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July 12, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, abruptly reversing course, announced Monday that the Pentagon will resume payments on nine Navy contracts that had been suspended 10 days ago because of suspicions that they were tainted by fraud or bribery. Carlucci announced the freezing of payments on $1.
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July 12, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, abruptly reversing course, announced Monday that the Pentagon will resume payments on nine Navy contracts that had been suspended 10 days ago because of suspicions that they were tainted by fraud or bribery. Carlucci announced the freezing of payments on $1.
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BUSINESS
July 2, 1988 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Varian Associates, a granddaddy of high technology in Silicon Valley that has been criticized in recent years for failure to mesh its far-flung operations, now finds that a Texas company it bought three years ago has pushed it into the Pentagon procurement scandal. On Friday, Defense Secretary Frank C.
NEWS
July 2, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writers
The Pentagon is suspending payments on nine Navy contracts worth more than $1.2 billion because they may have been tainted by bribes paid to a Navy official in exchange for inside information, Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci said Friday. Carlucci, in an unambiguous message to the defense industry that contract corruption will not be tolerated, also said the Pentagon would review all contracts with four major defense contractors--Litton Industries Inc. of Beverly Hills, Hazeltine Corp.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers and
One late September day in 1987, Alexandria, Va.-based defense consultant Mark C. Saunders called Varian Continental Electronics Inc. executive Joe Bradley in Dallas with an enticing proposition, according to federal court documents disclosed Thursday. Saunders, who had been retained by an Arlington, Va., company to draft a transmitter contract for the Pentagon, told Bradley that he could write the proposal in a way that would guarantee Varian the job, the documents say.
NEWS
July 2, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writers
The Pentagon is suspending payments on nine Navy contracts worth more than $1.2 billion because they may have been tainted by bribes paid to a Navy official in exchange for inside information, Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci said Friday. Carlucci, in an unambiguous message to the defense industry that contract corruption will not be tolerated, also said the Pentagon would review all contracts with four major defense contractors--Litton Industries Inc. of Beverly Hills, Hazeltine Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Civil Air Patrol search for five people aboard a Cessna that disappeared between Arizona and Orange County may be ending after three weeks. Representatives of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the Air Force, plan to talk with Air Force officials today to decide whether to suspend the search for the plane, which disappeared after it left Bullhead City, Ariz., en route for Fullerton on Nov. 14. Search coordinators need to "see if any prime prospects may have been missed," said Lt. Col.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1987 | DON SHIRLEY
Why remake "Roman Holiday" (9 tonight, Channels 4, 36 and 39)? Writer/producer Jerry Ludwig and director Noel Nosseck haven't come up with any compelling reason. Instead of Audrey Hepburn, who was introduced to America in the 1953 original and won an Oscar for her performance, the remake gives us the blank, anonymous beauty of Catherine Oxenburg.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci announced today that the Pentagon has suspended all payments on nine Navy contracts worth $1 billion that may have been tainted by bribes and fraud. The suspensions will not damage national security, he said. He said the Pentagon is immediately stopping payments to four major defense firms, Hazeltine Inc., Emhart Corp., Norden Systems Inc. and Litton Industries of Beverly Hills.
SPORTS
June 7, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The on-again, off-again professional boxing career of John Bray is on again--for now. Bray, the former U.S. amateur heavyweight champion from Van Nuys, is scheduled to fight John Kiser Thursday night in the co-main event on a seven-bout show at the Silver Nugget Casino in Las Vegas. Getting Bray on the card wasn't easy.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1988 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Varian Associates, a granddaddy of high technology in Silicon Valley that has been criticized in recent years for failure to mesh its far-flung operations, now finds that a Texas company it bought three years ago has pushed it into the Pentagon procurement scandal. On Friday, Defense Secretary Frank C.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers and
One late September day in 1987, Alexandria, Va.-based defense consultant Mark C. Saunders called Varian Continental Electronics Inc. executive Joe Bradley in Dallas with an enticing proposition, according to federal court documents disclosed Thursday. Saunders, who had been retained by an Arlington, Va., company to draft a transmitter contract for the Pentagon, told Bradley that he could write the proposal in a way that would guarantee Varian the job, the documents say.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
The Navy has lifted its suspension order against a unit of Varian Associates, a Palo Alto electronics company implicated in the federal "Ill Wind" investigation of fraud in Pentagon purchasing, officials said Tuesday. Under unusual settlement terms, the company agreed to pay the Navy's as yet undetermined cost of investigating the Varian unit.
NEWS
May 31, 2007 | Alex Chun, Special to The Times
GETTING in on the booming contemporary art market can be a daunting endeavor, particularly for neophyte collectors. In response, the Museum of Contemporary Art has come up with "Fresh," a summer party and auction that offers a range of artwork from veterans such as Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari and Allen Ruppersberg as well as younger artists such as Violet Hopkins and Joe Bradley.
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