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Best Reason Osama Bin Laden Was Assassinated (2013)
Child Labor in Local Restaurants
At a posh benefit in Spanish Bay, recently retired Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta essentially credited his professional and patriotic accomplishments to training he completed in his parents’ Monterey restaurant. ( “I washed dishes,” he says. “My parents believed child labor is required.” ) He also pointed out that the successful operation won him a $10,000 bottle of wine from the Sardine Factory’s Ted Balestreri.