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September 2, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They may not call it Mickey Mouse Goes to Washington, but the Walt Disney Co. is moving aggressively to raise its profile in the nation's capital and in statehouses and city halls. In a departure from years of aloofness from heavy lobbying, the company is dramatically increasing campaign contributions to key lawmakers and intensifying its efforts to influence legislation and government regulation.
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September 2, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They may not call it Mickey Mouse Goes to Washington, but the Walt Disney Co. is moving aggressively to raise its profile in the nation's capital and in statehouses and city halls. In a departure from years of aloofness from heavy lobbying, the company is dramatically increasing campaign contributions to key lawmakers and intensifying its efforts to influence legislation and government regulation.
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BUSINESS
January 29, 1988 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
A two-year impasse in the construction of a huge hotel and convention center complex at Walt Disney World in Florida ended Thursday with the announcement that most of the original developers, led by Tishman Realty & Construction, will proceed with a project.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1989 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
When Michael D. Eisner and Frank G. Wells took over as top executives at troubled Walt Disney Co. in 1984, they took smaller base salaries in exchange for a shot at lucrative bonuses and stock options. If they turned the firm around, the bonuses and stock options would kick in and earn them far more than what they gave up in base salaries. Such confidence has paid off handsomely for the Disney duo. The $40.1 million and $32.1 million that Eisner and Wells earned in 1988--mostly in bonuses and stock options--made them by far the highest-paid managers last year in The Times' annual survey of executive compensation at California-based, publicly held companies.
NEWS
January 26, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER and DWIGHT MORRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts needed money for his 1990 reelection campaign, a friend asked Studio City, Calif., garment manufacturer Stanley Hirsh to put on a fund-raiser. When Republican George Bush met with a small group of Los Angeles movers and shakers at the Four Seasons Hotel during his 1988 presidential campaign, Hirsh was there.
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