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February 3, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Whole Foods Market Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission were granted a joint request to cancel hearings set for this month on possible antitrust remedies to the grocer's $565-million acquisition of Wild Oats Markets Inc. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington vacated the Feb. 17 and 18 hearings at the request of both parties. Last week, the FTC said it had agreed to a temporary halt in its review of the takeover to allow both sides to negotiate a possible settlement.
May 4, 1987 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
Tuesday's opening segment of the real-life TV and radio drama "The Iran- contra Affair" is going to be the biggest threat to daytime soap opera since Watergate, Daniel Schorr predicted at the annual Public Radio Conference here. As a correspondent for CBS News during the Watergate hearings in 1973, Schorr personally fielded phone calls from angry "As the World Turns" viewers who demanded to know how they were going to follow the show's plot after Sen.
December 10, 1987 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Opening yet around round of public hearings on expanding the Los Angeles school district's year-round school program, parents from the Eastside to South-Central Los Angeles told a school board committee Wednesday night that they are perplexed by the controversial calendars.
May 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Women are conspicuously missing from the Iran- contra hearings, aside from secretary Fawn Hall, "who shredded and regretted and finally told," former Rep. Bella Abzug said Thursday. "There isn't even one woman from Congress or the Senate sitting in on this hearing--and this is 1987," said Abzug, a New York Democrat.
A person who is picked up by police without a warrant is entitled to a hearing within 48 hours to assure that the arrest was justified, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. No longer may authorities in California hold arrested people in jail over weekends and holidays simply because the courthouse is closed, the justices said.
May 12, 1985 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
A coalition of local community groups has launched an effort to force the City Council to consider for the first time the potential danger of nuclear weapons on Navy ships in the port. While the Navy will not confirm that nuclear warheads are on warships stationed at the Long Beach Naval Station, four vessels--including the battleship New Jersey--are capable of firing such weapons.
July 30, 1987 | RUDY ABRAMSON, Times Staff Writer
He lectured Oliver L. North, pestered John M. Poindexter and challenged Richard V. Secord. And Wednesday, as the long-running Iran- contra hearings labored tediously toward an end, Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) performed the congressional equivalent of a strip search on the attorney general of the United States. The senator, a former district attorney and federal judge, got Atty. Gen.
July 10, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two men protesting U.S. support of the Nicaraguan rebels were arrested Thursday when they began shouting from the public gallery at the Iran- contra hearing and attempted to unfurl a banner. The outburst occurred as Lt. Col. Oliver L. North was being questioned. Capitol police quickly seized the men, identified as Michael Spencer Kreis, 41, and Michael Evan Bardoff, 35, both of Baltimore, and escorted them from the Senate Caucus Room.
September 5, 1996
Orange County officials, responding to criticism that they are rushing a proposal to turn El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into an international commercial airport, have scheduled a public hearing next week to discuss the plan with area residents. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Irvine Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, in Irvine.
January 17, 1986 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Thursday left intact a lower court ruling that allows public access to trials and pretrial hearings of juveniles who are charged with serious crimes. The ruling came in the case of two upper-middle-class Tarzana high school youths accused of robbing a bank and stealing cars. They planned to use the money to start an ice cream business.
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