November 16, 1985
DWI Corp. of Newport Beach and OTEC Corp. of San Francisco have tentatively reached an agreement to merge their operations, the companies announced Friday. No details were released and company officials declined to comment on the deal which is still subject to shareholder approval. DWI is an industrial design and engineering company whose major accounts include General Motors, McDonnell Douglas and Fujitsu. OTEC Corp. is a sales and development company with offices in Albuquerque, N.M.
February 17, 1985 |
Largely due to the sale of a portion of its business, DWI Corp. of Irvine Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $624,183, a dramatic increase from the $56,414 loss posted in the same period a year earlier. For the three months ended Dec. 28, the design and engineering service company recorded revenues of $2.5 million, an increase of more than 250% from $684,841 collected in the year-ago quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1986
Recently a relative was sentenced to 6 months in jail for drunk driving (DWI) and although this upset me, it was tempered by the fact that I'm also upset by DWI. Even though I miss her, I felt 6 months was appropriate. Then I read about the "gypsy" cabbie's 15-month sentence and I thought it was odd that a gypsy cabbie received a longer term than a DWI. The next day I read of an actor plea-bargaining a charge of car bombing to avoid jail (and possible further charge reduction to a misdemeanor)
June 21, 2011 |
"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn's death in a fiery crash when his Porsche ran into a forested area at high speed raised questions as to whether alcohol was involved. Though the toxicology results may not be released for weeks, Dunn apparently tweeted a photo of himself having a beer with friends shortly before he and passenger Zachary Hartwell died. Film critic Roger Ebert soon tweeted, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," which drew nasty responses from fans and friends. It's a sad story, and one that is all too common.
August 13, 2012 |
Police have reportedly confiscated convenience-store surveillance footage of singer Randy Travis, who allegedly walked naked into a Tiger Mart in north Texas on Tuesday night, demanded cigarettes and then left in frustration shortly before he was arrested on the side of the road on suspicion of DWI. After presenting a search warrant Friday, law enforcement took the entire video system, the store manager told TMZ , because nobody could figure...
August 10, 2012 |
Rick Springfield has wrapped up his DUI case by pleading no contest to reckless driving, thereby avoiding time behind bars related to a 2011 arrest in Malibu. The "Jessie's Girl" singer, who was pulled over May 1 of last year for speeding on Pacfic Coast Highway, will serve three years' probation and attend a three-month alcohol-education program, the district attorney's office said. Springfield, who did not attend Thursday's hearing, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of .10%, which exceeds the legal limit of .08%.