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March 30, 1991 | JANE HALL
John Sheahan, the Beijing correspondent for CBS News, has been notified by management that he is being let go for economic reasons. Sheahan, who has been with CBS News since 1969, opened the network's Beijing bureau and covered the uprising in Tian An Men Square in 1989. He is expected to leave the network in June or July after his contract expires. CBS officials said that they hope to keep at least a cameraman in Beijing.
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April 29, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CBS and former correspondent John Sheahan on Thursday settled an age-discrimination suit in the midst of a jury trial in federal court here. CBS agreed to give a financial settlement to Sheahan, 56, an award-winning reporter who was laid off in 1991 after 23 years with the network. But as part of the agreement, terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CBS and former correspondent John Sheahan on Thursday settled an age-discrimination suit in the midst of a jury trial in federal court here. CBS agreed to give a financial settlement to Sheahan, 56, an award-winning reporter who was laid off in 1991 after 23 years with the network. But as part of the agreement, terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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April 25, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 23 years with CBS News, John Sheahan says proudly, "I was the kind of guy you could drop into a war zone, and I'd come back with a story." He covered wars in Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Bangladesh and many other countries for CBS and, as Beijing correspondent, helped the network win several major awards for coverage of the massacre in Tian An Men Square. In 1991, however, Sheahan got a phone call in Beijing from a CBS News executive, telling him that he was being laid off.
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April 3, 1991 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to cut its news-gathering costs, CBS is considering closing either its Dallas or Atlanta bureau, along with foreign bureaus in Rome, Beijing and Johannesburg, CBS sources said Tuesday. The proposed cutbacks, which were due to be presented on Tuesday to CBS Inc. Chairman Laurence Tisch, are part of a companywide cost-cutting plan in which more than 400 employees are expected to be laid off over the next several months.
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May 25, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
To the dismay of American television networks, Chinese authorities reversed themselves Wednesday and again ended live telecasts from Beijing, giving no word on how long their reimposed ban would last. In an odd turn of events, the video portion of a live CBS report from Beijing was halted and went off the air just after 11 a.m. EDT, when the new TV ban was to begin, while NBC was able to air without interruption a live TV report from the same city 53 minutes later. Wednesday's shutdown of the live CBS video during a special news report was later replayed on the "CBS Evening News."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 23 years with CBS News, John Sheahan says proudly, "I was the kind of guy you could drop into a war zone, and I'd come back with a story." He covered wars in Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Bangladesh and many other countries for CBS and, as Beijing correspondent, helped the network win several major awards for coverage of the massacre in Tian An Men Square. In 1991, however, Sheahan got a phone call in Beijing from a CBS News executive, telling him that he was being laid off.
NATIONAL
February 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Police are searching for a black Range Rover SUV from which gunshots rang out along the city's famed Strip early Thursday morning, sending a Maserati crashing into a taxi and leaving three dead. The incident shut down traffic along some of the most famous real estate in the resort city, at Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards, an intersection surrounded by top casino hotels including the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Bally's. Police said the Range Rover had paper dealer plates, dark tinted windows and black rims.
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October 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna and Matt Pearce
LAS VEGAS - Visitors at Ballys casino on the Strip, where a gunman killed one patron and injured two employees Monday, say they're not shocked by the shooting -- stressing that violence can erupt anywhere, even in a gambling mecca where operators try to create a bubble of free-spirited carelessness. “I guess they could increase security,” said Barry Leeming, a British citizen who wandered among slot machines hours after an argument over a cover charge at the Drai's After Hours nightclub led to the death of a “good Samaritan” club patron who tried to stop the altercation, which left three others wounded, including the suspect.
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February 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Rolling gunfire between two cars on The Strip early Thursday left three people dead and three others injured and led to multiple vehicles crashing at the popular intersection of Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards, police said. The shootout began shortly before 4:30 a.m., when occupants of a black SUV began firing at a Maserati as the vehicles drove along the mostly deserted avenue of casinos. As the shootout reached the crossing of Las Vegas and Flamingo, the cars ran a light and the Maserati collided with a taxi.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1991 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to cut its news-gathering costs, CBS is considering closing either its Dallas or Atlanta bureau, along with foreign bureaus in Rome, Beijing and Johannesburg, CBS sources said Tuesday. The proposed cutbacks, which were due to be presented on Tuesday to CBS Inc. Chairman Laurence Tisch, are part of a companywide cost-cutting plan in which more than 400 employees are expected to be laid off over the next several months.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1991 | JANE HALL
John Sheahan, the Beijing correspondent for CBS News, has been notified by management that he is being let go for economic reasons. Sheahan, who has been with CBS News since 1969, opened the network's Beijing bureau and covered the uprising in Tian An Men Square in 1989. He is expected to leave the network in June or July after his contract expires. CBS officials said that they hope to keep at least a cameraman in Beijing.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
To the dismay of American television networks, Chinese authorities reversed themselves Wednesday and again ended live telecasts from Beijing, giving no word on how long their reimposed ban would last. In an odd turn of events, the video portion of a live CBS report from Beijing was halted and went off the air just after 11 a.m. EDT, when the new TV ban was to begin, while NBC was able to air without interruption a live TV report from the same city 53 minutes later. Wednesday's shutdown of the live CBS video during a special news report was later replayed on the "CBS Evening News."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1991 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the past 48 hours of the Moscow crisis, America has witnessed the threadbare network news coverage that pundits have been warning against for six months, some veteran newswatchers said Tuesday, and the broadcast journalism promises to get worse before it gets better. "The coverage hasn't been very good.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas nightclub patron, hailed by police as a good Samaritan, was killed early Monday while helping security guards subdue an armed man during an argument over a $30 cover charge, police said. The club manager, a security guard and the shooting suspect were injured during the predawn mayhem at Drai's After Hours club at Bally's casino. All were hospitalized, but their conditions were not released Monday evening. The suspect, identified as Benjamin Frazier, 41, faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials said.
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