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October 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
An Arab-American organization said Friday that it will boycott and picket outlets of a national novelty company it says reneged on a decision to recall two Halloween masks the group finds offensive. The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said its members will demonstrate this weekend at outlets of Spencer Gifts because the company has decided to put back on the market its "Sheik" and "Arafat" Halloween masks.
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October 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
An Arab-American organization said Friday that it will boycott and picket outlets of a national novelty company it says reneged on a decision to recall two Halloween masks the group finds offensive. The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said its members will demonstrate this weekend at outlets of Spencer Gifts because the company has decided to put back on the market its "Sheik" and "Arafat" Halloween masks.
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October 13, 1989
"They are depicting Arabs in a very derogatory manner--as conniving, with hook noses, as ugly--and this image has been haunting the Arab community." --Terri Ahwal, board member of the Detroit Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, explaining the organization's boycott of Spencer Gifts Inc., a retail chain that is selling Halloween masks that look like PLO leader Yasser Arafat.
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July 7, 1999
* Mexican telephone group Telmex won Federal Communications Commission approval to take control of TSC, or Telmex/Sprint Communications, a long-distance telephone business it once operated in a 50-50 partnership with Sprint Corp. The two companies said in May that they had parted ways and that Telmex would buy out Sprint's stake in the business, which provides service between the U.S. and Mexico. * * Seagram Co., owner of Universal Studios, said its Spencer Gifts Inc.
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September 13, 1996 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Competition among area theme parks is cutthroat in the best of times. But the bid to attract the Halloween crowds is getting downright scary. The season begins earlier than ever this year with tonight's Friday the 13th debut of the Chamber of Chills at Universal CityWalk--fully 48 days before Halloween.
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September 13, 1996 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Competition among area theme parks is cutthroat in the best of times. But the bid to attract the Halloween crowds is getting downright scary. The season kicks off earlier than ever this year with tonight's Friday the 13th debut of the Chamber of Chills at Universal CityWalk--fully 48 days before Halloween.
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