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January 9, 1986 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Control of Regent Air, the luxury airline that has not made a profit since it began its Los Angeles-Newark flights in October, 1983, has been sold to a private New York tour company, the airline announced Wednesday. Regent Chairman J. Roger Faherty, who succeeded founder Clifford Perlman in July, 1984, sold a 55% controlling block of stock to newly formed Regent Tours International Inc., the airline said.
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August 22, 2008 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Communists" could be the title of Jeff Ruffolo's autobiography. Perhaps the book could explain how it was that a Republican Mormon from Orange County became a public relations advisor on (some might say apologist for) the Chinese Communist Party's handling of the Beijing Olympics. At 51, Ruffolo is old enough to have spent his formative years steeped in anti-communism. He grew up in Woodland Hills in a family of John Birch Society conservatives, and by his own admission was none too fond of foreigners or minorities.
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August 22, 2008 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Communists" could be the title of Jeff Ruffolo's autobiography. Perhaps the book could explain how it was that a Republican Mormon from Orange County became a public relations advisor on (some might say apologist for) the Chinese Communist Party's handling of the Beijing Olympics. At 51, Ruffolo is old enough to have spent his formative years steeped in anti-communism. He grew up in Woodland Hills in a family of John Birch Society conservatives, and by his own admission was none too fond of foreigners or minorities.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1986 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Control of Regent Air, the luxury airline that has not made a profit since it began its Los Angeles-Newark flights in October, 1983, has been sold to a private New York tour company, the airline announced Wednesday. Regent Chairman J. Roger Faherty, who succeeded founder Clifford Perlman in July, 1984, sold a 55% controlling block of stock to newly formed Regent Tours International Inc., the airline said.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1992
Ruffolo Public Relations announced Friday that it will be handling publicity for Brigham Young University's men's volleyball team. Not only that, but the company president, Jeff Ruffolo, plans to broadcast play by play of the games for a radio station in Salt Lake City. Ruffolo said he has never played volleyball but is an avid fan. Ruffolo, head of the 9-year-old agency that employs three people in Laguna Niguel, estimated that the account will bill less than $30,000 annually.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Regent Air, the debt-ridden luxury airline that suspended operations Feb. 28, faces possible revocation of its operating certificate, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman confirmed Friday. Regent, a privately held Los Angeles-based airline, surrendered its certificate to the FAA in Los Angeles after suspending its "all-frills" Los Angeles-Newark, N.J., flights, which cost $785 one way. The action put the airline out of operation, at least temporarily.
SCIENCE
May 24, 2003 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
The World Health Organization on Friday rescinded its warning against unnecessary travel to Hong Kong and the Chinese province of Guangdong -- the original epicenters of the SARS epidemic -- saying the disease has been brought under control. Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the director-general of the U.N. agency, said in a statement released by WHO that "Guangdong province was the first place in the world to have cases of SARS, but I am pleased to note that ...
WORLD
July 21, 2008 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Everybody wants to make a good impression for important guests, but it's almost like an episode of "Extreme Makeover" here these days. With a price tag of $43 billion, the Summer Games that will open Aug. 8 in Beijing are the most expensive in Olympic history. The transformation, however, goes far beyond the eye-popping architecture. The Chinese government also has been trying to create a new, improved population to go along with its spiffed-up capital city.
WORLD
March 12, 2008 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Matt Reed was 1,500 meters into the last segment of the triathlon when he found himself gasping for oxygen. His legs were still pounding away at the pavement, his body pumped up after cruising through the swimming and cycling contests, but his lungs were shutting down. The 32-year-old triathlete from Boulder, Colo., blames air pollution for triggering his asthma attack during the September track meet. If he returns to Beijing for the Olympics, he says, he will wear a mask except while competing.
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