Keyword: dominos

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Benefit for slain pizza driver Saturday in Algiers

    01/29/2017 5:37:18 PM PST · by BBell · 8 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | Littice Bacon-Blood, | The Times-Picayune
    A neighborhood crime awareness and fundraising benefit starts at 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 28) for Michael County, a Domino's worker killed Monday (Jan.23) while making a pizza delivery in Algiers. The "Take Back Algiers" event, sponsored by the Algiers Neighborhood President Council, is in the parking lot of the Harry's Ace hardware store, 4855 General Meyer Ave. which is next door to the store County had worked for five years. The event is expected to last until 6 p.m.-snip-Domino's in Algiers will donate 50 percent of all orders placed from Jan. 23 - 29 to County's family, according to a...
  • Pizza drones are go! Domino's gets NZ drone delivery OK

    08/25/2016 5:58:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    NZ Hearld ^ | 08/25/16 | Holly Ryan
    Aerial pizza delivery may sound futuristic but Domino's has been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. The fast food chain has partnered with drone business Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world, starting later this year. Domino's Group chief executive and managing director, Don Meij said the company had been investigating innovative and new delivery methods as business had grown. This included looking at robotic delivery, which the government is still considering. Details around where the trial would be held have been kept under wraps - however Domino's said...
  • Domino's saves life of loyal customer by realising he hadn't ordered pizza for 11 days

    05/15/2016 7:41:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies ^ | May 15,2016 | SCOTT CAMPBELL
    A Domino's driver saved the life of a regular customer after staff became worried because he didn't place an order for 11 days. Kirk Alexander suddenly stopped requesting regular pizza deliveries from his local shop in Salem, Oregon. Staff were particularly concerned when he missed his usual Saturday night slot. General manager Sarah Fuller said: "It was weird, and not like him at all." She immediately sent a delivery driver to Alexander's house to check on him. The employee found the television and lights on but there was no answer at the door – so Fuller called police. She said:...
  • Domino’s Pizza Workers Help Save Loyal Customer’s Life

    05/10/2016 8:21:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    A group of Domino’s Pizza workers in Oregon helped save a man’s life over the weekend, police said. When the employees didn’t hear from one of their regular customers for several days, they sent one of their drivers, Tracey Hamblen, to check on him. According to KATU, the man didn’t answer the door, but the lights and television were on. That’s when Hamblen called 911. When deputies responded to the man’s home, they heard someone calling for help. They found the man on the ground and in need of medical attention. He’s now in stable condition. A manager said the...
  • Domino's trials pizza delivery by robot

    03/18/2016 6:05:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 18, 2016 | Rhiannon Williams
    Robots have changed our lives in many ways, from advancing our healthcare and automating our factory lines, to taking on dangerous tasks and even taking our place in warfare. Now Domino's have developed possibly the greatest use for robots yet - safe and secure pizza delivery in what the company claims is a world first.
  • The Domino’s Pizza founder created a Catholic 'paradise' town with no birth control or pornography

    01/13/2016 8:50:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | January 11, 2016 | Katie Taylor
    After Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan sold the pizza chain, he had a grander vision for his next project: a university and town built on Catholic beliefs. “There is not going to be any pornographic television in Ave Maria Town,” Monaghan said in 2004, in a speech on his vision for the Florida town. “If you go to the drug store and you want to buy the pill or the condoms or contraception, you won't be able to get that in Ave Maria Town.” While Monaghan retracted his statements, Ave Maria has grown into a religious-centric town like no other in...
  • Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers [Dominos Free Pizza!]

