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  • After six years of banning home-made lunches, what are the results in Chicago?

    04/11/2011 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 34 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | April 11, 2011 | Steve McGough
    Even though the article states kids have been forced to eat the lunches provided by the government for six years, there is no information provided about the health and wellness of the kids. Where are the results from the past six years? How is the obesity rate? How about the diabetes rate?
  • Jerry Brown tells state workers to take Republicans to lunch

    04/06/2011 8:09:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/6/11 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown said in a telephone town hall with state employees last night that partisan bickering is more rampant than it once was at the Capitol, and he suggested his tax plan might fare better if Service Employee International Union members plied the other side. "If every SEIU member would take a Republican to lunch, maybe we would be in better shape," Brown said in a telephone town hall that the union said reached thousands of employees.
  • Huckabee helps Obama promote "Healthy Hunger-Free Kids" Act.

    12/13/2010 9:21:53 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 31 replies
    -Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas 1996-2007 “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act makes significant progress toward ending child hunger and obesity by expanding access to federal child nutrition programs and improving the nutritional value they provide. In addition to reauthorizing federal child nutrition programs, the act will help address childhood obesity by reducing the fat and calorie content of school meals. Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in a single generation – as First Lady Michelle Obama has called upon our nation to do – won’t be easy. It will require a long-term, sustained commitment to attacking this issue across multiple fronts....
  • Hasselbeck: Republicans are playing a dirty trick

    12/02/2010 8:40:31 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 57 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/02/2010 | Vanity
    This morning on The View, Elizabeth Hasselbeck is railing against House Republicans because they're "playing a dirty trick" on Michelle Obama's school lunch program. One of those "dirty tricks", according to Hasselbeck, is trying to attach language to the bill that would demand tougher background checks on school employees, presumably to screen for sex-offenders. Barbra Walters set up the conversation by playing a clip of Sarah Palin speaking to a crowd essentially saying that school lunch choice is the responsibility of the parents, not the federal government. Then, Walters runs a clip from a sit-down interview with MO, who says...
  • First lady's school lunch plan will cost $4.5 billion

    11/15/2010 8:28:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/15/10 | editor
    The question is — be honest — where will the money come from? Government is chock-full of programs many people view as worthwhile — until the cost is added up. Then, many taxpayers decide priorities need to be set. That is why liberals in government have become adept at concealing the cost of social programs. One example is currently in the news. First lady Michelle Obama insists that healthier foods should be served in public school lunches. That will require a new $4.5 billion program, say the program's proponents. The federally funded school-lunch program feeds 31 million low-income American children...
  • School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line

    10/12/2010 1:30:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 10-12-10 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies and french fries.
  • School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line

    10/12/2010 11:45:41 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 52 replies
    Associated Press / Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 12, 2010 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies and french fries. Some of the ideas include hiding chocolate milk behind plain milk, putting the salad bar near checkout, placing fruit in pretty baskets and accepting only cash as payment for desserts.
  • It's Official -- -- National Chain Burger Stores Suck

    10/09/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT · by big black dog · 218 replies · 1+ views
    Maybe a couple of years ago, I gave up on ever expecting any quality product from the big 3 pizza stores. Without exaggeration, I could get a much, much better product by simply picking up a frozen Tombstone pizza and baking it. (Pizza Inn is great though. They don't deliver here, but I gladly go and pick it up rather than order the crap the big 3 serves.) On to burgers. I used to love McDonalds and Burger King hamburgers. However, for some time, when I would eat them, they just didn't taste right. Especially McDonalds -- It's like I...
  • School lunches for adults, too

