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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2009 | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber
After moving swiftly to replace the leadership of the Board of Registered Nursing, California officials are revamping practices that had allowed errant nurses to work for years after complaints were filed against them. For the first time, the board is prioritizing complaints, moving first to investigate nurses who pose the greatest threat to the public. In addition, top officials will this month get subpoena power to gather documents about nurses accused of wrongdoing. Before, some cases sat for months until outside investigators issued such orders.
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NEWS
June 17, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration faces a controversial decision over whether to discipline the pilots of the Air Force F-15C jet fighters that shot down a pair of U.S. Blackhawk helicopters over Iraq two months ago, sources familiar with the case said Thursday.
SPORTS
October 10, 2011 | Helene Elliott
The NHL gave Brendan Shanahan a hammer. And though the new czar of discipline is swinging it more forcefully than anyone expected, the league insists the hammer won't be replaced with a feather. Shanahan, head of the league's new player safety department, has aggressively carried out the NHL's overdue directive to punish players who hit opponents in the head. Predictably, he has faced a backlash, maybe because his decisiveness and clarity are startling after Colin Campbell's meek, muddled rulings.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Microsoft Corp. said it has taken disciplinary action against employees for buying Microsoft software at cost from the company and reselling it for a profit. A Microsoft spokeswoman declined to comment on the number of workers or the action taken. Microsoft employees can buy software at reduced prices for personal use from a company store and procure programs for business use through an internal system. The crackdown comes after a midlevel executive in the company's .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday postponed a vote on a new discipline policy at the request of the teachers union. United Teachers Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy told the board that he would like to "go back with my discipline committee and make sure all the Ts are crossed and I's are dotted." Duffy stressed, however, that he had no intention of changing the final document. The board is expected to consider the policy again in two weeks.
SPORTS
December 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
NBA Commissioner David Stern won't punish Isiah Thomas or Madison Square Garden for their role in a sexual harassment trial that embarrassed the New York Knicks and the league. "Instead, we are going to continue to focus our attention on a league-wide program ensuring that all teams have appropriate policies, clearly communicated to their employees, focusing on respect in the workplace including the prohibition of sexual harassment," Stern said in a statement Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Medical Board of California is seeking disciplinary action against a Torrance cardiologist who pleaded no contest last year to charges that he assaulted a motorcyclist with his car and fled. Dr. Marc L. Platt, who is scheduled to appear before the board for a hearing next month, could face penalties ranging from probation to suspension of his medical license.
WORLD
December 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Royal Nepalese Army said it disciplined 105 soldiers and officers in the last year for abuses that included excessive use of force and murder. Punishments have been as light as a warning and as severe as seven years in an army prison, which is the maximum sentence, said army spokesman Col. Deepak Gurung.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Prudential Securities Inc., two of its former branch managers--including the one-time head of the firm's San Diego office--and two other former employees have been disciplined by the American Stock Exchange for rules violations, the exchange said Friday. Meanwhile, a source confirmed that Prudential is talking with federal regulators about settling possible charges arising from the sale of energy limited partnerships that soured.
NEWS
October 21, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California continues to rank among the worst states when it comes to disciplining physicians, according to a report released Wednesday by a Ralph Nader consumer group. The number of serious disciplinary actions against physicians last year in California was barely half the national average and less than one-seventh of the disciplinary actions taken by the Oklahoma medical board, which was the nation's most active.
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