    06/27/2015 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | June 27, 2015 | Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felto
    Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felton 27 June 2015 Shortly after 10am on Friday, Chris Berghuis was barraged by texts from his partner, Derek Davis, asking: “Are you here yet?” The destination was the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where marriage licenses were being issued to both same-sex and heterosexual couples after the state’s marriage ban had been struck down in a pivotal supreme court ruling that brought marriage equality to the entire United States. Davis filled out the forms while his soon-to-be-husband drove from work, ecstatic...
  • Suspect in Domino's delivery driver killing has history of armed robbery, weapons charges

    04/01/2015 1:49:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/1/115 | Jonathan Bullington
    The man accused by New Orleans police of murdering Domino's delivery driver Michael Price late last month has a history of armed robbery and weapons charges in Houston and New Orleans.Michael Portis, 24, is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after his arrest Wednesday morning (April 1) in the 4900 block of Pauger Street. His arrest came a little more than a week after police found Price's bullet-riddled body inside his car shortly before 1 a.m. on March 24 in the 6100 block of North Roman Street in the city's Lower 9th Ward.Details of Portis' arrest and alleged involvement in...
  • Domino's policy changes on deliveries angers residents

    03/29/2015 7:29:43 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 87 replies
    WWL-TV ^ | 3-26-15 | Jaclyn Kelley
    NEW ORLEANS - There will be no more Domino's deliveries in the Lower 9th Ward after dark.It is one of the changes the pizza company is making after another one of its drivers was murdered in the Lower 9th Ward while on the job, but residents and one city leader say the policy change is a knee-jerk reaction that is singling out their community."It just, again, puts a black eye on this community," said Vanessa Gueringer, a life-long resident of the Lower 9th Ward.Michael Price, a 36-year-old father of three, is the second Domino's delivery driver murdered on the job...
  • Domino's delivery driver slain in Lower 9th was husband, father of 3 young children

    03/26/2015 12:54:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/24/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    The Domino's Pizza delivery driver shot to death inside his car early Tuesday morning (March 24) in the Lower 9th Ward has been identified by company officials as Michael Price. The 36-year-old husband and father of three young children, ages 8, 6 and 2, lived in the Lower 9th and was on his way to make a delivery when he was murdered, said Robert Tedesco, regional vice president for local Domino's franchisee RPM Pizza LLC, which operates the Franklin Avenue Domino's where Price worked for the last year or so. "He was an exemplary team member," Tedesco said. "He always...
  • Domino’s to Obama Admin: Calorie Rule is ‘Unworkable’

    01/21/2015 1:40:38 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies ^ | january 21, 2015 | elizabeth harrington
    The final Obamacare regulation forcing restaurant chains to display calorie information is causing headaches for companies who say it is “impossible to comply” with the new rule. Domino’s Pizza, one of the regulation’s most outspoken critics, said the rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is vaguely written and carries the possibility of jail time. “Essentially we think this rule is a kind of disaster for everybody,” Lynn Liddle, executive vice president of Domino’s, told the Washington Free Beacon. “Not just pizza but restaurants, and anybody that’s going to fall within this law. It’s still not workable.” One problem, Liddle said,...
  • Teen suspect in custody, charged with capital murder in brutal death of Domino's pizza deliveryman

    12/30/2014 7:50:33 PM PST · by boycott · 83 replies ^ | 12-30-2014 | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Charges have been filed in the brutal beating death of Domino's pizza deliveryman Najeh Masaeid. Birmingham police today announced charges against the young suspect who lives at the apartment complex where the 63-year-old Masaeid was slain. The killing happened Dec. 21 at District at the Summit apartments off of U.S. 280 behind the shopping mall. Corey Arrington Jr., 17, is charged with capital murder during a robbery and robbery, said Birmingham homicide Sgt. John Tanks. Arrington is charged in the death of Masaeid and the November robbery of a Papa John's deliveryman. BPD's Crime Reduction Team took...
  • Slain delivery driver remembered: 'He was loved by so many people'

