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)
April 15, 2014 |
Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated drunk driving and speeding Tuesday, earning herself 100 hours of community service before her sentencing hearing comes up in early June. "I'll never be back here again. You can quote me," the 51-year-old told Newsday on her way out of court and into a silver Rolls-Royce. It was all part of a deal that come June 3 will see Lohan's license revoked for a year and an ignition interlock device installed in her car. The judge also said he would sentence her to alcohol-education classes, and she'll be paying $3,100 in fines. She'll have to play by the rules for a year, the judge said, as a condition of her discharge. Lohan, mother to is-she-still-sober actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last September in Long Island, N.Y., going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police.
November 1, 1995 |
This is a story of young lives changed in an instant, of bloodied bumpers and broken bodies, grieving parents and tearful classmates. It is a story not of those who died, but rather those who lived, knowing their actions were the cause--however accidentally--of another's death. In August, four Anaheim High School athletes died when the Chevy Suburban they were riding in crashed near Victorville. Police found more than 40 empty beer cans strewn about the wreckage.
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.