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April 5, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Hear that? That's the sound of silence from NASA's Curiosity rover -- and possibly the sound of separation anxiety at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as the intrepid Martian robot takes nearly a month-long break from exploring the Red Planet. Mars has entered a phase known as "solar conjunction," which is when the sun lines up between Earth and the Red Planet, blocking communications with the rover. To avoid any mishaps, the Mars Science Laboratory mission is letting the rover operate solo until about May 1 -- giving it about three and a half weeks of vacation time.
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SCIENCE
April 5, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Hear that? That's the sound of silence from NASA's Curiosity rover -- and possibly the sound of separation anxiety at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as the intrepid Martian robot takes nearly a month-long break from exploring the Red Planet. Mars has entered a phase known as "solar conjunction," which is when the sun lines up between Earth and the Red Planet, blocking communications with the rover. To avoid any mishaps, the Mars Science Laboratory mission is letting the rover operate solo until about May 1 -- giving it about three and a half weeks of vacation time.
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BUSINESS
August 17, 1996 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Cook, president of domestic distribution and worldwide marketing for Disney, is being named chairman of the studio's motion picture group as part of a major reorganization underway to streamline the movie division. Cook assumes the former duties of Joe Roth, who was promoted to Disney Studios chairman four months ago with added responsibilities for the company's worldwide video and television operations.
BOOKS
January 27, 2008 | Richard Eder, Richard Eder, a former Times book critic, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
HE wrote his first book review for the New Republic in 1934, when he was 19, and his last for the New York Review of Books in 1998, weeks before his death at 83. In those 64 years, if you were to reduce magazine format to newspaper column inches, Alfred Kazin produced -- what: a mile of criticism? Two miles? Three?
BUSINESS
February 15, 2002 | CLAUDIA ELLER and RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Richard Cook, who began his 31-year career operating the steam train and monorail at Disneyland and helped build Disney's vaunted distribution and marketing machine, is being handed the keys to the Burbank studio's movie kingdom. Cook is expected to be named today chairman of Walt Disney Studios, making him one of the most powerful movie executives in Hollywood. The appointment will end eight months of speculation that Walt Disney Co.
BOOKS
January 27, 2008 | Richard Eder, Richard Eder, a former Times book critic, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
HE wrote his first book review for the New Republic in 1934, when he was 19, and his last for the New York Review of Books in 1998, weeks before his death at 83. In those 64 years, if you were to reduce magazine format to newspaper column inches, Alfred Kazin produced -- what: a mile of criticism? Two miles? Three?
TRAVEL
July 25, 2004 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
It's a smallish island, mostly flat, prone to green fields under clouded skies. Not much surfing, unreliable sunbathing. So why devote a coffee-table book to Britain's wet edges? Because Britain's coastal geography tells some startling tales. The British Isles may tend toward flatness and their skies toward grayness, but wherever land and sea meet, interesting things happen, especially if human beings have been putting things up and knocking them down for a few thousand years.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2002
Two important jazz books that Don Heckman failed to note (Jazz Spotlight, Jan. 6): a history of the Blue Note label by U.K. author Richard Cook titled "Blue Note Records--The Biography" (Secker & Warburg, London, 2001); and the long-anticipated biography of Chet Baker by New York author James Gavin, "Deep in a Dream," due in April from Random House. JAMES A. HARROD Laguna Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Just a Little Change: Walt Disney Picture's Oscar-winning animated feature "Beauty and the Beast" has become the studio's highest grossing movie in first-run release. Disney distribution president Richard Cook said Monday the film has grossed $130.8 million since its November release, surpassing the $130.7 million grossed by 1989's live action film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2002
A 71-year-old La Habra woman was stabbed Sunday night in an apparent domestic dispute, La Habra police said. When police arrived at a home in the 2100 block of Topaz Avenue, they found the woman, not identified, with a stab wound, La Habra Police Sgt. Richard Cook said. She was hospitalized at UCI Medical Center, her condition unspecified. Police had detained a man identified only as a relative.
TRAVEL
July 25, 2004 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
It's a smallish island, mostly flat, prone to green fields under clouded skies. Not much surfing, unreliable sunbathing. So why devote a coffee-table book to Britain's wet edges? Because Britain's coastal geography tells some startling tales. The British Isles may tend toward flatness and their skies toward grayness, but wherever land and sea meet, interesting things happen, especially if human beings have been putting things up and knocking them down for a few thousand years.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2002 | CLAUDIA ELLER and RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Richard Cook, who began his 31-year career operating the steam train and monorail at Disneyland and helped build Disney's vaunted distribution and marketing machine, is being handed the keys to the Burbank studio's movie kingdom. Cook is expected to be named today chairman of Walt Disney Studios, making him one of the most powerful movie executives in Hollywood. The appointment will end eight months of speculation that Walt Disney Co.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1996 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Cook, president of domestic distribution and worldwide marketing for Disney, is being named chairman of the studio's motion picture group as part of a major reorganization underway to streamline the movie division. Cook assumes the former duties of Joe Roth, who was promoted to Disney Studios chairman four months ago with added responsibilities for the company's worldwide video and television operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
Santa Paula is accepting applications from residents who want to serve on the city Planning Commission. Two of the panel's seven seats will be vacant in August when Commissioners Scott Dunbar and Richard Cook finish their four-year terms. The commission meets twice a month to review, among other things, applications for commercial and residential development. The City Council will select the commissioners, who will serve four-year terms. Applicants have until Aug. 15 to apply.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1996
Geoffrey Ammer was named senior vice president of marketing administration for Walt Disney's Buena Vista Pictures Marketing unit. Ammer, who previously was head of worldwide marketing for Cinergi Pictures, will report to Richard Cook, president of distribution and marketing. * Brillstein-Grey Entertainment named Sandy Wernick a senior vice president. * Larry Da Silva has been named senior vice president in the entertainment division of City National Bank.
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