    09/25/2014 1:24:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/14 | Jonathan Bullington
    It was Wednesday, they all said, and Chris should have been there. On any other Wednesday, Richard Yeager - known as "Chris" by virtually everyone who knew him - would have been seated at the table by the small stage in the back of GrandPre's on North Rampart Street for the bar's popular karaoke night, which he co-hosted for the last few years. Regular visitors would have had their names placed in the queue upon entrance, and would get their turns to select from the seemingly unending catalog of karaoke songs at Yeager's disposal. But this Wednesday, despite a packed...
  • 2 teens arrested in slaying of Domino's driver

    09/23/2014 2:21:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/23/14 | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police arrested two 16-year-old boys in Monday's slaying of Domino's delivery driver Richard Yeager in Mid-City. NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison announced the arrests at a Tuesday news conference but would not identify the suspects because of their ages. They are both facing a charge of first-degree murder, Harrison said. Yeager, 35, was found shot to death shortly after midnight early Monday morning, with his car stolen minutes after he delivered a pizza in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street.
  • Slaying of Domino's delivery driver appears to be random carjacking, employer says

    09/22/2014 6:04:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 22, 2014 | Ken Daley
    The overnight slaying of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver in an apparent Mid-City carjacking left the victim's co-workers devastated and his employer furious about the level of violence on New Orleans' streets. "It just doesn't make any sense to me," said Glenn Mueller, CEO of local Domino's franchisee RPM Pizza LLC. "We, as the citizens of New Orleans, need to take back our city. This could have happened to anybody. We really need to make our community safer." New Orleans police said the 35-year-old employee had just delivered a pizza to a regular customer at an apartment building in the...
  • Fast food fan immediately regrets complaining to Domino's about pizza without toppings

    09/07/2014 4:06:06 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 49 replies
    the Telegraph ^ | August 18, 2014 11:25 AM
    Fast food fan immediately regrets complaining to Domino's about pizza without toppings A London-based Twitter user been widely mocked for making a bizarre complaint to Domino’s Pizza
  • Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

    07/09/2014 6:36:24 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 20 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/8/10 | AP Writer
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours. Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press that he got a call about 10 p.m. Monday just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said the pilot told him he needed to feed 160 people — fast. [AP Content - excerpted]
  • Domino’s Pizza Testing Pizza-Delivering Drones

    06/04/2013 11:38:28 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 04, 2013 | Mike Flacy
    Domino’s Pizza has hired a creative agency called T + Biscuits to test the feasibility of octocopter drones that deliver a hot, delicious pizza to your doorstep. Heavily branded as the DomiCopter, the current prototype can deliver two, large pizzas in about ten minutes within a four mile radius of the store. While future versions could hypothetically use GPS coordinates to deliver the pie, the existing model is piloted from the ground by someone experienced in drone flight. Other names previously batted around for the DomiCopter included the Pepperdroney and the Flyin’ Hawaiian. The DomiCopter has eight spinning blades and...
  • Judge: US can't make Monaghan offer contraceptives

    03/14/2013 1:19:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 3/14/13 | AP
    (AP) Judge: US can't make Monaghan offer contraceptives DETROIT A judge has blocked the federal government from requiring the founder of Domino's Pizza to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees under the health care law. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the contraception provision of the law against Tom Monaghan and Domino's Farms Corp. near Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Tom Monaghan sues feds over new health care law (Domino's Founder)

    12/15/2012 12:33:27 AM PST · by true believer forever · 46 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | December 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>"Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a "gravely immoral" practice. He's a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino's Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.</p>
  • Domino's: Obamacare Requires 34 Million Pizza Nutrition Signs

    11/30/2012 10:10:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/12 | Tony Lee
    New Obamacare regulations will force pizza chains like Domino's to post up to 34 million nutrition signs in its stores -- one for every pizza combination the company makes. The rules require fast food and grocery stores that have more than 20 stores to require labels for each product they produce. Jenny Fouracre-Petko, the legislative director for Domino’s, said mandated signs will cost Domino’s nearly $5,000 per store. Even worse, the cost will get passed down to the consumer, many of whom will never see the signs since “10 percent of pizza customers never enter a Domino’s store” because they...
  • Teenage girls call Domino's Pizza delivery woman to home and brutally stab her 50 times

