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Archive for September, 2012

Ford’s Real Hamburgers Closing Because of ADA Lawsuit

So long sizzle. Ford’s Real Hamburgers is finished, thanks to a recent lawsuit. The allegation is that Ford’s is out of compliance with the ADA – the American’s with Disabilities Act. Ford’s owners say the lawsuit they are facing for their ADA problems was brought by Scott Johnson, a local attorney who makes a living by bringing these types of cases – often on his own behalf.  More…

Woman’s face swells after spa treatment

The owner of a spa in Doral has been arrested and faces multiple charges after a customer’s face swelled following a $890 facial rejuvenation treatment at the spa, police said. Viviana Ayala, who owns the spa, injected Gonzalez’s face with a substance that Ayala said were vitamins. (with photo)  More…

Lotto Winner Charged With Welfare Fraud Found Dead

A woman who admitted to receiving food stamps after winning $1 million on a Michigan state lotto game show was found dead today. Amanda Clayton, who became a millionaire after her big win last September, caused outrage earlier this year when it was revealed she was continuing to get $200 in monthly food aid from the state.  More…

Obama family costs taxpayers $1.4 billion per year

Politicians looking for savings to deal with the national debt crisis should perhaps start by abolishing the President. Barack Obama and his family cost the taxpayer $1.4 billion per year, according to a recently published book. By contrast, the British Royal Family costs less than $60 million each year.  More…

Amtrak employees failing drug tests at alarming rate

A new report blasts Amtrak, the nation’s largest passenger rail carrier, for dangerously overlooking drug and alcohol use by its employees. Amtrak’s employees failed drug and alcohol tests at a staggering 51% higher rate than the rail industry average.  More…

How eggs reveal your personality

Scientists quizzed 1,010 adults and found that poached egg eaters are outgoing, boiled egg lovers are disorganized, fried egg fans have a high sex drive, scrambled egg aficionados are guarded and omelette eaters are self-disciplined.  More…

Alcohol Pizza Requires ID with Order

You may like to have beer or wine with your pizza, but have you ever had alcohol on it? A Boston pizza parlor is serving up a new type of pizza with the alcohol fused in the toppings. The pizza place says the adults-only pizza has been extremely popular.  More…

Lady Gaga’s Family Restaurant Is Called ‘Worse Than Herpes!’

Gaga’s parents Joe and Cynthia Germanotta are the proud proprietors of Joanne Trattoria on the Upper West Side of New York, but apparently eating there is "worse than getting herpes" according to a scathing review.  More…

After chief resigns, town’s only certified officer is a dog

A drug-sniffing dog now is the only certified member of the police force in the town of Vaughn, New Mexico. Police Chief Ernest “Chris” Armijo decided to step down Wednesday after news stories reported that he wasn’t allowed to carry a gun because of his criminal background.  More…

Grenade-launcher ‘hoax’ gets filmmaker arrested in Arizona

Police have arrested an Arizona man who allegedly filmed his 16-year-old nephew walking city streets dressed in a sheet and carrying a fake grenade launcher.  More…

Woman jailed for faking cancer to pay for breast implants

A Phoenix woman accused of pretending to have cancer to raise money for breast implants was sentenced on Wednesday to one year in jail.  More…

University of California to pay nearly $1 million in deal with 21 pepper-sprayed UC-Davis Occupy protesters

The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by UC-Davis students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an Occupy-style protest on campus last November. Under the agreement, the university will pay $30,000 to each of 21 students named in the complaint and an additional $250,000 for their attorneys.  More…

Gay couple sues after photo used in anti-gay flyer

Tom Privitere and Brian Edwards posed for their engagement photo, holding hands and kissing, in front of the Brooklyn Bridge in 2010. The image captured one of the happiest days of their lives. But earlier this year, their special moment was soured when the photo was used in two anti-gay mailers in Colorado.  More…

Singer Andy Williams dies after battle with cancer

Andy Williams, the silky-voiced, clean-cut crooner, whose hit recording "Moon River" and years of popular Christmas TV shows brought him fans the world over has died, his publicist said. He was 84.  More…

Brawl at Waffle House was between two police officers

Authorities say two female Macon police officers fought by punching and kicking each other in a Waffle House parking lot, leading to charges against one of them.  More…