August 10, 2005 |
Charter Communications Inc. has turned to an executive from rival cable TV operator Time Warner Inc. for its new chief executive. The St. Louis company named Neil Smit as CEO, replacing interim chief Robert May.
November 20, 2007 |
Calpine Corp. plans to pay Chief Executive Robert May a $10.9-million stock bonus when it emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Court protection. The San Jose-based company also plans to pay about $66.6 million in emergence bonuses to about 2,200 eligible participants, including all full-time workers, the company said.
June 3, 1990
Rapper Ice Cube condemns racism because it affects him personally, but he practices a prejudice just as harmful--sexism (Robert Hilburn's May 27 article). I've no respect for someone who's sensitive only for himself. ANN KELLEY North Hollywood
May 25, 1997
Reading your Michael Ovitz/Michael Eisner/Disney story (" 'I Don't Think I Failed,' " by Robert Slater, May 18) was like watching a bad movie and realizing you don't give a damn what happens to these characters. RONNIE SALMONS Pacific Palisades
April 4, 2003 |
When "Hoop Dreams," the highly acclaimed documentary about two inner-city youths striving for basketball stardom, brought its maker, Steve James, to southern Illinois in 1995 in connection with its presentation, he contacted Stevie Fielding, a troubled youth to whom he had been a Big Brother between 1982 and 1985. At the urging of his wife, Judy, a counselor, he had signed on with the then-11-year-old Stevie while attending Southern Illinois University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1994 |
One man was killed and a second wounded early Wednesday when sidewalk drinking among a group of acquaintances escalated into an argument and gunfire, police said. Just before 4 a.m., Richard Velasquez, 21, was shot several times in the upper torso while standing in front of a home in the 1200 block of South Kathy Lane, Sgt. Dick Faust said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Jose Luis Gomez, 18, was grazed in the head with a shot.
April 27, 2006 |
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved Calpine Corp.'s plan to pay as much as $44 million in bonuses to encourage employees to stay as the San Jose-based power plant owner restructures. Judge Burton Lifland in New York also approved Calpine's employment contracts with Chief Executive Robert May and Chief Financial Officer Scott Davido. May could receive as much as $20.8 million in salary and bonuses over two years, provided that he brings Calpine out of bankruptcy protection.