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Taco Bell takes its beef with lawsuit to public

29 Jan

Last week a false advertising lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell alleging that Taco Bell’s filling contains less than 33% beef. Friday, Taco Bell fought back with at least 9 full page ads in major newspapers and a video from the company’s president addressing the lawsuit.

The headline of the ads read “Thank you for suing us. Here’s the truth about our seasoned beef,” and went on to explain the filling is 88% beef and the rest is seasoning and common additives.

The ad is seen as an unusual move, and sends the message that Taco Bell is confident in the facts. And it is anticipated that customers will not be deterred by the lawsuit.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110129/ap_on_re_us/us_taco_bell_lawsuit;_ylt=AurgFiTd_9TYT7c7C8Io822s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNvdmc5Y2toBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwMTI5L3VzX3RhY29fYmVsbF9sYXdzdWl0BGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDNwRwb3MDNARwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA3RhY29iZWxsdGFrZQ–

Kidnapping victim reunited with family after 23 years

24 Jan

This week a 23 year-old woman was reunited with her birth family after being kidnapped at birth. Carlina White had been living in Bridgeport, Connecticut as Nejdra Nance since she was taken by a woman disguised as a nurse from Harlem Hospital in 1987. When she noticed she did not resemble her family and she had no birth certificate; she became suspicious.

She used the website of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and was able to locate her birth parents. She was reunited with them this week after a DNA test confirmed she was the missing child.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110120/us_nm/us_kidnapping_reunion