June 30, 2006
Re "Animal Services Benefit a Bust," June 28 "Hooters for Neuters" campaigns have been successful in Utah, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Mexico. The concept of the campaign is to get the message out to one important target demographic: the sort of man who balks at the idea of neutering his dog. It's no secret that men are among the hardest to convince of the benefits of spaying or neutering pets, as they often project upon the animals their fears and insecurities. If City Councilman Jack Weiss, City Controller Laura Chick and other detractors have a problem with a bikini contest, they don't have to attend.
January 3, 2013 |
Starbucks Corp. is heading into the scrum over Tully's Coffee, tussling with actor Patrick Dempsey and “breastaurant” style Baristas Coffee Co. to win control of the bankrupt chain. It's a true Seattle battle: Starbucks, Tully's and Baristas are all based in the Washington city. Dempsey's McDreamy character on the television show “Grey's Anatomy” is based there. Starbucks confirmed Thursday that it is participating in an auction for Tully's but declined to say more, saying it was “respecting the Seattle Bankruptcy Court's request for confidentiality.” Tully's parent company, TC Global Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, citing struggles with profitability.
August 27, 2012 |
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs in the November election, you'd think that big issues like the the country's massive fiscal problems would be center stage in the relative handful of contests that will decide whether Republicans take away the Democrats' majority. Of course, you'd probably be wrong. True, the issue of Medicare is a growing focus of attention in campaigns, from the presidential race on down. That's been the case all year in the hotly contested Senate race in Florida, home to the nation's largest proportion of seniors (though both sides are mainly using "Mediscare" tactics to try to influence voters)
June 15, 2003
How dare you badmouth the patrons and employees of a restaurant in which you have never even set foot ("Hooters Air Gimmick Appears to Be Just Skin Deep," Her World, June 1). My family and I have been eating at Hooters for many years. My children love Hooters. They get a balloon, and the waitresses are very nice to them. They have a kids' menu and crayons. So the waitresses are dressed in a tank top and shorts, big deal. We've all seen younger girls wearing less than that at a mall.
March 30, 1986 |
A hooter is not what you might think it is. Two of its meanings are "lewd" and "rowdy." Another is "harmless"--a nickname for a Hohner Melodica, an oddball musical instrument that's part harmonica and part keyboard. Rob Hyman, 33, is the hooter player. In 1980, when he and singer/songwriter/musician Eric Bazilian were organizing a band and in the market for a name, they decided to name themselves after Hyman's beloved hooter.
September 2, 1989 |
As a rule, rock groups generally hit the road to drum up support for their latest albums; almost nobody tours just for the fun of it. Yet here are the Hooters, about two years after the release of "One Way Home," on tour with Stevie Nicks. Granted, the band's new album "Zig Zag" is due out in early October, but playing songs nobody knows yet hardly helps the Hooters now. "Yeah, we're in that limbo state of mind," said Hooter Rob Hyman over the phone from a Syracuse, N.Y., hotel room.