groups is upset over a new “bizarre and racist” donut ad airing in Thailand claiming Americans would “howl” with outrage if we saw it. Which we won’t because Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand and America are separate organizations. Dunkin’ Donuts in Thailand has launched a new ad for its “Charcoal Donut” that features “a female model with dark skin and bright pink lips,” the Daily Mail reported. Dunkin Donuts ad Photo Credit: The Daily Mail. “It’s both bizarre and racist that Dunkin’ Donuts thinks that it must color a woman’s skin black and accentuate her...
  • Glazed charm offensive? WH chief of staff hands out ‘please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts’ to press

    05/07/2013 7:58:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/7/13 | staff
    Mark Knoller âś” @markknoller WH Chief of Staff Denis McDonough just came through the press room dispensing donuts. Said he just wanted to thank the press for all we do. Steve Holland @steveholland1 WH chief of staff Denis McDonough passes out donuts in WH press room:
  • Boston-Area Dunkin' Donuts Stay Open ... for Cops (Serving Free Coffee of Course)

    04/19/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/19/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    The entire city of Boston and most of its surrounding neighborhoods are on lockdown. Authorities have been all but begging residents to stay home and businesses to stay closed. And yet reports started to creep up that there was an exception: Dunkin' Donuts. The chain is an institution in the Boston area (it was founded 10 miles away), and Buzzfeed has now confirmed that four of its locations are open in Watertown, the area police are most heavily searching for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Around noon, the chain released a statement explaining itself: "At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin'...
  • Man held in Dunkin' Donut choking death in Davie

    07/19/2012 1:25:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 19, 2012 | Erika Pesantes
    A man charged in connection with the choking death of a fellow patron at a Dunkin' Donuts in Davie was ordered held without bond Thursday.
  • Man Arrested, Accused Of Doing Doughnuts In Snow

    01/14/2012 11:12:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville man was arrested Thursday night accused of doing doughnuts in his car at a park. Louisville Metro Police said 22-year-old Tony Fey was at Riverview Park off of Greenwood Road doing doughnuts in the snow. Police said the park has three signs reading "No Trespassing After Dark." Fey was charged with criminal trespassing and reckless driving.
  • A Faux Vs. Foie Gras Doughnut Taste-Off!

    09/19/2011 1:18:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Gothamist ^ | September 9, 2011 | Jen Carlson
    Yesterday the Do Or Dine owners—who introduced us to the controversial Foie Gras Doughnut not too long ago—came by our office for a little taste test. On the other side of the table: the Faux Gras Doughnuts, created by the Dun-Well vegan doughnut company, and filled with The Regal Vegan's Faux Gras. Despite having put out beer and knives for our guests, the meeting was cruelty-free—in fact, it was very amicable! (The Do or Dine gentleman even offered to fill the vegan doughnuts with their jelly.) Gothamist staff indulged in the treats, and here are some thoughts from those who...
  • 120 mph motorcyclist arrested after being struck by squad car (Donut shop parking lot)

    09/05/2011 9:46:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Kingsport (TN) Times News ^ | September, 5, 2011 | Rain Smith
    A Kingsport motorcyclist — allegedly spotted traveling Stone Drive at more than 120 mph — has been arrested after trying to elude police and being struck by a squad car. The collision occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night on Bloomingdale Pike, at a back entrance to Dunkin' Donuts. Police say the rider was attempting to swerve into the parking lot when hit by the cruiser, which was traveling approximately 5 mph. A Kingsport arrest report states the incident began approximately two miles away. An officer in the parking lot of an East Stone Drive business reportedly spotted a motorcycle...
  • Operation Extra Sugar ends in prostitution count for donut shop worker

    08/02/2011 4:24:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2011
    (CNN) -- After a six-week operation dubbed "Extra Sugar," police determined that a New Jersey donut shop employee was offering more than coffee and sweets to her customers and arrested her on a prostitution-related charge, police said Tuesday. Melissa Redmond, an overnight worker at a Dunkin' Donuts shop on U.S. Route 46 in Rockaway, was arrested because she was offering sexual services for money, according to Detective Sgt. Kyle Schwarzmann of the Rockaway Borough Police Department. The original anonymous tip came in early June and police started surveillance on Redmond, 29, soon after, according to Schwarzmann.
  • Sausage Pancake Bites from Dunkin Donuts: Like Delicious Droppings From a Fast-Food Breakfast Bird