    06/02/2010 8:31:11 PM PDT · by Gennie · 26 replies · 521+ views
    WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE ^ | Wednesday June 2, 2010 | Dennis Friend
    School lunches for adults, too Published Wednesday June 2, 2010 By Dennis Friend WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE COUNCIL BLUFFS -- The summer lunch program begins Monday at Council Bluffs district schools. This year, adults who accompany the children also will be able to eat for free. Virginia Bechtold, the school district's nutrition services supervisor, said a group called Hunger Free Heartland prompted the change this year, and the Mutual of Omaha Foundation and the Food Bank of the Heartland will pay for the adult meals. "The Food Bank of the Heartland offered this to us," she said. Comparisons of June lunch...
  • The Progressive Lunch

    05/13/2010 1:40:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 383+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Steve McGough
    ’ve gotten a few requests to post or send out the story of the progressive lunch. Here it is. It’s been around for quite some time, but it’s still relevant … you can’t screw the people who are pulling the cart. Suppose that every day ten men go out for lunch. They each have the exact same meal and the tab for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…
  • Wiesel to lunch at White House

    05/04/2010 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 520+ views ^ | 5/4/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON - Elie Wiesel received a lunch invitation at the White House. The event is to take place on Tuesday, following the publication of newspaper ads by Wiesel obliquely criticizing the Obama administration for pressuring Israel to end building in eastern Jerusalem. Wiesel is a Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust memoirist.
  • Food fight leads to cheese sandwiches

    04/16/2010 4:36:48 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 920+ views
    upi ^ | April 16, 2010
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 16 (UPI) -- Officials with a New Jersey high school said students received a cheese sandwich menu for two days as punishment for a food fight. School superintendent Fredrick Nickles said cafeteria workers at Atlantic City High School prepared and served a cheese sandwich-only menu Wednesday and Thursday for the lunch period involved in Tuesday's food fight, which students coordinated via cell phone, The Press of Atlantic City reported Friday. Nickles said the district has a policy of supplying only the basic meal requirements following an incident of food throwing. He said the policy has been...
  • First Lady Credits School Cafeteria Programs for Bolstering National Security

    03/02/2010 7:03:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies · 636+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/1/2010 | Penny Star – First lady Michelle Obama said at the School Nutrition Association Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday that individuals who work in school cafeterias across the country not only educate and feed children, but help to strengthen national security. “Every day, with the food you serve, you're teaching them these critical lessons about nutrition and healthy eating,” Obama said. “You're shaping their habits and their preferences, and you're affecting the choices that they're going to make for the rest of their lives.” She said the responsibility of feeding 31 million children through school food programs at the nation’s public...
  • President Obama Digs In to a Southern-Style Lunch, Says He Doesn't Want 'Lectures' About Cholesterol

    03/02/2010 2:38:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1,537+ views
    abc ^ | 3/2/10 | ABC News’ Karen Travers and Sunlen Miller report:
    Just days after his doctors expressed concerns about his rising cholesterol levels, President Obama dropped by a family-style restaurant for an authentic – but perhaps not so healthy – Southern style lunch in Savannah, Georgia. In between events, Obama paid a visit to Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room and made it clear he did not want to hear it from the press about his choice of lunch. “I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” Obama said. “Don’t tell Michelle.”
  • Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole

    02/16/2010 7:03:02 PM PST · by Trot · 30 replies · 826+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 2/16/10 | Richard Owen
    Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole

    10/07/2009 1:35:24 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies · 417+ views
    NET | October 07, 2009 | swampsniper
  • No more free lunch in Raul Castro's Cuba

    09/27/2009 4:18:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,250+ views
    google ^ | 9/27/09 | Isabel Sanchez
    HAVANA — President Raul Castro is taking a bold gamble to ease communist Cuba's cash crunch by eliminating a costly government lunch program that feeds almost a third of the nation's population every workday. The Americas' only one-party communist government, held afloat largely by support from its key ally Venezuela, is desperate to improve its budget outlook; the global economy is slack, and Havana is very hard pressed to secure international financing. Raul Castro, 76, officially took over as Cuba's president in February 2008 after his brother, revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, stepped aside with health problems. Though some wondered if...
  • Funny in a Dark Way

    09/18/2009 7:40:38 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 12 replies · 755+ views ^ | August 13, 2009 | BIGFURHAT
    That sounds horrendous. You're actually going to eat that?
  • CA: Lunch With Steve Poizner (liberal in conservative drag .. or just another moderate weinie?)

