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September 26, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
Before there was John McEnroe, there was Jimmy Connors. Brash, raffish, quintessential American teen-ager, he blazed a trail for McEnroe and the other umpire-baiting, linesmen-taunting brats of the tennis tour. He represented a departure. Never again would tennis players go back to the polite, mildly subservient roles they used to play before the pro game revolutionized the sport. A tennis match took on the elements of a dock fight or a welterweight title bout.
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June 13, 2004 | M.G. Lord, M.G. Lord is a critic and the author of the forthcoming "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science."
In "Galileo's Daughter," Dava Sobel pioneered a genre -- the examination of a Renaissance scientist through the prism of the scientist's little-known relative. The relative in Sobel's book, a biography of 17th century Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, was Suor Maria Celeste, the scientist's illegitimate daughter, a cloistered nun who came alive in Sobel's translations of her letters to her father. Maria Celeste also supported Galileo's science.
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June 13, 2004 | M.G. Lord, M.G. Lord is a critic and the author of the forthcoming "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science."
In "Galileo's Daughter," Dava Sobel pioneered a genre -- the examination of a Renaissance scientist through the prism of the scientist's little-known relative. The relative in Sobel's book, a biography of 17th century Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, was Suor Maria Celeste, the scientist's illegitimate daughter, a cloistered nun who came alive in Sobel's translations of her letters to her father. Maria Celeste also supported Galileo's science.
SPORTS
September 26, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
Before there was John McEnroe, there was Jimmy Connors. Brash, raffish, quintessential American teen-ager, he blazed a trail for McEnroe and the other umpire-baiting, linesmen-taunting brats of the tennis tour. He represented a departure. Never again would tennis players go back to the polite, mildly subservient roles they used to play before the pro game revolutionized the sport. A tennis match took on the elements of a dock fight or a welterweight title bout.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
Weiser Lock Co., one of Orange County's largest employers, said Friday that it will phase out its Huntington Beach manufacturing operation and lay off about 1,000 employees over the next 18 months. The company, a subsidiary of Masco Corp. of Taylor, Mich., is a major manufacturer of residential and commercial locks and lock sets with just under $100 million in annual sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Employees of the state Economic Development Department office in Anaheim are upset with the union that represents them and are seeking a retraction for what they call a "distorted" portrayal of their office environment. The employees say that two weeks ago, when a union representative was arrested at their office, the union used the situation to claim that workers were being unfairly treated by office management.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2004 | James F. Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Shell Oil Co. said Wednesday that talks with the leading bidder for its Bakersfield refinery broke down, reviving the prospect that the plant could shut down next spring and pinch the state's tight gasoline market. The two sides "could not reach an agreement that offered terms and conditions acceptable to both parties," Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, president of Shell Oil Products US in Houston, said in a statement.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
Toni Glavas is 60 years old. For the past 26 years, she has worked as an assembler at Weiser Lock. Her son, daughter and son-in-law have all worked there for more than 10 years. Her father went to work there in 1928. It is the kind of story that makes a company's management proud--loyal employees who are proud of their work and proud of their company. At Weiser, it is a story that often is repeated. The average employee has been there 14 years.
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May 22, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
State workers Monday protested the arrest last week of a union representative on suspicion of making threats against the Anaheim office of the state Economic Development Department. The arrest came Thursday at the Anaheim EDD office during a meeting between the union official and a state employee. They were meeting in a break room to discuss a grievance.
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August 6, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
Weiser Lock Co., one of Orange County's largest employers, said Friday that it will phase out its Huntington Beach manufacturing operation and lay off about 1,100 employees over the next 18 months. The company, a subsidiary of Masco Corp. of Taylor, Mich., is a major manufacturer of residential and commercial locks and lock sets, with just under $100 million in annual sales.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
The decision, after months of study and debate, was made by a small group of men meeting in Detroit on July 21. More than a year of efforts to turn the company had proven ineffective. Radical surgery was the only answer. And so the top officials of Masco and its Weiser Lock subsidiary endorsed a massive reorganization for Weiser.
SPORTS
September 4, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
At Wimbledon five years ago, after Jimmy Connors was eliminated early, I made the mistake of asking when he intended to retire. He gave me one of his best Elvis sneers and said: "I don't know, but you'll be the first one I call." Must be because we are both getting older, but I am really pulling for Connors. The only difference between us is, he's getting better. That match of his Monday against Aaron Krickstein was an all-timer.
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