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December 20, 1996
Link International, a developer of ATM prepaid vending products, has agreed to be acquired by Sims Communications Inc. of Florida. Terms were not disclosed. Sims, which designs an automated cellular phone rental machine, said it expects to close the transaction by the end of the month.
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November 6, 2004 | Sebastian Rotella and Douglas Heingartner, Special to The Times
A Moroccan Dutch man was arraigned Friday on charges of murder and terrorism in the killing of a director whose film denounced the mistreatment of women in Muslim communities. Police were also holding six other suspects who could face terrorism charges in Tuesday's slaying of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. Authorities said the case increasingly appeared to be the first Islamic terrorist attack in the Netherlands.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1999 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last decade, the country's leading art auction houses have seen an explosion in Latin American art sales, a testament to the growing internationalism of the art market and increasing knowledge about Latin America and its culture in the U.S. Both Christie's and Sotheby's have seen a jump in sales from a modest $2.5 million at Christie's and $2 million at Sotheby's in 1981, to 1998 figures of $19.6 million at Sotheby's and $21.7 at Christie's.
NEWS
September 10, 2000 | WILLIAM BRANIGIN, WASHINGTON POST
They use cardboard to bind broken limbs, thread instead of sutures to mend wounds. They operate without antibiotics or pain relievers and even wash bloody gauze so it can be used again. In hospitals, clinics and makeshift treatment centers around the world, doctors and foreign missionaries struggle daily with a scarcity of medicines and supplies.
NEWS
September 10, 2000 | WILLIAM BRANIGIN, WASHINGTON POST
They use cardboard to bind broken limbs, thread instead of sutures to mend wounds. They operate without antibiotics or pain relievers and even wash bloody gauze so it can be used again. In hospitals, clinics and makeshift treatment centers around the world, doctors and foreign missionaries struggle daily with a scarcity of medicines and supplies.
WORLD
November 6, 2004 | Sebastian Rotella and Douglas Heingartner, Special to The Times
A Moroccan Dutch man was arraigned Friday on charges of murder and terrorism in the killing of a director whose film denounced the mistreatment of women in Muslim communities. Police were also holding six other suspects who could face terrorism charges in Tuesday's slaying of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. Authorities said the case increasingly appeared to be the first Islamic terrorist attack in the Netherlands.
TRAVEL
November 11, 2007
Bletchley Park is one of the most amazing places in England. It is the site of secret codebreaking activities during World War II. It also has a wonderful museum that houses an outstanding Winston Churchill collection. Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes; 011-44-1908-640-404, www.bletchleypark.org .uk. Admission $20 Roberta Hopkins BRITAIN No secrets Rossmoor -- EUROPE Swap homes My family and I travel every summer to Europe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2000 | JAMES E. FOWLER
Many people start planning their summer vacations before Christmas. For those who don't, we offer the annual Footnotes Summer Vacation Guide. * The concept of paid vacations is relatively new. Prior to the 20th century, vacations were strictly for the wealthy and the social elite. Currently on his Website, www.frommers.com, travel maven Arthur Frommer rants about the "scandal" of American vacation time.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2000
Burbank-based Pacifica Media Affiliates, an independent post-production sound company, has named a number of executives to run its TV division Pacifica Sound Group. Joseph Melody will serve as chief executive of Pacifica Sound Group. He served 11 years as president of Echo Sound Services before it was acquired by PMA in July 1999. In addition, former Echo Sound executive G.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1999 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last decade, the country's leading art auction houses have seen an explosion in Latin American art sales, a testament to the growing internationalism of the art market and increasing knowledge about Latin America and its culture in the U.S. Both Christie's and Sotheby's have seen a jump in sales from a modest $2.5 million at Christie's and $2 million at Sotheby's in 1981, to 1998 figures of $19.6 million at Sotheby's and $21.7 at Christie's.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1996
Link International, a developer of ATM prepaid vending products, has agreed to be acquired by Sims Communications Inc. of Florida. Terms were not disclosed. Sims, which designs an automated cellular phone rental machine, said it expects to close the transaction by the end of the month.
WORLD
February 23, 2006 | From Associated Press
Saudi Arabia refused Wednesday to join an American effort to deny foreign aid to a Palestinian government led by Hamas, the second Arab ally in two days to rebuff Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "We wish not to link the international aid to the Palestinian people to considerations other than their dire humanitarian needs," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal said through an interpreter. Rice sat at Saud's side as he spoke.
TRAVEL
March 21, 1999 | ARTHUR FROMMER
Summer is three months away, and there still is time to apply for some of the least expensive vacations. But these eventually sell out down to the last bed. Now is the time for an immediate letter or phone call to consider the following classic and modestly priced camps, schools and resorts. * Audubon Weeks in Wyoming, Minnesota, Maine and Connecticut: The classic ecology vacation, at all-inclusive (lodging, meals, instruction, outings) prices that rarely exceed $700 or $800 per person.
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