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March 2, 1990 | JANE APPLEGATE
At 14, Barbara Barsa was a small-business owner, selling Sunfish sailboats with her brothers in Rye, N.Y. Today, Barsa sells small-business owners on the merits of signing up for an American Express card in her role as vice president of small-business services. Barsa is one of the scores of top corporate executives busily courting America's 18 million small-business owners.
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BUSINESS
March 2, 1990 | JANE APPLEGATE
At 14, Barbara Barsa was a small-business owner, selling Sunfish sailboats with her brothers in Rye, N.Y. Today, Barsa sells small-business owners on the merits of signing up for an American Express card in her role as vice president of small-business services. Barsa is one of the scores of top corporate executives busily courting America's 18 million small-business owners.
SPORTS
February 22, 1990 | From Times wire services
A group that includes Minnesota businessman Harvey Mackay today expressed interest in negotiating for local investors to buy the Minnesota North Stars, whose owners have said they'll move the NHL team to the San Francisco Bay Area if a buyer cannot be found to keep it in the state.
BOOKS
February 26, 1989
HOT MONEY by Dick Francis (Fawcett Crest: $4.95). Wealthy Malcolm Pembroke entreats one of his nine children to shield him from the fate of one of his five ex-wives. HIGH PRIEST by Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran (Signet: $4.50). U.S. and Soviet super-agents Justin Gilead and Alexander Zharkov go head to head during a murder spree aimed at Americans. THE TOWERS OF TREBIZOND by Rose Macaulay (Carroll & Graf: $8.95).
BUSINESS
March 7, 1994 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deborah Jones is skating on thin ice at work. Just a few weeks ago, Jones, an administrative assistant for a financial services firm in Los Angeles, was told her job was in jeopardy after a boss accused her of skipping out early and making frequent paperwork errors. Stunned by the complaints, which she calls unfounded, Jones quickly asked for a meeting with her supervisors. Although the session cleared up some misunderstandings, Jones concedes that her job security remains questionable.
SPORTS
February 25, 1990 | JON ROE, MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL STAR TRIBUNE
Harvey Mackay, who six years ago led a ticket buyout to keep the Minnesota Twins from leaving town, said Thursday he is ready, willing and able to try to buy the North Stars and keep the NHL team in the Twin Cities. Mackay said he is leading a small group of investors who have sent a letter to co-owner Gordon Gund asking to enter into negotiations to purchase the Stars.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1994 | JAMES BATES
Tom Peters has built a reputation as a prolific writer of management books and articles. Now he's built a reputation as a prolific writer of promotional blurbs publishers print on book jackets. Publishers of business and management books clearly know the value of having a well-known name such as Peters laud a book. A sampling: * "A vitally important, eminently readable and exceedingly practical book. Must reading for any corporate executive wishing to survive to the year 2000.
SPORTS
October 28, 1987 | Mike Downey
The neglected winner of the 1987 World Series was a fellow called Joe Hardy. Joe represents all the suffering baseball fans of Washington, who once gave their hearts to a baseball club called the Senators, and oh, what old Joe would have given to have waved a Homer Hanky last week. He would have sold his soul to the devil for one. Joe Hardy was the armchair martyr who sacrificed himself for the needy Senators in the Broadway musical "Damn Yankees."
BUSINESS
February 20, 2000 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 28 years, Mark Goldman has been part-owner and sales manager of Pacific Fibre & Rope Co. in Wilmington. That's nearly three decades of bad rope jokes from friends and customers, and Goldman is ready for a break. He runs the company with his three brothers, taking a modest salary of $55,000 a year while generating about $300,000 in annual sales. However, Goldman is growing frustrated. He feels he's putting far more into the family venture than he's getting out of it.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2000 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If C.B. Johnson ever wins the Super Lotto, he knows exactly what he'll do. He'll buy himself a customized, million-dollar Prevost motor home and take to America's highways. But short of receiving such a glorious windfall, the 54-year-old Upland resident is willing to pursue a more modest dream: He'd like to earn more than the $40,000 a year in commissions he's making now as a recreational vehicle salesman. The question is, how? "I like sales. I like helping people get the right RV.
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