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October 3, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Ameritech Corp. will buy Rollins Inc.'s alarm-monitoring assets for about $200 million, continuing an expansion that will more than double its security business by year-end. Atlanta-based Rollins has 115,000 security customers, 50 locations and 620 employees in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States. It also owns and operates Orkin Exterminating Co. The transaction, coupled with Monday's $610-million purchase of a similar business from Republic Industries Inc.
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October 3, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Ameritech Corp. will buy Rollins Inc.'s alarm-monitoring assets for about $200 million, continuing an expansion that will more than double its security business by year-end. Atlanta-based Rollins has 115,000 security customers, 50 locations and 620 employees in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States. It also owns and operates Orkin Exterminating Co. The transaction, coupled with Monday's $610-million purchase of a similar business from Republic Industries Inc.
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December 26, 1990 | Times Wire Services
Orkin Pest Control announced today it will ship more than 1,000 fly swatters to the Middle East to help soldiers in their reported unofficial war with pests. "The media have provided an ongoing list of supplies our troops have requested, including fly swatters," said Judy Donner, Orkin's public relations manager. Donner said the company produced the shipment especially to fulfill that request.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1985
The Atlanta-based termite and pest control company acquired Ace Pest & Termite Control for undisclosed terms. Orkin, the major subsidiary of Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company, has annual revenue of approximately $250 million and operates more than 300 termite and pest control and lawn-care outlets in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Ace has annual revenue of $3.5 million and operates four branches in the Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1986
Peter King's series on political consulting ought to give us all pause to reflect on the morality of our political system. Instead of having legitimate and thoughtful discussion about the merits of a proposition, we were deliberately bamboozled by political consultants such as Russo, Watts+Rollins Inc. who are no more honorable than prostitutes and who contribute absolutely nothing to the democratic tradition. For a fast buck they attempted to convince the electorate to vote against their own best interests, by deliberately deceptive advertising.
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May 18, 1986 | United Press International
Famous test pilot Chuck Yeager joined eight other men Friday night as winners of the 1986 Horatio Alger Awards for turning adversity into triumph. "People don't realize how important it is to be in the right place at the right time," Yeager told reporters before a $350-a-person dinner to honor the nine recipients. "I never did any career planning in my life, and I still don't," said Yeager, a retired Air Force brigadier general who was first to break the sound barrier.
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October 21, 1985 | United Press International
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich has vowed to resign as state Republican Party chairman and declare his candidacy for next year's U.S. Senate race within three months. State Sen. Ed Davis of Chatsworth, who in opinion polls leads roughly a dozen GOP hopefuls for the Senate nomination, said Saturday he expects Antonovich to be his toughest competitor for the chance to challenge the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston.
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February 19, 1995 | THERESA HUMPHREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
John W. Rollins Sr. is a Georgia farm boy who made good. A classic Horatio Alger. With homespun wit, common sense and pure doggedness, he took a $500 investment in a car dealership and parlayed it into a variety of businesses, most of which bear his surname. At 78, he's on wife No. 3, has 10 children ages 12 to 54, eight grandchildren, and retirement is the farthest thing from his mind. "I have enough things that I'm working on to take me through the next 10 to 20 years.
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December 27, 1989 | ANTHONY PERRY
I am at a San Diego shrine. The air is heady with devotion. Believers have come here seeking absolution (and a chance to pay wholesale). I am at the Price Club on Market Street. Shoppers are returning cases of Diet Coke and stocking up on jumbo-size bags of potato chips, boxes of birdseed and maybe a lawn mower or three. Forbes Magazine has just listed the Price Co. as the third most profitable American company of the 1980s. Only the Liz Claiborne clothing firm of New York and Rollins Inc.
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December 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Liz Claiborne Inc., a top women's apparel maker, was the most profitable public firm in the United States during the 1980s, according to a survey by Forbes magazine. Liz Claiborne had an average 51.8% return on equity during the nine years since it went public, placing it ahead of the second most profitable firm, Rollins Inc., a pest control and alarm system firm, which had an average return on equity of 47.2%, Forbes said in its issue dated Jan. 8.
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July 25, 2003 | Karin Grennan, Special to The Times
When the Oxnard School District dubbed its newest site Thurgood Marshall School, it did far more than just put the former Supreme Court justice's name on the front of the building. Marshall's words adorn the walls, benches, playgrounds and walkways of the northwest Oxnard elementary school. A mural of black-and-white photographs, from the major civil rights cases Marshall argued as a lawyer, covers a wall in the front office.
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