    11/14/2010 3:19:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1+ views
    phoenixnewtimes ^ | Nov. 12 2010 | Laura Hahnefeld
    The newest battleground for the fast-food giants is breakfast. McDonald's, Burger King, and Starbucks have turned up the griddle on joints like Dunkin Donuts, forcing them to fight back. Said Dunkin Donuts to the breakfast bullies, "Suck on our Sausage Pancake Bites!" Last week, for a limited time only, Dunkin Donuts launched its Sausage Pancake Bites as a market test item. Billed as "a poppable breakfast snack that makes it easy for anyone to savor the delicious pairing of pancakes and sausages any time of day," Sausage Pancake Bites are bite-sized sausage links wrapped in a maple flavored pancake, sold...
  • Update: Iraqi native arrested for terror plot (in Nashville)

    10/11/2004 11:41:35 AM PDT · by JDGreen123 · 24 replies · 943+ views
    WSMV TV 4 - Nashville ^ | 10/08/04 | Staff Reports
    Just a quick update on our Iraqi Jihadist here in Nashville. From WSMV 4 in Nashville The F.B.I. says it has foiled a terrorist plot in Nashville by arresting a man who bought automatic weapons at a local Krispy Kreme donut shop on Thompson Lane. 33-year-old Ahmed Hassan Al-Uqaily was caught Thursday after buying machine guns, handguns, ammunition and hand grenades from an undercover agent. Channel 4 News’ Susan Harding reported that Al-Uqaily has lived in Nashville since 1991 and lived at at least four different addresses. His name has often appeared in the media over the last few months...
  • Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses

    09/17/2010 6:50:31 PM PDT · by topher · 151 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 17, 2010
    Friday September 17, 2010 Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses ROSWELL, New Mexico, September 17, 2010 ( – A New Mexico School principal has penalized three Christian students with suspensions for giving fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible verses to each of their teachers, according to the public advocacy group Liberty Counsel. This school is already named in a pending lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf of families and students who were bullied, and one suspended, for exercising their freedom of religion by distributing abstinence wristbands and plastic models of babies at 12 weeks...
  • Original Web-ster: Shapes and Sizes, Donuts and Dress Shirts.

    08/17/2010 10:20:16 PM PDT · by · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 18, 2010 | David Shedlock
    I, no doubt, stood there with a glazed look in my eyes when my friend informed me that donuts were not originally donut-shaped. I immediately raised doubts about his statement. “Of course they were donut-shaped” I finally replied. “Let’s say the ancient doughnut was shaped like the symbol for ‘pi’ (π). This shape would have defined what “donut-shaped” meant.” At the beginning, the baker might tell his neighbors he was making pi-shaped pastries called doughnuts. These future customers would have been confused because it would have sounded to them as if he had said “pie-shaped pastry”. Pies have always been...
  • Krispy Kremes used as bear bait

    05/22/2010 3:06:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,028+ views
    upi. ^ | May 21, 2010 at
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said they are using day-old Krispy Kreme doughnuts as bait to lure a bear in Bellevue. Jason Capelli, a game warden with the department, said the 1 1/2-year-old bear, estimated to weigh 70 to 80 pounds, has been spotted digging through garbage and birdfeeders in a Bellevue neighborhood and Krispy Kreme donated day-old doughnuts to use as bait, The Seattle Times reported Friday. "Krispy Kreme doughnuts are standard bear bait," Capelli said adding trappers are also using maple syrup and caramel-molasses mix as bait. Capelli said the bear's "comfort...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Plice: Man stole goods from a NJ police headquarters, caught trying to sell them at Taco Bell

    02/16/2010 8:09:22 AM PST · by cajuncow · 14 replies · 337+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-16-10 | Associated Press
    Police in Trenton, New Jersey say a man sneaked into police headquarters and stole a police radio, a computer monitor and a sergeant's attache case. Anthony Williams was arrested Sunday after authorities say he tried to sell the radio to customers at a Taco Bell drive-through.
  • For Michelle Obama, Donuts Equal Terrorism

