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OPINION
June 19, 2003
Your June 12 obituary of L.A. Inc. President George Kirkland understated the impact that the late Convention and Visitors Bureau chief had on our city. As the man entrusted with the stewardship of this city's hospitality industry, Kirkland transformed the Los Angeles landscape, bringing our industry into common public discourse and weaving such separate elements as LAX, Staples Center and must-see visitor destinations into an infrastructure capable of hosting major events on the world stage with great distinction.
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BUSINESS
June 29, 1989
L.A. Gear Inc.: The Los Angeles shoe and sportswear maker said net income rose 200% to $16 million in the second quarter. Sales for the quarter rose 207% to $169.6 million. Both net income and sales figures set quarterly records for the company. The company also announced plans to file an offering of 1 million common shares by the end of the year. Tables, Page 13
BUSINESS
March 6, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
"Under the Dome," a novel about a small town suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by a huge transparent dome, is set in Maine, like nearly all of Stephen King's novels. But filming a television adaptation in King's home state of Maine was out of the question. Aside from the inhospitable winter season, Maine does not provide the kind of competitive film tax credit that is increasingly vital to producing television dramas. Producers considered Texas and Louisiana, but decided to base the CBS series in Wilmington, N.C., which offered the right mix of locations and tax breaks.
NEWS
December 20, 1988
L.A. Gear Inc. announced today that it has applied for registration and listing with the New York Stock Exchange. The application applies to the Los Angeles-based company's common stock, now traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol LAGR. "We hope that L.A. Gear and its shareholders will benefit from the NYSE listing's higher profile, which should enhance the company's visibility to the press and to individual and institutional investors throughout the world," said Robert Y.
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