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  • Robot-Powered Burger Joint Makes a Beeline For Bay Area

    07/03/2016 12:56:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 2, 2016
    Move over, humans. A robot-operated restaurant is heading to the Bay Area. Momentum Machines, a San Francisco-based startup, plans to launch a burger joint where fare is cooked, seasoned and wrapped by robots, Tech Insider reported. The still unnamed restaurant will utilize what Momentum Machines built in 2012 — a machine that could churn out 400 burgers in an hour. The innovative appliance includes a stamper that grinds and stamps custom blends of meat, a vegetable slicer, an oven to toast the meat and bun, and a bagger to wrap the complete product. Images released by the company show the...
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...
  • Wendy’s moves to self-service ordering as minimum wage rises

    05/12/2016 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 150 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 12, 2016 | John Sexton
    Investor’s Business Daily reported Wednesday that fast food chain Wendy’s will be expanding the use of self-service kiosks in response to the rising minimum wage: Wendy’s said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy’s President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations have been raising prices to offset wage hikes Other fast food chains are also experimenting with self-service kiosks. McDonalds...
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • Hamptons

    09/07/2015 3:25:11 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Old Los Angeles Restaurants ^ | March 24, 2012. | Mark Evanier
    Hamptons (spelled with no apostrophe) was an upscale hamburger joint — perhaps the first one in Southern California. There were in fact two outlets of Hamptons. The original one was on Highland in Hollywood and in the spirit of full disclosure, it should be noted that the proprietor of this site was a part-owner of this one during its last few years of life. The other was out on Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake and it has now been transformed into Mo’s, with some but not all of the old Hamptons menu remaining. Hamptons was famous as the restaurant that...
  • Iconic Hodad's restaurant owner dies (Mike Hardin)

    02/06/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 6, 2015 | Karen Kucher and Lori Weisberg
    SAN DIEGO — Mike Hardin -- beloved burger master, philanthropist and owner of Hodad's, an Ocean Beach institution -- has died, leaving the community in mourning. As news spread of his death, mourners gathered and left remembrances in front of the Ocean Beach restaurant on Newport Avenue, creating a makeshift memorial.
  • Burger spicier than pepper spray sends UK journalists to hospital

    07/10/2014 5:49:11 PM PDT · by equalator · 59 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7-10-2014
    Arron Hendy and Ruari Barratt were dining at U.K. eatery Burger Off. Each took one bite of the “XXX Hot Chili Burger.” Minutes later, Barratt began suffering from severe stomach pain and soon lost feeling in his hands. His legs also began shaking and his eyes rolled to the back of his head, reports The Argus. The sauce uses a concentrated piri piri chili sauce from India. Gambardella estimated that the sauce measures between seven to nine million units on the Scolville scale. Tabasco sauce comes in around 2,500 – 5,000, while pepper spray ranks 500,000 to five million units.
  • McDonald’s Has the Worst Hamburger in the Country, According to New Consumer Reports Study

    07/03/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Chelsea Hirsch
    The Habit Burger and In-N-Out lead the pack. Chick-fil-A also has lots to squawk about. Turns out nobody’s loving it. The standard McDonald’s hamburger — the one that claims to satisfy “billions and billions” — finished dead last in a new Consumer Reports taste test. The Hamburglar’s favorite meal earned a score of just 5.8 out of 10 from the magazine’s readers, putting it far behind West Coast chains The Habit Burger Grill and In-N-Out Burger, which scored 8.1 out of 10 and 8 out of 10, respectively. The top fast food burger available locally was Five Guys Burgers and...
  • Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

    01/17/2014 10:49:28 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Greenbiz,com ^ | January 6 2014 | Joel Makowr
    Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide.
  • Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    08/27/2013 2:44:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2013 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON
    After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money. "Some of the stuff we had to offer, they wouldn't eat," said Catlin, Ill., Superintendent Gary Lewis, whose district saw a 10 to 12 percent drop in lunch sales, translating to $30,000 lost under the program last year. "So you sit there and watch the kids, and you know they're hungry at the end of the day,...
  • Harry Lewis dies at 93; launched Hamburger Hamlet chain (he was also an actor)

