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February 4, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could set the stage for the creation of a rival to the A.C. Nielsen TV-ratings service, the three major commercial networks said Thursday they have commissioned Statistical Research Inc. (SRI) of New Jersey to develop and test methods of improving TV audience measurement.
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February 4, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could set the stage for the creation of a rival to the A.C. Nielsen TV-ratings service, the three major commercial networks said Thursday they have commissioned Statistical Research Inc. (SRI) of New Jersey to develop and test methods of improving TV audience measurement.
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August 20, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 1992 Bruce Springsteen song has finally become truly prophetic: If you can't find anything you want to watch in the vast TV ether, odds are you really do have 57 channels and nothing on. The fact that Nielsen Media Research estimates that the average U.S.
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March 20, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nielsen Media Research is waging what television executives characterize as a public-relations blitz, responding to the threat of the major networks creating their own audience-measurement system. The service, which at this point has a monopoly on TV ratings, has drawn harsh criticism from broadcasters such as NBC and CBS, who have banded together to develop an alternative system through Statistical Research Inc.
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June 13, 2003 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
The discovery of what are probably Native American remains has halted work in a small portion of a housing development site on the Westchester bluffs. A bone and some bone fragments were discovered Wednesday afternoon at the 44-acre site by construction workers and archeological consultants monitoring weed-clearing and other work on the property, which overlooks Marina del Rey.
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December 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The three major networks on Wednesday released a 600-page study that urges changes in the way the A. C. Nielsen Co. gathers national ratings data, but they said it's not a bid to reverse their audience losses. In a key recommendation, the study, paid for by CBS, NBC and ABC, calls for a reduction from two years to one the length of time viewers involved in Nielsen's national "people-meter" audience sample are asked to participate.
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September 11, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dramatizing a rapid shift in consumer electronics, Blockbuster Inc. announced Monday that its stores will dump one-fourth of their VHS tapes to make room for more profitable digital videodiscs. Blockbuster will take a $450-million charge against earnings to cover the inventory overhaul. The announcement was the latest in a series of moves and countermoves by Hollywood studios, which rely heavily on video rental revenue, and Blockbuster, the dominant source of those rentals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Human remains accidentally unearthed by workers at the site of a planned housing development last month belong to an infant and four ranch hands employed by William W. Jenkins--not to the gunslinging 1890s rancher himself as initially thought, researchers said Thursday. The conclusion came from Statistical Research Inc., a Tucson-based archeological consulting firm that prepared a report for Genstar Land Co.
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February 7, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY
Twelve years isn't very long in geologic, historic or cultural terms. The Mesozoic Era, when dinosaurs walked the Earth without help from Steven Spielberg, lasted 160 million years. The Renaissance spanned more than a century. Cinephiles determined to consume all six episodes of George Lucas' "Star Wars" saga won't be done until 28 years after the whole thing started.
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December 14, 2008 | Tami Abdollah and Jason Song, Abdollah and Song are Times staff writers
More than 15 years of acrimony came to an end Saturday when about 1,000 Native American remains that had been exhumed during construction were laid to rest and covered with white seashells during a sacred burial ceremony near the Westchester bluffs.
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December 6, 2003 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
A 40-foot-wide fire line dug to protect San Bernardino Mountain communities from October's wildfires has opened a new window into Serrano Indian history. The U.S. Forest Service dug the fire line Oct. 30 as part of the battle to save Big Bear City as the flames spread to the south. The bulldozers were supposed to uproot flammable rabbit brush, basin sage, young pine trees and about six inches of soil.
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