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December 20, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Veritas Software Corp. agreed to pay a total of $599 million for two companies whose programs help computers and applications perform more efficiently, to expand beyond products that protect data. The company will pay $537 million for Israel-based Precise Software Solutions Ltd., whose software spots potential system failures, and $62 million for closely held Jareva Technologies, a Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of programs that automate management of server computers. Shares of Mountain View, Calif.
June 23, 1989
March Kessler has been named senior vice president-current programs at Lorimar Television, Culver City. She had been vice president-current programs.
December 7, 1986
I have noticed that most of the people who write to this column complain about the shows they have watched, from content (or lack of it) to the commercials that come in between. I would like to recommend a station for these people. Tune in to KCET. For one thing, there are no commercials to interfere with programming. Second, the programs themselves are wonderful! There is something for everyone, including mystery, drama, comedy, documentaries and educational programs. Anna Zoeller, Altadena
December 3, 2012 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
The corner of 4th and Gless streets in East Los Angeles, once a center of prostitution and drugs, now houses a place of soaring dreams. Inside the gleaming Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center, a classroom of young people battered by hard luck or bad choices is filled with quiet, focused energy. Marcos Avila, a 19-year-old who was kicked out of high school for fighting, is learning to compare and contrast two essays. Vincent Guzman, 18, who left school after his brother was killed in a drive-by shooting, is puzzling over two-step algebraic problems.
March 1, 1985 | DJ
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
December 24, 1989
The PBS documentary "When We Were Young: Growing Up on the Silver Screen" might have been interesting and informative had it not been for the stupid and ridiculous narration. It was so insulting to the intelligence that I could stand only about 45 minutes of it. Anyone who lived through the era would know all about the material Maureen Stapleton was given to read. Compare that to the Richard Burton programs or the series on Hollywood that James Mason did. These were programs with substance that were filled with fascinating and little-known material.
March 6, 2014
Re "Rep. Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs," March 4 So Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) proposes to reduce college Pell grants and child-care and welfare assistance programs. Odd that I didn't see any proposal to tax at ordinary income rates the so-called carried-interest income of hedge fund managers, whose tax-favored earnings frequently run into seven and eight figures. If Ryan's "use your oars to push everyone else away from the life raft" mentality is the economic plan of the GOP, despite the downward economic pressure the middle and lower middle classes have experienced over the last 30 years, I can only hope that the foundering middle class will vote against those who are causing it. And if Republicans think they'll somehow get even with the "takers" by this approach, they might want to remember that eight of the 10 states with the highest percentage of people who paid no federal income taxes in 2010 were red states in 2012.
September 8, 1991
I read with interest the article "Now Tourists Can Get Their Kicks and an Education at the Same Time" by Peter S. Greenberg, Aug. 18. I was amazed that no mention was made of Elderhostel, which has been a leader in education travel programs since 1975 when it was founded. With its programs in all 50 states, all 10 provinces in Canada and over 40 countries overseas, it has programs in over 1,000 different colleges, universities and other educational institutions. It had over 190,000 people participate in its programs last year and the number continues to grow.
May 22, 1987
"Main Street," NBC's series of afternoon specials for young viewers usually shown in midweek during the school year, will be rebroadcast on eight Saturdays during the summer. The hourlong programs will be assembled into a half-hour format for the summer and will include segments from the last two seasons. The first Saturday airing of "Main Street" on June 13 will feature interviews with rock star Bruce Springsteen and Tempestt Bledsoe of "The Cosby Show."
October 14, 2012
Gary Collins Host of 'Hour Magazine' TV show Gary Collins, 74, an actor who was the host of the syndicated TV show "Hour Magazine" and a former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. Collins died of natural causes soon after arriving at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told the Associated Press. In 2011 Collins moved to Mississippi, the home state of his wife, Mary Ann Mobley, who was Miss America 1959 before embarking on an acting career.
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