Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Store Refuses to Serve Soldier

http://www.republicanherald.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18807607&BRD=2626&PAG=461&dept_id=532624&rfi=6

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The Republican and Herald [Pottsville, PA]
12 September 2007

Internet rumor harms Tremont grocery

BY STEPHANIE LASOTA
STAFF WRITER

TREMONT - The owner of the Tremont Super Market on Main Street asked the borough council Tuesday for support in dispelling rumors circulated via an e-mail that he says is the cause of a dramatic drop in sales.

"I'm planning to shut down," said Sam Singh, who has owned the store since February.

The e-mail makes allegations that Singh denied service to an individual wearing military clothes. He denied the allegations. [...]

http://www.republicanherald.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18812555&BRD=2626&PAG=461&dept_id=532624&rfi=6

http://tinyurl.com/2lhhx5

The Republican & Herald [Pottsville, PA]
13 September 2007

E-mail could lead to charges

BY STEPHANIE LASOTA
STAFF WRITER

TREMONT - Borough police Chief Michael Conway said Wednesday charges will be filed against a former employee of the Tremont Super Market on Main Street for making a false statement, harassment and possibly ethnic intimidation.

Store owner Sam Singh, 27, of Pine Grove, a native of India, said he fired the employee on Aug. 3 for poor job performance. Shortly after, the ex-employee began perpetuating an e-mail rumor that began sometime in July, which said Singh told a person wearing military clothes to leave the store. [...]