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June 23, 1989 | TERRY ATKINSON
There's good news for anyone who's thinking about buying a Super VHS videocassette recorder: Prices are coming down at last. Ever since they were introduced two years ago, improved-picture S-VHS decks listed for $1,100 up and could seldom be found even at discount stores for less than $1,000. But in recent weeks, some Los Angeles-area stores have offered new models by JVC, Magnavox and others for hundreds less. Case in point: Magnavox's Model VR9668. Though it doesn't boast every bell and whistle (no audio dubbing, for example)
April 27, 2014 | Ben Bolch
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks. In an audio recording, released by celebrity gossip site TMZ, a person identified as Sterling argues with his girlfriend, criticizing her for posting a picture of herself on Instagram posing with Lakers legend Magic Johnson. "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people," Sterling allegedly says, later adding, "I'm just saying, in your ... Instagrams, you don't have to have yourself with, walking with black people.
June 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Dutch ship towing a high-tech U.S. Navy listening device was set to troll the Atlantic in search of data and voice recorders that are key to determining what caused an Air France jet with 228 people on board to crash into the ocean. The device, called a towed pinger locater, will try to detect emergency audio beacons, or pings, from Flight 447's recorders, which could be thousands of feet below the ocean surface. Without the recorders, it may be impossible to determine what caused the Airbus A330 to crash several hundred miles off Brazil's coast May 31. The locater can search to a depth of 20,000 feet.
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp suddenly found himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal Sunday. In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 6-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies, the celebrity gossip site TMZ released a second audio recording of what was said to be a conversation between the Clippers owner and a woman described in court filings as his girlfriend. The female voice in the recording promised to remove from her Instagram account a picture of her with Kemp. On a recorded conversation released earlier, a man identified as Sterling chided a female friend for "associating with black people.
April 25, 1993
One entertainment option not raised in the April 11 article "On Airplanes, Movies Are Hot; Eating Is Not," is in-flight video cameras. To have chair side video monitors broadcast (aspects of) the flight could be very entertaining. Small cameras fixed in four aircraft positions could give the passenger spectacular views. The passenger could use his channel switch to observe various directions. How do the airlines benefit? The addition of video recorders could offer passengers (for an extra fee)
February 23, 1992
I recently saw your column TV Times, 90053. At last, a place to address my pet peeve. The VCR Plus, referred to as a "device for taping TV shows" does not, in fact, actually do anything except allow people to remain ignorant in the use of their videocassette recorders. I use my VCR without the help of any other device. It is easy. Anyone can do it. Sometimes the number of buttons required to be used with a VCR Plus is the same as a standard VCR programming would require.
August 7, 1994
I was a little amazed by Michael Schrage's techno-trash polemic ("Corporate '1984' May Intrude About 10 Years Late," July 28). Are we to believe that it is not OK for an employer to measure and attempt to improve upon the productivity of a data-entry operator? And just what is particularly sinister about monitoring the telephone effectiveness of customer service employees and thereby ensuring that customers are properly treated? The spread of proactive quality management will depend largely on data collection and data analysis as learning tools.
August 1, 1996
President Clinton can and must immediately do much more to improve our national security than simply ordering changes such as stricter baggage inspections (July 26). Why do airlines in several other countries use an advanced X-ray scanner capable of detecting plastic as well as metal explosives, while only three U.S. airports have such a device? They are ex- pensive--up to $1 million each. It might take as much as $2 billion to equip airlines at the 75 busiest U.S. airports. But that's less than 1% of our tax money going to the military each year.
September 20, 1987
In preparing a talk to be given at my upcoming 65th high school reunion in Howell, Mich., I am beginning to realize the enormity of the changes that all the members of that Class of 1922 have seen in their 80-year lifetimes. When we were young, for a nickel we could buy a newspaper and get three cents change. For a dime we could buy a hamburger with all the trimmings. Fifty cents paid for a luscious meal, including the tip. A five and 10 store was just that, with five thousand items to choose from for a nickel or a dime.
March 22, 2007
Re "Bush clashes with Congress over firings," March 21 So President Bush wants the entire truth about the firing of U.S. attorneys to come out, and he's willing to allow administration officials to answer questions from the Senate. As long as it's behind closed doors. Oh, and don't bother to bring a Bible; we won't need that. And you can leave the tape recorders and stenographers at home. Do we, the American people, have "stupid" tattooed on our foreheads? The rest of the world is laughing.
