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March 19, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Maynard, Mass.-based Digital Equipment Corp. said a federal judge awarded it a preliminary injunction limiting Altavista Technology Inc.'s use of the AltaVista name. The ruling came as part of Digital's patent-infringement lawsuit filed against Campbell-based Altavista in October. Digital bought the rights to the name in March 1996 for its World Wide Web search program.
July 21, 1992 | Associated Press
Many children find role models while watching TV--but the availability of jobs as ghostbusters and vampire hunters may be limited. A Florida State University study says most television programs give children a false impression of the working world. The study found that TV portrays too few people working and even fewer being rewarded for it. It also found that the jobs depicted do not represent the occupational makeup of the real world.
The Egyptian owners of Harrods said today they will ask a European court to clear them of allegations in a British government report that they lied during a bitter takeover of the exclusive London department store. A statement from Harrods' parent company, House of Fraser, said Mohamed Al Fayed, Salah Fayed and Ali Fayed will take their case to the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, to seek a new ruling on the case.
March 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Mayor Edward I. Koch of New York wrote in an Israeli newspaper today that television cameras should be barred from the occupied territories. In a signed column published in the Jerusalem Post, Koch said that in view of what is happening elsewhere in the world, Israel would be justified in taking steps to bar TV crews from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. "Many other nations throughout the world are experiencing troubles similar to those now taking place in Israel.
September 20, 1990
I'm afraid you gave a very misleading and false impression of electric cars in your editorial. Here are the facts: 1) Although Detroit may not be producing electric cars, our small company is currently producing and selling them! 2) Our electric cars are not cumbersome, quite the contrary, they're fun to drive. 3) Our electric cars can easily run up freeway ramps and even maintain freeway speeds. 4) 90% of all second-car driving is under 21 miles per day, making today's electrics feasible for about half of all driving needs.
November 21, 1991
Alan Dershowitz's column ("The Old Itch to Censor Finds a New Medium," Column Left, Nov. 11) incorrectly blurs a fundamental distinction between two entirely different features of the Prodigy service. This is no subtle error, for it creates the false impression that Prodigy has violated federal law. It hasn't. In commenting on how Prodigy manages its public bulletin boards--an information source available to more than 1.
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