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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988 | JENIFER WARREN and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
Just days after Sea World officials decided to let humans rejoin killer whales in the water for performances, a former trainer Thursday sued the park. He alleges that injuries inflicted by two of the giant mammals during a show last year were caused by the negligence of Sea World and its parent company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1991
The son of an elderly Ramona woman pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday to murdering his mother last year. Lorne Schultz, 47, entered the plea before San Diego Superior Court Judge Allan Preckel, who rescheduled Schultz's trial for Jan. 8. Schultz is charged with murdering Mayme Schultz, 72, who is believed to have been slain Dec. 29 in her home in the San Diego Country Estates area of Ramona. Her body was found Jan. 15 in rural Mississippi, and her son was arrested Jan.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1992 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego County is in the running for a $100-million theme park planned by Lego Systems, the Denmark-based manufacturer of the ubiquitous Lego toy building blocks, company officials said Thursday. San Diego is pitted against Boston, the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and four as-yet unidentified European cities for the Lego World park that is scheduled to open in 1996, said David Lafrennie, a spokesman for Lego's Enfield, Conn.-based subsidiary.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Wesray Capital Corp., a New Jersey investment firm active in leveraged buyouts, has emerged as one of at least four companies interested in buying the four Sea Worlds and two other theme parks from parent Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, sources close to the sale said Tuesday. A purchase of the Harcourt properties would not be the first foray into theme parks by Wesray, a Morristown, N.J. firm co-founded by former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Sea World animal trainers, who in December were prohibited from entering tanks alongside the park's giant killer whales, could be back in the water by the end of the month, Sea World of San Diego President Robert Gault said Thursday. Trainers were ordered out of the tanks at parks in San Diego, Ohio and Florida when William Jovanovich, chairman of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sea World's corporate parent, seemingly pledged that trainers would "never again enter" the pools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1987 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Sea World reinstated public relations director Jackie Hill as assistant to the park's president on Friday, but would not comment on which Sea World executive now serves as president of the San Diego park. Friday's reinstatement, acknowledged in a brief prepared statement, ended Hill's suspension in the aftermath of an accident during a Nov. 21 killer whale performance that left a trainer seriously injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
The president of Sea World was fired Tuesday in the wake of an accident during a killer whale performance that seriously injured a trainer. Jan Schultz, 53, a 17-year employee of the aquatic park, was fired shortly after park owner Harcourt Brace Jovanovich announced that he and three other top Sea World executives had been suspended following the Nov. 21 accident.
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