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BUSINESS
July 25, 2001 | Associated Press
CNBC named Pamela Thomas-Graham as its chief executive, completing a management transition started earlier this year. Thomas-Graham, 38, replaces Bill Bolster, a former local television executive who built CNBC into a major moneymaker for NBC since taking over in 1996. Bolster, 57, will head CNBC's international operations, which are a joint venture with Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
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BUSINESS
March 13, 2001 | Karen Alexander
Connex Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lake Forest hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp., said Monday it is breaking into two units to better focus on their respective markets. Connex will continue to develop network-attached storage modules; the new company, SANavigator Inc., will focus on software that manages storage networks. The companies, both based in San Jose, have a total of about 150 employees.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Justice Department ordered the FBI to reinstate a Chicago anti-terrorism agent who had faced possible dismissal for accusing the bureau of not doing enough to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks. The FBI had suspended and was trying to fire agent Robert G. Wright Jr. for alleged insubordination, unprofessional conduct and talking to the media without bureau approval. "I look forward to going back to my squad," Wright said. "I look forward to doing my job."
BUSINESS
March 1, 1987
Warren Bennis' Viewpoints column on Feb. 8, "Doing Damage at NBC: The Wrong Approach by Mr. Wright," justifiably took Robert C. Wright to task for his pinch-penny methods of managing NBC, to which Wright was recently posted by the network's new owner, General Electric. It seems, however, that Wright and his GE biggies have a different standard when it comes to personal perks, as related in the Neil Morgan column in the San Diego Tribune on Feb. 9: "Delegates to the General Electric convention just ended at Hotel Del Coronado built a reputation among staff as the hotel's biggest spenders ever."
NEWS
June 11, 1987
Roy Adler, a professor of marketing at Pepperdine, has been named as a Fulbright scholar. He will teach at Lisbon's New University, considered Portugal's top educational institution, for nine months beginning in January. He is the second business professor from the university to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Last year's recipient, Prof. Robert G. Wright, teaches at the university's School of Business and Management.
OPINION
January 26, 2003
"A Mountain of Trouble Pulls a Town Together" (Opinion, Jan. 19) appropriately points out the legacy of asbestos-related disease from vermiculite mining in Libby, Mont. Vermiculite, commonly used in products ranging from kitty litter to insulation, has often been contaminated with tremolite asbestos. However, this is not just a problem in far-off locations in Montana -- this is also a problem here in Southern California. Dr. Philip Harber, Dr. Jerrold Abraham and I recently published a scientific article showing that this same problem occurred in a plant in Glendale where vermiculite had been processed with probable high-level exposures.
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