    02/10/2010 11:57:23 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 33 replies · 773+ views
    So, Michelle Obama seems to be as delusional as her husband. Yesterday, she said that childhood obesity (a Crisis!) is a threat to national security. No, really. She actually said that: ( – At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security. “A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security,...
  • Police officers shot and killed in 'ambush' (4 dead in coffee shop murder)

    11/29/2009 11:33:27 AM PST · by bronzey · 67 replies · 3,649+ views
    King 5 ^ | 11-29-09
    Four police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee shop. Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says officers were in a coffee shop near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m. Police are searching for a male suspect and interviewing witnesses. Forza Coffee is near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. Troyer says the officers were preparing for their shift when a suspect or suspects "walked in with a handgun, opened fire multiple times and then fled the scene,"...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Dropped After One Show

    12/02/2008 4:03:47 PM PST · by dynachrome · 92 replies · 2,725+ views
    Reuters via Newsmax ^ | 12-2-08 | unattributed
    A mere 5 million viewers tuned in Friday for the 8 p.m. bow of Rosie O'Donnell's variety show, "Rosie Live," on NBC. The show has been dropped from the network's schedule. Among those making appearances on the hourlong program - conceived as a throwback to such series as "The Carol Burnett Show" - were Alanis Morissette, Alec Baldwin, Clay Aiken, Ne-Yo and Liza Minnelli. It earned a 1.2 preliminary rating among adults 18-49.
  • Cop wins doughnut-eating contest

    08/04/2008 4:26:01 PM PDT · by Shermy · 7 replies · 164+ views
    Mankato Free Press ^ | August 4, 2008
    Travis Lapham of the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office provided a feel-good moment for people attending the Blue Earth County Fair Saturday. For people suffering some guilt about eating the chili cheese fries at the 4-H stand or the deep-fried cheese curds at the snack wagon or the chili cheese fries and the deep-fried cheese curds, Lapham outdid them in calories and fat intake. And Lapham managed to do it in less than seven minutes. “I feel really good right now,” Lapham said, just minutes after winning the doughnut-eating contest. There was little indication — other than a quiet belch...
  • Doughnut chain gets healthy menu

    07/30/2008 9:14:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 56 replies · 207+ views
    bbc ^ | July 30, 2008
    Doughnut chain gets healthy menu 30 July 2008 Dunkin' Donuts, the chain famous for its filled doughnuts with icing on top or covered in chocolate sprinkles, is introducing a new healthy menu. The so-called DDSmart menu, which will be introduced in the US in August, does not include any doughnuts. Instead it has nibbles such as an egg white veggie flatbread sandwich. According to the firm, this has 25% less sugar, fat, saturated fat, salt and calories than the sausage, egg and cheese croissant it already offers. The sandwich is 290 calories and contains 9 grams of fat,
  • Dunkin' Donuts yanks Rachael Ray ad

    05/27/2008 4:56:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 202 replies · 899+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/27/08 | staff
    Does Dunkin’ Donuts really think its customers could mistake Rachael Ray for a terrorist sympathizer? The Canton-based company has abruptly canceled an ad in which the domestic diva wears a scarf that looks like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men. more stories like this Some observers, including ultra-conservative Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin, were so incensed by the ad that there was even talk of a Dunkin’ Donuts boycott. ‘‘The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad,’’ Malkin yowls in her syndicated column. ‘‘Popularized by...
  • Police nab suspect in doughnut van heist

    03/21/2008 3:32:26 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 15 replies · 606+ views
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 3/21/08 | unatributted
    TOLEDO, Iowa - An Illinois man was arrested after police chased a stolen delivery van loaded with doughnuts across two Iowa counties at speeds of up to 100 mph. The van, owned by Donut Delite, of Moline, Ill., was stolen early Thursday while the driver was making deliveries at a hospital in nearby Rock Island. More than 100 miles later in Iowa, a Benton County sheriff's deputy spotted the van about 9:30 a.m. _ and the chase was on. Other officers joined in, and the chase stretched into Tama County. Authorities finally cornered the van in Toledo and arrested the...
  • Police Arrest Illinois Man for Stealing Van Filled With Doughnuts

