October 11, 2012
Writers from around Tribune Co. will discuss Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who will become a free agent during the off-season. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation with a comment of your own. Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times The question is rooted in another question: What kind of trust has Josh Hamilton earned? The Texas Rangers' superstar outfielder has overcome alcohol and chemical dependency issues to become the player scouts first projected in making him the No. 1 amateur pick in 1999, winning an American League MVP in 2010 and leading his team to back-to-back World Series appearances.
June 7, 1989
Rockwell International Corp. in Anaheim won a $6-million increase in a contract awarded by the Air Force to design and develop a super high-frequency subsystem for the Rail Garrison launch patrol car.
July 15, 1988
Global Products in Beverly Hills has won a $48,414 contract from the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia to supply 5,040 bottles of distilled vinegar.
December 31, 2012 |
For most people who unwrapped new iPhones this Christmas, lengthy contracts from cellphone companies are a matter of fact. But when 13-year-old Gregory Hofmann found a new iPhone under the tree Christmas morning, he discovered a few other strings, too - 18 of them, to be exact. The new iPhone, which he'd been asking for all year, came with an 18-point list of “terms and conditions” - all drawn up by his mother. “Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone,” the contract begins.
February 7, 2012 |
The Pac-12 Conference's board of directors unanimously decided to extend the contract of Commissioner Larry Scott on Monday, giving him the opportunity to push forward with his plans to reshape the league through 2016. All 12 university presidents who make up the board agreed to the extension. Since taking over on July 1, 2009, Scott has overseen the conference's expansion to include Utah and Colorado. He also negotiated a landmark 12-year television contract last summer with Fox and ESPN worth about $3 billion and helped create the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Digital Network.
December 13, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. CBS has won an at-times bitter fight to hold on to its contract to sell advertising on Los Angeles County buses and trains. The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Agency voted 7-2 Thursday to approve CBS' bid of $110 million for a five-year renewal agreement that will start in 2013. CBS has held the contract for more than 30 years. CBS faced competition from outdoor advertising company Titan, which bid $117 million in an effort to snag the contract.
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April 9, 2013 |
Citing pending litigation, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Mike Feuer on Tuesday said he won't release a copy of his unusual “win-bonus” contract with campaign consultant John Shallman. The Times had requested copies of both the original contract and modifications Feuer said he made after coming in first in the four-way primary last month. He has since been sued by a supporter of incumbent City Atty. Carmen Trutanich over the contract. “Following discussions with our counsel, given the pending litigation, we aren't releasing the contracts at this time,” Dave Jacobson, Feuer campaign spokesman, said in an email.
September 13, 2012 |
Question: When is a contract not worth the paper it's printed on? Answer: When it contains weasel words so broad in scope that one party is free to change whatever it wants, whenever it wants. Janet Bandur and her husband, Darrell, discovered this after Wells Fargo contacted them recently to say that their home equity line of credit was being closed because "it is no longer compatible with today's systems. " The Bandurs were told they had one year to pay off the roughly $87,000 they had outstanding on the account.