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ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The jockeying has begun on Capitol Hill over congressional legislation known as the Internet Radio Fairness Act, or IRFA (HR 6480 and S3609), with many musicians, record companies and performing rights organizations lining up in opposition to the bills that are supported by Internet radio operators and other big tech companies such as Google. Wednesday's first day of hearings included testimony from producer-songwriter Jimmy Jam, SoundExchange president Michael Huppe, Hubbard Radio President and CEO Bruce Reese, Venrock investment partner (and former eMusic chief)
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NEWS
December 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. Navy Hercules C-130 transport plane based at Point Mugu and carrying 11 people crashed on an icy airstrip in Antarctica Tuesday, U.S. Embassy personnel in Christchurch, New Zealand, said. Three people were feared dead. Embassy spokesman Mike Gould said the the ski-equipped plane was attached to the California-based Antarctica Development Squadron 6. According to Pacific Fleet spokesman Cmdr.
WORLD
April 14, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
GODALMING, England - He had just landed his biggest assignment yet, senior telegraph officer on the world's biggest ship. On the second day of its maiden voyage, he celebrated his 25th birthday. Four days later, in the first minutes of April 15, 1912, Jack Phillips was at his post in the wireless room of the Titanic, sending out distress signals and cries for help in Morse code. "CQD CQD," Phillips tapped out. Calling all ships - distress. "Come at once. We have struck a berg.
NEWS
January 21, 1991 | A Times staff writer
For families with relatives stationed in the Persian Gulf, a local group of amateur radio operators is offering to send messages to the front line free of charge. Based at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Los Angeles, the radio network hopes to gear up to 20 outgoing messages per half hour, said Frank Collins, one of several volunteers running the service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of Southland residents were besieging local ham radio operators Tuesday for word of relatives and friends on Caribbean islands who may have been in the path of Hurricane Hugo. But with requests for emergency disaster assistance taking priority in ham communications to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, most of those concerned are not likely to get their messages answered for several more days, according to amateur radio instructor Gordon West of Costa Mesa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
In a corner of an exhibition hall at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Fred Martin of Thousand Oaks was chit-chatting with Japan, Nebraska and Butte, Mont. "He just asked if I copy him," Martin said Friday afternoon, listening to a rapid series of dits and dats from a ham operator in Japan. Suddenly, a louder signal blotted it out, and Martin was visibly annoyed. "Somebody stepped on us," he said, scowling as he looked around for another operator causing the interference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The messages from U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf come in sporadically, passed along by one specially trained radio operator to another, eventually reaching family members in Orange County hungry for word from their loved ones. The messages, 25 words or less, are usually reassuring, said Dennis Clark, who belongs to a network of radio hobbyists connected to the Military Affiliate Radio System.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1987 | NANCY REED, Times Staff Writer
Commanding a view from a hilltop in Valley Center, Stan Rohrer lives with his wife, Barbara, and two teen-age daughters at 1,200 feet--a good elevation for a radio antenna. A native of Wakarusa, Ind., Rohrer became interested in amateur radio in high school, and it has made his life easier ever since, he said. It also led him to the avocado groves he now manages for a living.
HOME & GARDEN
November 25, 2000 | RALPH KOVEL and TERRY KOVEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"From A to Z" in antiques usually ends with Zsolnay, a popular pottery from Hungary. Zsolnay was founded in 1862 by Ignac Zsolnay at Pics. After 1878, the firm used a mark that pictured five church towers. At first they made earthenware, but by the 1880s they were making decorative vases and centerpieces based on ideas from Turkish, Peruvian, pre-Columbian and Chinese ceramics. The Art Nouveau style that was popular at the time also inspired some designs.
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