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February 9, 1993 | Reuters
Some shamrocks won't be wilting this St. Patrick's Day, thanks to a breakthrough by scientists. Horticulture experts at a university in Dublin have grown 50,000 of the hardy plants. Professor Joe Morgan hailed the new growing technique, saying it permits a sprig of shamrock "to stay standing right through St. Patrick's Day." The plants are just in time for Ireland's national day, celebrated this year on March 17.
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June 8, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Marketcast, one of three dominant research firms in the movie industry, has been sold to Shamrock Capital.  Like its competitors Nielsen NRG and OTX, Marketcast provides studios with box office predictions based on audience research and also consults on marketing campaigns to help determine which advertisements and trailers are most effective with different audience segments. Its prior owner was Reed Business Information, a division of Dutch media giant Reed Elsevier that also owns the trade publication Variety.
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BUSINESS
December 22, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Wherehouse Entertainment, fighting a hostile takeover bid from Roy E. Disney's Shamrock Holdings, said Monday that it has found a friendly "rescuer" in Adler & Shaykin, a New York investment firm that agreed to buy the chain in a deal valued at $118 million. The agreement, approved Sunday night by Wherehouse directors, means the Torrance retailer of records, tapes, compact discs, computer software and videocassette rentals, would become a private company.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
St. Patrick's Day-- today, March 17 -- is arguably the most inclusive holiday of them all. Everyone is an honorary Irishman on St. Patrick's Day, right? But who was the real St. Patrick? And how did he manage to become one of the most popular saints, transcending cultures and religions? Before you celebrate St. Patrick's Day by hoisting a pint and tucking into some corned beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread, here's six facts we bet you didn't know about St. Patrick. -- He was not Irish . "He was not born in Ireland ," said Father Ryan Wayne Erlenbush, a Catholic priest and blogger at the New Theological Movement . "He was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland, about 387" A.D. -- He was a slave.
NEWS
March 30, 1997
You got the color right on the graphic "Where the Facts Are Always Greener" (March 17). But, alas, you gave the shamrock one too many leaves. St. Patrick used the three-leaf shamrock to symbolize the trinity in his quest to convert the ancient Irish to Christianity more than 1,500 years ago. Commercialized versions of St. Patrick's Day celebrations sometimes mistakenly use a four-leaf clover instead of a three-leaf shamrock. JOHN J. NALLY Alhambra
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1986
Hooray for Jack Goldstein, who acknowledged his South Boston roots by painting green shamrocks all over the front of Jack's Cocktails, across the street from the Hollenbeck Station. He got it right, with three leaves per shamrock. Not "four-leaf clovers," as described by The Times. Anyone from South Boston knows that a shamrock has three leaves, and has nothing to do with a four-leaf clover, a valid symbol in its own right. Jack also properly acknowledged St. Patrick's Day in the best American tradition, by serving up corned beef and cabbage.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1990 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A partnership formed by Roy E. Disney's Shamrock Holdings Inc. has abandoned plans to acquire Child World Inc., triggering a share selloff Friday that wiped out nearly half the stock value of the nation's No. 2 toy retailer. Child World was to have been the first purchase by Trefoil Capital Investors L.P., which Burbank-based Shamrock formed last summer to invest in troubled companies.
SPORTS
May 15, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Six of the nine Arabians entered in the $14,000 Cypress Open tonight are coming off wins, and three have won two in a row entering the 4 1/2-furlong contest. Phine And Dandy, a Florida-bred trained by Felix Payne, won the Shamrock at 9-1 on March 13, then came back to take an allowance as the 13-10 favorite three weeks later. Move Over has won his last pair impressively after failing to get close in the first two starts of his career.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
St. Patrick's Day-- today, March 17 -- is arguably the most inclusive holiday of them all. Everyone is an honorary Irishman on St. Patrick's Day, right? But who was the real St. Patrick? And how did he manage to become one of the most popular saints, transcending cultures and religions? Before you celebrate St. Patrick's Day by hoisting a pint and tucking into some corned beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread, here's six facts we bet you didn't know about St. Patrick. -- He was not Irish . "He was not born in Ireland ," said Father Ryan Wayne Erlenbush, a Catholic priest and blogger at the New Theological Movement . "He was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland, about 387" A.D. -- He was a slave.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Shamrock Holdings, the Disney family investment firm, won three seats on the board of directors of one of the nation's biggest cement makers Thursday, according to Shamrock's preliminary tally. Although the official results won't be released until next week, Shamrock executives said the early returns showed that their company won the seats on Texas Industries Inc.'s nine-member board by a 4-1 ratio. The vote took place at Texas Industries' annual shareholders meeting Thursday in Dallas.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Fast food's new love affair with healthful items may be less a marriage than a fling, if the new crop of milkshakes - think bacon, bourbon and shamrocks - is any indication. Jack in the Box just launched its bacon milkshake, which uses flavored syrup, not real meat, to simulate the porky taste. Add in vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, and according to our friends at the Booster Shots blog , the concoction registers at 1,081 calories for 24 ounces.
