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March 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Smoothies, iced coffee and other specialty coffees could be added to the menu at McDonald's restaurants in the U.S., a top executive of the world's largest restaurant chain said Wednesday. Ralph Alvarez, president and chief operating officer of McDonald's Corp., said the company was exploring those drinks and others as it sought "destination beverages" that might bring new customers to its restaurants. "Our beverages have really been complementary to a sandwich purchase," Alvarez said.
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March 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Smoothies, iced coffee and other specialty coffees could be added to the menu at McDonald's restaurants in the U.S., a top executive of the world's largest restaurant chain said Wednesday. Ralph Alvarez, president and chief operating officer of McDonald's Corp., said the company was exploring those drinks and others as it sought "destination beverages" that might bring new customers to its restaurants. "Our beverages have really been complementary to a sandwich purchase," Alvarez said.
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August 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
McDonald's Corp. on Wednesday announced the unexpected resignation of Mike Roberts, the fast-food chain's No. 2 executive, as president and chief operating officer. No reason was cited in the evening announcement by Chief Executive Jim Skinner. The company said Ralph Alvarez, president of McDonald's USA, would succeed Roberts. Alvarez will in turn be replaced by Don Thompson, currently executive vice president and chief operations officer of the U.S. business.
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August 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
McDonald's Corp. on Wednesday announced the unexpected resignation of Mike Roberts, the fast-food chain's No. 2 executive, as president and chief operating officer. No reason was cited in the evening announcement by Chief Executive Jim Skinner. The company said Ralph Alvarez, president of McDonald's USA, would succeed Roberts. Alvarez will in turn be replaced by Don Thompson, currently executive vice president and chief operations officer of the U.S. business.
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July 16, 2004 | From Bloomberg News and Associated Press
McDonald's Corp. CEO Charlie Bell announced new titles and expanded responsibilities for four top managers, his first major executive moves since assuming the top job in April. McDonald's promoted Mike Roberts to chief executive of McDonald's USA from president after sales in the U.S. had risen for 15 consecutive months. Vice Chairman Jim Skinner's responsibilities have expanded to include oversight of operations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, the company said.
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July 5, 1991 | SHERRY JOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dentist was found bludgeoned to death in his Torrance office and a fellow church member was arrested after leading police to the body, authorities said Thursday. Samuel Chi, 40, of Torrance called police shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and directed them to the dental office in the 3900 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said Lt. Wally Murker, commander of the Torrance detective department.
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July 7, 1991 | DAVID FREED
Between 1980 and mid-1991, the Special Investigations Division of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office rejected prosecution in at least 278 cases in which law enforcement officers were suspected of assaulting civilians while on duty. What follows is a sample of those rejections, as described in district attorney's files examined by The Times: Inmate Eduardo Arrellano was asleep in his jail bunk on New Year's Eve, 1990, when Deputy Stephen A.
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October 13, 2006 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong mingled with former diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV and his wife, outed CIA operative Valerie Plame. Comedian George Lopez tried to rouse support for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. (Not an easy task these days among some members of the celebrity set.) And former president Bill Clinton came to town to raise money for the Democrats.
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