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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992
Two San Fernando Valley engineers were recently honored for their longtime professional contributions by election into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Alan C. Brown, 62, of Granada Hills, who retired last week as corporate director of engineering for Lockheed Corp. of Calabasas, was cited for his pioneering work on the development of Stealth technology employed in the company's F-117A fighter plane. Robert C.
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NEWS
February 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Hoping to add more women to an overwhelmingly male-dominated profession, Smith College officials voted to open the nation's first engineering program at a women's college. Smith officials said women represent about one in six college engineering students and less than one in 10 professional engineers nationwide. Classes are expected to start this fall. About 2,700 women attend the prestigious all-women's school in Northampton, Mass.
WORLD
November 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Afghan and coalition forces searched for a Turkish engineer whom insurgents have threatened to kill unless a number of Taliban prisoners are released. A Taliban spokesman had said Hasan Onal would be killed by the end of Sunday if the prisoners were not freed, but the deadline passed, apparently without incident. Turkey's foreign minister said later that he had information the deadline had been lifted.
WORLD
December 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
After 32 days in captivity, a Turkish engineer kidnapped by Taliban forces was released unharmed and briefly presented to journalists, flanked by beaming Afghan officials and a group of turbaned tribal elders who negotiated his release. Saturday's freeing of Hasan Onal, 45, was an important political victory for the government of President Hamid Karzai, which advocated patient talks with Onal's captors but refused to free a group of Taliban prisoners as the kidnappers had demanded.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Boeing Co.'s union of 18,000 engineers will recommend accepting a three-year contract proposed Tuesday that gives employees annual pay raises of 4% and requires them to pay more for some health insurance plans. The current contract expires Dec. 1 and covers engineers and technicians who make commercial jetliners in Washington, Kansas and Oregon. Dave Landress, a member of the negotiating team, said the union will recommend the contract. Workers in Wichita, Kan., are still in negotiations.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1989 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
When McDonnell Douglas' space business slumped in the mid-1970s, rocket engineer Casey Patelski found himself without a launch to look forward to for the first time in two decades. He also found himself without a job. Patelski was one of thousands of McDonnell Douglas employees in Huntington Beach who were laid off when the company's Apollo and Skylab programs drew to a close. Patelski quickly found a job with Fluor Corp. building oil refineries in Saudi Arabia and gas pipelines in Thailand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A safety engineer employed by a private contractor when a giant chunk of Hollywood Boulevard collapsed atop a subway tunnel last year was charged Thursday with forging his state engineering credentials. John Kenneth Martin, 52, was accused by the district attorney of falsifying Cal/OSHA licenses required to serve as a safety engineer in tunnel construction, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1987 | The following was taken from an interview with Markus by Denise Gellene, a Times staff writer
Fresh with a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, 25-year-old Trena Markus took a job last June at Douglas Aircraft Co. in Long Beach, where she works on development of the C-17, a cargo jet for the U.S. Air Force. Markus spends long hours scratching out designs with a pad and pencil, but she enjoys the headwork. She is especially excited about the C-17, a new breed of aircraft, because it presents some special design problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992
Bob Hodson, Placentia's public works director, has been named Fullerton's director of engineering. Hodson, who was appointed by Fullerton City Manager William C. Winter, will start his new job next Monday. He replaces Hugh L. Berry, assistant city manager and director of engineering and community development, who retires Tuesday after 32 years with Fullerton. Hodson is returning to familiar turf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1990 | DANICA KIRKA
UC Irvine will launch its 17th annual Engineering Week today with the formal dedication of the Rockwell Engineering Center and McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium. Speaking at dedication ceremonies will be Donald Beall, Rockwell International Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, and Gerald Johnston, president of McDonnell Douglas. The 15,000-square-foot building cost $4.2 million.
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