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January 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Denny's restaurants suspended the manager of an outlet in Miami on Wednesday after a group of six black and three white prison officers said he refused to serve them and told them: "You guys don't look right together." The restaurant chain said the manager will be fired if an independent investigation finds him guilty of racial discrimination.
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November 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
A restaurant operator has agreed to pay $15,000 for sensitivity training after adding a tip to the check of two black patrons and telling them: "You black people don't tip well." Hiromi Takarada, acting manager of Thai Toni Restaurant in Miami Beach, agreed to the training for himself and his employees, state Atty. Gen. Bob Butterworth said Wednesday. Butterworth sued the restaurant, seeking up to $10,000 for violation of the state's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
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NEWS
October 29, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law enforcement authorities say pension-fund officials who have little loyalty to their members are especially vulnerable to the sort of approach that Florida businessman Leonard J. Mercer Jr. used on his friend, Joseph J. Higgins. Mercer, a Ft. Lauderdale hotel owner, told Higgins that he needed $375,000 to purchase the Ta-Boo, a Palm Beach restaurant. Higgins had access to that much money and more.
NEWS
December 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
A waitress says she was fired for serving Rep. Charles T. Canady (R-Fla.) a heaping portion of criticism about the impeachment of President Clinton. Carolee Westcott says she was canned from the Olive Garden restaurant after calling Canady, a former Democrat, a "turncoat or traitor" for his recent vote to impeach the president. She said managers told her that her interaction with the congressman "wasn't exactly 'hospitaliano,' " using the Italian restaurant chain's word for warmth to customers.
NEWS
May 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Four years after settling a discrimination lawsuit for $46 million, Denny's apologized to 40 black sixth-graders and their chaperons who said they were denied service at a Florida restaurant. The group from Baltimore was on a field trip to Disney World when they stopped at the Denny's in Ocoee, Fla. They said they were not greeted or seated.
NEWS
November 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
A restaurant operator has agreed to pay $15,000 for sensitivity training after adding a tip to the check of two black patrons and telling them: "You black people don't tip well." Hiromi Takarada, acting manager of Thai Toni Restaurant in Miami Beach, agreed to the training for himself and his employees, state Atty. Gen. Bob Butterworth said Wednesday. Butterworth sued the restaurant, seeking up to $10,000 for violation of the state's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
NEWS
December 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
A waitress says she was fired for serving Rep. Charles T. Canady (R-Fla.) a heaping portion of criticism about the impeachment of President Clinton. Carolee Westcott says she was canned from the Olive Garden restaurant after calling Canady, a former Democrat, a "turncoat or traitor" for his recent vote to impeach the president. She said managers told her that her interaction with the congressman "wasn't exactly 'hospitaliano,' " using the Italian restaurant chain's word for warmth to customers.
NEWS
May 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
Black sixth-graders on a field trip to Disney World were denied service at a Denny's restaurant, school officials said Monday, the latest in a series of complaints against the chain that settled a $46-million discrimination lawsuit in 1994. The students from Baltimore's Ashburton Elementary-Middle School and their chaperons entered the Ocoee, Fla., restaurant Thursday night and were not greeted or seated, school officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joe DiMaggio Jr., the only child of baseball great Joe DiMaggio, died late Friday at a hospital in the Northern California town of Antioch, apparently of natural causes, hospital officials said Saturday. He was 57. He was the only son of DiMaggio and Dorothy Arnold, an actress whom the sports legend married in 1939. The athlete had no children with his second wife, Marilyn Monroe. The younger DiMaggio was estranged from his father and had seen him infrequently over the last few years.
NEWS
May 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Four years after settling a discrimination lawsuit for $46 million, Denny's apologized to 40 black sixth-graders and their chaperons who said they were denied service at a Florida restaurant. The group from Baltimore was on a field trip to Disney World when they stopped at the Denny's in Ocoee, Fla. They said they were not greeted or seated.
NEWS
May 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
Black sixth-graders on a field trip to Disney World were denied service at a Denny's restaurant, school officials said Monday, the latest in a series of complaints against the chain that settled a $46-million discrimination lawsuit in 1994. The students from Baltimore's Ashburton Elementary-Middle School and their chaperons entered the Ocoee, Fla., restaurant Thursday night and were not greeted or seated, school officials said.
NEWS
January 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Denny's restaurants suspended the manager of an outlet in Miami on Wednesday after a group of six black and three white prison officers said he refused to serve them and told them: "You guys don't look right together." The restaurant chain said the manager will be fired if an independent investigation finds him guilty of racial discrimination.
NEWS
October 29, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law enforcement authorities say pension-fund officials who have little loyalty to their members are especially vulnerable to the sort of approach that Florida businessman Leonard J. Mercer Jr. used on his friend, Joseph J. Higgins. Mercer, a Ft. Lauderdale hotel owner, told Higgins that he needed $375,000 to purchase the Ta-Boo, a Palm Beach restaurant. Higgins had access to that much money and more.
NEWS
November 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A man has robbed at least four fast-food restaurants in Florida by throwing hot coffee on the clerk and snatching the cash from the till while the injured worker recoiled in pain, a police spokesman said. The man, said to be in his 20s with a preference for cream and sugar in his coffee, has struck fast-food restaurants in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton and other southeast Florida cities at least four times since Nov. 9, grabbing $21 to $200 from the cash registers.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1988
Changlee Beer, China's largest brewery, has signed on with Sebastiani Vineyards of Sonoma, Calif., as distributor for the United States and Canada. State-owned Changlee produced nearly 8 million cases of beer last year. Bob Carroll, Sebastiani's vice president for marketing, said Changlee is being successfully test-marketed in Chinese restaurants in Florida, Georgia and Texas, and will begin national operations in January.
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