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May 16, 2003
Patt Morrison's "Rob Inmates of the Chance for a Future? It Oughtta Be a Crime" (May 13) was right on the mark with regard to prison education programs. When the Quakers established America's first prisons during Colonial times, they demonstrated conclusively that there is a direct link between the education of inmates and the success of those inmates once they are back in our communities. That principle is as valid today as it was 300 years ago. Our administration has a firm commitment to expanding and enriching educational programs for inmates.
January 12, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
The last time USC played at the Forum, the Trojans were robbed of some cash and personal belongings in their locker room. This time they were stripped of their dignity ... and their voices. Pennsylvania embarrassed USC, 99-61, in a nonconference game before 3,856 Saturday night. The loss came a mere three days after the inspirational victory at UCLA for the Trojans, who were then deemed off-limits to the media by Coach Henry Bibby.
December 4, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
PepsiCo Inc. sold its Quaker Oats bagged-cereal business to closely held Malt-O-Meal Co. for an undisclosed price to focus on more-profitable boxed-cereal brands such as Cap'n Crunch. The bagged-cereal unit includes brands such as Quaker Frosted Shredded Wheat. The business represented about 5% of Quaker's North American food sales last year, PepsiCo said. Shares of PepsiCo rose 69 cents to $42.90 on the NYSE.
August 4, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Stephen G. Cary, a leading Quaker who led public-service work camps for conscientious objectors during World War II, has died at the age of 86. Cary died Tuesday of unstated causes at his summer home in Chatham, Mass., on Cape Cod. A resident of Haverford, Pa., Cary worked most of his career for the American Friends Service Committee, the national Quaker humanitarian organization. He led the group, holding the position designated simply as clerk, from 1979 to 1991.
Round 1 of the great Golden State vs. Quaker State grudge match went to California by knockout, with forward Joe Shipp standing over a fallen Pennsylvania defender after a dunk, celebrating and jabbering like Ali. The Bears stopped Penn, 82-75, Friday in a South Regional first-round game, using an early 10-0 run to seize a lead they never relinquished. Round 2 promises to be tougher. No Ivy League softy is third-seeded Pittsburgh, which will take on No.
Hans J. Wendler is the German consul general in Los Angeles, but in 1947 he was just a hungry 7-year-old shellshocked by the devastation of World War II. The war had destroyed his home, caused him to flee to the country and deprived him of his father, who spent most of the war in a Russian detention camp. Then came the Quakers, with a gift Wendler still vividly recalls: a teddy bear. It was his first toy.
August 14, 2001 | Reuters
PepsiCo Inc. said cost savings and revenue growth from its acquisition of Quaker Oats Co. would be almost double its initial expectations, but the company maintained its outlook for earnings growth from the deal. The world's fifth-largest food and beverage company said it now expects $400 million in synergies, up from $230 million it previously forecast. Most of that increase comes from lower purchasing costs.
August 2, 2001 | TIM DOBBYN, REUTERS
PepsiCo Inc. got the green light Wednesday to buy Quaker Oats Co. and its top-selling Gatorade brand for about $14 billion after the Federal Trade Commission deadlocked over whether the new company would harm competition in the sports drink market. FTC commissioners voted 2 to 2 on going to court to block Pepsi's purchase, one vote short of the majority needed to file suit. A unanimous decision was then taken to close the investigation of the deal, an agency statement said.
Just four months after Lesley Moreland became a Quaker, she faced an agonizing test of faith. Moreland got a shattering glimpse of the worst in human nature when her 23-year-old daughter, Ruth, was stabbed to death. But despite sometimes overwhelming grief, she held fast to her Quaker belief in humanity's goodness. Ruth's 1990 murder set her mother on a decade-long journey that included a jailhouse meeting with the killer and brought Moreland an unlikely new friend--a death row inmate in Texas.
July 20, 2001 | Reuters
Attorneys at the Federal Trade Commission have recommended going to court to block PepsiCo Inc.'s bid to buy Quaker Oats Co., maker of Gatorade sports drink, a source close to the case said. PepsiCo Chief Executive Steve Reinemund said the company is "very optimistic" about the deal, but he declined to provide additional details about the pending merger. "We've been in talks with the FTC," PepsiCo spokesman Dick Detwiler said. "We have not been commenting on the details of those discussions.
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