    06/11/2013 8:24:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 10, 2013 | Rene Lynch
    As an actor, Harry Lewis took second billing to the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, most notably in the 1948 film noir "Key Largo." But he found his own starring role as a Los Angeles restaurateur who helped usher in the concept of the "gourmet burger" when he launched the ground-breaking Hamburger Hamlet restaurant chain, among others.
  • Air Pollution From Grilled Burgers Worse Than Trucks

    09/19/2012 3:34:48 PM PDT · by twistedwrench · 62 replies
    CBS Local ^ | September 18, 2012
    A UC Riverside study found that commercially cooked hamburgers cause more air pollution than diesel trucks. The study, which focused on commercial charbroilers found in burger restaurants, said the equipment generates grease, smoke, water vapors and combustion products, which emit a large amount of particulate matter into the air.
  • 'A taste worth dying for': Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas serves up 8,000 calorie burger meal

    11/17/2011 5:43:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21st October 2011 | David Gardner
    Waitresses at the Heart Attack Grill dress in nurse uniforms to serve up artery-clogging fare, including the Quadruple Bypass Burger seen here You can't say you haven't been warned if you order up a gut busting 8,000-calorie burger meal at the Heart Attack Grill. If the name of the restaurant isn't enough to make your arteries quiver, the Quadruple Bypass Burger should be all the clues you'll need. It contains four half-pound beef patties, cheese and bacon and comes with a milkshake containing the world's 'highest butterfat content' (with an extra pat of butter) and 'Flatliner Fries' that are deep-fried...
  • Cursive writing: Lost art or useless skill?

    10/30/2011 5:16:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 76 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 30, 2011 | Cara Fitzpatrick,
    When asked for their John Hancock, future generations might print it in block letters or scrawl some scribbles across the page. But odds are, they won't sign their name in cursive. They might not even be able to read it. Cursive, with its graceful loops and perfectly joined letters, seems soon to join the typewriter, VCR player and flip-phone as relics of a past age. Keyboarding skills, not cursive, were included in the Common Core, a set of national academic standards adopted last year by more than 40 states, including Florida.
  • My First Time At Five Guys Burgers

    08/31/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT · by mountn man · 212 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    SO, after much anticipation, I finally had the chance to try Five Guys Burgers and Fries. And after hearing and reading all the hype, I was definetly...What would be the correct word?...UNIMPRESSED!!!
  • Joe's Burger Search

    01/01/2011 12:10:18 PM PST · by wizkid · 217 replies
    Joe's Burger Search ^ | 12/31/2010 | WizKid
    Welcome to my search for the perfect burger. My mission is to search and inform one burger at a time.
  • Taiwan: Restaurants urged to put labels on giant burgers (dentists push for ban)

    07/09/2010 12:46:19 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The China Post ^ | Thursday, July 8, 2010 | The China Post news staff
    Dentists urged fast food restaurants to label signs on their gigantic burger products to warn consumers against over-extend their mouths to eat such food, local media reported yesterday. Many diners had to see dentists for jaw-related issues after consuming beef burgers served by two fast food chains, whose sizes are larger than normal, said Hsu Ming-lun, associate professor of the School of Dentistry of National Yang-Ming University. Some of them faced sore jaws and some even had difficulties opening their mouths; both are typical symptoms of Temporomandibular dysfunction, an injury related to jaws, added Hsu. People normally have their mouths...
  • Good riddance to the Whataburger 'Thick and Hearty' burger?

    12/18/2009 7:35:24 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 111 replies · 2,929+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | December 18, 2009 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    FORT WORTH -- Good riddance? We can’t recall the last time a company promoted the end of a product. Did Ford extol the Edsel? Coke the New Coke? Yet we have Whataburger buying little ads, setting up toll-free hot lines and Web sites, then paying PR people to call attention to the withdrawal of what is easily the Corpus Christi-based chain’s unhealthiest menu item: The A1 Thick and Hearty Burger. The burger has lost its pizzazz, said a PR person with SPM Communications of Dallas, who is not authorized to be quoted by name, Wednesday night, a North Texas hairstylist...
  • Burger King revamp aims at higher-priced kin

