April 6, 2005 |
Media giant Time Warner Inc. is expanding the size of its board to 15 from 13, nominating two independent directors. The company said that it was nominating Jessica Einhorn, dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Deborah Wright, chief executive of Carver Bancorp Inc. Time Warner also disclosed in its proxy statement that Chief Executive Richard Parsons received a total of $16.2 million in compensation in 2004.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1993
A no-smoking ordinance scheduled to take effect today was delayed after pro-tobacco forces presented the city with thousands of petitions in an attempt to force the issue to a citywide vote. Organizers of the petition drive said they delivered nearly 32,000 signatures to the city clerk's office Friday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1996
Filing for the Long Beach City Council election closed Friday, but the deadline for the open seat in District 4 has been extended to 5 p.m. today because incumbent Thomas J. Clark has opted not to run. So far, five candidates have filed for Clark's seat, including businesswoman Sandy Blankenship, attorney-educator Dennis Carroll, retired contractor Mike Horrigan and business consultant Craig Koehler.
June 16, 1994 |
The battle to claim a City Council seat in Long Beach's 7th District continued this week as candidate Mike Donelon, who trailed front-runner Tonia Reyes Uranga by just seven votes, announced he is seeking a recount. Uranga held a 29-vote lead on election night June 7, but after the City Clerk's office counted some provisional ballots and late absentee votes Friday, Uranga led Donelon, 2,926 to 2,919. Donelon announced plans to seek a recount after the City Council certified the results Tuesday.
August 27, 2011 |
On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was 1960s-era Jackson and "The Help," the hit movie set here. As cicadas chirped and wine flowed, sensitive personal stories of the segregationist era and more recent racial affronts poured forth, and anger and frustration bubbled up. Lee Harper, a 51-year-old African American restaurant owner, recalled how her mother worked as a maid for white employers from sunup to sundown, six days a week, and hated every minute of it. "I cried a lot in the movie, mostly because I thought of her," said Harper.