February 25, 2002 |
Add one more goose bump to the story of gold medalist Jim Shea, already among the most heartwarming and inspiring of these Olympic Games. Shea is the Lake Placid, N.Y., slider who won the gold medal in skeleton Wednesday, carrying a funeral card of his grandfather in his helmet as he sped down the course.
February 8, 1997 |
John Martin "Jack" Shea, one of Southern California's top collectors of modern American art, has died. He was 74. Shea, a major philanthropist for art and animal causes, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, his wife, Marion, said.
July 30, 1999 |
Kate Harrington checks her purse, the bed, a suitcase, under a magazine, the top of a coffee table. Finally, she surveys a corner desk in her room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Out of luck, she phones downstairs. Could someone kindly buy her a pack of cigarettes? Within minutes, her request is delivered. Such is the way of the world these days. Need something? Send someone to shop for it.
September 1, 1998 |
The Directors Guild of America said Monday that its board has unanimously voted to renew Jay D. Roth's contract as national executive director through 2005. Roth, formerly an attorney representing labor organizations, assumed the guild's top management post in 1995; his current contract is not to expire until 2000. DGA President Jack Shea said the early renewal "lets our employers know that the DGA will continue to have strong, skillful leadership well into the next millennium."
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December 16, 2001 |
The Directors Guild of America's national board voted unanimously Saturday to recommend ratification of a three-year contract with movie studios and television networks. The new contract would go into effect July 1 and run through 2005. The recommendation comes six months before the current contract expires. The 21-0 vote was taken at the board's regularly scheduled meeting in Los Angeles, according to a guild news release.
June 26, 2001 |
John Wells, the television producer who led the Writers Guild of America's West Coast faction during its recent contract negotiations with studios, won't be running for president again. The decision by Wells, after a standard two-year term, comes as no surprise, given a hectic production schedule that includes overseeing such top shows as "E.R.," "The West Wing" and "Third Watch."