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December 18, 1999 | Associated Press
Asia's leading cruise line, Star Cruises, launched a surprise $1.1-billion bid for the rest of Norwegian Cruise Line, a day after industry leader Carnival Corp. gave up on its buyout offer. Star bought a nearly 40% stake in NCL this week in what was seen as a friendly attempt to block an unsolicited takeover effort by Miami-based Carnival. Carnival said it will allow its $1.7-billion offer for NCL Holdings' Norwegian line to expire next week.
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March 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson will set sail on three " Dancing With the Stars: At Sea" cruises offered this year by Holland America Line . Passengers will see Johnson, who won four medals in Beijing in 2008 and was a "DWTS" champ in 2009, perform aboard ship and appear at photo and autograph sessions during two weeklong sailings to Alaska and one to Canada and New England . Mark Ballas, Johnson's winning partner on "DWTS," will...
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BUSINESS
January 28, 2000
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, resumed the battle for NCL Holding, offering $1.3 billion in cash for the Oslo-based owner of Norwegian Cruise Line, topping a bid from Star Cruises. The offer is conditional on Miami-based Carnival being guaranteed 50% ownership. Star has been buying up NCL shares and now controls about 50% of the company. The Carnival bid, following an offer in December that was rejected, values NCL shares at $4.90; Star has offered $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2006 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood's most talked-about pregnancy became its most talked-about baby Tuesday when actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise announced the birth of their daughter. The child, named Suri, weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Both she and Holmes were reported in good condition, according to a brief written statement released by Cruise's publicists. "Everybody is doing wonderfully," publicist Arnold Robinson said.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, said it will let its $1.7-billion hostile bid for NCL Holding expire after Star Cruises bought a 39.3% stake in the owner of the Norwegian Cruise Lines, blocking Carnival's bid. A majority of Carnival's stock is now controlled by either NCL's directors or by Hong Kong-based Star Cruises, which NCL said it is in talks with about a marketing agreement.
SPORTS
June 17, 2001
The Orange County Blue Star men's soccer team won its 10th consecutive game Saturday, defeating the Central Coast Roadrunners, 3-0, in a Premier Development League game at Santa Ana Stadium. Matt Taylor scored off an assist from Jeff Kovar in the 21st minute then Tom Poltl made it 2-0 eight minutes later by scoring off an assist from Sean Lockhart. Eric Mantrastelli scored the Blue Star's third goal off an assist by Phil Hoffman in the 45th minute.
NEWS
March 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson will set sail on three " Dancing With the Stars: At Sea" cruises offered this year by Holland America Line . Passengers will see Johnson, who won four medals in Beijing in 2008 and was a "DWTS" champ in 2009, perform aboard ship and appear at photo and autograph sessions during two weeklong sailings to Alaska and one to Canada and New England . Mark Ballas, Johnson's winning partner on "DWTS," will...
TRAVEL
May 21, 1989 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Slater and Basch are Los Angeles free-lance writers
The Star Princess--newest and largest ship in the Princess fleet--will call at Los Angeles Saturday after a 14-day transcanal cruise from its winter base here. The 1,470-passenger, 63,254-ton ship, part of the cruise line featured in the "Love Boat" television series, will continue to San Francisco. From there, it will journey to Alaska and Canada on 12-day, round-trip cruises beginning May 29. The Star Princess already was under construction under another name as Sitmar's FairMajesty when that line was acquired by Princess/P&O last summer.
SPORTS
April 19, 1999 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marion Jones looked up at the media throng waiting for a few precious minutes with her after her 400-meter victory at Sunday's Mt. San Antonio College Relays and must have wondered: Where were these kind of numbers at the starting line? It was kind of lonely in the starting blocks for Jones, who glanced around and saw only four runners audacious enough to step in against her. And this wasn't the 100 meters, Jones' specialty, an event she won 19 times in her final 19 races of 1998.
TRAVEL
January 26, 2003 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
WRITER F. Scott Fitzgerald had a point. The very rich are different from you and me. And perhaps never more so than when they're traveling. Unemployment is rising, the stock market is on its third losing year and rumors of war abound. No wonder penny-pinching businesspeople are staying close to home base and Americans are more pessimistic than ever about being able to afford a vacation, surveys show. Not so the affluent. Or so it would seem.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2006 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
Diane Sawyer's Friday interview with Tom Cruise on ABC's "Primetime" may have seemed like a standard-issue celebrity chat, but it could possibly deepen our understanding of the star of the upcoming "Mission: Impossible III." And no, I'm not joking. Not entirely, anyway.
TRAVEL
January 26, 2003 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
WRITER F. Scott Fitzgerald had a point. The very rich are different from you and me. And perhaps never more so than when they're traveling. Unemployment is rising, the stock market is on its third losing year and rumors of war abound. No wonder penny-pinching businesspeople are staying close to home base and Americans are more pessimistic than ever about being able to afford a vacation, surveys show. Not so the affluent. Or so it would seem.
SPORTS
June 17, 2001
The Orange County Blue Star men's soccer team won its 10th consecutive game Saturday, defeating the Central Coast Roadrunners, 3-0, in a Premier Development League game at Santa Ana Stadium. Matt Taylor scored off an assist from Jeff Kovar in the 21st minute then Tom Poltl made it 2-0 eight minutes later by scoring off an assist from Sean Lockhart. Eric Mantrastelli scored the Blue Star's third goal off an assist by Phil Hoffman in the 45th minute.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2000
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, resumed the battle for NCL Holding, offering $1.3 billion in cash for the Oslo-based owner of Norwegian Cruise Line, topping a bid from Star Cruises. The offer is conditional on Miami-based Carnival being guaranteed 50% ownership. Star has been buying up NCL shares and now controls about 50% of the company. The Carnival bid, following an offer in December that was rejected, values NCL shares at $4.90; Star has offered $4.
BUSINESS
December 18, 1999 | Associated Press
Asia's leading cruise line, Star Cruises, launched a surprise $1.1-billion bid for the rest of Norwegian Cruise Line, a day after industry leader Carnival Corp. gave up on its buyout offer. Star bought a nearly 40% stake in NCL this week in what was seen as a friendly attempt to block an unsolicited takeover effort by Miami-based Carnival. Carnival said it will allow its $1.7-billion offer for NCL Holdings' Norwegian line to expire next week.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, said it will let its $1.7-billion hostile bid for NCL Holding expire after Star Cruises bought a 39.3% stake in the owner of the Norwegian Cruise Lines, blocking Carnival's bid. A majority of Carnival's stock is now controlled by either NCL's directors or by Hong Kong-based Star Cruises, which NCL said it is in talks with about a marketing agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2006 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood's most talked-about pregnancy became its most talked-about baby Tuesday when actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise announced the birth of their daughter. The child, named Suri, weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Both she and Holmes were reported in good condition, according to a brief written statement released by Cruise's publicists. "Everybody is doing wonderfully," publicist Arnold Robinson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1999 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The images, both sensual and mysterious, flash across the TV screen: Nicole Kidman unfastening an evening gown to reveal the curves of her naked back; a teenage Leelee Sobieski striking a pose in lingerie; a tormented Tom Cruise walking the streets of New York; a body lying in repose at the morgue; and the now familiar shot of Cruise, naked from the waist up, passionately kissing Kidman as she stares at herself in a mirror.
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