April 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Bettina Boxall
An audio recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald Sterling making racist statements is authentic, and a woman named V. Stiviano did not release it to any news outlets, her attorney said in an e-mail Sunday to the Los Angeles Times. The 15-minute recording is part of a one-hour conversation between Sterling and his client, V. Stiviano, attorney Mac Nehoray said in the e-mail. Nehoray, of the Calabasas-based Nehoray Legal Group, is representing Stiviano in a civil lawsuit brought against her by Sterling's wife, Rochelle.
April 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.  "He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP," Lorraine Miller, NAACP interim vice president, told NBC's "Meet the Press.
April 27, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun, Maura Dolan and Kurt Streeter
As the Clippers struggled through a playoff loss in Oakland, the pressure on team owner Donald Sterling mounted Sunday with the release of additional minutes of a racially charged recording and a flurry of denunciations from President Obama, NBA players, fans and even the NAACP that had sought to honor him. The comments about blacks that were attributed to Sterling show "the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and...
April 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The state track and field championships are a little more than a month away, and Curtis Godin of Santa Ana Mater Dei keeps turning in top performances no matter where he is running. At the Orange County championships on Saturday at Mission Viejo, the UCLA-bound Godin set meet records in winning the 100 in 10.53 seconds and the 200 in 21.09. David Bean of Orange Lutheran won the pole vault at 15-9. Mater Dei's Ashlyn Rambo set a meet record in winning the 800 in 2:09.01.
April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Vitriol toward Clippers owner Donald Sterling surged through social media Saturday as outrage over his alleged racist comments in an audio recording found a home in tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram snapshots. The anger, usually attached to the fast-growing #DonaldSterling and #BoycottClippers hashtags, crossed the nation. It united hard-core basketball fans and sports neophytes, celebrities and everyday people, young and old in their condemnation of the 80-year-old Sterling. They wondered how he could remain owner.
April 25, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks knew they could count on home-ice advantage, not necessarily their power-play prowess. However, in a moment-of-truth Game 5 played before another standing-room-only crowd at Honda Center, they beat the Dallas Stars, 6-2, by setting a team playoff record with four power-play goals. Top-seeded Anaheim took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series, with Game 6 Sunday in Texas. Ducks center and captain Ryan Getzlaf steadily gave the 17,334 in attendance reason to roar after missing Game 4 with an upper-body injury.
Pop diva Janet Jackson is expected to sign a four-album contract today with Virgin Records worth an estimated $80 million--an unprecedented fee that analysts say could set the stage for another round of music industry mega-deals. The pact is the biggest ever awarded, surpassing the $60-million mark shared by such superstars as Michael Jackson and Madonna, whose six-album deals included film and joint-venture record label components.
April 19, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Orange County will soon join Dallas in the limelight of a television series. The success of the new series, however, will not be measured in Nielsen ratings but in the yen it can attract; the show is targeted for Japanese businessmen. The three-hour, three-part series portraying Orange County's business and investment potential is scheduled to air early this summer in Los Angeles on Channel 18's Japan News Magazine and later on two major networks in Japan.
April 25, 2014 | By David Zahniser
The Times filed a motion Friday opposing a court order that would bar public access to records in a sexual harassment case involving Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar. The newspaper said it is seeking to be heard on the public's right to access records in the lawsuit filed last year by former Huizar Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy because the case involves "matters of substantial public interest. " Huizar attorney Dennis Walsh filed paperwork four weeks ago seeking a protective order to prohibit disclosure of "private and sensitive information" until it becomes evidence at trial.
April 25, 2014 | By David Zucchino
LATTA, S.C. - Police Chief Crystal Moore was born and raised in this tiny farming crossroads and served as a volunteer police dispatcher while she was still in high school. She became the town's first female officer with a sterling 23-year record on the force - until she was ordered into the mayor's office this month and summarily fired. Mayor Earl Bullard handed Moore a list of seven reprimands citing, among other alleged transgressions, questioning authority and failing to maintain order at a council meeting.
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