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20 Oct
A Timely Change?

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 98 13:24:50 -0700
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Glendale, CA (AP) - Nestle Corporation announced today the renaming of their
"Baby Ruth" candy bar to "Marky McGwire".  Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
stated at a press conference that "this change of name will give new life
to one of our older confectionary products".

Brabeck-Letmathe denied that the new name was meant to capitalize on the
name of home run record-setter Mark McGwire.  "There is no connection
between our product and the U.S. national hero. Our product was named after
a son of one of our most dedicated employees, Archie MacGuire, who has been
with Nestle for well over two weeks.  His eight-year-old son, Jeffrey Mark
MacGuire, got a 'B+' in Citizenship on his last report card.  We altered
the name slightly to better fit on the wrapper."

Nestle Confectionary Products manufactures several highly popular products,
including "Kit Kat", "Crunch", "Rolo", and "Sosa-Bar".

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