    06/10/2012 7:45:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 117 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2012 | Ruth Whitehead
    Police in the US have arrested two teenagers in connection with the murder of a Domino's Pizza worker who was stabbed 50 times and bludgeoned as she delivered an order to them. The stabbing took place on Thursday evening as the victim, 27-year-old mother-of-one Elizabeth Hutcheson, was delivering pizza to an address in the small city of Cedartown in Georgia.
  • Two Florida Dominos Managers Set Competing Papa John's On Fire

    10/31/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 10 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 10/31/11 | MB Quirk/The Consumerist
    Loyalty to your employer is one thing, but setting a competing business on fire? That's just taking it a bit too far. Two Domino's Pizza managers in Florida have been charged with arson after a Papa John's went up in flames.
  • Police: Fla. pizza workers burned down rival store

    10/29/2011 5:11:23 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    WRKO News ^ | 10/29/11 | Ocala Star Banner
    <p>LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The battle for pizza supremacy has taken a wrong turn in Florida.</p> <p>Two managers of a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Lake City, in north-central Florida, have been charged with burning down a rival Papa John's location. The motive? Police say one of the men admitted that he believed with his competitor out of the way, more pizza lovers would flock to his restaurant.</p>
  • Murdered pizza delivery man’s kin sue Domino’s

    10/27/2011 6:08:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 27, 2011 | Christine McConville
    The family of the Boston pizza deliveryman who was killed during a dinner drop-off has filed a $15 million negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza and Deutsche Bank. “At the time of Richel Nova’s death, Domino’s had no policies posted in and around the store regarding delivery driver security,” Boston lawyer Howard J. Wayne states in the civil complaint he filed last week in Suffolk Superior Court.
  • Domino's Announces 'Plans' to Build Pizza Parlor on the Moon

    09/01/2011 3:35:53 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2011 | Fox News
    The Japanese arm of Domino's Pizza was taking public relations to new heights Thursday with plans to build the first pizzeria on the moon, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported. The stunt follows rival chain Pizza Hut's mission to the International Space Station in 2001, when a pizza was delivered to astronauts orbiting the earth. "We started thinking about this project last year, although we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open," spokesman Tomohide Matsunaga told the newspaper. Domino's said the Maeda construction company had begun drawing up plans for a two-story, dome-shaped lunar eatery. It added that the...
  • New Orleans pizza delivery man blinded by bleach in robbery

    02/11/2011 1:31:29 PM PST · by BBell · 39 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 11, 2011 | Danny Monteverde
    A New Orleans pizza delivery man is still having trouble seeing after a robber threw bleach in his eyes last week in an effort to steal a pie he ordered.That's the scene a police report paints of the events that led to the arrest of Terrence "Baby Tee" Alexis. New Orleans police were led to 19-year-old Alexis through several sources, the report said. Officers arrested him Friday at the 2nd District police station in the 4300 block of Magazine Street and jailed him on charges of simple robbery and second-degree battery.Last Thursday about 2:30 p.m., the Domino's Pizza delivery man,...
  • Domino's Pizza Forced to Axe Halal Menu After Poor Sales

    08/17/2010 6:25:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Metro ^ | 8/18/2010
    Domino's Pizza pioneered a halal-only menu but has had to ditch the idea because of poor sales.Three of the pizza chain's branches banned pork and brought in meats satisfying Islamic laws 18 months ago but have reverted to their usual menu, including the meateor, pepperoni and Hawaiian. The pilot ‘hasn’t had the impact expected and the company has reluctantly decided to return to a conventional Domino’s menu’, it said in a letter to customers. ‘It did seem pretty unfair on non-Muslim pizza lovers,’ said pizza fan Chris Yates, 31. ‘It was as if I wasn’t allowed ham or pork on...
  • Bandits rob delivery man of chicken wings in Ga.

