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July 8, 2011 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69. Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal temporal dementia, the Baltimore Sun reported. A former president of the NFL Players Assn., Mackey spent 10 seasons with the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers, catching 331 passes for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns — including a 75-yard score on a tipped ball to help lift the Colts over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V in 1971.
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BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Business, says Whole Foods co-Chief Executive John Mackey, has “a horrible reputation.” But instead of being “selfish and greedy and exploitative,” as it's often portrayed, business is actually “the greatest force for good on this planet,” he said at a Westside gathering Thursday night. “I'm an unabashed, complete free-enterprise capitalist enthusiast,” he said. “I see business as fundamentally heroic … [but] it could be so much better.” Mackey is about a quarter of the way through a tour to promote his first book “Conscious Capitalism,” which he co-wrote with Raj Sisodia.
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SPORTS
October 25, 1992 | HAL BOCK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
On Nov. 12 in Minneapolis, judge David Doty will consider the application of 600 or so NFL players to become free agents. Their contracts expire Feb. 1 and given the recent climate of the court--four players were set free in September--the latest litigants are cautiously optimistic. John Mackey never thought it would come to this. Mackey is the Patrick Henry of the NFL, the first guy with the gumption to stand up to the league and demand some things, resulting in . . . shhh, not so loud . . .
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Using “fascism” to describe President Obama's healthcare reform was “poor use of an emotionally charged word,” according to John Mackey, co-chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. In a blog post Thursday, Mackey said he “definitely” regrets using the term, which “today stirs up too much negative emotion with its horrific associations in the 20th century.” The mea culpa came amid a surge of criticism after Mackey's interview earlier this week with NPR, in which he said that Obama's policies are “technically speaking … more like fascism” instead of socialism.
SPORTS
January 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Ram Jack Youngblood; Bob Brown, who played for the Rams and the Raiders; L.C. Greenwood, and Lynn Swann head the list of 15 final nominees for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Jan. 26. Also nominated: Earl Campbell, John Riggins, John Hannah, Jan Stenerud, Lem Barney, Carl Eller, John Mackey, Stan Jones and Ken Stabler. Non-players being considered are Raider owner Al Davis and Tex Schramm.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Using “fascism” to describe President Obama's healthcare reform was “poor use of an emotionally charged word,” according to John Mackey, co-chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. In a blog post Thursday, Mackey said he “definitely” regrets using the term, which “today stirs up too much negative emotion with its horrific associations in the 20th century.” The mea culpa came amid a surge of criticism after Mackey's interview earlier this week with NPR, in which he said that Obama's policies are “technically speaking … more like fascism” instead of socialism.
SPORTS
August 2, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rainstorms have been drenching northeastern Ohio for a month. The Canton area took more than 11 inches of rain in July--within half an inch of the record for the month--and Friday it poured again. But when Raider owner Al Davis got up Saturday morning and headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there wasn't a cloud in sight. "That was no coincidence," a friend said. "It didn't dare rain on Al."
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Business, says Whole Foods co-Chief Executive John Mackey, has “a horrible reputation.” But instead of being “selfish and greedy and exploitative,” as it's often portrayed, business is actually “the greatest force for good on this planet,” he said at a Westside gathering Thursday night. “I'm an unabashed, complete free-enterprise capitalist enthusiast,” he said. “I see business as fundamentally heroic … [but] it could be so much better.” Mackey is about a quarter of the way through a tour to promote his first book “Conscious Capitalism,” which he co-wrote with Raj Sisodia.
SPORTS
November 6, 2001
How NFL greats fared after changing teams at the ends of their careers: 1. Johnny Unitas 3 touchdown passes, 7 interceptions (1974 Chargers) 2. Don Maynard Caught one pass, 18 yards (1973 Cardinals) 3. Marion Motley Gained 8 yards (1955 Steelers) 4. John Mackey Caught 11 passes, 110 yards (1972 Chargers) 5. Franco Harris Gained 170 yards (1984 Seahawks) 6. Joe Namath 3 touchdown passes, 5 interceptions (1977 Rams) Source: World Features Syndicate
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Brominated vegetable oil, a synthetic chemical that has been patented in Europe as a flame retardant, will no longer double as an ingredient in Gatorade sports drinks. Molly Carter, a spokeswoman for Gatorade owner PepsiCo Inc., said the company has been considering the move for more than a year, working on a way to take out the ingredient without affecting the flavor of the drink. A recent petition on Change.org to drop the chemical - which has more than 200,000 supporters - did not inspire the decision, Carter said, though she acknowledged that consumer feedback was the main impetus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2011 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69. Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal temporal dementia, the Baltimore Sun reported. A former president of the NFL Players Assn., Mackey spent 10 seasons with the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers, catching 331 passes for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns — including a 75-yard score on a tipped ball to help lift the Colts over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V in 1971.
SPORTS
October 25, 1992 | HAL BOCK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
On Nov. 12 in Minneapolis, judge David Doty will consider the application of 600 or so NFL players to become free agents. Their contracts expire Feb. 1 and given the recent climate of the court--four players were set free in September--the latest litigants are cautiously optimistic. John Mackey never thought it would come to this. Mackey is the Patrick Henry of the NFL, the first guy with the gumption to stand up to the league and demand some things, resulting in . . . shhh, not so loud . . .
SPORTS
August 2, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rainstorms have been drenching northeastern Ohio for a month. The Canton area took more than 11 inches of rain in July--within half an inch of the record for the month--and Friday it poured again. But when Raider owner Al Davis got up Saturday morning and headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there wasn't a cloud in sight. "That was no coincidence," a friend said. "It didn't dare rain on Al."
SPORTS
January 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Ram Jack Youngblood; Bob Brown, who played for the Rams and the Raiders; L.C. Greenwood, and Lynn Swann head the list of 15 final nominees for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Jan. 26. Also nominated: Earl Campbell, John Riggins, John Hannah, Jan Stenerud, Lem Barney, Carl Eller, John Mackey, Stan Jones and Ken Stabler. Non-players being considered are Raider owner Al Davis and Tex Schramm.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
Whole Foods Market Inc. said the Securities and Exchange Commission was conducting an inquiry into Web postings about the company, whose chief executive apologized to shareholders for his anonymous posts on financial message boards. The natural and organic grocer also said its board of directors formed a committee to investigate the postings.
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