    10/06/2009 11:24:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies · 1,118+ views
    CHICAGO — Burger King Corp. plans to swap its generic fast-food feel and bland tiles and tabletops for a vibe that's more sit-down than drive-through. As part of a plan to be revealed Wednesday in Amsterdam, the company will announce a massive effort to overhaul its 12,000 locations worldwide. The sleek interior will include rotating red flame chandeliers, brilliant TV-screen menus and industrial-inspired corrugated metal and brick walls. "I'd call it more contemporary, edgy, futuristic," Chairman and CEO John Chidsey told The Associated Press. "It feels so much more like an upscale restaurant." But that comes with an upscale price:...
  • The Big McFatty Melt

    06/01/2009 9:12:39 AM PDT · by angkor · 35 replies · 1,575+ views
    A Hamburger Today (blog) ^ | 29 May 2009 | Nick Solares
    Just for entertainment: I saw this on Friday but forgot to post it. The blog "A Hamburger Today" has been running these insane burger creations for a couple years, and The Big McFatty Melt is just a new one on that theme.
  • Bappy Holiday: Burger 'Pilgrimage' Launched

    05/16/2009 2:11:35 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 471+ views
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | May 15, 2009
    The world's first burger pilgrimage has been announced allowing 'food tourists' to pay homage to the humble fast-food. The itinerary takes in 16 cities in eight countries that are deemed to have played a pivotal role in the evolution of the burger. The Burger Pilgrimage Trip, cooked up by fast-food giant Burger King, will take 35 days to complete and cost a whopping £3,400. It is aimed at the rapidly growing number of 'food tourists'. Historically, the burger started as a meatball in classical Roman times, with more sophisticated versions developing in the Middle Ages. Sarah Power, marketing director of...
  • Jamie Oliver signs US TV deal to make Americans give up hamburgers

    05/12/2009 6:51:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 104 replies · 2,723+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 12, 2009 | Urmee Khan
    Jamie Oliver has signed a deal with ABC for a series seeking to persuade Americans to swap hamburgers for home-cooked food. The programme will be a combination of his two British series, Jamie's School Dinners and Jamie's Ministry Of Food. The 33 year old chef plans to visit unhealthy American cities to improve eating habits by using local resources. The show will adopt the formula used for Channel 4 series Jamie's School Dinners four years ago, in which Oliver prompted the Government to spend £500m on school food after finding pupils in Greenwhich were being fed turkey twizzlers. In Ministry...
  • Taste-Testing New York Baseball

    04/18/2009 12:12:53 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 8 replies · 628+ views
    WSJ ^ | Apr 18, 2009 | By RAYMOND SOKOLOV
    Both local teams lost the openers at their new stadiums -- the Mets to the Padres on Monday 6-5, and the Yankees to Cleveland on Thursday 10-2 -- but they scored points with their efforts to give New York baseball fans a lot more than franks and beer to feed themselves and their loyalty. Like the Mets, the Yankees have devoted vast space to a vastly improved string of food purveyors in an area with a full view of the diamond. And like those at Citi Field, many of the stalls at the new Yankee Stadium are operated by trademark...
  • Opinions on hotdog and hamburger condiments (Vanity)

    09/19/2008 12:32:53 PM PDT · by Domandred · 238 replies · 1,428+ views
    FR ^ | 9/19/08 | Domandred
    My wife and I are having an argument. When she makes me a hamburger she insists on putting mayo on it. So we got into an argument over the proper condiments for hamburgers and hotdogs. She insists on ketchup on her hotdogs. Mayo on her burgers. Mayo on hotdogs. I believe ketchup has no business being on a dog (should be only some form of mustard) and hamburgers can get ketchup+mustard, but not mayo. Mayo is only for deli type sandwiches. Opinions please.
  • Caption Obama

    04/12/2008 4:22:24 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 44 replies · 1,043+ views
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., serves burgers to Alisha Cordell from Raleigh, N.C., during a lunch with supporters at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Saturday, April 12, 2008 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., takes a bite from his cheeseburger has lunch with supporters at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Saturday, April 12, 2008.
  • Cows Flee After Seeing McDonald's (Roundup Was Called "Operation Hamburger Helper")

    11/13/2007 3:03:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 116+ views ^ | Tue, Nov. 13, 2007 | The Associated Press
    Cows flee after seeing McDonald's The Associated Press WEST HAVEN, Utah --McDonald's? The burger joint? Stampede! Eight cows escaped from a trailer when the rear gate opened as the driver pulled into a McDonald's. It took about two hours to round them up Monday. "Maybe they were going to ... hop in the freezer, save the middleman," Weber County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Creager said. Lt. Kevin Burns had another theory: "They didn't like their future." The roundup was called "Operation Hamburger Helper." A nearby resident even hopped on his horse. "I thought my eyes were lying," said Wayne Sanders, who...
  • What is for Dinner tonight? How about Hamburger Pizza?

