July 2, 2000
Regarding Jan Buchwald Millard's letter last Sunday: I don't know where in Britain her husband is from, but as a native Brit who has lived in Ireland, England and Scotland, I can assure you that "well chuffed" has always meant to be very pleased with yourself. We have several colourful sayings for being really angry, but "well chuffed" isn't one of them! MADELEINE A. TALBOT Venice
June 21, 1986 |
Tosco, a shrunken oil refiner based in Santa Monica, told shareholders Friday that net profits will reach "at least" $30 million in the current quarter and that swollen profit margins made May the best month in its history. Tosco, once among the nation's largest independent refiners but now deeply in debt and dependent mostly on a sole refinery in Avon, Calif., also said it is holding preliminary talks with "a bunch" of potential buyers of the company. Leaving Company Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1990 |
An autopsy report released Thursday concluded that a Pacific Palisades man died of strangulation during a struggle with a Santa Monica psychiatrist whom the 74-year-old man attacked with acid, ropes and a gun in the doctor's office. "It's being treated as a homicide," Bob Dambacher, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office said of the death Tuesday of Arthur Waters. Initially, police were uncertain whether Waters died at the hands of psychiatrist George M.
October 1, 1987 |
Talbot Wilson, who went into the outfield of the new Houston Astrodome to shag fly balls after players complained that the light was so poor they couldn't see the baseball, died Saturday of unannounced causes. Wilson, 74, was a chief designer of the Astrodome. When the indoor arena opened in 1965 and baseball players complained that the skylights diffused the sunlight so much they couldn't see fly balls, Wilson checked out the complaints himself before ordering alterations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1985
Talbot Jennings, a screenwriter who wrote or collaborated on such films as the 1935 "Mutiny on the Bounty," "The Good Earth," Northwest Passage" and "The Sons of Katie Elder," has died of cancer. Daily Variety, the entertainment trade paper, reported this week that he died May 30 of cancer in East Glacier Park, Mont. where he had retired 20 years ago. Jennings, 90, was nominated for two Academy Awards--for "Anna and the King of Siam" in 1946 and "Bounty."
January 5, 2008 |
Talbots Inc., a women's clothing retailer that lost half its market value last year, will stop selling children's and men's apparel and eliminate 5% of the workforce after two quarters of losses. Sales at the namesake Talbots and J. Jill chains, which target women 35 and older, are below the company's expectations so far in the fourth quarter, the company said. Shares of the retailer, based in Hingham, Mass., fell 11.4% to its lowest in more than nine years.