April 23, 2012 |
There are fat cats, and then there is the totally over-the-top cat named Meow. The orange and white tabby was recently brought into the Santa Fe, N.M., animal shelter tipping the scales at 39 pounds. The 2-year-old feline is so fat he barely fit into his animal carrier, and he can't play for very long, because the extra weight makes him lose his breath easily. His feline weight roughly translates into a human weight of more than 600 pounds. Meow has already gotten caught in his share of cat house doors -- as if all of his nine lives are rolled into one rotund furry feline body.
May 3, 2012 |
Facebook, which next week begins its road show to pitch its initial public stock offering to investors, has put the presentation on the Web so anyone can see it. Word is that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive, will be on hand for the road show with institutional investors, and also makes an appearance on the roadshow video. RELATED: Facebook seeks up to $95-billion valuation Facebook selects Nasdaq over NYSE for IPO Facebook sets $28 to $35 IPO range, and you can likely ignore the $28
June 3, 2010 |
Mike Dunleavy, former coach and general manager of the Clippers, is The Times' guest analyst on the NBA Finals. Dunleavy has coached four NBA teams — the Clippers, Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers. He was the NBA coach of the year in 1999 with Portland. The Lakers have a big size advantage over the Celtics, and it showed in Game 1. Pau Gasol had a great all-around game at both ends of the court, and I was also really impressed by Andrew Bynum.
February 3, 2008
It's about time someone took notice of UnitedHealth/PacifiCare's mishandling of claims ("Health plan faces fines of $1.33 billion," Jan. 29). As a result of the acquisition two years ago, executives pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars while the claims department underwent layoffs. I've come to the realization that our obesity epidemic began right here in the boardrooms of UnitedHealth/PacifiCare. The fat cats keep getting fatter, just like our premiums. UnitedHealth/PacifiCare should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Sergio Gonzalez Cypress UnitedHealth Chief Executive William McGuire made the unsubstantiated claim in 2005 that the acquisition of PacifiCare would benefit every participant in the system and result in greater efficiency and lower healthcare costs.
July 16, 1992 |
On a day when most of the protesters outside Madison Square Garden were street preachers condemning politicians for their wicked ways, Charles Keeting and M.A. Swedlund provided a different note. They were dressed as "fat cats," replete with pointed ears, pipe-cleaner whiskers and padded stomachs. They passed out phony money and condemned the federal election process as "legal bribery" that only serves those who make big campaign contributions. Make It One, Please New York Mayor David N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1995 |
IN THE MONEY: Four San Fernando Valley state lawmakers recently made the top 10, the California Common Cause top 10, that is--a dubious distinction in some quarters. The political watchdog group annually lists the state's 10 biggest political fat cats and the legislators who benefited most from their generous campaign contributions. During the most recent campaign season (1993-94), Common Cause reported that ex-senator David Roberti, Sen.