CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1996 |
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.
July 29, 1994 |
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.
January 8, 1993 |
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.
September 13, 1991 |
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.