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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.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hale Sparks, former head of broadcasting for the University of California and host of two network radio educational programs, has died. He was 89. Sparks, who retired in 1971, died Nov. 13 in San Antonio of a heart attack, said retired UCLA public information director Chandler Harris. Sparks' two programs, "The University Explorer" and "Science Editor," were heard locally over KNX-AM (1070) and nationally on the CBS radio network.
NEWS
January 2, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
If only our collective memories worked a little better, we might recall that facing the new year with a little extra weight is what we did a year ago. And the year before that. Were those extra helpings of whatever it was - can you even remember? - worth it? No matter, diet season is here for many of us. Maybe your 2013 resolve is not to be at the same threshold in 2014. But for now, you might be thinking about which diet will work best, fast and with the least pain. Are you willing to spend money?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Dale, 83, who was one of San Diego's best-known television personalities and who displayed a folksy on-air presence during more than 40 years on the air, died May 26 at a San Diego hospice, said Ken Kramer, a former colleague. The cause of death was not released. Dale was host of "Zoorama," a series that was filmed in the early 1960s at the San Diego Zoo and aired nationally. He also had a daily talk show, was host of various late-afternoon movie shows and children's programs, and was a longtime weatherman.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1985 | DJ
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
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."
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Weight-loss programs offering support via telephone and the Web work about as well as in-person counseling to help obese people lose weight, a study has found. Two intervention programs were compared with a control group in the two-year study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine , in which 415 obese men and women participated. They were randomly placed in a weight-loss program that offered support remotely, via the Web, telephone and email; in a two-year program that included in-person support in addition to the remote support; or in a control group that encouraged independent weight loss.
NEWS
October 3, 2012 | By Howard Blume, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
On education, President Obama correctly noted that his ideas for reform have been drawn from ideas championed by Democrats and Republicans, an overlap that also has drawn criticism in some quarters from allies of the president such as teacher unions. Obama also said that his education reforms were “starting to show gains.” Such gains would be difficult to demonstrate. There are rising test scores in many states, but it's difficult to link these to federal programs. The president has indeed favored aggressive reforms in education, but most of them are still in process as far as results.
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