    02/25/2010 7:19:25 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 463+ views
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ga. — Police in Georgia are searching for a pair of hungry bandits who stole an order of chicken wings from a pizza delivery driver. Columbus Police say the 19-year-old Domino's driver was approached outside a home Tuesday night by two men who asked for money. One of the men pointed a chrome pistol.</p>
  • After Dubai, Is Greece Next?

    11/29/2009 7:45:07 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11-27-09 | Joe Weisenthal
    After you've gotten your Dubai fill, take a break and check out the situation in Greece. Here's the Telegraph from earlier this week: When the European Central Bank's Jean-Claude Trichet said last week that certain sinners on the edges of the eurozone were "very close to losing their credibility", everybody knew he meant Greece. The interest spread between 10-year Greek bonds and German bunds has jumped to 178 basis points. Greek debt has decoupled from Italian debt. Athens can no longer hide behind others in EMU's soft South. "As far as the bond vigilantes are concerned, the Bat-Signal is up...
  • Domino's billionaire says economy won't stop his vision of Catholic school, town

    05/06/2009 6:50:06 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 17 replies · 946+ views
    AP ^ | May 6 09 | Mitch Stacy
    IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Near the magnificent new church on the Ave Maria University campus, sculptor Marton Varo chips away at 80 tons of the best white marble money can buy, direct from the same Italian quarry where Michelangelo used to get his.
  • Domino's Pizza employees charged with felony for video food prank

    04/16/2009 2:44:36 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies · 1,459+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4-15-09 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    When two Domino’s Pizza employees filmed a prank in the restaurant’s kitchen, they decided to post it online. In a few days, thanks to the power of social media, they ended up with felony charges, more than a million disgusted viewers, and a major company facing a public relations crisis. In videos posted on YouTube and elsewhere this week, a Domino’s employee in Conover, N.C., prepared sandwiches for delivery while putting cheese up his nose, nasal mucus on the sandwiches, and violating other health-code standards while a fellow employee provided narration. The two were charged with delivering prohibited foods.
  • Latvian debt is given junk status

    02/24/2009 4:33:31 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 349+ views
    BBC ^ | 2/24/2009 | Uattributed
    Latvia's sovereign debt has been cut to junk status as its economy struggles with the financial crisis. The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has reduced its rating to BB+/B, which is below investment grade. S&P predicted that Latvia's economy would contract by 12% this year, following its 4.8% decline in 2008. The Baltic nation was once the fastest growing economy in the European Union, but in the last three months of 2008 it was the worst-performing.
  • UK: Panned over pork takeaway (Domino's outlet in muslim area bans all pork in favor of halal)

    02/11/2009 11:06:56 AM PST · by Stoat · 45 replies · 1,881+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | February 11, 2009 | Andrew Parker
      Panned over pork takeaway   Halal of an idea ... Domino's pizza    By ANDREW PARKER Published: Today     TAKEAWAY giant Domino's has pizza-ed off customers by taking pork off the menu and serving only HALAL meat. The group have opened the first halal-only pizza store in the country, catering to the needs of Muslim customers in the mixed race area of Hall Green, Birmingham. The controversial menu change means Brummie pizza lovers hoping to tuck into classic pizzas like a Hawaiian with ham and pineapple will be disappointed. Instead, they will have to travel over two...
  • Domino's to Cut 55 US Jobs

    03/04/2008 6:03:54 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 20 replies · 398+ views
    AP Via Yahoo! Finance ^ | 3-4-2008 | AP Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Pizza delivery company Domino's Pizza Inc. will cut 55 jobs in the U.S. as part of a restructuring meant to reduce costs, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday.
  • Monaghan Endorses Romney