    10/16/2007 12:58:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies · 43+ views ^ | October 16, 2007 | Gator
  • A BURGER AND THOU, White Castle Lovers Enjoy Valentine's Day by the Sackful

    02/16/2006 6:08:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 614+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 02.15.06 | PETER GENOVESE
    "When I had my wisdom teeth pulled out," family friend Joseph Pignatore was saying, "my brother-in-law said, 'We should take a ride to White Castle.' I basically gummed the burger while soda was dribbling down my mouth." Yesterday, Pignatore, all teeth in place, could enjoy his sack of Slyders in peace at the White Castle on Stelton Road in South Plainfield. The Hillsborough resident, along with his wife, Joanne, and son, Matthew, were among thousands of people nationwide who enjoyed Valentine's Day, White Castle style. Participating White Castles, including six of the 24 in New Jersey, invited couples to a...
  • Religious McDonald's Sign Draws Attention In Raleigh

    12/14/2005 6:14:18 AM PST · by pangaea6 · 212 replies · 3,738+ views
    WRAL News Raleigh ^ | 7:16 am EST December 14, 2005
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Everyone celebrates religion and holidays in their own individual ways, but currently there are questions about whether the two should be more connected. One of the latest places involved in the controversy is a McDonald's restaurant in Raleigh.The sign at McDonald's on the corner of Falls of Neuse and Spring Forest Road reads: "Merry Christmas, Jesus is the Reason for the Season." It is a holiday message that Amanda Alpert thinks comes on a little too strongly. "It offends me because it specifically talks about Jesus, Merry Christmas. It doesn't give credit to anyone else," Alpert said....
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1550) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    04/18/2005 7:51:10 PM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 298 replies · 2,840+ views
    All of Us | 4/19/05 | Various News Sources & Free Republic Members
    Hello again...& Welcome to ATRW for Tues., Apr. 19!As the week continues....John Bolton's name is set to be sent to the Senate Floor for confirmation as UN Ambassador...Longtime Republican Cong. from Illinois, Henry Hyde announced his retirement at term's end.For the first time in 4 weeks, gasoline prices at the pump have dropped...a few cents.An Iraqi Maj. General and his son were assassinated late Monday returning to Baghdad from Madain.And the Cardinals met for the first day of their deliberations with no new Pope selected.We Will Not Tire, We Will Not Falter, and We Will not Fail!
  • Michael Moore in Conclave, running for Pope

    04/18/2005 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Registered · 17 replies · 1,339+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 04.18.05 | Registered
  • Forget Thin. Hardee's Introduces New Mega-Calorie Monster Thickburger

    11/16/2004 6:29:37 AM PST · by SmithPatterson · 35 replies · 1,516+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11-15-04 | Jim Salter
    Forget thin. Hardee's introduces new mega-calorie Monster Thickburger By JIM SALTER AP Business Writer Published on: 11/15/04 ST. LOUIS — As many fast-food chains introduce healthier fare amid fears of being sued, Hardee's is introducing a hamburger with 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat. St. Louis-based Hardee's Food Systems Inc. on Monday rolled out its Monster Thickburger — two 1/3-pound slabs of Angus beef, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame seed bun. The sandwich alone sells for $5.49, $7.09 with fries and a soda. The introduction comes at a time when...
  • Report: Hamburgers Introduced to N. Korea

    07/07/2004 4:37:33 AM PDT · by yonif · 69 replies · 1,566+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 07, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has introduced hamburgers to his reclusive, communist country in a campaign to provide "quality" food to university students, media reported Wednesday. The hamburgers were introduced in 2000 and dubbed "gogigyeopbbang," Korean for "double bread with meat," according to the June 29 edition of the North Korean state-run newspaper Minju Joson. The report was carried by South Korea's Yonhap news agency on Wednesday. Although reports from the isolated country have in recent years mentioned the introduction of the American fast food classic, the latest announcement seems to credit the country's...
  • Poll Shows Voters Prefer Bush at Barbecue

