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ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Times Staff Writers
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the Jan. 12 Sunday Calendar Movie Sneaks section for the film "G.B.F. " had the names of the writer and director reversed. The writer of the teen comedy opening this weekend is George Northy, and the director is Darren Stein. - Jan. 17 Back in the Day An aspiring actor best known for his insurance commercials heads home to Indiana for his high school reunion and reconnects with his now-married friends and an old flame.
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BUSINESS
August 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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
ENTERTAINMENT
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
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | Elaine Woo
More than five decades ago, Arthur Rankin Jr., a producer-director working in stop-motion animation, had an idea to develop a family-oriented TV special around a popular Christmas song. He hoped a network would like it enough to run it two or three times. But when "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" aired in 1964, he and partner Jules Bass found they had a blockbuster - one that launched them into TV history as pioneers of the animated holiday special. Fifty years later, "Rudolph," with its catchy tunes and charmingly misfit characters, remains the longest-running Christmas TV special, "one of only four 1960s Christmas specials still being telecast," according to the Archive of American Television . The others are "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and another Rankin-Bass creation, "Frosty the Snowman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY
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.
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