CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2003 |
After a three-hour public hearing, a planning official said Tuesday he may decide in several weeks on a plan to build a McDonald's restaurant in Glassell Park, but gave no hint about how he might rule. "I have no idea what I'll do," city zoning administrator Albert Landini said after supporters and opponents argued the merits of the outlet proposed for the 3900 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard.
April 6, 2003 |
A small bomb exploded in a McDonald's restaurant in the Beirut suburb of Dora, wounding five people and highlighting the rising anti-American sentiment in Lebanon due to the Iraq war. The blast also damaged the restaurant, officials said. Police said they later found a car in the restaurant's parking lot that contained 121 pounds of TNT but had not exploded because the detonator failed. There have been several pro-Iraq demonstrations in front of the U.S.
December 11, 2002 |
After a fierce campaign by artists and local protesters against McDonald's, Oaxaca's City Council turned down the fast-food company's request to open a restaurant in the colonial city's main plaza. "A McDonald's already exists in a modern shopping center, where it doesn't interfere with the cultural identity of the city," a city spokesman said. "They can open another restaurant in another street."
December 6, 2002 |
The FBI arrested a teenager accused of slipping razor blades into three apple pies at the McDonald's where he worked. A customer who bit into the dessert suffered a cut on the lip. Adam Joseph Fontenot, 18, was arrested Tuesday and jailed on tampering charges. He could face 10 years in prison. The incident occurred Nov. 24 at the restaurant in Eunice, 150 miles west of New Orleans. Federal prosecutor James McManus did not say what the motive might have been, but he said Fontenot knew the
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2002 |
A man who raped a 12-year-old girl in the restroom of a McDonald's restaurant was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years in state prison. A Superior Court judge handed down the maximum term for Brandon Meeks, calling him a predator who has failed to recognize the harm he caused. Meeks, 20, of Long Beach did not offer an apology or show any remorse in his remarks before Judge Joan Comparet-Cassani. Meeks said he did not know how he "got here in this situation."
October 20, 2002 |
A car bomb exploded outside a McDonald's restaurant in Moscow that was crowded with lunchtime customers, injuring at least seven people. Officials disagreed on whether the explosion was a terrorist act or part of the criminal underworld violence that plagues Russia.