- Newsmaker: Obesity Suit against McDonald's Dismissed
The fast food industry is celebrating after a federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit that blamed McDonald-s hamburgers and French fries for obesity in children. Roger Perloff, whose -Is Fat The Next Tobacco?- is the cover story in this month's Fortune magazine, says the case pitted consumer protection against consumer awareness.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Group Seeks Ouster of US Olympic Committee President
Before the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee members were exposed for ethical violations. Now, the US Olympic Committee is under a cloud because of allegations against its own chief executive. The turmoil has escalated into resignations and calls for CEO Lloyd Ward and President Marty Mankamyer to be deposed. Alan Abrahamson broke the story of big money and political infighting for the Los Angeles Times.
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