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December 6, 1992 | LYN RIDDLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One afternoon nearly two years ago, Gene Harris came home from work to a crowded, yet costly house he rented in Cypress and told his wife, Anne, some incredible news: His employer, Denny's, was closing its headquarters in Irvine and moving to South Carolina. If they moved along with the company, they could afford to buy their first house, he enthused, maybe even one with some land. They could get a puppy--a big, active, German shepherd like they had always wanted. It was a dream come true.
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December 6, 1992 | LYN RIDDLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One afternoon nearly two years ago, Gene Harris came home from work to a crowded, yet costly house he rented in Cypress and told his wife, Anne, some incredible news: His employer, Denny's, was closing its headquarters in Irvine and moving to South Carolina. If they moved along with the company, they could afford to buy their first house, he enthused, maybe even one with some land. They could get a puppy--a big, active, German shepherd like they had always wanted. It was a dream come true.
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BUSINESS
October 15, 1985 | Associated Press
The richest of the rich in America is worth $2.8 billion, while the poorest of the rich checks in at a mere $150 million. But who's counting? Forbes magazine, that's who, and its 1985 list of the nation's 400 richest people is topped by Sam Moore Walton of Bentonville, Ark., who has made $2.8 billion through his Wal-Mart discount stores. Walton, who danced a hula on Wall Street last year when profit goals were met, replaced Gordon Getty, the front-runner for the past two years.
NEWS
February 28, 1993
Toy T. Caldwell Jr., 45, former lead guitar player, singer and composer for the Marshall Tucker Band. Caldwell and brother Tommy Caldwell, a bass player who died after a car accident in 1980, were the core of the band formed in 1971 and named for the piano tuner who owned their Spartanburg, S.C., rehearsal hall. Toy Caldwell wrote some of the band's hits, including "Can't You See." The group, which played at President Jimmy Carter's inauguration, had seven gold and two platinum albums.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 1985
Mark Murphy, managing editor of the news department at KCBS Channel 2, resigned Tuesday to return to the newspaper industry, a spokeswoman for the station said. He is joining the New York Times Co. and reportedly will become editor of the Times-owned Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald Journal. Murphy had been with the CBS-owned station in Los Angeles since March, 1984. He moved into TV after serving as editor of the Hartford (Conn.) Courant for 2 1/2 years.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2002 | Reuters
German auto maker BMW said it will invest $400 million to expand its Spartanburg, S.C., plant, where it builds the X5 sport utility vehicle and the new Z4 roadster. BMW will increase capacity at the plant by 30,000 vehicles to more than 150,000 annually. The expansion is part of BMW's efforts to expand its sales worldwide by about one-third over the next five years to 1.3 million vehicles from about 1 million.
NEWS
May 22, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A heat wave pushed temperatures into the 90s for a third day, leading utilities to impose power conservation and sending children home early from hot classrooms. "But at least you don't have to shovel the heat," said Charlene Adair, wheeling her twins in a stroller in Springfield, Mass. Temperatures reached record highs of 96 at Newark, N.J., 93 in New York City and 95 at Wilmington, Del. Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C., each registered a record 91.
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