    05/26/2004 9:34:54 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 38 replies · 161+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | Wed May 26, 6:54 PM ET | Quinnipiac University pollsters.
    Poll Shows Voters Prefer Bush at Barbecue Wed May 26, 6:54 PM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo! HAMDEN, Conn. - Voters would rather flip burgers and drink beer at a backyard barbecue with President Bush (news - web sites) than Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), according to a national poll that found Bush leading Kerry on "regular guy" qualities.
  • What are the BEST Hamburgers? (List restaurants that serves the best)

    03/26/2004 4:45:33 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 1,599+ views
    Self | March 26, 2004 | PJ-Comix
    I read something yesterday about the 50th anniversary of Burger King. Anyway, I got to thinking about the BEST burgers I've ever eaten (not Whoppers) and several came to mind including the great IN'N'Out cheeseburgers. However, in my opinion NO hamburger can compete in greatness with the UNBELIEVABLE Tommy's chili cheeseburgers served in the L.A. area. They come cover with chili and chili peppers. Add to that large tomatos and of course great meat and that burger has NO competition. Any of you who have ever eaten Tommy's Burgers know that are absolutely the best. My mouth is watering for...
  • Did Officers Stop For White Castle "Sliders" En Route To 911 Calls? Husband Murdered Ronayle White

    01/06/2004 10:22:01 AM PST · by Coleus · 72 replies · 1,557+ views ^ | 05.22.02
    White Castle Security Tapes Subpoenaed In 911 Investigation Did Officers Stop For "Sliders" En Route To Distress Call? CHICAGO -- A lawyer representing the family of a woman who was murdered as she called 911 has subpoenaed videotapes from two fast food restaurants. NBC5's Derrick Blakey reported that while it's only a tip, the attorney would like to see security tapes from White Castle restaurants at 103rd Street and Michigan Avenue, and at 11th and Halsted streets. They want to determine whether the first Chicago police officers assigned to respond to Ronayle White's distress call went for "sliders" instead....
  • Pro-Family Group Targets Restaurant Chain Over Ad Featuring Porn Icon Hefner

    11/10/2003 9:29:45 AM PST · by truthandlife · 91 replies · 860+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/10/03 | Jody Brown
    A pro-family group is taking issue with a national fast-food chain for featuring pornographer Hugh Hefner and his Playboy "Bunnies" on a new television commercial. Last week, CKE Restaurants -- parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. establishments -- defended a sexually provocative TV commercial for Carl's Jr. by saying it was designed to target young men. The ad shows a model simulating sexual moves while riding a mechanical bull. Apparently believing that sexual fantasy is somehow related to the decision process one goes through before ordering a hamburger, this week the corporation released another Carl's Jr. commercial, this one...
  • U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 1: Hamburgers (Let's sue ourselves)

    07/31/2003 11:30:52 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 1 replies · 134+ views
    U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 1: Hamburgers 7/31/03 12:56:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National and Feature Desks Contact: Rick Reed or Tom Edwards, 301-763-2812, both of the U.S. Census Bureau WASHINGTON, July 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature for August 1 from the U.S. Census Bureau: FRIDAY, AUGUST 1: HAMBURGERS Profile America -- Friday, August 1st. One of the nation's favorite foods will be honored tomorrow in Seymour, Wisconsin at the annual Home of the Hamburger Celebration. The legend is that in 1885 Charlie Nagreen was selling meatballs at the county fair, but...
  • Cirque Du Soleil Does Circus Magic Without Animals (PETA alert)

    01/09/2003 7:49:43 PM PST · by nwrep · 12 replies · 1,261+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 9 | Paul Majendie
    LONDON (Reuters) - Forget the tigers, the elephants and the dancing bears. Cirque du Soleil will never travel the world with performing animals. "We don't agree with the way the animals are dressed to do their tricks. We prefer to give jobs to human beings," said Pierre Parisien from the renowned Quebec troupe that has inspired a circus renaissance around the globe. "They are animals, not performers. They should be in the jungle," the artistic director of the troupe's "Saltimbanco" show told Reuters after its London opening this week. "We do not agree with the way they are trained...
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...