    12/02/2008 9:34:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 721+ views
    Red County/San Diego ^ | 12/2/08 | Jubal
    OC Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh invited me to attend a small get-acquainted lunch on November 20 with Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. As readers know, Poizner is already running hard for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010. This was the first time I had listened at any length to Poizner, and I came away with an overall positive impression. Poizner brings a number of strong qualities to his campaign: he's energetic, articulate, personable and has a sense of humor. And let's face it: his ability to self-fund from his personal fortune is a tremendous asset for a Republican in a...

    02/03/2008 2:10:14 PM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies · 472+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | Sunday February 03, 2008 | APINYA WIPATAYOTIN
    In the countryside, large rodents have become a cash crop It doesn't matter if they are truck drivers or behind the wheel of a Mercedes Benz. Once they are on the road from Pathum Thani to Suphan Buri, they know where to stop. Along the side of that road are about 100 small bamboo shelters selling roasted paddy rodents, or pig rats. These small businesses have been growing rapidly to cater to the high demand from clients, regardless of their incomes. "My customers come from everywhere - from truck drivers to Mercedes Benz drivers. I even get foreign tourists during...

    09/12/2007 3:11:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 62 replies · 1,791+ views
    website of The Beast ^ | Sept. 12, 2007 | some schmuck from Camp Hillary
    No, it wasn't me. I am so disappointed to not be able to join Bill and Hillary and any of other lowlifes sick-o-fants surrounding them they would have had there. Peter Paul once had lunch with Hillary. It was at world famous Spago and cost him $27,000. She never declared it, she helped her husband destroy his business, and she pretends not to even know him. Of course, when confronted by Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien about Juanita Broaddrick, the Beast didn't know Juanita either.
  • The Question: "If you could lunch with any person from history (living or dead), who would it be?"

    07/15/2007 1:06:44 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 75 replies · 1,560+ views
    The Celebrity Cafe ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Shane Inwood, of Tripod Jimmy Well, I assume that trite answers like "Saddam Hussein so I could slip 10 tabs of bad acid and some rat poison in his dinner" or "David Geffen so I could auction it on-line to the millions of graspers all vying for his time" are against the spirit of the question. And as much as I would love to meet say, Kevin Shields from My Bloody Valentine or Bob Mould or to have met Kurt Cobain etc, how much can you really accomplish in one dinner? You may love their work but hate them and...
  • Your Bill For Lunch, Sir: $1.1 million (Zimbabwe)

    05/05/2007 8:38:12 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 973+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-6-2007 | Mark Salter
    Your bill for lunch, sir: $1.1 million By Mark Salter, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:43am BST 06/05/2007 In Zimbabwe, those who have foreign currency can laugh off the scary price tags, Mark Salter finds on a trip home. For everyone else, inflation makes life hell A warm and sultry Friday night at the Holiday Inn, Bulawayo. Soft music complementing the gentle clink of crockery and glasses in the luxurious dining room. A muted drone of conversation. At Z$500 to the pound, lunch in Bulawayo should have cost Mark Salter £2,270. At the unofficial rate, it actually cost £28 Aaahh, this...
  • Vice President Cheney Coming To Tulsa (I'll be there!)

