Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Afternoon Edition - 7/5/05

Fire Up and You’re Fired!
One Cleveland area clinic is joining many hospitals nationwide in banning smoking in, on or basically anywhere near hospital grounds. The Cleveland Clinic that made headlines specifically bans smoking anywhere on hospital property. If caught, smokers could lose their jobs. "Our policy is very simple," says Dr. Derek Raghavan, chairman and director of the Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Center. "You cannot smoke on Cleveland Clinic premises. Not on the grounds. Not in the hospital. Not in the toilets. Nowhere." One Cleveland doctor admits that he is a role model for his patients and wants to quit, but finds that quitting is extremely difficult to do. Sidebar: I second that – Day 14.

Happy Meal Meets Hip-Hop
P. Diddy, Russell Simmons and Tommy Hilfiger have been tapped by McDonalds to remake their uniforms. The $80 million deal will turn former fat broker, Mickey Ds into a PHAT broker of sorts. “We’re looking at how do we make our uniforms more appealing, more desirable,” said Bill Lamar Jr., chief marketing officer for McDonald’s USA. Right now the talks between McDonalds and the designers (moguls) are in their preliminary stages.

Morgan Stanley Looking to Get Back On Track
Blogger member Caspar is probably closest to the latest scandals surrounding financial giant Morgan Stanley, but news reports say newly appointed chairman and CEO, John Mack, has urged Morgan Stanley managers to seek out the best talent from rival banks to help stop the high-level executive exodus that has shattered Morgan employee’s confidence in the firm. Mack feels a few good men might restore some of the past Morgan luster…. Hey Caspar, want to come over to JPMorgan instead?

Final Show; Luther Memorial Set
A final curtain call, or better yet, a public viewing has been set for Luther at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel on Madison Avenue in NYC on Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. A memorial service for the crooner will be held at Riverside Church, Friday at noon. Sidebar: J’MOO, I know Riverside is your church. What’s the story with getting me front row seats and more importantly, can I sing at the service?

Keep passin ‘the open windows…

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