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May 30, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jill Zimmer is coveting her boyfriend's personal data assistant, a pocket computer that stores schedules, addresses, even video games. She has virtually the same model, a "Palm Pilot V," but the one her boyfriend uses is the slightly newer, more powerful "Palm Vx." In the language and lifestyle of professionals, there's a lot to be said for the "x" on the end of this little computer's name. "I'm a little agitated that I got the 'Five' and he got the 'Five-x,' " she says with a laugh.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jill Zimmer is coveting her boyfriend's personal data assistant, a pocket computer that stores schedules, addresses, even video games. She has virtually the same model, a "Palm Pilot V," but the one her boyfriend uses is the slightly newer, more powerful "Palm Vx." In the language and lifestyle of professionals, there's a lot to be said for the "x" on the end of this little computer's name. "I'm a little agitated that I got the 'Five' and he got the 'Five-x,' " she says with a laugh.
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BUSINESS
May 20, 1998 | From Washington Post
MCI Communications Corp. is considering selling a large part of its Internet business to ease concerns of regulators that the company's planned $37-billion merger with WorldCom Inc. would be anti-competitive, sources close to the negotiations said Tuesday. Consumer groups and industry rivals say the merged company would control as much as 60% of the market for carrying data on the Internet's main trunk lines, or "backbone."
BUSINESS
May 20, 1998 | From Washington Post
MCI Communications Corp. is considering selling a large part of its Internet business to ease concerns of regulators that the company's planned $37-billion merger with WorldCom Inc. would be anti-competitive, sources close to the negotiations said Tuesday. Consumer groups and industry rivals say the merged company would control as much as 60% of the market for carrying data on the Internet's main trunk lines, or "backbone."
BUSINESS
December 16, 1996 | BEN DOBBIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
More than any other technology, fiber optics has brought about the phenomenal increase in the flow of information around the globe. Gossamer strands of ultra-pure glass delivering voice, video and computer data at laser-pulse speed have replaced copper as the backbone of America's telephone and cable television networks. They are spurring the rapid growth of the Internet, the rush of facsimiles and the emergence of teleconferencing and high-definition TV.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2006 | Dan Neil, Times Staff Writer
"CARS" is the "Da Vinci Code" for gear heads. Sure, you can enjoy Pixar's shiny new hotrod of a summer movie without a lot of expert car knowledge. Oh, but it helps. The movie, which lands in theaters Friday, is up to its wiper blades in esoteric racing references, inside jokes, lug nut lore and automotive minutiae, the sort of stuff that will go right over the heads of most people but will make your local ASE-certified mechanic pee his pants.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A racing wooden roller coaster debuting this spring at a Chinese theme park will feature a first-of-its-kind element in which riders in dueling trains reach out toward each other and attempt to exchange high-fives. Dubbed the High Five by the American ride designers, the wooden coaster opening in April at Happy Valley Wuhan will be officially known as Dragon Wings. Riders traveling in parallel trains along banked tracks during the unique High Five element will tilt inward 90 degrees, allowing their upward raised hands to almost touch during the near-miss moment.
SPORTS
December 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Jansen (500 meters) and Igor Zhelezovsky of Belarus (1,000) won the men's races, and China's Ye Qiaobo won the women's 500-meter race in the Speed Skating World Cup at Karuizawa, Japan. Jansen beat Zhelezovsky in the men's 500-meter race by 0.12 seconds, in 37.12. Zhelezovsky took the 1,000-meter race for the second consecutive day in 1:15.42. In the women's competition, Ye won the 500 for the second consecutive day in 40.60 seconds, beating Bonnie Blair.
SPORTS
December 1, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
American Dan Jansen turned in the season's fastest time as he won the 500 meters at Heerenveen, the Netherlands, and moved into a tie with defending world champion Uwe-Jens Mey in the overall standings of the World Cup series. Jansen was clocked at 36.83 seconds to beat Mey by 0.06. American Bonnie Blair extended her lead in the 500-meter division of speed skating's World Cup by winning the sprint at Warsaw. Blair was clocked in 41.81 seconds.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1996 | BEN DOBBIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
More than any other technology, fiber optics has brought about the phenomenal increase in the flow of information around the globe. Gossamer strands of ultra-pure glass delivering voice, video and computer data at laser-pulse speed have replaced copper as the backbone of America's telephone and cable television networks. They are spurring the rapid growth of the Internet, the rush of facsimiles and the emergence of teleconferencing and high-definition TV.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1991 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC, which ends its sports broadcasts with the tagline "Recognized around the world as the leader in sports television," lived up to that boast at the 12th annual Sports Emmy Awards. In ceremonies Wednesday night in New York City, the network captured 12 awards, compared to seven for ESPN, six for CBS and one for NBC. But ABC was shut out in both major announcing categories.
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