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April 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald's newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald? On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and announced he'd be featured on McDonald's social media accounts. Gone are the lumpy yellow jumpsuit and Where's Waldo-esque sleeves. In its place is something a Weasley twin might wear -- mustard cargo pants and a red-and-white striped rugby shirt. For “special occasions,” there's a bow tie and a red blazer festooned with golden arches and Ron's signature.
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April 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald's newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald? On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and announced he'd be featured on McDonald's social media accounts. Gone are the lumpy yellow jumpsuit and Where's Waldo-esque sleeves. In its place is something a Weasley twin might wear -- mustard cargo pants and a red-and-white striped rugby shirt. For “special occasions,” there's a bow tie and a red blazer festooned with golden arches and Ron's signature.
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April 17, 1998 | VANESSA DeRUYTER and LIZ SEYMOUR and MIMI KO CRUZ
The Boys & Girls Club of Westminster will receive an estimated five computers and some software to set up a computer lab for about 50 students. The computer equipment, from a $12,200 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, will teach students to navigate the Internet, allow them to use the technology on college applications and provide homework assistance and tutoring in English, math, reading and vocabulary.
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February 24, 2002
A Channel Islands High School senior was among 50 students in Southern California awarded the African-American Future Achievers scholarship from Ronald McDonald House Charities. Nicole Jenkins of Oxnard will receive $1,000 toward her college tuition. Although she has not yet decided on a school, the 17-year-old plans to study biological sciences and become a doctor. She is active in her school's Black Student Union, plays jazz on her alto sax and has immersed herself in Black folklore.
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November 6, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
Casa Pacifica, the home for abused children, will soon boast a new track and obstacle course, thanks to a grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The nonprofit home was the recipient of a $13,522 grant that will be used to construct the new course. "We are extremely grateful," said Steven E. Elson, executive director of Casa Pacifica. "This new addition will allow the children to participate more fully in their own recovery."
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February 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
Houston Rocket All-Star center Yao Ming is the new global spokesman for McDonald's, which let Kobe Bryant's contract expire after he was accused of rape. Yao's multiyear sponsorship deal was announced Thursday at a McDonald's outlet inside the Los Angeles Convention Center. Yao is in town to play in Sunday's NBA All-Star game. Bryant's three-year deal with the fast-food company expired Dec. 31. The Laker guard has lost other endorsement deals since being charged with sexual assault.
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November 24, 2003 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
The Ronald McDonald House in Orange County has redefined which families of critically ill children qualify for its temporary housing, prompting protests from two mothers it has rebuffed. McDonald House officials said they changed the policy because of growing demand for the 21 rooms. "We empathize with any family who has a child with a serious illness," said Jon Meyers, chief executive for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, in a written statement.
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November 10, 2003 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
A group of Lynwood High School students who petitioned school administrators to form a gospel choir won first place in their category Saturday night in the prestigious McDonald's Gospelfest. The 41-member group, called the Chosen Generation, was making its first appearance at the long-running gospel event after forming less than a year ago.
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March 9, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Kim Hill, whose childhood battle with leukemia was the catalyst for the creation of the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia in 1974, has died. She was 44. Hill died Saturday at UCI Medical Center in Orange, said her father, Fred Hill. Radiation treatments to overcome leukemia as a child had caused the formation of brain tumors as an adult, he said. FOR THE RECORD Kim Hill: The obituary in the March 9 LATExtra section of Kim Hill, whose childhood battle with leukemia was the catalyst for the creation of the first Ronald McDonald House in 1974, misspelled the name of the president and chief executive of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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