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October 17, 1988 | CHARLES SOLOMON
As the camera pans through a marble room, a statue of a flute player, carved from the same beige marble, sways in time to his own music. As if fulfilling King Midas' dream, the flutist and the other statues in the room turn to gold, glittering in the light. Suddenly, a white ball appears and fills the screen with the familiar brush-stroke logo of The Wave, KTWV-FM (94.7).
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
It's been 20 years since Scott Bakula was last nominated for an Emmy, for his role as time-traveling quantum physicist Sam Beckett in the much-beloved NBC drama “Quantum Leap.” He certainly wasn't expecting the surprise call he received Thursday morning, telling him he'd earned a nod for his supporting role in “Behind the Candelabra.” Bakula was up early to take his youngest son to intensive ballet camp when he got a call from his publicist....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1993
To report that NBC's "Quantum Leap" "simply ran out of steam in the ratings" does not show the whole picture ("Networks Fan Sweeps With Exits, Events," April 24). NBC killed "Quantum Leap" by moving it from Wednesday night at 10 to Tuesday at 8, preempting it week after week and cutting its budget, diminishing its quality. If "Quantum Leap" ran out of steam, it was because NBC wanted it that way. "Quantum Leap" viewers are still here and, like those of a certain other canceled series ("Star Trek")
BUSINESS
August 9, 2001 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Data storage device maker Quantum Corp. of Milpitas, Calif., said it is acquiring Connex, a Western Digital Corp. unit that develops network-attached storage modules, for $11 million. Quantum said Connex's technology should boost the features offered in Quantum's Snap Server product line as well as broadening its storage systems portfolio. Western Digital, a Lake Forest disk drive manufacturer, also will provide hard drives to Quantum's Snap Appliances unit on a nonexclusive basis.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2004 | John O'Dell
Irvine-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it would develop and install compressed natural gas fuel systems for General Motors Corp.'s full-size pickup trucks through the 2005 model year. The contract extends Quantum's existing natural gas programs for GM full-size pickups, and it could add $8 million to $10 million in revenue a year. The truck conversions are done at Quantum's Lake Forest facility.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2001
The Quantum Group Inc. in Tustin said it acquired a unit of Utek Corp. that has been granted a license for de-icing technology invented by a Dartmouth College engineering professor. The acquisition of Utek's TDI subsidiary involved a stock swap. Financial details were not disclosed. The subsidiary will commercialize the Dartmouth de-icing technology for such venues as roads, bridges, airport runways, playgrounds and sports facilities, Quantum said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1993 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
"Quantum Leap" leaped off the air on a winning note Wednesday with an audience that more than doubled its average rating for the season. According to figures released Thursday by the A.C. Nielsen Co., the finale for NBC's time-traveling series was seen in nearly 13 million households at 10 p.m., nipping "48 Hours" on CBS and easily outdistancing Kathie Lee Gifford's special on ABC. In its regular time slot of 8 p.m.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Quantum Corp. warned that sales and earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter will be lower than expected because of falling prices for desktop hard drives and weak demand for high-end tape drives. It said it expects break-even earnings, or slightly better, for the three months ending March 31. Sales are forecast to be 20% lower than the $1.52 billion reported in Quantum's third quarter. In the year-ago quarter, Milpitas-based Quantum reported earnings of $87.
NEWS
December 28, 1988 | From Times staff and wire reports
Quantum Chemical Corp. announced today it was undertaking a $1.1-billion recapitalization plan that includes a one-time, $50 per-share dividend. The announcement sent Quantum's shares skyrocketing on Wall Street as investors scrambled to take advantage of the dividend to be paid Jan. 10. Quantum stock rose $17.12 1/2 a share to $105.62 1/2 in early New York Stock Exchange trading.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1988
Tandon Corp. is denying accusations made by Quantum Corp. in a lawsuit that disk-drive data storage equipment Tandon once made infringed on Quantum patents. Tandon was sued last week in U.S. District Court in San Jose by Quantum and its Plus Development subsidiary. Tandon, which finished moving its corporate headquarters to Moorpark from Chatsworth on Friday, sold its disk-drive business to Western Digital earlier this year.
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