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July 5, 1993 | DAVID TOBENKIN
A month ago, Bronx resident Gary Feldman was at the end of his rope--or, rather, cord. The New Yorker had spent nearly two weeks and untold dollars in phone calls in a fruitless attempt to locate batteries to replace the three in his Plantronics brand cordless telephone. With the original batteries no longer available, similar batteries must be specially assembled.
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July 5, 1993 | DAVID TOBENKIN
A month ago, Bronx resident Gary Feldman was at the end of his rope--or, rather, cord. The New Yorker had spent nearly two weeks and untold dollars in phone calls in a fruitless attempt to locate batteries to replace the three in his Plantronics brand cordless telephone. With the original batteries no longer available, similar batteries must be specially assembled.
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September 4, 1989 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Phyllis Cowan crossed a fine line in retailing five years ago when she decided to leave the lamp business and start selling an item that more and more customers kept requesting: light bulbs. Lots of light bulbs. All shapes and sizes and colors of light bulbs. "Everybody thought it was crazy," said Cowan, owner of Light Bulbs Unlimited in Santa Monica. "Nobody could really believe that you could have a store just selling light bulbs." Well you can, and Cowan does.
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February 14, 1995 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Around Valentine's Day five years ago, Don and Maggie West put their young marriage to a very tough test: They became business partners. The Wests ate, slept and breathed business with each other, she as chief executive and he as president of House of Batteries in Huntington Beach. Together they struggled over employees, equipment purchases and every other aspect of their company. Through it all, sales increased 20% annually. And their marital relationship?
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February 14, 1995 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Around Valentine's Day five years ago, Don and Maggie West put their young marriage to a very tough test--they became business partners. The Wests ate, slept and breathed business with each other, she as chief executive officer and he as president of House of Batteries in Huntington Beach. Together they struggled over employees, equipment purchases and every other aspect of their company. Through it all, sales grew 20% annually. And their marital relationship?
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