June 5, 1994 |
In this golf-crazy land, the Biggu Basa may be the ultimate American import success story. The Biggu Basa-- as the Japanese have dubbed the Big Bertha golf club made by Carlsbad, Calif.-based Callaway Golf Co.-- draws much praise here. "When you hit a ball that's on the ground, it's easy for it to go too low or off to the side.
April 21, 1992 |
Hoffman Sentenced for Illegal Exports: A Los Angeles scientist was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for exporting classified computer programs used in "Star Wars" research and in satellites that detected Iraqi Scud missile launches during the Gulf War. Ronald J. Hoffman, 52, also was fined $225,000. He was convicted Feb. 24 on charges stemming from selling and exporting the computer software for more than $773,000 to four Japanese firms and to U.S.
August 26, 1988
Smugglers used stolen or falsified export documents to ship more than 120,000 skins of a protected member of the alligator family into Japan in the past seven months, a wildlife protection organization said. Traffic Japan, the trade monitoring group of the World Wide Fund for Nature, said the smugglers shipped South American caiman skins by a complex route involving at least seven South American and Asian countries.