    04/26/2007 2:15:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 3 replies · 488+ views ^ | 04/26/07 | Unknown
    Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Tulsa Friday morning. Cheney is visiting Tulsa for a fundraising luncheon for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe. The fundraiser is taking place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Tulsa. Protestors are also planning to be outside the hotel during Cheney’s visit. Tulsa Police say there will be extra security in place at Tulsa International Airport and around the Doubletree Hotel on 7th Street during the Vice President’s visit. BY THE WAY.. I WILL BE AT THIS LUNCHEON TOMORROW! Check back on this thread for pics of Nappy Headed Protestors, Information about the event, inside...
  • Go figure (Specter, Plame, Wilson having lunch)

    12/05/2006 11:07:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 1,344+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 11-29-06
    Inside the Beltway "Very odd," says our source. "They sat at a table in the back." Referring to the intriguing trio of Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, and his wife, Valerie Plame, of CIA-leak fame,
  • Lunch in the White House with George

    03/04/2007 4:35:57 AM PST · by MadIvan · 72 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 4, 2007 | Irwin Stelzer
    No matter how many years one spends in Washington, lunch with the president of the United States is an exciting prospect. Entering through a special door not accessible to tourist riffraff and the tight security only heighten the sense you are entering a special realm.Ubiquitous aides guide you efficiently down corridors lined with portraits of past occupants to the Old Family Dining Room where Churchill and Roosevelt brainstormed in the second world war. With its oriental rugs and dark polished furniture, the White House is like a smart English home. I was there to attend one of George Bush’s frequent...
  • School meal is poor substitute for home-cooked involvement

    01/11/2007 12:57:52 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 93 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 1/11/07 | Bruce Ramsey
    The social-service industry thinks otherwise. One of its principal lobbies, the Children's Alliance, paid a visit to The Seattle Times the other day to promote its proposals for the Legislature — a Legislature likely to be favorable. One of the group's proposals was that the state should pay for a free lunch to kids from families in the $26,000-to-$37,000 income bracket for a family of four. These kids have been offered a lunch that is reduced in price but not free.
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Thursday, November 30, 2006

    11/30/2006 2:40:00 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 94 replies · 1,202+ views
  • Students Can Buy Lunch With Finger Scan

    09/05/2006 9:27:17 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 13 replies · 518+ views
    local6 ^ | September 5, 2006
    ROME, Ga. -- The never-ending march of technology now means school children here can pay for their cafeteria sloppy joes with their fingers.Rome City Schools is switching to a scanning system that lets students use their fingerprints to access their accounts. In the past, students had to punch in their pin numbers. "The finger's better because all you've got to do is put your finger in, and you don't have to do the number and get mixed up," said Adrianna Harris, a second grader at Anna K. Davie Elementary School. The new system speeds lunch lines, said city administrators. It's...
  • CLINTON: No such thing as a free lunch when taxpayer helps pick up tab for Bill

    05/10/2006 11:37:00 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 20 replies · 1,367+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | May 11, 2006 | RHIANNON EDWARD
    Taxpayers foot the bill for Clinton visit to Scotland Lunch bill raises criticisms when Executive claims to have 'no money available' Bill Clinton did not actually attend meal as he was playing golf Key quote "That money would have been far better spent in Malawi, rather than on a booze-up for members of the Executive. They have lost all sense of priority. If people want to have lunch with Bill Clinton, fine, but not at a total abuse of taxpayers' money." - Alex Neil, SNP MSP for Central Scotland Story in full BILL Clinton, the former president of the...
  • GOP seekers of No. 2 post debate in LR

    05/02/2006 3:38:55 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies · 303+ views ^ | 05/02/06 | MICHAEL R. WICKLINE
    Two of the three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor differed Monday over whether the job should be part-time or full-time and over a possible proposal for Arkansas voters to prohibit most state services from being provided to illegal aliens. Chuck Banks of Little Rock said the public wants a part-time lieutenant governor. Jim Holt of Springdale said he wants it to be full-time as a “bully pulpit” to push for possible ballot measures, such as one to deny state services that aren’t mandated by the federal government to illegal aliens and require stricter identification for voter registration. Banks suggested that...
  • Alleged fetus eater focus of new legislation

