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BUSINESS
September 17, 1985
Citing its start-up costs CompuSave Corp. of Irvine has announced that it lost nearly $4.8 million in its 1985 fiscal year ended May 31. The company went public in 1984 and there are no fiscal 1984 figures for comparison. Despite the loss, president Roger Miller said CompuSave executives are "extremely pleased with our accomplishments over the past year." The company manufactures an electronic, discount mail-order machine for supermarkets and other stores.
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BUSINESS
December 31, 1985
Bucking the nationwide slump in semiconductor sales, Microsemi Corp. of Santa Ana posted record profits in both the final quarter and its 1985 fiscal year. For the quarter ended Sept. 29, the company reported profits of $1.1 million, 76% higher than the $627,000 recorded in the year-ago period. Sales for the quarter were $9.2 million, 7% above the $8.5 million posted the year before. For the 1985 fiscal year, the company had profits of $4 million, up 48% from the $2.
SPORTS
September 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The United States Soccer Federation wants to bring back a national professional outdoor league. Federation President Alan Rothenberg announced Wednesday that a 16-member committee has been appointed to develop plans for an outdoor league. The last nationwide professional league was the North American Soccer League, which folded in 1985.
NEWS
October 8, 1986 | JOHN DREYFUSS, Times Staff Writer
Once there was a French poodle. It lived in an apartment. Upstairs, in the same building, lived a mutt. The County of Los Angeles asked the woman who owned the poodle to serve on a jury. That would be impossible, she said, because "the mutt upstairs would break in and the poodle would have a litter of mutt puppies." Judy Rivituso likes to tell that story. She calls it "classic." Rivituso is the jury assignment supervisor for Los Angeles County, so a lot of excuses come her way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2006 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
This fall 4,852 freshmen are expected to enroll at UCLA, but only 96, or 2%, are African American -- the lowest figure in decades and a growing concern at the Westwood campus. For several years, students, professors and administrators at UCLA have watched with discouragement as the numbers of black students declined. But the new figures, released this week, have shocked many on campus and prompted school leaders to declare the situation a crisis.
NEWS
May 28, 1987 | United Press International
Federal investigators concluded today the 1985 New Year Eve plane crash that killed singer Rick Nelson and six other people was caused by a fire around a heater--not by free-basing of cocaine. The National Transportation Safety Board, releasing its report on the crash of the World War II-vintage DC-3, said while it could not establish that the blaze started in the cabin's gasoline-fueled heater, "There is no doubt that the fire did originate in the area of the heater."
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