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REAL ESTATE
December 7, 1986 | DAVID W. MYERS
When Bruce and Robin Beck decided to sell their two-bedroom home in West Van Nuys last September, they skipped the use of a real estate agent and chose to sell their home themselves. "It's not that I had anything against brokers," says Bruce, a public relations executive. "It was mainly an economic decision on my part. I knew I could take advantage of the hot market, and I knew we had a marketable, salable home."
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BUSINESS
November 8, 2000 | CYNDIA ZWAHLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A late-night phone call from a worried friend got novice inventor Robin Beck thinking about a problem with surgical gloves. Beck's friend, the wife of a surgeon, knew that the thin gloves that allowed her husband to wield his scalpel so delicately couldn't protect him against punctures by disease-contaminated suture needles. It's a troubling fact that concerns health-care professionals worldwide. Glove makers have tried to solve the problem with thicker gloves.
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