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July 16, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Much of television news wears as many cosmetics as Boy George did when he was Boy George. The gloss glistens. No wonder, then, that local newscasts in particular have become the centerfolds of TV, lounging across the screen the way pouty-lipped Miss July beckons you from the pages of Playboy. And just as Miss July states in her "Playboy Data Sheet" that her goal is the "salvation of our environment," so, too, is it the goal of many TV news executives to save our environment.
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July 16, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Much of television news wears as many cosmetics as Boy George did when he was Boy George. The gloss glistens. No wonder, then, that local newscasts in particular have become the centerfolds of TV, lounging across the screen the way pouty-lipped Miss July beckons you from the pages of Playboy. And just as Miss July states in her "Playboy Data Sheet" that her goal is the "salvation of our environment," so, too, is it the goal of many TV news executives to save our environment.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
It's inevitable: Once you reach the top, the only place to go is down. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys, Dick Van Dyke or CBS. And while it would be foolhardy to write off the folks at KABC-TV Channel 7 just yet, this city's dominant television station for the past decade has recently been showing a few chinks in its armor.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
It's inevitable: Once you reach the top, the only place to go is down. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys, Dick Van Dyke or CBS. And while it would be foolhardy to write off the folks at KABC-TV Channel 7 just yet, this city's dominant television station for the past decade has recently been showing a few chinks in its armor.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1999
First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana-based provider of real estate-related financial and information services, said Monday it is acquiring Security Abstract and Title Co. in Wichita, Kan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Security Abstract, which will continue to operate under its existing name, has 91 employees and four offices--three in Wichita and one in Derby, Kan.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Roger Bell will take over as news director at KABC-TV Channel 7, the longtime local news ratings leader, Jan 3. Bell replaces Terry Crofoot, who last October was promoted to the president and general manager's position vacated last September by John Severino. Bell, the assistant news director under Crofoot at KABC from 1983-87, served for the last year as news director at KMGH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1993
Bravo to KABC-TV Channel 7's Roger Bell and Jim Hattendorf for their intelligent decision not to show the horrifying videotape. I had the misfortune of turning on the news on KNBC-TV Channel 4 only to be greeted by the vile footage. Sadly, the world's greatest form of communication had reached an all-time low when we succumb to murder for ratings and profit. Paddy Chayefsky (the writer of "Network") was truly a prophet. CHRISTINE PETTIT Burbank
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Breakstone Breaks It: Local television reporters turned their cameras on colleague Linda Breakstone of Channel 7 when she broke the press embargo on the Christopher Commission report on the LAPD. Angry reporters attempted to interview Breakstone about why she went on the air at 9:20 a.m. with a live report for "AM Los Angeles" just 20 minutes after the report was handed to the press Tuesday morning. She said she did it on orders of her boss, KABC news director Roger Bell.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2002 | Times staff writers
Angela Black was highly visible on the local TV scene during the 1980s at KABC's "Eyewitness News," when she was one of a few female, African American weekday news anchors. Her new role, however, will be that of news subject as opposed to reporter, casting her as the plaintiff in a lawsuit against her most recent employer, KCBS, where she was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Our Milky Way galaxy may have taken far longer to settle into its current shape than previously thought, according to a study published last week in Nature. For the past several decades, the standard view among astronomers was that a massive, spherical cloud of gas rapidly collapsed over a period no longer than 1 billion years to form the Milky Way's orderly spiral of stars.
SPORTS
November 1, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Although their rushing game had been geared toward big back Nick Bell in recent weeks, the Raiders don't plan major changes now that he is out because of broken ribs. "It's a big loss for us," Coach Art Shell said, "But the running plays we're running are basically the same plays we were running with Marcus (Allen) and Roger (Craig). (Bell) was just a different type runner. He ran with quickness, but he ran with power."
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