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January 13, 1993 | Associated Press
A 30-year-old restaurant customer is facing a murder charge after he allegedly stabbed a waiter to death in an argument over cigarette smoking. Sacramento police spokesman Michael Heenan said Toby Titus Wade of Sacramento surrendered to police Tuesday about seven hours after the 3 a.m. incident at Lil Joe's restaurant in north Sacramento. Wade was booked for investigation of murder and was being held at the Sacramento County Jail, Heenan said.
February 28, 2008
I'm a waiter at Claim Jumper, and I know what Deborah Netburn means. The thing is, sometimes people just sit there and chat way too long. I understand people like to talk, but I need to pay the mortgage and can't make money if I can't turn the table. I'm sure some people eat at a healthy pace, but some just want to sit and converse for over an hour! Javi-Javier Covina
December 30, 2001
Miguel Aguilar, Banquet Waiter Miguel Aguilar, 35, earned $28,000 to $30,000 a year as a banquet waiter at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. He has been out of work since early November. * I started working at the Sheraton Universal eight years ago. I've driven a shuttle bus, I've been a cook and a busboy. But being a server is really the best job. The atmosphere is better than back of the house. It's clean. There are tips.
January 14, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
MAKENA STATE PARK, Hawaii - After a record year of attacks across the Hawaii archipelago, sharks were not far from Colin Dececco's mind as the sun went down on the long white strip of sand here on a recent Sunday evening. He and his daughter had had a close encounter with a reef shark while swimming around the rocky cove at the north end of Makena's Big Beach that morning. Now, watching a spear fisherman haul in his catch as they strolled by the same spot at sunset, they heard a splash at the edge of his net. It was an 8-foot tiger shark, one of the most aggressive shark species in Hawaii's waters and the likely culprit for many of the 14 attacks in 2013, eight of which occurred around Maui, near Makena's beaches and elsewhere.
October 24, 1998 | STEVE HARVEY
The Original Pantry Cafe turns 75 next year--and a myth associated with the Figueroa Street landmark is approaching the half-century mark. The myth holds that its waiters are ex-cons. "Oh, yes," said waiter Aldo Frisan with a laugh. "We still hear that. People ask me, 'What were you in for?' " The rumor is believed to have started after World War II when an Eastern sports columnist in town for the Rose Bowl wrote that the waiters looked like thugs.
October 7, 1996
TV actors Judd Nelson ("Suddenly Susan"), Thomas Haden Church ("Ned & Stacey"), Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five"), Joey Slotnick ("The Single Guy"), Marcia Cross ("Melrose Place") and Hitchcock fave Tippi Hedren will be waiting tables at the Palm Restaurant on Sunday. They're among several stars helping out at the third annual Celebrity Server Dinner benefiting the Homeless Health Care Los Angeles.
February 14, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Los Angeles Police Department officers from the West Valley Division will trade in their cop uniforms for waiters' aprons Monday and Tuesday as part of a nationwide fund-raiser. Since 1995, the LAPD has partnered with the Red Lobster restaurant chain in the Tip-a-Cop program, in which officers greet customers, fill water glasses and serve meals to raise money for the Special Olympics.
It's Monday night in the Borscht Belt, and a freak summer fog hangs over the Catskill Mountains, heavy as a potato pancake. In the nightclub of the old Granit Hotel, a pooped crowd of senior citizens waits for the King of Shtick to arrive. Suddenly, a four-piece band wakes them up with "Smile Though You're Heart Is Breaking," and Mal Z. Lawrence struts on stage like some wise guy at a bar mitzvah. "Food is a big thing here in the Catskills, isn't it?"
April 11, 1991
Erman Alvin Fountain, a retired waiter at The Original Pantry Cafe in Los Angeles, has died at a Hollywood hospital. He was 75. A longtime resident of Atwater, Fountain died Tuesday of complications of emphysema, said his son, Steve Fountain. Born in Salem, Ark., Fountain came to California in the early 1930s and began working as a waiter at The Original Pantry Cafe in 1939. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, achieving the rank of staff sergeant.
July 20, 1989 | From Reuters
The Mafia apparently has apologized to a 25-year-old Italian pizza waiter for mistakenly sending him a death threat. Ten days ago, Giuseppe Bruno found a fistful of unfired bullets on the seat of his car--a traditional Mafia warning. Puzzled and frightened, he moved out of his boarding house, quit his job and kept a low profile. This week, Bruno found a letter in his car: "We got the car wrong." Police believe the unsigned letter was from a local Mafia group.
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