    03/21/2008 1:32:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies · 735+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2008
    TOLEDO, Iowa — An Illinois man was arrested after police chased a stolen delivery van loaded with doughnuts across two Iowa counties at speeds of up to 100 mph. The van, owned by Donut Delite, of Moline, Ill., was stolen early Thursday while the driver was making deliveries at a hospital in nearby Rock Island. More than 100 miles later in Iowa, a Benton County sheriff's deputy spotted the van about 9:30 a.m. — and the chase began. Other officers joined in, and the chase stretched into Tama County. Authorities finally cornered the van in Toledo and arrested the driver,...
  • NBC: Raul 'Officially Chosen'; Penn and Pile 'o Donuts

    02/25/2008 6:01:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies · 141+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Here in Ithaca and no doubt in other liberal bastions across the land, you can still see cars festooned with those bitter bumper stickers: "Re-Defeat Bush!" and "Bush: Selected, Not Elected!" Those sentiments remain reflected in an MSM still smarting from Florida 2000. All of which made Ann Curry's words on this morning's Today, announcing the ascendancy of Raul Castro in Cuba, so ironic. ANN CURRY: In the news this morning, we begin with Cuba and its new president in nearly half a century. Raul Castro was officially chosen on Sunday to take over from his brother Fidel who announced...
  • Philadelphia Police Officer Shot in Head at Dunkin' Donuts Dies

    11/01/2007 3:06:50 PM PDT · by Westlander · 28 replies · 315+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-01-2007 | Fox
    A police officer shot in the head by a doughnut shop robber died Thursday morning, the police commissioner announced. The gunman went into the shop and demanded money just before Cassidy opened the door, said Sandra Kim, a Dunkin' Donuts employee who was behind the counter at the time. He then spun around and shot the officer as he held the door. Cassidy was a regular customer who came in twice a day for a large coffee with cream and sugar, Kim said. "He's always nice to all the employees," she said. "The officer was just coming in for a...
  • The hole truth: what you don't know about doughnuts (can kill you - mine)

    08/26/2007 1:56:08 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 110 replies · 2,776+ views
    Find ^ | Jan-Feb 2004 | Jayne Hurley, Bonnie Liebman
    The "hot doughnut experience." That's the difference between Krispy Kreme and other large doughnut chains. Dunkin' Donuts may be bigger (at least in the East), but nothing stirs the soul like the neon "Hot Doughnuts Now" sign that lights up when Krispy Kreme's famous Original Glazeds come rolling off the line. If you've ever had a doughnut hot out of the fryer, you know how tough it is to stop at just one. Just what we need: an irresistible food that's made of sugarcoated white flour fried in trans-fat-laden oil. Doughnuts are a phenomenon. Fortune magazine recently named the rapidly...
  • Residents protest ban of day-old doughnuts in Putnam senior centers

    08/10/2007 7:40:35 AM PDT · by alice_in_bubbaland · 96 replies · 1,568+ views
    THE JOURNAL NEWS ^ | August 10, 2007 | Barbara Livingston Nackman
    Doughnuts, his deep-fried favorite, have been deep-sixed at Putnam's senior centers because officials say they are bad for the old folks' health and could be dirty. Not surprisingly, some of those same seniors don't like the doughnut police telling them what to dunk in their coffee.

    07/19/2007 2:29:18 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 147 replies · 1,644+ views
    What else is there to do on Thursdays besides FReep and listen to TSN?!
  • Tim Hortons sues over Afghan outlet -- Radio host's comments about Afghan outlet at centre

    03/02/2007 2:43:18 PM PST · by Clive · 11 replies · 859+ views
    Sun Media ^ | 2007-03-02 | Sam Pazzano
    Tim Hortons has launched a double-double of a lawsuit, seeking $105 million in damages from two of Canada's largest media companies and a popular Toronto radio talk-show host. The coffee chain giant filed a defamation suit against Standard Radio and CFRB talk-show host Bill Carroll, along with CanWest, which owns Global TV, alleging they falsely stated that Ottawa footed the bill for a franchise serving Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. "The false and defamatory statements respecting the establishment of a Tim Hortons franchise injured the plaintiffs' trade name, brand and commercial reputation," according to documents filed with the Superior Court of...
  • Scientist develops caffeinated doughnuts

