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March 6, 2014 | By Meg James
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately traded public company by Chicago-based Tribune Co., which plans to retain ownership of its TV stations and related broadcast properties. The separation is expected to happen by this summer. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Eddy Hartenstein, who has been publisher of The Times since August 2008, will become chairman of Tribune Publishing, a non-executive role.
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March 6, 2014 | By Meg James
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately traded public company by Chicago-based Tribune Co., which plans to retain ownership of its TV stations and related broadcast properties. The separation is expected to happen by this summer. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Eddy Hartenstein, who has been publisher of The Times since August 2008, will become chairman of Tribune Publishing, a non-executive role.
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October 21, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Hughes Electronics introduced its new senior leadership team at its Los Angeles headquarters Monday, the company was clearly focused on one thing: continuity. A trio of longtime Hughes executives will carry on departing Chief Executive C. Michael Armstrong's vision of Hughes as a leading player in the fast-growing telecommunications business. Taking over as chairman and chief executive is Michael T.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1985
Hughes Communications Mobile Satellite Services and Telesat Canada said they agreed to cooperate in the development and operation of commercial mobile satellite systems in the United States and Canada. The systems will use specially launched satellites to provide two-way mobile voice and data communications services to remote areas and to cars, airplanes, trains and trucks.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1987
Stephen J. Petrucci has been named president and chief executive of Hughes Communications Inc., the commercial satellite operating subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft Co. Petrucci succeeds John E. Koehler, who was elected a corporate vice president of Hughes Aircraft, with responsibility over the company's international operations. Petrucci previously was executive vice president of Hughes Communications.
NEWS
April 17, 1985 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
A valiant effort to save a stranded satellite ended in failure today when the space shuttle Discovery got no response after whacking a lever on the side of the satellite that was believed to have been stuck. It was a profound disappointment for the seven-member crew of the Discovery, as well as scores of engineers on the ground who had worked for four days to bring off a spectacular rescue. "You did everything you could," David Hilmers at Mission Control in Houston told the crew.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1985
If an effort to salvage a Hughes satellite is successful next month, the revenue from the satellite's operation will be shared between Hughes and the underwriters that insured it for $85 million, a spokesperson for Hughes Communications said Monday.
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December 1, 1985 | From Associated Press
A communications satellite that was "jump-started" by astronauts last summer after being written off as an $85-million failure was certified Saturday as a complete, though tardy, success. The Navy was given control of Syncom 3 after the satellite passed a month of tests by engineers from the Navy and Hughes Communications Inc., said Hughes President Steven D. Dorfman in El Segundo. "We are meeting all our specifications," Dorfman said.
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April 18, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former employee stormed into a Hughes Electronics complex in El Segundo on Wednesday morning, shooting three people--seriously wounding one--and taking a hostage before surrendering to police in a parking lot, authorities said. After an hourlong siege, Walter Waddy, 62, of Compton, a 16-year Hughes employee, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and held without bail at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center's jail ward, complaining of neck pains.
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July 29, 1994 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mad scramble to build electronic highways in space--and to pay for them--got crazier Thursday when Hughes Communications proposed a fivefold expansion of its plan to launch a system of satellites offering two-way voice, video and data services. Just eight months after unveiling a $660-million Spaceway project that would target only the United States, Hughes has gone back to the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to build an expanded $3.2-billion worldwide system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994
In response to The Times' special report "The Next Los Angeles," Feb. 13: I want to applaud your special section. The Northridge earthquake has indeed challenged our thinking about living in Los Angeles. However, one of the items in the "Idea File" is a lot closer to reality than the article indicates. Specifically, the satellite communications network described on Page T14 as "possible on a limited scale" will actually be available next year when American Mobile Satellite Corp.
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January 8, 1993 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN and JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In one of the most ambitious efforts by an aerospace company to expand into non-military markets, Hughes Aircraft said Thursday that Paramount Pictures and the Disney Channel have agreed to provide programming for a new satellite-based television broadcasting system. The deals with Paramount and Disney are the latest in a series of ventures between technology companies and the entertainment industry.
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September 13, 1991 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted Paul S. Visher, a former Hughes Aircraft executive, charging that he participated in a conspiracy that funneled $300,000 in illegal payments to a top official at an international satellite consortium to obtain the organization's "goodwill" in purchasing Hughes communications satellites.
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July 8, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
In the latest in a series of acquisitions aimed at expanding its satellite communications business, Hughes Aircraft Co. said Friday that it will buy the satellite leasing subsidiary of International Business Machines Corp. Hughes Aircraft's El Segundo-based Hughes Communications Inc. unit will buy all of IBM's Satellite Transponder Leasing Corp., which has two satellites in orbit and is readying a third for launch next June, Hughes said.
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July 8, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
In the latest in a series of acquisitions aimed at expanding its satellite communications business, Hughes Aircraft Co. said Friday that it will buy the satellite leasing subsidiary of International Business Machines Corp. Hughes Aircraft's El Segundo-based Hughes Communications Inc. unit will buy all of IBM's Satellite Transponder Leasing Corp., which has two satellites in orbit and is readying a third for launch next June, Hughes said.
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