November 25, 1987 |
An unusual surge in business investment and heavy consumer spending pushed the nation's economy to a strong annual growth rate of 4.1% during the three months before the October stock market crash, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The third-quarter growth estimate for the gross national product, revised from a preliminary estimate a month ago of 3.8%, was about in line with predictions.
June 28, 1990 |
Braniff Inc. acknowledged in a quarterly report released Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the company will likely default on payments to unsecured creditors and not make distributions to stockholders. Braniff Inc., the Orlando, Fla.-based parent company for Braniff Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall, and began liquidating assets to cover its $300 million in debts.
April 25, 2001 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission's acting chairwoman is promising companies more guidance on how to comply with Regulation FD, the SEC's new rule barring disclosure of important corporate information only to a selected few. At an informal round-table Tuesday with acting Chairwoman Laura Unger, some companies issued strong protests that the rule has left them struggling to understand what they can and can't say in public and private forums.
September 25, 1992 |
You've just sent the last check to the contractor; your new deck or patio is complete, almost. Except that every time you sit on it, the Valley sun blasts you back to the air conditioner. You need a patio tree. A neat tree, not too big, guaranteed to give shade, whose roots will not push up the flagstones or warp the wood decking. While our first inclination may be to find an elm or a cedar just like the ones in our parents' neighborhood in Chicago or Santa Cruz, we must quell the impulse.
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October 9, 1987
I fervently hope that my grandchildren will live in a world where security is not maintained by the threat of nuclear annihilation. This goal may seem idealistic to some, but it is far more appealing than the combination of fear and technology that Luxenberg, among others, would depend on. There is no miracle in the absence of a Soviet-American war. The horrors of Dresden, Leningrad, Dachau and Hiroshima have burned the terrible images of global...
April 26, 1986 |
A San Fernando Valley neurosurgeon who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and illegally prescribing large doses of a painkiller that led to his addict wife's overdose death was sentenced Friday to serve 180 days in Los Angeles County Jail. Dr. Stephen M. Levine, 42, was also sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to perform 2,000 hours of community medical service for the May 12, 1984, death of his wife, Myrna, at the couple's Tarzana home. Levine's brother, Dr.
April 13, 2004
Re "Labor Study Is Alone Under Gov.'s Budget Ax" (April 8), about the Institute for Labor and Employment at the University of California -- the sole research institute that the governor has targeted for elimination: When I was a member of the ILE's research committee for its initial two years, we distributed funds to researchers at all UC campuses. Topics ranged broadly, from understanding how to expand health insurance coverage to studying how human resource policies affect organizational productivity, from examining the lives of second-generation Mexican immigrants over the state's history to reducing injuries and turnover among home healthcare workers.
January 21, 2009 |
They gathered at the feet of Abraham Lincoln on Tuesday morning, the people who didn't feel the need to be up close. The Lincoln Memorial, two miles west of where the new president took his oath, was as far as you could get from the swearing-in and still feel part of things. For many, the location was more meaningful than almost anywhere else: It was Lincoln who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and it was here 45 years ago that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
December 29, 2000 |
Denver quarterback Brian Griese, the NFL's top-rated passer, practiced Thursday for the second consecutive day, but his status for Sunday's AFC playoff game at Baltimore still is uncertain because of a recurring problem with his right shoulder. Coach Mike Shanahan said he does not expect to decide on a starter between Griese and Gus Frerotte until hours before kickoff.
September 12, 2006 |
Quarterback Trent Green sustained a "very, very severe concussion" when his head was slammed into the ground while being tackled by Cincinnati's Robert Geathers and will be hospitalized at least until today, the Kansas City Chiefs said Monday. "He's feeling much better," Chiefs President Carl Peterson said. "But he has a very king-sized headache. Hopefully he'll be able to go home tomorrow." The two-time Pro bowl quarterback will be listed as questionable this week at Denver.