    02/15/2006 1:25:54 PM PST · by Sopater · 48 replies · 1,416+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 15, 2006 | WorldNetDaily
    MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH Alleged fetus eater focus of new legislation Kansas considers bill to regulate conditions of abortion, medical clinics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 15, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Shockingly unsanitary conditions discovered at an abortion clinic in which the proprietor was accused of eating a fetus have prompted consideration of a bill by the Kansas Legislature to tighten up regulations for all medical facilities. Last spring, Krishna Rajanna's abortion clinic in Kansas City was raided after former employees made allegations of coffee cups full of syringes, medical tools stored near toilets and fetuses stored...
  • Wily coyotes are at home in N.J. [Send school into lockdown]

    02/05/2006 3:22:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 107 replies · 3,986+ views
    North Jersey Media ^ | 2-5-06 | JUSTO BAUTISTA
    Dee Garbowski of Wanaque hears them at night -- eerie howls and high-pitched yips echoing across the Ramapo mountain range like the soundtrack of a cheesy horror movie. A seasoned animal handler, she knows the howls and yips aren't coming from monsters, wolves, or Bigfoot. They belong to one of the nature's most adaptable predators -- the coyote. "There are several coyote dens over there," Garbowski said of the mountain range in her neighborhood. Cast in cartoons as mangy but lovable scavengers and once associated with the mountains, deserts and prairies of the Great West, coyotes have found a home...
  • Tardy worker meets his end (late zoo worker took a shortcut through the lion enclosure)

    10/17/2005 8:58:23 AM PDT · by dead · 38 replies · 1,183+ views
    Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | Monday October 17, 2005 07:17
    SHANGHAI - Seven lions attacked a cleaner on his first day at work after he took a shortcut through their enclosure, state press said. Zhang Huabang was in a critical condition after mistakenly walking through the unlocked gate of the enclosure at Shanghai Wildlife Park to get to the other side, the China Daily said. Staff at the zoo used a water hose to drive the lions away and threw live chickens into the enclosure to distract the animals before rescuing the cleaner, the report said. He suffered lacerations to his face, shoulders and legs and was in intensive care,...
  • Tiger tamer continues rehab in Germany (Tiger By The Tail Update)

    07/05/2005 8:44:59 AM PDT · by Airborne1986 · 352+ views ^ | June 17, 2005 | AP
    LAS VEGAS - Illusionist Roy Horn has checked into a German rehabilitation facility, 18 months after a near-fatal tiger mauling during a performance left him partially paralyzed. “Siegfried and I are thrilled to return to our home country and excited with the programs set forth by the great doctors and staff at the world-class Leonardis Clinic,” Horn said in a statement Friday. ... Horn has said he fainted during the performance and the tiger was trying to help him. Animal experts have disputed that theory.
  • Activists Want Fish off California Aquarium Menu

    06/30/2005 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 26 replies · 656+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2005 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES — An animal rights group has called on one of the largest aquariums in the United States to stop serving fish to its visitors, likening the practice to grilling up "poodle burgers at a dog show." "It's easy to think of fish as swimming vegetables but of all the places in the country where fish should get a fair shake it's an aquarium," said Karin Robertson, manager of the Fish Empathy Project for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Robertson Friday sent a letter to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, near Los Angeles, asking...
  • Why did tiger attack Roy Horn? (Hate Crime?)

    06/28/2005 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Airborne1986 · 65 replies · 14,456+ views ^ | June 28, 2005 | AP
    LAS VEGAS - The tiger-was-hungry theory was ruled out. And there was no proof that the animal was deliberately provoked by someone in the audience, .... But federal investigators still do not know what led a Bengal tiger to attack illusionist Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy during a performance nearly two years ago.
  • U.S. lawmakers tour, eat lunch at Gitmo

    06/26/2005 6:24:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 73 replies · 1,202+ views
    Arizona Daily Star (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ) ^ | June 26, 2005 | unattributed
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - During a tour of the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists on Saturday, House Republicans and Democrats, including one who has advocated closing the facility, said the United States has made progress in improving conditions and protecting detainees' rights. The U.S. lawmakers witnessed interrogations, toured cellblocks and ate the same lunch given to detainees on the first congressional visit to the prison for suspected terrorists since criticism of it intensified in the spring. A Senate delegation also was visiting this weekend. "The Guantanamo we saw today is not the Guantanamo we heard about a few...
  • Blackpool Donkeys to Get An Hour for Lunch (Worker's Rights, Fridays off, too)

