April 27, 1988
Grapefruit in stores throughout Italy was ordered seized after the discovery that some of the fruit had been injected with a deadly poison, possibly as a protest against Israel's policy toward Palestinians. Government officials said tainted grapefruit, possibly imported from Israel, was discovered in a supermarket near Rome last week and that the poison, which has not been identified, was so deadly it killed laboratory guinea pigs instantly.
December 12, 1998 |
Stores in Italy pulled two popular brands of Christmas cakes from their shelves Friday because an animal rights group said it injected some of them with rat poison. The news agency ANSA said the Animal Liberation Front sent cakes to its offices in Bologna and Florence on Thursday along with messages saying it was protesting genetic engineering. Both cakes tested positive Friday for enough rat poison to make someone seriously ill, ANSA said.
December 13, 2001 |
Oakley Inc., ending a costly feud, said Wednesday that it had signed a deal to resume sales of its trendy sunglasses through the Sunglass Hut International chain owned by rival Luxottica Group. The Foothill Ranch company, which saw its sales evaporate at Sunglass Hut stores after Italy's Luxottica purchased the chain in April, said Sunglass Hut once again will become Oakley's biggest customer, boosting earnings and sales next year.
January 9, 2007 |
Trendy apparel seller Guess Inc., where siblings Maurice and Paul Marciano have shared the role of chief executive for more than seven years, said Monday that younger brother Paul had claimed that title as his own. Maurice, meanwhile, has become the Los Angeles-based retailer's sole chairman, another title the brothers had been splitting since 1999. Paul now is vice chairman.
October 30, 2002 |
YOU'RE on vacation, sitting in a small bistro in Burgundy -- or in Alsace, or Provence or the Loire -- and you ask the waiter to recommend a good local wine. He brings a bottle you've never heard of. You taste it. You like it. You like it so much, in fact, that you jot down its name and order it a couple of days later at another bistro. You like it even more. Then, when you come home, you try to find it in your local wine shop. No luck. You call a couple of other wine shops. Still no luck.
January 10, 2001 |
Germany's "mad cow" crisis felled its first victims Tuesday, as Health Minister Andrea Fischer and Agriculture Minister Karl-Heinz Funke were forced to resign for failing to halt the spread of the disease to this country after at least 80 people had died of it across Europe.