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July 24, 1986 | DAVID T. FRIENDLY, Times Staff Writer
The box-office numbers are in, and for once the advance word--"the buzz"--was on the money. In its first five days, "Aliens" took in a healthy $13.4 million at 1,437 theaters. Seven years after Ridley Scott's space- noir classic "Alien" first arrived, "Aliens" looks like the runaway hit of the summer and may even surpass "Top Gun" when all the counting is done. But "Aliens" almost didn't make it to the screen.
January 31, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN, Terry Pristin is a Times staff writer
"The Son-in-Law Also Rises," proclaimed a trade paper in 1932 when Louis B. Mayer lured David O. Selznick, husband of his daughter Irene, back to MGM with a lavish deal. These days, at Sony Studios, which occupies MGM's former premises in Culver City, some of the wives rise too.
November 5, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The consortium in charge of building light-water nuclear reactors for North Korea postponed a decision on the project's future but said it would make an announcement by Nov. 21. The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization's executive board meeting in New York discussed a one-year suspension of construction. The U.S. has wanted to cancel the project because of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
October 7, 1987
Douglas B. Smith was appointed associate athletic director for development and executive director of the Titan Athletic Foundation at Cal State Fullerton Tuesday by President Jewel Plummer Cobb. Smith, 41, was associate athletic director for external affairs and executive director of the Mustang Club for eight years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He replaces Bob Arkeilpane, who left in August to become associate director of development at the University of Cincinnati.
November 29, 2007 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
Bob Cooper with Landscape Entertainment finalizes negotiations to option Libby Sternberg's "Fire Me," a yet-to-be-published comic novel about a woman's daylong campaign to get fired. Sternberg is represented by Caitlin Blasdell with Liza Dawson Associates and Bruce L.
December 7, 2007 | F. Kathleen Foley, Special to The Times
An offbeat love story with humor and heart, "Anything," a new play by Tim McNeil, kicks off the Elephant Theatre Company's ambitious season of world premieres in high style. Set designer Matt Maenpaa, working with set consultant Joel Daavid, has crafted a fittingly funky East Hollywood apartment building that affords a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into battered lives.
February 2, 2009 | Tony Perry
It is a complaint common to junior enlisted personnel in the U.S. military and one made famous by Goldie Hawn in the 1980 movie "Private Benjamin." Hawn, as Pvt. Judy Benjamin, is shocked when she realizes that her recruiter exaggerated when he described her future living accommodations. "See, I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army," she says in horror when she sees the barracks. "I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms."
September 21, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Oakley Inc., whose sunglasses are worn by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, on Tuesday named a Nike Inc. vice president as chief executive. Oakley, based in Foothill Ranch in Orange County, said Scott Olivet would succeed company founder Jim Jannard as CEO next month and also join the board. Olivet, 43, had served since 2001 as Nike's vice president for subsidiaries and new business development. The executive, a graduate of Pomona College, previously worked at Gap Inc.
December 31, 1986 | Roxana Kopetman
An ideal Anaheim envisioned by business and community leaders was outlined to the City Council on Tuesday as part of a project called Vision 2000. The report pictures Anaheim as the county's financial center and the state's tourist, convention and sports mecca. It also envisions a city free of traffic snarls.
June 14, 1996
Jamie Tarses, a former senior NBC-TV development executive, is expected to begin serious negotiations with Walt Disney Co. this weekend about joining ABC Entertainment as president. Tarses, who until recently went by her married name Jamie McDermott, is officially released from her contract with NBC on Saturday. Sources say Ted Harbert, the current president, has been offered a new position as chairman of ABC Entertainment but may not accept the job.
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