    01/10/2008 10:06:11 AM PST · by Checkers · 193 replies · 413+ views ^ | 01/09/2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan endorsed Mitt Romney today. As one of Michigan's highest profile business successes this would be news in itself, but it is far more important than just another keen observer of the economy recognizing Romney's qualifications to serve as president. Monaghan is a Catholic's Catholic, the founder of Ave Maria University and Law School, and one of the forces behind Legatus, an organization of senior Catholic business leaders. He is an ardent pro-lifer, and a man deeply concerned with rescuing the culture. Monaghan's decision to announce today is a clear signal to social conservatives that it...
  • Pizza driver that shot alleged robber flouted rules (Domino's CCW ban)

    01/04/2008 1:25:56 PM PST · by newgeezer · 96 replies · 157+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 01/03/2008 | Robert Patrick
    The pizza delivery driver who fatally shot a robber last week could have faced discipline over the incident had he not resigned, a Domino's spokesman said Wednesday. … Employees sign an agreement in which they agree not to carry a weapon, Domino's corporate spokesman Tim McIntyre said, a policy designed to protect both the public and employees. "We're driving down … streets. We're going to people's homes. We're also a workplace," he said. McIntyre added that police had told the company, "There are too many cases in which a person's own weapon has been used against them." … Domino's trains...
  • ‘Brooklyn Style Pizza’ Meets the Real Deal (NYT: A Right Wing Pizza?)

    12/22/2006 3:38:01 PM PST · by frankjr · 16 replies · 534+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/8/06 | KIM SEVERSON
    IT took no small amount of courage to walk into one of the great Brooklyn pizzerias with a Domino’s Brooklyn Style Pizza in our hands. Domino's Brooklyn style pizza with pepperoni, left, and the pizza served at Totonno's, in Coney Island since 1924. “Get that thing out of here,” was the first thing Totonno’s owner, Louise Ciminieri, said when she saw the Domino’s box. Once we explained that we were on a mission to determine exactly what constituted a Brooklyn Style pie, she softened. Sort of. “When they say Brooklyn Style Pizza they’re referring to us,” she said. “We were...
  • Halfway to Heaven [building a conservative town]

    02/20/2006 2:57:25 PM PST · by ex-snook · 6 replies · 479+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Feb 29 2006 | Susannah Meadows
    Feb. 27, 2006 issue - The 5,000-acre tomato field in southwestern Florida sure doesn't look like heaven. Bulldozers scrape the land flat while clusters of Porta Pottis signal an undeniable earthiness. But soon a massive cathedral will rise from this barren spot. Reaching 100 feet in the air behind a 65-foot crucifix, the Oratory will anchor Ave Maria, a whole new town and Roman Catholic university 30 miles east of Naples. Ground was officially broken last week, and the plan is to build 11,000 homes—likely drawing families who already hold the church at the center of their lives.
  • Could you please help me boycott BIG pizza?

    02/10/2006 2:08:38 PM PST · by Ryan Bloomington · 421 replies · 9,001+ views
    I started working at dominos where I was verbally abused daily by high schoolers also my manager who cut my hours for forgetting cheesebread once in a while. While his cooks and he would sell and smoke pot on the job, while I have no issue with this behavior, it's not appropriate in the work place. Subsequently 3-10 pizzas a night would be wrong, outweighing my mistakes by a longshot. So after I couldn't survive on the hours I was getting I complained to management, who transferred me to a worse store where the manager was fat rude and stupid....
  • Activists cry foul over killing of domino-spilling sparrow (ROFLMAO!!!)

    11/16/2005 2:25:20 PM PST · by proud_yank · 22 replies · 751+ views
    CBC ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | CBC
    Animal rights activists in the Netherlands want charges laid in the shooting of a rare sparrow that knocked over 23,000 dominoes as a TV company was setting up for a world-record attempt. The sparrow, which is on the national endangered list, had flown into an exposition centre on Monday in the northern city of Leeuwarden. After knocking over the dominoes, it was chased into a corner and shot by an exterminator with an air rifle. "Under Dutch law, you need a permit to kill this kind of bird, and a permit can only be granted when there's a danger to...
  • Death threat for killer of Domino-toppling sparrow-(heh Dutch, they cant take a joke)

