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April 13, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Two weeks after revealing that they were in negotiations, SmithKline Beckman Corp. and Beecham Group PLC announced Wednesday that they have agreed to merge, creating the world's second-largest pharmaceutical company. The new British-based company, to be called SmithKline Beecham, would have worldwide sales of $6.7 billion in prescription and over-the-counter drugs and health-care products. Only Merck & Co. of Rahway, N.J., is larger. As part of the merger, Philadelphia-based SmithKline would spin off two profitable Orange County subsidiaries, Beckman Instruments in Fullerton and Allergan Inc. in Irvine.
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April 13, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Two weeks after revealing that they were in negotiations, SmithKline Beckman Corp. and Beecham Group PLC announced Wednesday that they have agreed to merge, creating the world's second-largest pharmaceutical company. The new British-based company, to be called SmithKline Beecham, would have worldwide sales of $6.7 billion in prescription and over-the-counter drugs and health-care products. Only Merck & Co. of Rahway, N.J., is larger. As part of the merger, Philadelphia-based SmithKline would spin off two profitable Orange County subsidiaries, Beckman Instruments in Fullerton and Allergan Inc. in Irvine.
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SPORTS
June 10, 1997
The top senior high school golfers in the county will compete in the Orange County All-Star Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. today at Newport Beach Country Club. Dennis Hakeman, an assistant coach at El Dorado High, will coach the North team, which features Adam Ainbinder of Servite and Bret Parker of Mater Dei. Mission Viejo Coach Bob Minier will coach the South, which is led by Nicholas Fritz of Santa Margarita, Bob Sauer of Mission Viejo and Justin Shapiro of Newport Harbor.
BOOKS
August 24, 1986
For all they provide in the way of informative objectivity, the book reviews on Central America in your Aug. 3 issue might as well have been written by a Reagan State Department "information" officer. David F. Belnap's put-down of "The Central America Fact Book" by Tom Barry and Deb Preusch, and Anne Nelson's sneers at "The Sandinista Revolution" by Carlos Vilas, imply that both books should be lumped together as mere "propaganda" from an irresponsible left-wing minority. Yet as one who has reviewed in print more than 50 recent books on the crisis in Central America, I can testify that well over 90% of all material in English--not to mention the overwhelming majority of the nations of the world, as recently demonstrated in the World Court and the United Nations--fully concur with these authors as to the ill-conceived and inhumane nature of U.S. policy in the region in recent years.
SPORTS
April 25, 1995
Los Alamitos, playing in its first season in the Sunset League, clinched the league boys' tennis title Monday with a 15-3 victory over Esperanza. Both schools moved from the Empire League to the Sunset last fall. Todd Kaplan swept at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2, for fourth-ranked Los Alamitos (14-0, 9-0). Esperanza is 9-8, 7-2. In the Century League: Villa Park 10, Canyon 8--Ryan Hollis (6-1, 6-0, 6-0) and B.K. Chang (6-2, 6-3, 6-1) each swept for No. 10 Villa Park (14-3, 5-2).
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June 11, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mater Dei's Bret Parker was beyond confident going into Tuesday's Orange County All-Star golf match. Parker, who finished third at an American Junior Golf Assn. tournament in Phoenix last week, is on his game and not reluctant to tell people about it. "I said at the beginning," Parker said, "whoever plays with me is going to drum whoever we play."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1989
Gorbachev disappoints me by telling Bush he is pressuring his allies to stop sending arms to Salvadoran guerrillas. He should have lectured Bush on the right to revolt against inhumane rule (he might have quoted John Locke and the Federalist Papers on this), and on differences between real and phony democracies. The Salvadoran rebels are struggling against one of the most brutal regimes in our century, which survives only by dint of U.S. aid. Even if their latest offensive was too destructive, it was clearly incited by brutal death squad murders, and it was the state, not the rebels, that bombed lower-class neighborhoods.
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April 20, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN and THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The body of an unarmed security guard described as a "kind and gentle" man was found stabbed repeatedly in an office complex at midnight Tuesday. The body of John Chappell, 63, of Garden Grove, was discovered in the 700 block of The City Drive by another guard arriving to begin his shift. Chappell had been stabbed multiple times with a kitchen utility knife, Police Lt. Timm Browne said. His wallet and keys were missing, and the guard room "showed signs of a struggle," Browne said.
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November 12, 1986 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
The letter--written on University of California stationery, signed by the chairman of the sociology department at UC Riverside and sent to 1,000 former Los Angeles jurors last month--looked official. It described a research project on jury selection aimed at discovering "attitudes . . . about the sexual experiences of very young people." Recipients were asked to fill out an attached questionnaire that focused on the McMartin Pre-School molestation case.
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July 23, 1987 | ROBERT D. DAVILA, Times Staff Writer
The intersection of Hollywood and Sunset boulevards secured a place in cinematic history in 1916, when film director D. W. Griffith resurrected ancient Babylon on the site in an immense, spectacular set for the film "Intolerance." Today the junction holds a distinction in the more mundane affairs of city transportation. Hollywood and Sunset boulevards are joined by Hillhurst Avenue to form the second-most dangerous major intersection in Los Angeles, city transportation officials say.
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February 3, 1989 | From Reuters
SmithKline Beckman Corp., which stunned Wall Street last week when its president abruptly resigned, is considering spinning off its profitable health-care units, including two in Orange County, Chairman Henry Wendt said Thursday. "We have a commitment to unlock the value of our health-care businesses for the benefit of shareholders," Wendt told reporters after a meeting with securities analysts.
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