    05/12/2005 11:04:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies · 659+ views ^ | 05-11-2005 | By Pat Hurst, PA
    Council inspectors are to do spot-checks on Blackpool donkeys to make sure they are getting their full lunch break, officials said today. Councillors discussed what a Blackpool donkey should get for lunch – and decided it should be about an hour. Licensing inspectors will now swoop on the sand to ensure no donkeys are missing out on their employment rights. The 200 animals, who are not in a union, must ferry tourists for rides along the resort’s beaches throughout the summer. Council rules state donkeys must only work from 10am to 7pm, have an hour off for lunch, and must...
  • What's for supper? (Chat)

    08/22/2004 10:29:23 AM PDT · by EvaClement · 44 replies · 3,066+ views
    Self | 8/22/04 | Self
    What are FReepers fixing to eat during these hot August days? I try to have something substantial without heating up the kitchen. We have only a charcoal grill and concluded a few weeks back that it's too much work to use very often -- no doubt those w/ gas grills are using them regularly as they aren't as much trouble.
  • Feeding frenzy Eatery owners flummoxed by fuss (Kerry/Wendy's/Nikola Fiasco)

    08/07/2004 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Neets · 71 replies · 2,306+ views
    The Times-Herald Record ^ | 7 August 2004 | Greg Cannon
    Pulling up to Nikola's restaurant yesterday, you might have expected to see a line of Beemers and Benzes in the parking lot instead of Civics and pickups. Inside, you might have anticipated a passel of power-lunchers swilling martinis and munching on haute cuisine instead of a couple of older women quietly eating lunch. After all, this is the place that publications from the New York Post to the London Telegraph have been describing as "posh," "tony" and "five-star" in the week since the Kerry for President campaign rolled through town July 30.
  • Kerry Edwards Nixed Wendy's, Feasted Instead on 5-Star Fare

    08/01/2004 5:19:17 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 97 replies · 7,355+ views ^ | August 1, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    When John Kerry, John Edwards and their wives descended on a Newburgh, N.Y., Wendy's restaurant on Friday for a "light" lunch with the common people, it was all just a photo op. Team Kerry-Edwards had already ordered their real lunches - consisting of five-star gourmet food from a tony local restaurant - with instructions to have the haute cuisine ready for pickup after the top Democrats ditched Wendy's. "A member of the Kerry advance team called Nikola’s Restaurant at the Newburgh Yacht Club the night before and ordered 19 five-star lunches to go that would be picked up at noon...
  • Attention Colorado Freepers! Jim Robinson is coming to CO

    05/19/2004 4:03:19 PM PDT · by fivetoes · 83 replies · 822+ views
    self | 05/19/04 | Tom Buchanan
    Jim Robinson is coming to Colorado! Lets do lunch! Greetings, As you may know Jim Robinson and family will be doing a tour of many states this month. They will be in Ft. Collins, Colorado on May 28th and 29th. Their plans are to arrive late in the evening on the 28th and they will be leaving on Saturday afternoon following a Freep of the lefties and a late lunch. A few of us have been trying to decide where to go for lunch. We would like to have as many Freepers from Colorado and Southern Wyoming join us for...
  • End Of Your World...Or Time For Lunch?

    04/14/2004 5:00:18 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Ananova ^ | 4-14-2004
    The end of your world...or time for lunch? Scientists have come up with a computer program which lets you find out if an asteroid hurtling towards the Earth is heading in your direction. The Earth Impact Effects Program will reveal whether you should jump in the car and drive for your life or relax and finish your lunch. It will calculate the crater size, the energy released by the impact, and the effect on the surrounding area. The program can be found at the website Users are asked to type in their distance from the predicted target zone, size...
  • Three Dozen St. Louis Schoolchildren Become Ill After Cafeteria Lunch (Barf Alert) (This is News?)

