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ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents more than 38,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the film and television industries, has ratified a new three-year contract with Hollywood producers. Fourteen Hollywood locals, which represent IATSE members in professions such as camera operator, set decorator and grip, unanimously approved the new contract, which provides for a 2% annual wage increase and a 20% raise in employer contributions to the union health plan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A bidder for a lucrative media contract at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday accused a former airport commissioner of conflict of interest because of his involvement with a joint venture recommended for the work. In a formal protest, Clear Channel Airports leveled the conflict allegation against Alan Rothenberg, chairman of Premier Partnerships, which has joined JC Decaux Airport Inc., and Time Warner in a bid to handle indoor advertising, sponsorships and other media opportunities for LAX. Rothenberg, a prominent businessman and former sports executive, resigned as president of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners in late 2010 after serving five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 | By Paige St. John
When California corrections officials found what they described as alarming defects in half of the GPS monitors worn by sex offenders and other parolees statewide, they moved immediately to break the contract with the company that supplied them.  A Sacramento judge said their concerns justified refusing to give the company more work, but he also ruled the state should not have given its existing work to a firm without competitive bidding....
SPORTS
January 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have signed guard Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Sunday. Harris was recently called up from the NBA Development League, where he played for the Lakers' affiliate (D-Fenders). Through five games with the Lakers, Harris has averaged 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds, playing a robust 20.9 minutes a night. Harris will earn $52,017 through the contract, making his total earnings at $104,034 for 20 days with the Lakers. Once his second deal is up, the Lakers will have to either let him go as a free agent or sign him for the remainder of the season.
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Clayton Kershaw said he and the Dodgers haven't started talking about a long-term contract extension. The Dodgers are expected to discuss the idea with Kershaw before the start of spring training. “We'll see,” Kershaw said. “I don't have any expectations.” Kershaw is under contract this year for $11 million. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2014 season. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, attended Manager Don Mattingly's charity event Thursday night at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is now yukking it up with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. IATSE, the union representing crew members who worked behind the scenes on film and TV shows, said Wednesday that technical employees of “The Daily Show” have unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The contract is the culmination of negotiations between IATSE and the producers of the hit made-for-basic-cable series after voluntary recognition of the union by the employer, IATSE said.
SPORTS
March 15, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The Tennessee Titans are pulling out the stops to get Peyton Manning. Titans owner Bud Adams has offered the star quarterback a "contract for life," to come to Tennessee, hoping to lure him with a front-office position with the team once his playing days are through, according to a Houston TV station. Adams told KHOU Channel 11 on Wednesday he's not concerned about Manning's arm strength after his multiple neck surgeries that sidelined him for all of last season. "I'm only concerned how strong it is in September, when he starts the regular season," Adams said, adding that much as he likes second-year quarterback Jake Locker -- whom the Titans drafted eighth overall last year -- the franchise had to "go for it" with Manning.
NEWS
March 9, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Clippers have signed forward Bobby Simmons to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday. Simmons has averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in six games with the team while playing backup to Caron Butler. He's also shot well from the three-point-line, making seven of his 16 attempts. Simmons was called up from the D-League and was offered his initial 10-day contract on Feb. 27 after averaging 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games with the Reno Bighorns. Simmons is a nine-year NBA veteran who played for the Clippers for two seasons (2003-05)
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Shortly before Monday night's critical face-off in Tampa between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, a consulting firm founded by Gingrich released a contract outlining Gingrich's work on behalf of Freddie Mac. The move is likely to defuse a grenade that Romney planned to lob at Gingrich during tonight's debate at the University of South Florida. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum will also be debating. Romney, a multimillionaire who has been facing pressure from Gingrich to release his tax returns and has argued that the former House speaker was influence-peddling, has in turn been arguing that Gingrich should release contracts related to work for the federally-backed mortgage guarantor as well as confidential documents related to a congressional ethics investigation that led to Gingrich being fined $300,000.
SPORTS
January 30, 2013
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has already admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003. But now A-Rod is said to be one of several people who received PEDs from a now-closed Florida clinic as recently as last year, according to a report Tuesday by the Miami New Times. A spokesman for Rodriguez has denied the report. Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the Yankees should try to find a way to void the slugger's hefty contract and if such an attempt would be successful.
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