Thursday, January 20, 2005

Killer Diet

Thanks to Dada for the following:

SYDNEY (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Charlie Bell, who stepped down as the fast-food chain's chief executive in November to focus on his battle with cancer, died on Monday in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. Bell had succeeded Jim Cantalupo, 60, who died suddenly of a heart attack after a little more than a year on the job. A brash go-getter, Bell once told industry analysts that, like McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, he would ram a fire hose down any competitor's throat if he saw him drowning. A charismatic leader who said he ate a McDonald's product most days, Bell was diagnosed with colorectal cancer just weeks after being named to the company's top job in April.

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