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The journal entry was presented to the judge not long after Elizabeth’s mother and other relatives pleaded with Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce to impose the maximum sentence. Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action last month and faces at most a sentence of life in prison with a chance for parole. The least she could get is 10 years.


Sale puts ‘M*A*S*H’ hot dog diner in new hands

TOLEDO — A hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series “M*A*S*H” has been sold after a yearlong family feud over ownership.

Representatives of a private restaurant group in Toledo said Monday they have finalized their $5.5 million purchase of the Tony Packo’s chain, whose future had been in doubt since a bank foreclosed on its loans and a court-appointed third party was put in charge.

The new owners said they plan to keep some members of the Packo family on board, including the founder’s grandson, who is facing charges of stealing from the business.

Actor Jamie Farr, a Toledo native, made Tony Packo’s famous in the 1970s when he portrayed a homesick U.S. soldier in the Korean War who longed for the eatery’s hot dogs.

“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.

Packo’s was mentioned in six of the 250 episodes of “M*A*S*H” and continues to draw tourists even though the show ended its run three decades ago.

Bob Bennett, the owner of 26 Burger Kings in the Toledo area, won the bidding for the chain last fall. The sale fell through before being revived last month.

From wire dispatches and staff reports