    11/15/2005 10:48:02 AM PST · by Flavius · 16 replies · 588+ views
    expatic ^ | 15 November 2005 | 15 November 2005
    AMSTERDAM — At least seven organisations have become involved in the saga surrounding the sparrow shot dead on Monday. The little bird's crime was to knock over 23,000 of the 4.3 dominoes laid out for an attempt to break the domino toppling record in the Dutch province of Friesland on Friday. The decision was taken to shoot the bird after attempts to capture it alive were unsuccessful. Animal rights group Dierenbescherming and the provincial authority have both appointed officials to investigate the shooting dead of the bird with an air gun. Dierenbescherming said sparrows are a protected species and a...
  • Major Catholic university, college town set for Florida (Jeb Bush quoted as well)

    11/20/2002 9:45:39 AM PST · by patent · 78 replies · 4,942+ views
    Ave Maria U. ^ | 11/20/2002 | Ave Maria U.
    Major Catholic university, college town set for Florida NAPLES, FLA. (November 20, 2002) - Officials today announced a new Catholic university will be built east of Naples, Fla., with a new town to support it.  The new school, Ave Maria University, will be an academic center of international scope founded on Catholic religious beliefs and committed to developing a Division I-caliber athletics program. It will be the first major new Catholic university to be founded in the United States in 40 years.  Officials at Ave Maria said they expect to draw outstanding students from all 50 states as well as from...
  • First new U.S. Roman Catholic university in 40 years opens

    09/04/2003 3:22:43 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 6 replies · 208+ views
    Cnn ^ | September 2, 2003 | AP
    <p>NAPLES, Florida (AP) --Ave Maria University, the nation's first new Roman Catholic university in four decades, opened Tuesday with a Mass attended by the 101 students at its temporary campus.</p> <p>The university was established by Domino's Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan, who has devoted himself to Roman Catholic causes since he sold the pizza chain in 1998.</p>
  • Homosexual Activists Rate Corporations

    08/27/2003 2:17:48 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 18 replies · 351+ views
    Family Issues in Policy and Culture ^ | August 27, 2003 | Stuart Shepard
    American businesses continue to march in lock step with homosexual ideals.America's top corporations continue to take on policies pleasing to homosexual activists. A new ranking shows more companies than ever are rewriting employee manuals to include gay ideals. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation found that two out of every of three companies on the Fortune 500 list of America's top corporations now specifically protect sexual orientation in their employee codes. The group rated companies on seven criteria, such as offering domestic-partner benefits or diversity training. More than 20 companies scored a perfect 100, representing a 91 percent increase over last...
  • And Now the Dominos Begin to Fall

    06/25/2003 5:49:44 AM PDT · by Dudoight · 10 replies · 224+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6-25-2003 | Dick Morris
    And now the dominos begin to fall The Vietnam War, waged for the sake of falling dominos, gave the chain reaction a bad reputation as a reason for public policy. When the United States troops departed by helicopter from the roof of our Saigon embassy, the world held its breath waiting for Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore to fall to the relentless Red Tide. Didn’t happen. But now, the reverse domino theory is coming true. As a result of President Bush’s war in Iraq, peace and even freedom seem to be breaking out in the most unlikely of...
  • Democracy Domino Theory 'Not Credible'

    03/14/2003 7:20:57 AM PST · by liberallarry · 21 replies · 330+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2003 | Greg Miller
    WASHINGTON -- A classified State Department report expresses doubt that installing a new regime in Iraq will foster the spread of democracy in the Middle East, a claim President Bush has made in trying to build support for a war, according to intelligence officials familiar with the document. The report exposes significant divisions within the Bush administration over the so-called democratic domino theory, one of the arguments that underpins the case for invading Iraq. The report, which has been distributed to a small group of top government officials but not publicly disclosed, says that daunting economic and social problems are...