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06-16-06, 10:00 AM #1FishTail Guest
Hooters Wants to Pay FEMA for Champagne
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Hooters restaurant chain is looking for FEMA's address.
Company Chairman Bob Brooks said Thursday that he wants to reimburse the agency for the $200 bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne that was purchased with a government credit card issued to Hurricane Katrina victims.
The champagne, purchased in San Antonio, was among numerous examples of improper spending of hurricane relief money cited earlier this week by Congress' Government Accountability Office. The bogus spending could be as high as $1.4 billion, the GAO said.
In an announcement in Atlanta, Brooks said: ``It bothers me as an American that resources that were intended to help victims of this tremendous tragedy were spent this way. Even if it's in my restaurants it's still not right. If FEMA will let me know where to send the check I'll get the $200 out right away.''
Following Katrina, Brooks sent one of his Hooters Air 737s loaded with supplies into the Gulf Coast disaster area. The restaurant chain also donated $225,000 to the Red Cross Katrina relief fund.
06-16-06, 10:02 AM #2GrasshopperVerified LEO
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I am sure, as a taxpayer, I could find ways for Brooks to reimburse me that $200.And Shepards we shall be,
for thee, My Lord, for thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls will it ever be.
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06-16-06, 01:14 PM #3Originally Posted by conalabu
Oh, and their food is substandard.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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