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September 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Trans Com Inc. of Irvine and two Hughes Aircraft Co. affiliates are teaming up to produce sophisticated in-flight entertainment and communications systems for passenger aircraft. The venture hopes to win a contract to provide the high-tech systems for the new Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The contract to outfit more than 700 planes is estimated to be worth $300 million to $500 million and is being sought by several companies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In August 1966, a 24-year-old ex-Marine sharpshooter and architectural engineering student named Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas clock tower with an arsenal of weapons and opened fire. Before he was shot to death by police, Whitman killed 14 people and a fetus. On Monday--35 years after the rampage--Whitman belatedly claimed what medical examiners in Texas ruled was his 15th homicide victim. David H.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1989
TRW Inc. in San Diego has won a $4.9-million contract from the Air Force to provide avionics integration technology support.
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