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February 25, 1992 | DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert S. Miller, a leading candidate to succeed Lee A. Iacocca and one of the heroes of Chrysler Corp.'s brush with bankruptcy in 1980, said Monday that he is leaving the car maker to become a Wall Street investment banker. Miller, 50, vice chairman and chief financial officer at Chrysler, was named a senior partner at James D. Wolfensohn Inc., the blue chip firm chaired by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker. Miller's departure appeared to solidify the position of Robert A.
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October 6, 2010 | By Jordan Steffen, Tribune Washington Bureau
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Wednesday to Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, who died in Afghanistan after exposing himself to enemy fire and saving the lives of more than 20 U.S. and Afghan troops. Obama presented the award ? the nation's highest military recognition ? to Miller's parents during a somber ceremony in the East Room of the White House. More than 100 of Miller's friends and family attended the ceremony. "You gave your oldest son to America, and America is forever in your debt," Obama told Miller's parents, Phil and Maureen Miller.
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NEWS
May 15, 1989
A 73-year-old man who was behaving "erratically" was in critical condition after police shot him at his City Heights home in San Diego, police and hospital officials said. The man, identified as Robert Miller, was shot when he "went for an officer" with a knife, said Sgt. Steve Chivers. Miller underwent surgery at Mercy Hospital.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2010 | By Bridget Doyle
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Miller will be posthumously honored with the rare Medal of Honor on Oct. 6 for sacrificing himself to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghan National Army soldiers, the White House announced Thursday. The announcement said Miller "displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor" when he died during a firefight in Afghanistan on Jan. 25, 2008. The Medal of Honor, first awarded in 1863, is the government's highest military honor. Miller's mother, Maureen Miller of Oviedo, Fla., said the entire family is proud of Robert's courage and his achievements from his time spent in the Special Forces program.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1987
For someone who looks like the village idiot, Perry Farrell is awfully quick to label others "fool" and "moron." His sophomoric boasting extinguished any minor interest I might have had in his music. It will be most amusing to see his toxic arrogance become the undoing of Jane's Addiction. ROBERT MILLER Anaheim
BUSINESS
November 11, 2001
When will the American public realize how much they are being ripped off by the insurance industry ["Humana Profit Climbs 30% Amid Cost Controls," Oct. 30]? It is time for a nonprofit system where our dollars will be spent on medical care and not wind up in the pockets of stockholders and company officers. Robert Miller Sherman Oaks
BUSINESS
March 20, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said it will manage DFS Group Ltd. together with Robert Miller instead of buying the New York billionaire's 38.75% stake in the duty-free retailer. As a result, LVMH won't own a 75% DFS stake, which would have triggered a requirement to make major changes in the 180-store duty-free chain under an agreement with Miller that it signed in December. LVMH has a 61.25% stake in San Francisco-based DFS.
OPINION
July 28, 1996
It seems silly for the Navy to have to search for the black boxes from an airplane crash. It would be straightforward to have every flight broadcast all the information, continuously, to a satellite for use if needed. That would obviate the need for black boxes and save lots of money. We have a vast array of satellites available, and could easily add more. ROBERT MILLER Huntington Beach United Airlines has decided to beef up security before learning what actually happened to Flight 800 (editorial, July 25)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1989
An 73-year-old man who was behaving "erratically" was in critical condition Sunday night after police shot him at his City Heights home, police and hospital officials said. The man, identified as Robert Miller, was shot when he "went for an officer" with a knife, said Sgt. Steve Chivers of the San Diego Police Department. Miller underwent surgery for multiple gunshot wounds in the upper part of his body, said Laura Avallone, a spokeswoman for Mercy Hospital. The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Chivers, who said details of the incident were vague.
NEWS
January 1, 1988
Robert N. Miller, 59, president of Getty Oil Co. until 1984 when Texaco Inc. took over the company. An engineer with Getty since 1950, Miller left the company to join Skelly Oil Co. in Tulsa but rejoined his old Los Angeles-based employer when it absorbed the Oklahoma firm in 1977. After his retirement he moved to Texas and established his own businesses. In Bastrop, Tex., on Wednesday after what was described only as a "short illness."
