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November 13, 1994 | Michele Willens, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Michael Gartner vividly recalls when, in 1989, as president of NBC News, he sat down for a meeting with Alfred Geller, the agent renegotiating Connie Chung's contract. "Geller plopped down and put his feet on the table," Gartner says. "He had a few buttons of his shirt open with his rather large stomach sticking out. He proceeded to tell me he wanted $3 million a year for Connie, her own prime-time show, she got to pick the producer and . . . he wanted a quick answer.
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November 13, 1994 | Michele Willens, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Michael Gartner vividly recalls when, in 1989, as president of NBC News, he sat down for a meeting with Alfred Geller, the agent renegotiating Connie Chung's contract. "Geller plopped down and put his feet on the table," Gartner says. "He had a few buttons of his shirt open with his rather large stomach sticking out. He proceeded to tell me he wanted $3 million a year for Connie, her own prime-time show, she got to pick the producer and . . . he wanted a quick answer.
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November 12, 1986 | United Press International
A gemstone broker fished a dusty rock from a Tupperware dish at an Arizona mineral show and paid $10 for what his trained eye knew to be the world's largest star sapphire, valued at $2.28 million. Roy Whetstine of Longview said he bought the sapphire at a rock and gemstone show last February in Tucson. He came home with what he named the Life and Pride of America, a star sapphire weighing 1,905 carats in the rough that has been appraised at $2.28 million.
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March 27, 1987
An arson fire roared through the lobby of the Will Rogers branch of the U.S. Post Office in Santa Monica, causing $55,000 in damage, authorities said. The late-night fire destroyed at least 500 letters dropped into the mail box in the building's lobby, Santa Monica Fire Department spokeswoman Cathy Caskey said. Caskey said the fire was started by a "burning object" stuffed into the mail box in the lobby, which is always open to the public. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
A math teacher at Brea Olinda High School has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a student, Brea Police Department officials said Friday. The boy, whose name and age were not released, told police the alleged sexual encounters occurred more than once, Sgt. Jim Griffin said. Michele Lynn Johnson, 45, of Anaheim was booked on suspicion of having sexual intercourse with a minor and released Wednesday after posting the $20,000 bail, officials said. The student's father first notified police about the alleged incidents, and Johnson was arrested Wednesday, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1986
At least 1,000 pieces of mail, probably including monthly Social Security checks, have been stolen from U.S. Postal Service Jeeps in four communities in the San Gabriel Valley, officials said Thursday. Postal Inspector Jim Griffin said thieves forced open the rear doors of five Jeeps that had been parked and locked while postmen made walking loops to deliver mail in two neighborhoods in La Puente and in Rosemead, San Gabriel and Pasadena. Trays of mail were taken.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1987
Postal authorities Thursday began arresting 11 people they said had been selling drugs while on the job at the Van Nuys Post Office. The arrests capped a five-month undercover investigation at the facility, which coordinates mail delivery for the San Fernando Valley, postal Inspector Dave Breault said. Ten of the 11 people named in the federal arrest warrant are current postal employees, and the other is a former employee, Breault said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1987
Two more Van Nuys Post Office employees were arrested Friday on suspicion of selling cocaine on the job after an investigation that used hidden recording devices and a postal employee posing as a drug buyer, authorities said. Nine of the 10 arrested so far were arraigned before a U. S. magistrate Friday on federal charges of distributing a controlled substance. They were released on a $5,000 appearance bond, Assistant U.S. Atty. Janet Hudson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1987
Postal authorities Monday named the Reseda postmaster as a suspect in a $7,000 embezzlement and have suspended him while the U.S. attorney's office determines whether charges will be filed. Joseph Bilotta, a 14-year Postal Service employee, was suspended after an investigation that began a month ago, said Postal Inspector Jim Griffin. He said Bilotta was not arrested but was put on paid administrative leave Friday afternoon.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The traditionally conservative William Morris Agency got a youth injection on Thursday. The Beverly Hills-based firm, which was shaken by defections from its film division earlier this year, announced that four executives aged 42 and under have been named to its 10-member board. In a prepared statement, Morris President Jerry Katzman said he looked to the new directors for "fresh perspective and energy."
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