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June 25, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
Federal antitrust regulators cleared Cablevision Systems Corp.'s $650-million purchase of Long Island, N.Y., newspaper Newsday from Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times. Cablevision is controlled by the Dolan family and has about 3.1 million subscribers in the New York metro area.
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BUSINESS
July 3, 1986
Times Mirror Co., Los Angeles, named William J. Rowe publisher and chief executive of its Southern Connecticut Newspapers subsidiary, which publishes the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. Rowe had been president and chief executive of Times Mirror National Marketing. In his new post, Rowe replaces Steven L. Isenberg, who is becoming publisher of another Times Mirror paper, Newsday in Long Island, N.Y. Times Mirror publishes the Los Angeles Times.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1989
Broker Sentenced: Former Gruntal & Co. broker Robert Chestman of Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced to two years in prison for trading on inside information about the 1986 takeover of supermarket chain Waldbaum Inc. by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. He was also ordered to repay about $250,000 in illegal profit. Chestman had been found guilty in March of 31 counts of securities and mail fraud and perjury. Chestman's lawyer said his client would appeal.
NEWS
June 23, 1991
Robert O'Byrne, 75, founder and producer of off-Broadway theater group called ABBE Workshop. The Long Island, N.Y., group introduced playwrights and beginning actors, often directed by O'Byrne's wife, Gloria Monty, who now produces television's "General Hospital." The son of a New York judge and a theater producer, O'Byrne was educated at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. On Tuesday in Los Angeles of a heart attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2000
I.W. Industries has purchased a 52,000 square foot industrial facility in Valencia for $3.6 million. Westcord Commercial Real Estate in Van Nuys represented the seller Packaging Plus. Daum Commercial Real Estate Services in Woodland Hills, and Sutton & Edwards on Long Island, N.Y., represented I.W. Industries, a 70-year-old brass fixture manufacturing company based in New York.
NEWS
February 19, 2001
Enjoyed the Fashion Police column on Jan. 26 on black clothing. As a year-round Long Island, N.Y., resident, it can be depressing--black clothes and a gray day during our winter months. Attending a December wedding in South Carolina, I wore a mauve gown and coordinating beads and felt I made a good choice, as a senior citizen who, along with other guests, shunned black. BARBARA RHATIGAN Bethpage, N.Y.
NATIONAL
May 1, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
On Long Island, N.Y., hospitals are scrambling to bring extra workers in to handle a 50% surge in visitors to emergency rooms. In Galveston, Texas, the local hospital ran out of flu testing kits after being overwhelmed with patients worried about having contracted swine flu. At Loma Linda University Medical Center near San Bernardino, emergency room workers have set up a tent in the parking lot to handle a crush of similar patients.
NEWS
February 1, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investigators completed their on-site probe of the crash of Avianca Flight 52 that killed 73 people, paving the way for the cleanup of the wreckage piled atop a Long Island, N.Y., hillside. The investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board ended at the crash site in Cove Neck, where investigators spent five days sifting through the wreckage of the aircraft that went down last week apparently because it ran out of fuel.
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