BUSINESS
November 11, 2001
When will the American public realize how much they are being ripped off by the insurance industry ["Humana Profit Climbs 30% Amid Cost Controls," Oct. 30]? It is time for a nonprofit system where our dollars will be spent on medical care and not wind up in the pockets of stockholders and company officers. Robert Miller Sherman Oaks
BUSINESS
October 9, 1997 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the original founders of Big 5 Sporting Goods stores 42 years ago is expected to announce today that he and his son will acquire a majority stake in the company for about $250 million. Robert W. Miller and his son, Steven G. Miller, will buy the region's largest sporting goods chain from Leonard Green & Partners, a Los Angeles buyout firm that has owned Big 5 since 1992.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said it will manage DFS Group Ltd. together with Robert Miller instead of buying the New York billionaire's 38.75% stake in the duty-free retailer. As a result, LVMH won't own a 75% DFS stake, which would have triggered a requirement to make major changes in the 180-store duty-free chain under an agreement with Miller that it signed in December. LVMH has a 61.25% stake in San Francisco-based DFS.
OPINION
July 28, 1996
It seems silly for the Navy to have to search for the black boxes from an airplane crash. It would be straightforward to have every flight broadcast all the information, continuously, to a satellite for use if needed. That would obviate the need for black boxes and save lots of money. We have a vast array of satellites available, and could easily add more. ROBERT MILLER Huntington Beach United Airlines has decided to beef up security before learning what actually happened to Flight 800 (editorial, July 25)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1995 | TRACY WILSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He is the closest thing Ventura County ever had to Doctor Doolittle--an animal practitioner who has treated every creature from alligator to zebra, chimpanzee to cow, and lion to lap-dog. When he first came to Thousand Oaks in 1957, Robert M. Miller was the first and only veterinarian in a sparsely populated cow town of 3,500 residents. But it boasted a young vet's dream: Jungleland, an animal amusement park, home to lions, tigers, elephants and monkeys.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1992 | DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert S. Miller, a leading candidate to succeed Lee A. Iacocca and one of the heroes of Chrysler Corp.'s brush with bankruptcy in 1980, said Monday that he is leaving the car maker to become a Wall Street investment banker. Miller, 50, vice chairman and chief financial officer at Chrysler, was named a senior partner at James D. Wolfensohn Inc., the blue chip firm chaired by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker. Miller's departure appeared to solidify the position of Robert A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dingy, cavernous old warehouse that looks more suitable for batsthan businessmen, the U.S. government throws a monthly rummage sale that attracts an unusual breed of customer. There aren't many places where a shrewd buyer can happily haul away hundreds of empty ammunition boxes, camouflage uniforms, combat boots, tires, furniture and computer parts--enough castoff military equipment to, well, supply an army.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2010 | By Bridget Doyle
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Miller will be posthumously honored with the rare Medal of Honor on Oct. 6 for sacrificing himself to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghan National Army soldiers, the White House announced Thursday. The announcement said Miller "displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor" when he died during a firefight in Afghanistan on Jan. 25, 2008. The Medal of Honor, first awarded in 1863, is the government's highest military honor. Miller's mother, Maureen Miller of Oviedo, Fla., said the entire family is proud of Robert's courage and his achievements from his time spent in the Special Forces program.
NEWS
May 15, 1989
A 73-year-old man who was behaving "erratically" was in critical condition after police shot him at his City Heights home in San Diego, police and hospital officials said. The man, identified as Robert Miller, was shot when he "went for an officer" with a knife, said Sgt. Steve Chivers. Miller underwent surgery at Mercy Hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1989
An 73-year-old man who was behaving "erratically" was in critical condition Sunday night after police shot him at his City Heights home, police and hospital officials said. The man, identified as Robert Miller, was shot when he "went for an officer" with a knife, said Sgt. Steve Chivers of the San Diego Police Department. Miller underwent surgery for multiple gunshot wounds in the upper part of his body, said Laura Avallone, a spokeswoman for Mercy Hospital. The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Chivers, who said details of the incident were vague.
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