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September 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Latham & Watkins Chooses New Managing Partner: Robert Dell, a 41-year-old attorney in the law firm's San Francisco office, will begin a five-year term in January. Dell joined the firm in 1982 in Chicago and founded its San Francisco office in 1990. He will manage the 550-attorney firm from San Francisco, becoming the firm's first managing partner outside its Los Angeles headquarters. Dell succeeds John F. Walker Jr.
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September 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Latham & Watkins Chooses New Managing Partner: Robert Dell, a 41-year-old attorney in the law firm's San Francisco office, will begin a five-year term in January. Dell joined the firm in 1982 in Chicago and founded its San Francisco office in 1990. He will manage the 550-attorney firm from San Francisco, becoming the firm's first managing partner outside its Los Angeles headquarters. Dell succeeds John F. Walker Jr.
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February 25, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Robert Boswell introduces the the reader to the Warren family in an oddly upbeat moment: a party celebrating their second son's decision to drop out of college. (The Warrens celebrate failure regularly--it's about the only thing they have to celebrate.) But after this quirky, original opening, the story quickly degenerates into a turgid soap opera that borrows heavily from "Death of Salesman."
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February 25, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Robert Boswell introduces the the reader to the Warren family in an oddly upbeat moment: a party celebrating their second son's decision to drop out of college. (The Warrens celebrate failure regularly--it's about the only thing they have to celebrate.) But after this quirky, original opening, the story quickly degenerates into a turgid soap opera that borrows heavily from "Death of Salesman."
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April 18, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
New images from the Hubble Space Telescope have surprised astronomers by uncovering thousands of gigantic tadpole-shaped objects surrounding a dying star. These "cometary knots" are probably the result of a dying star's final outbursts, according to astronomer C. Robert O'Dell of Rice University. The "head" of each of the cometary knots is at least twice the diameter of our solar system.
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December 11, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The former financial accounting manager for Latham & Watkins, one of California's largest law firms, sued the firm Wednesday, alleging that she was forced out after she complained to her superiors about numerous financial improprieties. In her Los Angeles Superior Court suit, Ceola Katee Huyghue of Chino contended that she was not allowed to refund to clients millions of dollars that the firm derived in double payments or overpayments.
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February 25, 1990
STAR by Danielle Steel (Dell: $5.95). Cinderella tale with a Western motif. CROOKED HEARTS by Robert Boswell (Dell: $9.95). The Warrens, a family that marks failures with celebrations, unwittingly believe their move to Yuma will put an end to that tradition. THE KEY WEST READER: The Best of Key West's Writers 1830-1990, edited by George Murphy (Tortugas Ltd.: $12.95). "The last resort" plays prominently in the writings of a host of critically acclaimed and award-winning authors.
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June 18, 1987 | WILLIAM G. QUINN
It wasn't a day for amateurs. The sixth annual Invitational Stag Shoot staged in Trabuco Canyon by 552 Club, a support group for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, saw 160 participants sighting their clay pigeons with keen, competitive eyes. "Some of these guys have been practicing all year for this," said Bruce Lawrence, aiming his shotgun to shatter two clay pigeons. "It's getting to be highly competitive."
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February 13, 1992 | DAVID CLARK SCOTT, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Capt. Myeong Lee paces the bridge in blue-rubber sandals. Normally, he is the master of this South Korean cargo ship bound for New Orleans. But on the Panama Canal, Lee is only a spectator. This is the only place in the world he must turn control of his ship over to someone else. "Dead slow ahead," barks canal pilot Capt. Fred Mastin, who's been threading this maritime needle for 12 years.
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October 28, 1989 | LORELEI LACHMAN
Almost 50 years ago a water tower was erected in Sunset Beach by the Santa Fe Tank & Pipe Co. At the same time, a teen-ager named George Armstrong was busing tables across the street at Sam's Seafood thinking about what a kick it would be to climb that tower. About 40 years later, he got his chance. The tower, owned by the city of Seal Beach, was going to be dismantled. So, Armstrong bought it and became the town hero. Now it's for sale again, for a steep $2.9 million.
NEWS
June 20, 1994 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The repaired Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their clearest look yet at the process of planetary formation around other stars, scientists said last week. Observing 110 young stars in the Orion Nebula, a great cloud of interstellar gas 1,500 light years from Earth, astronomer C. Robert O'Dell of Rice University in Houston found that more than half were surrounded by mammoth disks of dust that researchers believe will eventually condense into planets.
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December 17, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Scientists sleuthing in nearby nebulae with the Hubble Space Telescope have seen flat disks of gas and dust around half of the young stars they looked at, adding evidence to support the tantalizing prospect that planets may be awaiting discovery outside our solar system. C.
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