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The Corps said this summer’s Missouri River flooding could rival the record years of 1952 and 1993 in some places. Officials on Tuesday will increase releases from five of the river’s dams to 150,000 cubic feet of water per second — more than twice the previous record releases.


Future of Cpl. Klinger’s beloved hot dogs in doubt

TOLEDO — A family feud slathered with accusations of financial misdeeds is threatening the future of an Ohio restaurant whose hot dogs were made famous by cross-dressing Cpl. Max Klinger on “M-A-S-H.”

The fight centers on the ownership of Tony Packo’s, a corner bar and grill that grew out of the Great Depression and whose chili-topped hot dogs, stuffed cabbage and roast beef platters continued to please fans even after the iconic TV show ended its run three decades ago.

“If you’re ever in Toledo, Ohio, on the Hungarian side of town, Tony Packo’s got the greatest Hungarian hot dogs,” Jamie Farr’s character Cpl. Max Klinger said on an episode in 1976.

The son and grandson of the restaurant’s namesake have been trading accusations for nearly a year, and each is trying to buy the company. The restaurant’s lender foreclosed on its loans, and a judge put a third party in charge of the restaurant while he sorts out the mess.

Both sides were in court Friday, when a Lucas County judge heard arguments on a number of pending motions.

From wire dispatches and staff reports