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NEWS
January 4, 2007
Re "He's a Lon Chaney for Today," Dec. 28: Undoubtedly, suit performers and character artists are completely unheralded in today's celebrity-drenched climate. Like makeup artists and effects technicians, too often, these craftspeople remain tidily behind the scenes. Susan King's stories always give a voice to quieter talents. It's a refreshing break for those of us who are truly interested in the craft of cinema at every level. SCOTT ESSMAN Glendora
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NEWS
March 17, 1986 | United Press International
Deputy White House press secretary Larry Speakes warned television technicians today not to use their "fishing pole" microphone extensions in the Oval Office anymore or face being barred from picture-taking sessions. Speakes gave the warning as the media pool left the Oval Office where President Reagan and special envoy Philip C. Habib had just begun their meeting.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In dozens of cities Thursday, fast food workers were planning to picket McDonald's, KFC and other quick service restaurants as they demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Workers in food preparation and serving have the lowest median wage of any occupation, earning $8.78 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They're followed by fast food and counter workers, who make $8.80 an hour, tying with shampooers. In the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana region, that median rises slightly to $8.99 an hour, according to data from Economic Modeling Specialists International.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1989
The acidic remarks that director James Cameron made regarding his actors are appalling. He may not "shed one single tear for them," but berating them after they worked under such adverse conditions is inhuman. Films are created by a group of highly trained technicians and actors, not simply by the messianic vision of a director. So have a little compassion for your fellow workers, Mr. Cameron. They deserve your respect for helping you realize your script. SUE DOLPH BROWN Torrance
BUSINESS
September 29, 1996
"America Online Goes Offline--Again" (Sept. 26) says the trouble occurred between 3 and 3:45 p.m. Pacific time. I had trouble connecting to America Online all day on Sept. 25, and they lost all my e-mail files that I had received. When I talked with them on the phone, they said they were working on it, but they would not answer any e-mail questions I sent to their technicians. Some of the problems that I'm aware of went back to the previous week. ROBERT P. JOHNSON Panorama City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Two Caltrans technicians tasked with doing foundation testing for construction projects claimed over 260 hours they didn't work, and one of them falsified testing data on 10 projects, according to an investigative report Thursday by state Auditor Elaine Howle. The supervisor for the two technicians failed to require them to obtain preapproval for overtime, or to review records available to confirm that they did the work they claimed, said the report, which was based on a whistle-blower complaint in 2009.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2000 | Times Staff and Bloomberg News
The Orange County Register said Tuesday that a hacker broke into its Web site recently and changed three stories, editing one article to say Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates had been arrested for breaking into NASA computers. The Sept. 29 stories were about Jason Diekman's arrest for breaking into Web sites at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, said Nancy Souza, spokeswoman for the paper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1987 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Each year patients in California are given X-rays by as many as 400 doctors and their employees who have either not been certified by the state to operate X-ray equipment or lack the skills needed for the specialized diagnostic procedures they perform, the state Department of Health Services said Friday.
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