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NEWS
May 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Discovery's astronauts aimed a "Star Wars" research satellite at rocket fuel spewed in space Thursday, then snagged the craft and tucked it back into the shuttle's cargo bay. The seven astronauts quickly closed in on the satellite after the fuel observation. Minutes later, they used the ship's 50-foot mechanical arm to grab the probe. "We've got it!" shuttle commander Michael Coats shouted.
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SPORTS
October 8, 2010 | Wire reports
Brandon Weeden threw five touchdown passes, three of which ignited a second-half rally that boosted No. 22 Oklahoma State to a 54-28 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night at Lafayette, La. Weeden hit Michael Harrison for a 24-yard score and Hubert Anylam for a 22-yard touchdown in the first nine minutes of the third quarter as the Cowboys (5-0), after trailing, 21-17, at halftime, scored 24 points in the third quarter to take the lead for good. Weeden was 29 for 47 for 351 yards, while Justin Blackmon had a career-high 13 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns and Kendall Hunter rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown for the Cowboys.
NATIONAL
April 13, 2007 | Martin Miller and Meg James, Times Staff Writers
In the last 18 months, CBS Radio has lost two of the most influential, provocative and lucrative talk show hosts in radio history. And with them, loads of money and profit. First, Howard Stern defected to satellite radio in December 2005. The shock jock's departure cost CBS an estimated $100 million in annual revenue and was a major reason behind the company's 7% drop in sales in 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2005 | Larry McShane, Associated Press
The music swelled, sounding the familiar first notes of the vintage charity hit "We Are the World." Then the lyrics kicked in -- a torrent of bad taste, ethnic slurs and cruel insults about the killer south Asia tsunami. The parody, aired during morning drive time on New York radio's WQHT-FM, lasted three short minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2002 | MANUEL GAMIZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A month after moving into her new Calabasas home, Carolyn Scharg stood before the city's tree board, facing as much as $40,000 in mitigation fees. Her offense: cutting a few branches off an oak tree without a permit. Scharg argued before the board that she was unaware of the city ordinance that requires a permit to cut or remove any indigenous oak in Calabasas. She said she never saw warning signs and cut the branches only to protect the roof of her new home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2012 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Ray Briem , the longtime KABC-AM talk show host who ruled all-night radio for nearly three decades with his phone calls to the famous and the quirky and his opinionated banter slamming liberals, championing conservative causes and extolling the big-band music he loved, died Wednesday at his Malibu home. He was 82. The cause was cancer, said his son Bryan. Briem spent most of his life on the radio, reaching his largest audience as the host of a popular midnight-to-5 a.m. talk show on KABC from 1967 to 1994.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
They were a couple of auto mechanics with a pronounced Boston brogue and, improbably, degrees from MIT. They hadn't a clue how to perform on radio, much less public radio. So Tom and Ray Magliozzi just decided to have a good time. The result was "Car Talk," which shattered the perception that public radio is inaccessible to the masses and became National Public Radio's top-rated weekend show. "They never developed that affect of sonorousness and seriousness and gravitas public radio is known for," said the show's executive producer, the man Tom and Ray would identify on air as Doug "Not-a-Slave-to-Fashion" Berman.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2007 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
It was the decision that launched a thousand lips. In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission stopped requiring broadcasters to air contrasting views on controversial issues, a policy known as the Fairness Doctrine. The move is widely credited with triggering the explosive growth of political talk radio.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2004 | Michael Tarm, Associated Press
More than 50 years after Josef Stalin set up the Soviet Union's premier piano plant in this Baltic Sea state, the despot's favorite pianos are back in red-hot demand -- in the United States. "I've never seen a piano light up the market like the Estonia," said John Cordogan, owner of the PianoLand store in suburban Chicago, where a glistening Estonia presides center-stage in a showroom otherwise crowded with American and Japanese pianos.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By Mike Boehm and David Ng, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed three new trustees, including Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Homes who was convicted three years ago on four felony counts of failing to disclose the backdating of stock options. Also joining the board are prominent investor Stanley Gold and Beverly Hills attorney and art collector Orna Amir Wolens, who has been a member of the Hammer Museum's Hammer Circle support group. MOCA's announcement Wednesday that Karatz, Gold and Wolens had been elected to the board follows museum leaders' recent decision to remain independent rather than accept an offer from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to absorb MOCA.
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