SPORTS
January 6, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Tony Ressler, co-founder of a Los Angeles investment firm that controls more than $40 billion in assets, has expressed interest in pursuing the Dodgers, according to two people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly. The roster of prospective owners also now includes Stanley Gold, longtime chief of Burbank-based Shamrock Holdings, according to a person who required anonymity but is familiar with his discussions about the Dodgers. Gold is perhaps best known for joining with his Shamrock partner, Roy Disney, in a public push for the ouster of Michael Eisner as chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. Ressler and Gold join a list of suitors that includes multibillionaire Steven Cohen, developer Rick Caruso and a group led by Magic Johnson.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2011 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's Monday rehearsal night for the Hollywood Choir at the Cochran Avenue Baptist Church in mid-city L.A., but instead of a rousing gospel tune, the 65-member choir is dissecting the intervals and harmonies of a lilting arrangement of "Danny Boy. " It is one of three songs (including a Gaelic version of the Emerald Isle's national anthem) they will be performing at Thursday's "This Is Ireland" concert at UCLA's Royce Hall . "A gospel choir singing Irish songs does sound surprising," says the choir's buoyant leader Blinky Williams, laughing.
SPORTS
October 26, 2010 | MARK HEISLER
Life goes on, apparently. If revenge is a dish best served cold, the just dessert ? jiggling jello? ? that the Lakers set before the Boston Celtics last June 17 was chilled to perfection. Of course, it should have been, after six decades in the refrigerator. Remember Game 6 in 2008 when the Celtics sent the Lakers home as crispy critters in a 131-92 rout that recalled the horrors of the rivalry from 1959-1984, when the Lakers were 0-8 in Finals meetings featuring Frank Selvy's miss, Jack Kent Cooke's balloons, James Worthy's interception, Magic Johnson's dribbling out the clock, the Sauna Game, the 3 a.m. fire alarm, fans rocking their bus. This Celtics loss was worse.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Shamrock Holdings, the Disney family investment firm, won three seats on the board of directors of one of the nation's biggest cement makers Thursday, according to Shamrock's preliminary tally. Although the official results won't be released until next week, Shamrock executives said the early returns showed that their company won the seats on Texas Industries Inc.'s nine-member board by a 4-1 ratio. The vote took place at Texas Industries' annual shareholders meeting Thursday in Dallas.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
It was founded by the family that built the Happiest Place on Earth. But for many executives on the opposite side of the boardroom, Shamrock Holdings Inc. has been more like a house of horrors. A few years ago, the Burbank investment company owned by Roy E. Disney led a revolt to oust Walt Disney Co.'s then-chief executive, Michael Eisner. It not only was intensely bitter but also thrust the little-known firm into the limelight. Now it's at it again, this time agitating for change at one of the nation's largest cement makers.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Investors led by T. Boone Pickens Jr. dropped a tender offer for Diamond Shamrock Corp. on Monday after the energy company rejected a proposal to make the bid an all-cash deal worth $2.1 billion. Diamond Shamrock's board voted Sunday to reject the $15-a-share offer and proceed with its own plan to buy back 20 million common shares for $17 apiece as part of a restructuring that would split the company in two.
BUSINESS
October 18, 1994
Premiere Radio Networks Inc., a Sherman Oaks supplier of syndicated radio programming, said it has agreed to sell its radio station KZDG-FM in Denver to Shamrock Broadcasting Inc. for $5.5 million in cash. Burbank-based Shamrock Broadcasting is owned by Shamrock Holdings Inc., a privately held company controlled by Roy E. Disney and his family, and Trefoil Capital Investors L.P., also of Burbank. Roy E. Disney is the nephew of Walt Disney.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Shamrock Holdings Inc., Roy E. Disney's investment company, boosted its stake in bakery-cafe chain Panera Bread Co. and asked that it repurchase a "significant" amount of the stock. Panera should also separate the chairman and chief executive positions, give classes of stock the same voting rights, end staggered board elections and add new directors that include "individuals with relevant operating experience," Shamrock said Friday in a regulatory filing.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
Burbank-based Shamrock Capital Advisors wants to put the freeze on a takeover of a major ice company by an investment group. In a letter to directors of Dallas-based Reddy Ice Holdings Inc., Shamrock, which owns 5.4% of the company, called the transaction "at the wrong time, for the wrong price."
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