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Letter From The Editor: The Money Bet

Opinion

During my one-quarter century sabbatical from journalism, I was side-tracked for about five years with Seattle’s economic development organization.   Among my responsibilities was spending money on research. I got to hire some really smart people. I was mostly interested in why companies move.   The smart people found that the most reliable predictor for… Continue Reading

Brian Niccoi, new Chipotle CEO, sends marketeer Crumpacker packing

In the corporate world, naming a new chief executive officer, such as Brian Niccoi going from Taco Bell to be the new CEO for Chipotle Mexican Grill is usually a ho-hum affair. But Niccoi’s arrival at the Denver-based Chipotle appears to be having some immediate ramifications. His March 5th take-over of the 2,400 unit restaurant… Continue Reading

Familiar call goes out in Arkansas for those who ate at local Taco Bell

Stop us if you heard this one before. A person infected with hepatitis A goes to work in the food and beverage industry. He or she provides customer service until a test comes back positive for Hep A. Health officials then recommend everyone who served during the period the infected worker was on duty get… Continue Reading

ABC strikes back by churning up BPI’s earlier history

Meat packer has heavy burden of proof in $1.9 billion defamation case against network

ELK POINT, SD — It would probably not be accurate to say Professor Mindy Brashears speaks with a Texas twang or that ABC’s attorney Dane Butswinkas has a Richmond dialect, but the difficulty the two have understanding each other slowed proceedings on the fourth day of the $1.9 billion civil defamation trial against the network…. Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Vaccinate foodservice workers now

Opinion

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece by Bill Marler was first published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Aug. 7. In a state dependent on tourism, foodservice workers should be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. My bet is Baskins-Robbins, Sushi Shiono, Taco Bell, Costco, Chili’s, Hawaiian Airlines and Tamashiro Market would now agree. According to the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH),… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Officials still stumped by Hep A outbreak

What can the 74 Hawaii victims do to help health officials? Be your own junior epidemiologist. Sitting in my hotel room on the shores of Waikiki in the remnants of tropical storm Darby, has given me time – perhaps too much – to think about this outbreak – especially after meeting with a few of… Continue Reading

Hawaii Hepatitis A cases up to 74; vaccine being redistributed

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has updated to 74 its confirmed case count in the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak, which is an increase of 22 new cases since the department’s previous update last week. All of the sickened individuals are Oahu residents, DOH noted, except for two people who live on the islands of Hawaii and Maui but… Continue Reading

Second restaurant worker confirmed in Hep A outbreak

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An employee of a Taco Bell on Oahu has been confirmed as the second foodservice worker included among the 52 victims of a Hepatitis A outbreak that Hawaii’s health officials expect to grow. The Taco Bell restaurant in Waipio at 94-790 Ukee St. where the infected employee works is less than a mile and a… Continue Reading