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September 3, 1995
John Edmond Costello, 52, British historian and author who used unusual access to U.S. and Soviet intelligence files to recast chronicles of World War II and the Cold War. Particularly critical of the British military for refusing to release secret papers, Costello collaborated with KGB deputy spokesman Oleg Tsarev on the 1993 book "Deadly Illusions," the first history of Soviet spying produced with direct access to KGB archives.
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BUSINESS
December 5, 1998 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republic Industries, the nation's top car dealer, on Friday hired Sears' marketing chief in an effort to pump some life into its strategy of transforming its AutoNation USA car empire into the first national auto retailing brand. John Costello, who helped create "The Softer Side of Sears" campaign that revitalized the nation's No. 2 retailer, will become president of Republic overseeing marketing as well as car retailing and rental car operations. "John Costello is the best marketer in the U.S.
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BOOKS
July 25, 1993 | Phillip Knightley, Knightley is the author of "The Second Oldest Profession: Spies and Spying in the 20th Century" (Norton)
One of the authors of this book, John Costello, is a British historian; the other, Oleg Tsarev, is a former KGB officer who is now a consultant for the press department of the Russian Intelligence Service (RIS). All Tsarev's research material was first cleared by his superior officers. Costello then ran it through the CIA and the FBI. So what we really have here is a collaboration between the intelligence agencies of the two Cold War super powers.
NEWS
September 3, 1995
John Edmond Costello, 52, British historian and author who used unusual access to U.S. and Soviet intelligence files to recast chronicles of World War II and the Cold War. Particularly critical of the British military for refusing to release secret papers, Costello collaborated with KGB deputy spokesman Oleg Tsarev on the 1993 book "Deadly Illusions," the first history of Soviet spying produced with direct access to KGB archives.
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | DON COOK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fiction lovers eagerly awaiting John le Carre's next tale of British espionage would do just as well reading this revealing work about the real thing: the secret story behind the abortive peace feelers that swirled over London in 1940 and 1941 after the fall of France in World War II.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1998 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republic Industries, the nation's top car dealer, on Friday hired Sears' marketing chief in an effort to pump some life into its strategy of transforming its AutoNation USA car empire into the first national auto retailing brand. John Costello, who helped create "The Softer Side of Sears" campaign that revitalized the nation's No. 2 retailer, will become president of Republic overseeing marketing as well as car retailing and rental car operations. "John Costello is the best marketer in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1995
West Covina Unified School District officials reopened Hollencrest Middle School after eight years today but it cost them almost $2 million to replace truckloads of missing supplies. The school was virtually stripped bare after some enterprising district maintenance supervisors in the late 1980s, believing the school would never reopen, unofficially cannibalized everything from toilet-stall doors to chalkboards for other sites, said Supt. John Costello.
NEWS
May 25, 1986
Eight people have been indicted on charges of conspiring to smuggle marijuana into the United States after the seizure of a ship carrying more than 17 tons of the drug from Thailand, U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello announced in San Francisco. Russoniello said the drugs had an estimated street value of $33 million to $35 million. Coast Guard Adm. John D. Costello said "intelligence information" led Coast Guard officials to the ship, the Panamco II, about 750 miles northwest of San Francisco.
SPORTS
August 26, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Padres will place reliever Larry Andersen on the disabled list today and are expected to recall either John Costello or Derek Lilliquist from triple-A Las Vegas. Andersen, who has been bothered again by a ruptured disk and bulging disk in his neck, left the team Sunday afternoon and has an appointment scheduled Tuesday in the Bay Area with Dr. Arthur White at the Spine Care Center. Andersen is expected to have surgery and will be lost for the season.
NEWS
November 24, 1991 | FRANKI V. RANSOM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Covina Unified School District officials are investigating materials used in two classrooms after a parent complained that they are racist and sexist. Cheryl Ivory, 43, said she and her 17-year-old son, Brandon, discussed a videotape shown in one of his classes at West Covina High School that he said depicted racist and sexist stereotypes. After viewing the film, "The Kingdom of Mocha," Ivory agreed.
BOOKS
July 25, 1993 | Phillip Knightley, Knightley is the author of "The Second Oldest Profession: Spies and Spying in the 20th Century" (Norton)
One of the authors of this book, John Costello, is a British historian; the other, Oleg Tsarev, is a former KGB officer who is now a consultant for the press department of the Russian Intelligence Service (RIS). All Tsarev's research material was first cleared by his superior officers. Costello then ran it through the CIA and the FBI. So what we really have here is a collaboration between the intelligence agencies of the two Cold War super powers.
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | DON COOK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fiction lovers eagerly awaiting John le Carre's next tale of British espionage would do just as well reading this revealing work about the real thing: the secret story behind the abortive peace feelers that swirled over London in 1940 and 1941 after the fall of France in World War II.
SPORTS
August 29, 1998
With tears flowing over coffee last Friday morning, reading Bill Plaschke's article recounting Jim and Linda McCoy-Murray's last years and final day together, I was suddenly moved to drive to St. Martin of Tours and the-soon-to start funeral Mass; to pay respects and offer a few prayers, if only from the car. Arriving late, I found a place in the church auditorium overflow seating, and had the privilege of hearing in full the tremendously warm, wise...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1988 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury indicted a Van Nuys man Tuesday, accusing him of posing as an Immigration and Naturalization Service officer and bilking nine people applying for amnesty out of $3,810. If convicted of seven counts of impersonating a federal official, Alfred John Costello, 67, could be sentenced to a maximum of 21 years in prison and fined $1.2 million. Assistant U.S. Atty. David Sklansky said the indictment was sought after an investigation by the INS.
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