October 3, 1997 |
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.
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.
May 18, 1986 |
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.
October 21, 1985 |
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.
February 19, 1995 |
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.
November 14, 1986 |
A month before Election Day, pollster Gary Lawrence headed out on the focus-group circuit one last time. He traveled to Glendale, Fresno, Sacramento and West Los Angeles, playing the entire collection of anti-Proposition 65 commercials to a dozen registered voters at each stop. By now there were nine advertisements--covering the distance from the Rancho Seco nuclear plant to Prof. Irwin Corey. An initial commercial staged in a movie theater had been dumped; it just didn't seem to work.