CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2004 |
Former Hooters restaurant manager Juan Martin Aponte pleaded no contest Monday to five felony charges that he surreptitiously videotaped job applicants as they changed into waitress costumes. Aponte, who was fired, is expected to be sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea bargain. Police seized Aponte's office computer in February and found 180 digital recordings of women undressing as they sought jobs at a new restaurant in West Covina, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2004 |
Prosecutors charged the former general manager of a yet-to-open Hooters restaurant Tuesday with secretly recording job applicants as they tried on waitress outfits, according to the district attorney's office. Juan Martin Aponte faces 57 criminal counts and could be sentenced to state prison for 19 years if convicted. Prosecutors contend that he digitally recorded 14 women.
February 6, 2004 |
A 17-year-old high school senior working at a Hooters won't get class credit for her job because the restaurant, known for its waitresses in tight T-shirts and hot pants, is too racy, school district officials decided Thursday. Laura Williams wanted her hostess job, for which she wears long pants and a collared shirt, to count as part of a work-study program that lets students leave school early so they can work for vocational course credit. Williams plans to keep the job and give up the credit.
December 27, 2002 |
The owner of the Hooters restaurant chain, dashed in an earlier attempt to buy an airline, has acquired a small North Carolina carrier with hopes of launching Hooters Air. Hooters of America Inc. Chairman Robert H. Brooks said Thursday he had bought Pace Airlines, a division of Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation. The airline has 17 Boeing jets and 350 employees, most based near Piedmont's headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C.
September 21, 2002 |
AIRLINES * A group headed by the owner of the Hooters restaurant chain offered to buy some of the assets of Vanguard Airlines Inc. Hooters Air, led by Hooters of America Inc. owner and Chairman Robert H. Brooks, hopes to establish a new commercial airline based in Kansas City, Mo.
August 16, 2002 |
The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 6.22% this week, the lowest level in 32 years of record keeping, Freddie Mac said. This week's rate surpassed the previous low of 6.31% set last week. The average interest rate on 15-year mortgages, a popular option for refinancing, fell to 5.63% this week, the lowest level since Freddie Mac began tracking these rates in August 1991. Last week's rate was 5.69%.