Signatures gathered so far on a petition to recall Al Lender, grandson of Lender’s Bagels founder Harry Lender, from his city council seat in Fountain City, Colo. Lender, 53, says some people in town hate him because he is opposed to rapid growth and has a 23-year-old conviction for selling cocaine. He claims that he recently found sliced bagels on his lawn bearing ominous messages like “Recall Bagel Boy” and “Burn Lender” and that his enemies also poisoned his dog. Michael Hudgins and Darell Craighead, who organized the recall, deny involvement. “We are doing everything we can legally to get him removed from that seat,” Craighead says. “Why would we do anything like that? That is just dumb.”
Krispy Kreme stores worldwide. Most of its U.S. locations were offering a free doughnut to each customer on Friday to celebrate National Doughnut Day. Celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise funds during the Great Depression and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts for thousands of soldiers. “National Doughnut Day is a perfect time for us to give a little something back to our loyal customers throughout the country,” said Stan Parker, svp of marketing for Krispy Kreme.