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NATIONAL
May 25, 2004 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
Marvin Nicholson Jr. is sitting on the beige carpet in the beige hallway of a motel outside of town here, late on another endless day on the campaign trail. It's several cigarettes and beers past midnight, as it often seems to be, when the question arises: How does it feel to move from golf caddie and windsurfing shop "dude" to personal assistant to the man who might become president? Nicholson hesitates.
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BUSINESS
March 22, 1995 | DANIEL AKST, Daniel Akst, a Los Angeles writer, is a former assistant business editor for technology at The Times
Information about personal finance abounds in cyberspace. It's all over CompuServe, America Online and Prodigy. But many on-line denizens don't realize the extent to which it's busting out on the Internet as well. The other day, for instance, I was wondering whether closed-end municipal bond funds might still be a good deal, so I posted that question to misc.invest.funds.
HEALTH
January 15, 2001 | ABIGAIL TRAFFORD, WASHINGTON POST
Jaromir Ledecky sits in Room 427 in Sibley Memorial Hospital. With him is Alexia James, who bathes him, helps him from the bed to the chair, takes his blood pressure. If anything goes wrong, she's there to alert the nurse. Ledecky, who is recovering from a leg operation, hired James, a certified nursing assistant, or "sitter," at his own expense--as he did when he underwent a heart operation at Washington Hospital Center, and when he had surgery in Baltimore.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2001 | Reuters
Palm Inc. Thursday said Chief Executive Carl Yankowski resigned, following a tumultuous year in which the once highflying maker of pocket-sized computers saw its market share chipped away by competitors and its stock price fall 91%. In the surprise announcement, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Palm, which dominates the hand-held market, said board Chairman Eric Benhamou will act as CEO until a successor is named.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2010 | By Scott Martelle
There are a lot of reasons why Laura Skandera Trombley spent 16 years working on a book about a woman whom generations of Mark Twain biographers dismissed as inconsequential to his life. But the biggest catalyst was the 450-page elephant in the room -- a manuscript Twain wrote in his final years savaging the reputation of his former personal assistant, Isabel Van Kleek Lyon. That manuscript, never published but well known to Twain scholars, had little in common with "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and the other books that made Twain one of the nation's first celebrities.
BUSINESS
October 16, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
The two personal digital assistants from Palm Inc. that debuted last week -- the Z22 and the TX -- could be among the last of their kind. PDAs started out as a nerd craze in the mid-1990s and then gained mainstream acceptance for their ability to hold thousands of addresses and appointments in a pocket-sized gadget. But they have been on the decline recently, with sales down 20% last year to 2.7 million units, according to research firm NPD Group.
NEWS
November 29, 2001 | MARK A. KELLNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's plenty for a hand-held computer user to covet this holiday season. Palm m125: Sleek and stylish, this $250 personal digital assistant boasts 8 megabytes of RAM plus a SecureDigital slot capable of holding 16-, 64-and 128-MB expansion cards on which data and programs can be stored. The battery-powered device offers the traditional Palm features such as calendar and address book, plus plenty of room for expansion. But the top feature of the m125 is its appearance.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2000 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, tech wizards have predicted the demise of the personal computer as the dominant Internet connection. The Palm hand-held computer and other "information appliances" were the heirs apparent, but a sluggish roll-out of such devices and limited public acceptance have defied overly optimistic marketers. Now the cellular phone has emerged as the new favorite to become the most common and accessible tool for online communication and commerce.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to play midwife at the birth of what is touted as a $3.5-trillion "mega-industry," Apple Computer today will preview its first "personal digital assistant," a hand-held, pen-operated computer that functions like an intelligent note pad. Code-named Newton, the videocassette-sized device will transform a handwritten message into neat block letters and carry out simple instructions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2001 | KATHLEEN O'STEEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saying that timing is the most crucial aspect of making a sale, Antelope Valley real estate broker Bruce B. Hailstone has found that he's increasingly turning to his hand-held computer to close the deal. Hailstone uses a service, offered by Los Angeles-based CreSenda Wireless, that was test-marketed by 45 brokers in the San Fernando Valley over two months last summer.
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