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September 18, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ogden Corp., a struggling New York conglomerate that manages a spate of Orange County sports and entertainment venues, said Friday that it will sell its entertainment division to focus on its energy business. The company also disclosed that third-quarter profits won't meet expectations, that its chief executive resigned and that it will scrap dividend payments. The news sent Ogden shares, which have been steadily falling since the end of August, into a tailspin.
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November 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two convicted child killers were put to death by lethal injection Tuesday night in New Mexico and Georgia. For New Mexico, it was the first execution since 1960. Terry Clark, who was executed in Santa Fe, N.M., never denied killing 9-year-old Dena Lynn Gore, who was found raped and shot to death in 1986 on the ranch where he worked, but never said why. In Jackson, Ga., Jose Martinez High was put to death for killing an 11-year-old boy during a 1976 gas station robbery.
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January 26, 1996
Carter Burden, 54, publisher and former New York city councilman who once owned the Village Voice. Burden also founded and expanded Commodore Media, which owns and operates 20 radio stations in New York, Connecticut, West Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania. He was known as a major benefactor of the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library and the New York City Ballet. Burden served on the City Council from 1969 to 1978, when he lost to Bella Abzug.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ogden Corp., a struggling New York conglomerate that manages a spate of Orange County sports and entertainment venues, said Friday that it will sell its entertainment division to focus on its energy business. The company also disclosed that third-quarter profits won't meet expectations, that its chief executive resigned and that it will scrap dividend payments. The news sent Ogden shares, which have been steadily falling since the end of August, into a tailspin.
NEWS
November 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two convicted child killers were put to death by lethal injection Tuesday night in New Mexico and Georgia. For New Mexico, it was the first execution since 1960. Terry Clark, who was executed in Santa Fe, N.M., never denied killing 9-year-old Dena Lynn Gore, who was found raped and shot to death in 1986 on the ranch where he worked, but never said why. In Jackson, Ga., Jose Martinez High was put to death for killing an 11-year-old boy during a 1976 gas station robbery.
NEWS
April 15, 1998 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Iraqi government summarily executed more than 1,500 people for political offenses last year as the human rights situation in that country deteriorated to a new low, according to a United Nations special investigator who Tuesday urged the U.N. Security Council to devote as much attention to that issue as it does to dismantling Baghdad's illegal weapons programs. Since his appointment to the U.N.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1988 | DENISE GELLENE
Kenneth W. Krause, a top executive at Financial Corp. of America, the parent of large but insolvent American Savings & Loan Assn., is retiring, FCA said Friday. Krause, 65, an executive vice president of Irvine-based FCA, oversees the firm's 185-branch network and data processing and computer operations. He is also a senior executive vice president at American Savings, which is headquartered in Stockton, and chief of financial services for both companies.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
A former Enron Corp. executive was charged in a superseding indictment Thursday with 11 counts of conspiracy and fraud in connection with the company's manipulation of energy markets during California's power crisis. John Forney, 41, of Ohio, is the third former Enron executive to be charged with illegally manipulating California's electricity prices from the company's Portland, Ore., office. His attorney said Forney was not guilty and would fight the charges at trial.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
A former Enron Corp. trading executive pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he manipulated energy markets during California's power crisis. John M. Forney, 42, of Ohio is the third Enron executive to plead guilty to manipulating electricity prices from Enron's now-defunct trading office in Portland, Ore. The crisis played a role in Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s bankruptcy filing and will leave California consumers paying abnormally high electricity prices for years.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc. said Thursday that it lost $8.9 million in the fourth quarter largely due to the establishment of a reserve to pay for the restructuring of its struggling Arizona operations. The company set aside $14.5 million in the three-month period ended Jan. 29 for the restructuring, which could involve the sale, closing or franchising of its 40 Carl's Jr. outlets in Arizona.
NEWS
April 15, 1998 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Iraqi government summarily executed more than 1,500 people for political offenses last year as the human rights situation in that country deteriorated to a new low, according to a United Nations special investigator who Tuesday urged the U.N. Security Council to devote as much attention to that issue as it does to dismantling Baghdad's illegal weapons programs. Since his appointment to the U.N.
NEWS
January 26, 1996
Carter Burden, 54, publisher and former New York city councilman who once owned the Village Voice. Burden also founded and expanded Commodore Media, which owns and operates 20 radio stations in New York, Connecticut, West Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania. He was known as a major benefactor of the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library and the New York City Ballet. Burden served on the City Council from 1969 to 1978, when he lost to Bella Abzug.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southland Communications Inc. isn't listed in the phone book. The small firm, which does business as National Paging Co., has about 70 employees and an unassuming, single-story headquarters on Village Way in Santa Ana. Plagued by working capital deficits and net losses for the past five years, publicly held Southland is hardly the kind of company that catches the eye of the press or big Wall Street investors.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Britney Spears tells the crowd midway through her current concert, "I'm not a little girl anymore," she is stating the obvious. Pop's princess, whose tour is generating more than $800,000 a stop, makes that point in the opening moments when she arrives onstage in an Ozzy Osbourne-inspired black robe while performing a metal-tinged version of her hit "Oops! ... I Did it Again."
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