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June 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hollywood Has Record-Setting Weekend: Fueled by the latest Walt Disney Studios animated film, "The Lion King," movie exhibitors reported their second-biggest non-holiday weekend ever. Moviegoers spent a total of $98 million at the box office, with "The Lion King" alone grossing $40.9 million--the fourth-best opening ever, behind "Jurassic Park" ($50.2 million), "Batman Returns" ($47.7 million) and "Batman" ($42.7 million).
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BUSINESS
November 1, 1994
Janex International Inc., a Woodland Hills toy maker formerly named With Design In Mind International Inc., continued to recover from past troubles with a $1.06-million third-quarter profit on net sales of $6.46 million. In the quarter that ended Sept. 30 a year earlier, Janex lost $752,135 on $200,572 in net sales. In the latest nine-month period, Janex earned $1.08 million, in contrast to a loss of $1.74 million a year before. Its net sales grew to $11.6 million from $474,315.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1994
With Design In Mind International Inc., a Woodland Hills toy maker, reported a profit turnaround for its second quarter and first half that ended June 30. The company's second-quarter earnings totaled $530,345, in contrast with a year-earlier loss of $428,675. Sales in the recent quarter were $4.82 million, up from $137,619 in sales a year before.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1995 | From Bloomberg Business News
Mattel Inc. has five of the 20 toys the Toy Manufacturers Assn. of America expects to be most popular this season. And those five tend to be new takes on old favorites. El Segundo-based Mattel, the world's largest toy maker, is followed by Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro Corp., which has four toys included on the list. Its leading toys tend to lean toward the tried and true as well. Other manufacturers represented on the list are Binney & Smith Inc. of Easton, Pa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Culinary, exercise and sign-language classes as well as field trips are among the city's summer youth programs. Registration is underway for the events and classes, which begin this week and continue through August at Deerfield Community Park, 55 Deerwood West. Beginning today, budding chefs can join the international cooking class on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. through July 10. A second session will be Aug. 7 through 28.
BUSINESS
January 27, 1994 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday unveiled details of a new Disneyland ride that it promises will be its creepiest yet. The Indiana Jones Adventure, being constructed between the main parking lot and Adventureland at a cost of more than $50 million, will feature a temple intentionally filled with fake bats, spiders, snakes and rats. When it opens next year, Disney officials said, the attraction will feature technology designed to give visitors a different experience every time they ride.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1995 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Burger King, Pocahontas is the princess who roared. And she's giving the nation's No. 2 hamburger chain an edge in this summer's escalating Burger Wars. Burger King says its promotion, based on the hit Walt Disney Co. film, is its most successful ever, surpassing last summer's "Lion King" movie tie-in. According to the company, parents are buying their children special "Pocahontas" Kids Club meals at the rate of 8 million a week.
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May 2, 2004 | Joshua Freed, Associated Press Writer
Gabby Gingras was about a day old when a nurse pricked her heel to draw blood -- a sting that makes most newborns howl. Gabby slept through it. What a good baby, her parents thought. When Gabby teethed, she gnawed on her fingers until they were bloody. One day, as her father massaged her gums with his finger, she bit him, hard. When he reflexively yanked his finger back, one of Gabby's teeth came with it. She didn't cry. When it comes to pain, she never does.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Blue-chip stocks closed sharply higher Monday while bond yields fell, sparked by a stabilization in the dollar and by falling commodity prices and interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48.56 points to 3,685.50, partially offsetting last week's declines. But some analysts suggested that the rebound could be short-lived.
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March 7, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even the weather was in perfect step as the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon demonstrated their precision marching and rifle-handling skills Monday at an annual performance in Orange County. Several thousand spectators, including hundreds of schoolchildren, gathered under a bright blue sky at the Tustin Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station to watch the elite military units perform the "Battle Color Ceremony."
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