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June 8, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
An organization of state securities regulators revamped the exam states give registered investment advisors, adding more questions on economics, investment vehicles and investing strategies, regulators said Monday. The 130-question revised Series 65 "competency exam" replaces a shorter test that focused on ethics and securities laws. The North American Securities Administrators Assn., which revised the test, wants its members to begin using the test by Jan. 1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg will avoid jail time after pleading no contest Wednesday to two felony charges -- but he might be legally allowed to continue smoking marijuana. The entertainer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, entered the plea to a charge of gun possession by a convicted felon and a marijuana-related drug charge, prosecutors said. Dogg, 35, appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling in Pasadena clad in a leather jacket, black jeans and a T-shirt.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | BARRY ZEPEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Adam was a lanky right-handed pitcher from Gardena High when he was drafted in 1972 in the sixth round of the amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Unlike most athletes who have an opportunity to play baseball professionally, Adam eventually made it to the big leagues, but not the way he planned. His professional playing career, all at the Class-A level, lasted only two seasons. He was cut by the Orioles after the 1972 season and was picked up by the Angels in '73.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2008 | Kathy M. Kristof, Kristof is a personal-finance author and syndicated columnist.
Looking for cash to tide you over during these lean times? The Treasury Department is urging Americans to quiz their parents and grandparents this holiday season about whether they squirreled away U.S. savings bonds that have stopped earning interest. The reason: About $16 billion of these bonds haven't been redeemed. The government suspects that the owners have either died or forgotten about the investments that they bought in the 1940s, '50s, '60s and '70s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Halina Douglas and her family gathered at a Sizzler's restaurant five years ago to celebrate her certification as a paralegal assistant, it was a poignant measure of how far she had come from the days when she was forced to flee war-torn Ukraine during World War II. But Douglas' moment of victory turned to disaster when a large menu sign fell from the wall and slammed into her head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1990
The Carson City Council has decided to apply for state certification of a popular latchkey program, which the city closed at the end of November because it was operating without a state license. About 200 children were involved in the Kids Club program at the city's 12 parks and community center. The program provided before- and after-school supervision.
OPINION
July 9, 2007
Re "Federal effort to target medical fraud," July 2 It is unacceptable for illegitimate companies to become suppliers allowed to bill for durable medical equipment and prosthetics and orthotics services. This costs us all and especially hurts those who rely on these devices and services to live full and productive lives. The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists supports licensure and education-based certification for individuals and strict accreditation for businesses.
OPINION
September 29, 1996
The irrelevance of the teacher education programs discussed in Denis P. Doyle's commentary ("Schools of Education Are Relics of the Past," Sept. 20) strikes a resounding chord. Institutions must understand a teacher's need to be in the trenches--from day one. Those who choose to teach in a specific area must master their subject, while interning with several teachers and schools in order to increase their exposure to different teaching and learning styles, as well as socioeconomic back- grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Ventura County firefighters, who have been without a union contract for more than a year, are expecting an agreement with the county fire district to be certified next week. The proposed contract calls for no salary increases and would cover the period through December, 1996, officials said. The contract also contains a provision that would help reduce the amount of compensatory time that firefighters take in lieu of overtime, which officials said is more expensive than paying overtime.
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