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July 8, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tandy Corp. Names President of Radio Shack: The consumer electronics retailer said Leonard Roberts, former chairman of the Shoney's restaurant chain, will become the president of its Radio Shack division. Tandy said it brought in an outsider to head its consumer electronics store unit to focus on retailing improvements, not necessarily radical changes.
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August 20, 2013 | By Robert Crais
When Elmore Leonard died Tuesday -- at 87, still working on his 46th book -- we asked some of our favorite authors to share their thoughts about him. Robert Crais, the bestselling author of the 2012 thriller "Suspect" and the Elvis Cole crime series that began with "L.A. Requiem," has this remembrance. Most people knew him from "Get Shorty" or  "Justified," or "Be Cool" or "Bandits," and so this may surprise you, me being a crime writer and all, but my favorites are his westerns, "Valdez Is Coming" and "Hombre.
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August 20, 2013 | By Robert Crais
When Elmore Leonard died Tuesday -- at 87, still working on his 46th book -- we asked some of our favorite authors to share their thoughts about him. Robert Crais, the bestselling author of the 2012 thriller "Suspect" and the Elvis Cole crime series that began with "L.A. Requiem," has this remembrance. Most people knew him from "Get Shorty" or  "Justified," or "Be Cool" or "Bandits," and so this may surprise you, me being a crime writer and all, but my favorites are his westerns, "Valdez Is Coming" and "Hombre.
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July 8, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tandy Corp. Names President of Radio Shack: The consumer electronics retailer said Leonard Roberts, former chairman of the Shoney's restaurant chain, will become the president of its Radio Shack division. Tandy said it brought in an outsider to head its consumer electronics store unit to focus on retailing improvements, not necessarily radical changes.
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April 7, 1998
* Boeing Co. said it delivered 108 planes in the first quarter, two short of its revised estimate, as the company works to clear up production bottlenecks. Boeing shares rose $1.13 to close at $56.06 on the NYSE. * Tandy Corp. Chief Executive John Roach, 59, will resign at year's end and be succeeded by President Leonard Roberts, who is credited with reviving the retailer's Radio Shack chain. Roach, who has been CEO since 1981, will remain as chairman. * Time Warner Inc.
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December 18, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Shares of Tandy Corp., owner of the RadioShack electronics chain, tumbled 20% after the company said December sales have been disappointing. The retailer said it hadn't ordered enough digital wireless phones and low-price computers, and that the shortfall caused sales in stores open at least a year to lag its forecast for an 8% to 10% gain in December. Wireless phones account for about 70% of sales, said Tandy spokeswoman Kay Jackson.
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January 28, 2013 | By August Brown
Rapper Rick Ross has noted in lyrics that he's often " Talkin' to the Holy Ghost in my Bugatti ," but early this morning, he was more likely praying inside his Rolls-Royce. Ross, a.k.a. William Leonard Roberts, was at the center of a shooting and crash  this morning  after celebrating his 37th birthday at the Miami nightclub LIV.  Unknown assailants fired "dozens" of rounds at a Rolls-Royce he was driving just outside the city, Fort Lauderdale police said. In attempting to get away,  Ross crashed into an apartment building, police said, adding that neither Ross nor his passenger, Shateria L. Moragne-el, was injured.
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December 13, 2002 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Every holiday season needs a pleasant surprise, and this year it's "Drumline." This entertaining and enthusiastically told tale shrewdly energizes its way-familiar plot line by setting it amid one of the greatest and least-known spectacles in American sports. That would be the world of show-style marching bands, which is a football season way of life during halftimes at such predominantly black Southern colleges and universities as Florida A&M and Grambling.
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April 13, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Watch out, McDonald's and Carl's Jr. Arby's Inc. is betting that hungry Orange County diners will be willing to swap their burgers for roast beef. And to put its money where its mouth is, Arby's has announced plans to develop at least 20 Arby's restaurants in Orange County over the next 3 years--an expansion that will more than double its presence here. The roast beef sandwich chain has signed an agreement with Kyotaru Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based restaurant company, to build 20 franchise restaurants.
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March 4, 2002
Starz Encore executives say this weekend's premiere of "Joe and Max," about boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, is more than just a special offering on the pay-cable service. The film marks the entrance of the network into the original cable movie arena currently dominated by HBO and Showtime. Starz Encore, like those networks, shows theatrical movies with no commercials but has offered little original fare.
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December 9, 2007 | Jenny Sundel
The bling was blinding at the Conde Nast-sponsored "Movies Rock" taping at the Kodak Theatre on Dec. 2, where Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Queen Latifah and Fergie performed famous songs from films. But Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger out-did 'em all with $3 million in Neil Lane jewels for her performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Presenter 1. Jennifer Lopez bellied up to Kate Hudson backstage; 2. John Legend reached out and touched Mary J.
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November 16, 2007 | Jevon Phillips, Times Staff Writer
No need to pile on about the fact that Monday's "Heroes" episode, bridging last season to this season, should have been done a few episodes ago. There are enough critics doing that. The show's creator, Tim Kring, knows his mistake, and has admitted as much with his highly publicized apology in Entertainment Weekly. It's understandable to lead the season with a bit of intrigue and mystery, but sooner or later you have to bring everybody up to speed.
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