    01/26/2007 6:21:38 AM PST · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 595+ views
    That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? That's what Doctor Robert Bohannon, a Durham, North Carolina, molecular scientist, has come up with. Bohannon says he's developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, without the bitter taste of caffeine. Each piece of pastry is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee. While the product is not on the market yet, Bohannon has approached some heavyweight companies, including Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks about carrying it.
  • The War On Terror Claims Doughnuts

    12/04/2006 9:49:39 AM PST · by steve-b · 8 replies · 692+ views
    The Register ^ | John Oates
    Airport security is a serious business, but why was a Reg reader refused a Krispy Kreme doughnut at Heathrow airport? Admittedly, the sugared snacks contain enough cooking oil and sugar to power a trailer park, but who knew they could be fashioned into bombs? On Saturday afternoon a Reg reader was dropping some friends at Heathrow and stopped off at Krispy Kreme doughnuts outside Terminal 3. But the reader was directed to the unstuffed ring doughnuts rather than a full-fat, fully stuffed Krispy Kreme special because the fillings fall foul of security restrictions. "Imagine our confusion when the guy serving...
  • Doughnut Wars Heat Up (It's North versus South)

    10/23/2006 7:38:29 AM PDT · by Cagey · 238 replies · 3,542+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 10-23-2006
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- It's North versus South -- in the doughnut wars. Dunkin' Donuts is a tradition in the Northeast, but the South is Krispy Kreme territory. Now Dunkin' Donuts is testing the waters in the Nashville area with a dozen stores. Maine native Joe Rando said he's a lifelong Dunkin' fanatic, and missed his favorite coffee and doughnuts when he moved South. Now, he's signed on with Dunkin' and is in charge of the Nashville-area operation. He feels there's room for Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme and even more. He said employees of Starbucks are coming across the street to...
  • Tri-Cities police quickly find stolen doughnut truck

    08/07/2006 11:33:38 AM PDT · by kingattax · 11 replies · 418+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 7, 2006
    RICHLAND, Wash. - A stolen truck full of doughnuts? Better believe Tri-Cities police were on that in a hurry. Moments after the theft of the Viera's Bakery van was reported early Friday in Kennewick, police issued an all-points bulletin. A Benton County sheriff's deputy quickly spotted the truck. After a chase at 30 to 35 mph, Richland police got it to stop and arrested the driver, Steve Swoboda, 19, for investigation of auto theft and felony escape. Still intact was the entire load of glazed, sugar and cream doughnuts, as well as apple fritters, bear claws. "In 24 years in...
  • Farewell tears as Lou's sells its last doughnut - San Jose business hangs it up after 51 years

    07/27/2006 3:43:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 216+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/27/06 | Mike Cassidy
    Lou's Living Donut Museum is dead. San Jose's cathedral of cholesterol sold its last heavenly doughnut this morning, ending a 51-year run of providing breakfast treats and memories. ``I prepared for this for a while,'' said Chaz Chavira, 46, who with his family bought the joint from the original Lou (Lou Ades) in 1981. ``It's almost more of a relief than it is a sad thing.'' Chavira has struggled with health problems including diabetes, pancreatic problems and erratically high cholesterol. His mother, Connie, who also works at the shop at Delmas and Auzerais avenues, recently had to hang up her...
  • R.I.P.: Michael Vale, Dunkin' Donuts' "Fred the baker"

    12/27/2005 5:36:52 PM PST · by JellyJam · 19 replies · 1,569+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | AP
    Michael Vale, the actor best known for his portrayal of a sleepy-eyed Dunkin' Donuts baker who said "Time to make the donuts," has died, his family said on Tuesday. He was 83 years old. Vale's long-running character, "Fred the Baker," became a cultural icon. The ad campaign lasted 15 years, until Vale retired in 1997. Vale died Saturday in New York City of complications from diabetes, according to son-in law Rick Reil.