    03/16/2004 6:15:32 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 157+ views
    AP ^ | Mar.16, 2004
    Three Dozen St. Louis Schoolchildren Become Ill After Cafeteria Lunch Mar 16, 2004 The Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) - More than three dozen children at a St. Louis grade school became ill Tuesday after eating lunch in the school cafeteria. Twenty-four of the 39 children from Lafayette Elementary School were taken by buses to two hospitals, where they complained of stomach aches, headaches and vomiting. The symptoms appear consistent with food poisoning, said St. Louis Children's Hospital spokeswoman Jackie Ferman. Both hospitals said late Tuesday they had treated and released the children. The students became ill after a lunch...
  • Missouri Mayor's Bet On Gambling Takes An Unexpected Toll

    02/24/2004 9:14:15 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 241+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 February 2004 | CHRISTINA BINKLEY
    RIVERSIDE, Mo. -- One evening in 1993, town leaders weighed whether to welcome a riverboat casino to this blue-collar town on the outskirts of Kansas City. Mayor Betty Burch, a former Bible-school teacher, was the lone dissenter. "I had a moral problem with gambling," she says. Within weeks, though, Mayor Burch changed her mind and was campaigning door to door for the casino, exerting the same power of persuasion that has earned her six terms in office. Gambling taxes, she became convinced, could pave streets and build a sewer system in Riverside, a town of 3,000, where the air was...
  • School District Bans Ministers' Lunches With Students

    02/20/2004 11:13:38 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 30 replies · 291+ views
    local6 ^ | February 19, 2004 | AP
    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. -- Ignoring objections from 500 church supporters, Kentucky's Bullitt County School Board has held firm to a policy that prohibits ministers from having lunch with students on campus. A Baptist pastor said he and other ministers don't discuss religion, pray or evangelize while meeting with students, but merely mentor students with whom they're already affiliated. The board listened to complaints, but wouldn't reconsider the superintendent's decision. Superintendent Michael Eberbaugh banned the ministers from a high school and middle school in January, calling it a violation of school policies. The next time church ministers showed up to eat lunch...
  • CA: Did CTA eat Arnold's lunch -- and the kids', too?

    01/28/2004 8:25:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 165+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/28/04 | Peter Schrag
    <p>Barbara Kerr is proving that you can be president of the CTA, the muscular California Teachers Association, and a nice person at the same time.</p> <p>But in her press conference earlier this month with the equally muscular Arnold Schwarzenegger, she looked less like the primary schoolteacher she used to be and a lot more like the cat that swallowed the canary.</p>
  • Pee Dee Area Freeper Lunch, Florence, South Carolina Saturday, January 3, 2004, 12 Noon

    12/31/2003 2:23:27 PM PST · by SC Swamp Fox · 34 replies · 253+ views
    Palmetto Freepers ^ | 12/31/2003 | SC SwampFox
    Pee Dee Area Freeper Lunch Join us for lunch and good conversation. Where: Western Sizzlin' Florence, South Carolina When: Saturday, January 3, 2004, 12 Noon The Western Sizzlin is on the frontage road of David McLeod Blvd, directly across from Magnolia Mall. Take the I-20 Spur (East), at the first traffic signal take a right and then an immediate left on to the frontage road. The Western Sizzlin is about 150 yards on the right. North Carolina FReepers are welcome to join us. Just follow the "South of the Border" signs and continue south for another 25 miles.
  • Wildlife author killed, eaten by bears he loved

    10/08/2003 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Calamari · 102 replies · 16,762+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 8, 2003 | CRAIG MEDRED
    A California author and filmmaker who became famous for trekking to Alaska's remote Katmai coast to commune with brown bears has fallen victim to the teeth and claws of the wild animals he loved. ...The fearless former drug addict from Malibu, Calif. -- who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice --