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BUSINESS
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.
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BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
The company introduced last year as a financially powerful production partner for KCET-TV has been reduced to a tiny operation that has been late on some of its bills, according to several people familiar with the company. In addition, the company relied on mass-market DVDs, and not just its own archive, for some segments of a nostalgia program it makes for the public television station, according to these people. Four people who have worked for Eyetronics Media & Studios said in interviews that they and others had gone without pay for as long as six weeks during the last year.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1985 | DJ
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Barbara Bronson Gray is a regular contributor to Valley Life
Our society supports people more in death than in life, at least when it comes to divorce, says Christine Archambault, founder of Divorce Anonymous. "Nobody brings you a casserole. Family members take sides; there's no closing ritual--like a funeral--and sometimes very little assistance," says Archambault, who is also co-author of Divorce Recovery (Bantam, $4.50). But there are a range of groups committed to helping people navigate the emotional and legal hurdles that often accompany divorce.
TRAVEL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1987 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The headquarters of most big American radio and television networks are high above the towered streets of New York. An exception--the biggest network of them all, geographically--stands on a nondescript boulevard in Sun Valley. The building is full of the usual monitor-crammed control rooms, but some of the engineers at the control boards are in camouflage fatigues or other military uniforms. It is the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, which broadcasts around the clock to 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1987 | GEORGE W. CORNELL, Associated Press
Finely groomed and suited, they beckon their audiences to happiness and heaven. Their prescriptions vary from stiff to gentle, demanding to soothing, conversational to vehement. But they share a common pursuit--promoting faith and followings. They are the shepherds of the "electronic church," and it is booming in America.
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