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January 18, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid charges of mismanagement and falsified hotel bookings, the head of the embattled Long Beach convention bureau plans to resign later this year to avoid what she calls a "calculated and deliberate" campaign to discredit her. Linda Howell-DiMario, 51, stated in a letter last Friday to her board that she will step down as president and chief executive officer of the Long Beach Area Visitors and Convention Bureau on Sept. 30. She has been with the agency seven years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid charges of mismanagement and falsified hotel bookings, the head of the embattled Long Beach convention bureau plans to resign later this year to avoid what she calls a "calculated and deliberate" campaign to discredit her. Linda Howell-DiMario, 51, stated in a letter last Friday to her board that she will step down as president and chief executive officer of the Long Beach Area Visitors and Convention Bureau on Sept. 30. She has been with the agency seven years.
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September 8, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Long Beach convention bureau overstated its hotel bookings in fiscal year 1998-1999 and overpaid employees $23,000 in performance bonuses based on those inflated figures, a preliminary report revealed Thursday. Long Beach City Auditor Gary L. Burroughs, who released the findings, said the initial conclusions are part of an ongoing internal audit of questionable accounting practices at the Long Beach Area Visitors and Convention Bureau.
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August 7, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is another political event coming to town this summer--and at this one the only riot could be inside the convention hall. After six months of internal power struggles, Ross Perot's Reform Party arrives in Long Beach this week to pick up the pieces and wrestle with the nomination of a presidential candidate. For the second time in its short history, the party will hold its national convention in California's fifth-largest city.
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