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April 5, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
The morning of Sept. 14, 1984, is etched in Richard Halavais' mind forever. That's the day his prize 1927 Mercedes-Benz disappeared from the driveway of his Scottsdale, Ariz., home. "I called the police and they said, 'Forget it. It's parts by now,' " Halavais recalled recently, with lingering indignation. "I thought that was ridiculous. There ought to be a way to find something." Halavais, an aerospace engineer who now lives in San Juan Capistrano, never retrieved his Mercedes.
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April 30, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
Richard A. Halavais, founder of a Laguna Niguel firm that is trying to raise millions of dollars to get a satellite tracking venture off the ground, has a history of legal entanglements involving past and present business activities. Halavais is the subject of several recent lawsuits filed in connection with his 2-year-old company, Starfind Inc., which is marketing a satellite location and navigation system for tracking people and objects such as automobiles, trucks and ships.
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April 30, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
Richard A. Halavais, founder of a Laguna Niguel firm that is trying to raise millions of dollars to get a satellite tracking venture off the ground, has a history of legal entanglements involving past and present business activities. Halavais is the subject of several recent lawsuits filed in connection with his 2-year-old company, Starfind Inc., which is marketing a satellite location and navigation system for tracking people and objects such as automobiles, trucks and ships.
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April 5, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
The morning of Sept. 14, 1984, is etched in Richard Halavais' mind forever. That's the day his prize 1927 Mercedes-Benz disappeared from the driveway of his Scottsdale, Ariz., home. "I called the police and they said, 'Forget it. It's parts by now,' " Halavais recalled recently, with lingering indignation. "I thought that was ridiculous. There ought to be a way to find something." Halavais, an aerospace engineer who now lives in San Juan Capistrano, never retrieved his Mercedes.
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May 12, 1987 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
A little-known Laguna Niguel company said Monday that it intends to build and launch five commercial navigational satellites via a rocket built by Space Services of Houston, which is headed by former astronaut Donald K. (Deke) Slayton. The satellites then will provide the data for a precision location-finding and tracking service that 3-year-old Starfind Inc. intends to market, company officials said.
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April 5, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
The morning of Sept. 14, 1984, is etched in Richard Halavais' mind. That is the day his prize 1927 Mercedes-Benz disappeared from the driveway of his Scottsdale, Ariz., home. "I called the police, and they said, 'Forget it. It's parts by now,' " Halavais recalled recently, with lingering indignation. "I thought that was ridiculous. There ought to be a way to find something." Halavais, an aerospace engineer who now lives in San Juan Capistrano, never retrieved his Mercedes.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
Richard A. Halavais, founder of a Laguna Niguel firm that is trying to raise millions of dollars to get a satellite tracking venture off the ground, has a history of legal entanglements involving past and present business activities. Halavais is the subject of several recent lawsuits filed in connection with his 2-year-old company, Starfind Inc., which is marketing a satellite location and navigation system for tracking people and objects such as automobiles, trucks and ships.
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