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The documents show that the envelope containing the threat was postmarked Dec. 5, 1973, and had a return address in Los Angeles. The threat wasn’t reported to the FBI until February 1974 by someone at KFC. The informant’s name was blacked out.
Sanders died in 1980 at the age of 90 after being stricken with leukemia. His secret blend of 11 herbs and spices launched the KFC chain, and the recipe remains one of the world’s most enduring corporate secrets.
KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said Thursday that Sanders received millions of letters during his life and that virtually all were positive. KFC is owned by Louisville-based Yum Brands Inc., which also owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
The threat was likely little more than a prank, Mr. Maynard wrote in an email.
Man convicted in Obama-church fire case
SPRINGFIELD | A 26-year-old white man was convicted Thursday in what prosecutors said was the racially motived burning of a predominantly black church in the hours after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008.
An all-white, 12-member jury found Michael Jacques guilty of all the charges he faced in the burning of Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield.
Prosecutors portrayed Jacques and two friends who pleaded guilty as racists who were upset at the election of the nation’s first black president.
Jacques, his lawyer and family said, he is not racist and only confessed during a police interrogation because he suffered withdrawal from painkillers.
Jacques was convicted of conspiracy against civil rights, damage to religious property and use of fire to commit a felony.
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