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March 21, 1989 | From Times wire services
Time Inc. stock shot up nearly $9 a share today following a published report that Robert M. Bass Group had acquired more than 2% of its stock. The Bass group is considering several options, including a possible offer for Time, the Wall Street Journal said in today's editions. Time and Warner Communications Inc. said March 4 they planned to merge to create the world's largest information and entertainment company.
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February 23, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Boys rolled up their pant legs to show white knee-high stockings. Girls wore aprons over long skirts with ruffles. Two fifth grade classes at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge relived America's colonial times recently with its annual "Back to the Past" day of fun and learning. Students dressed the part and made quilts, cornhusk dolls and corn bread. They even churned cream into butter, said teacher Gail Shapiro. "Life as a colonist was really hard," said Rebecca Finkel, 10.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1989 | From United Press International
Paramount Communications Inc. Chairman Martin S. Davis today sent a letter to Time Inc.'s board asking for information that could lead Paramount to boost it's $10.7-billion hostile bid for Time. Time directors have not yet responded to the unsolicited $175-a-share cash offer, launched just 16 days before shareholders were scheduled to vote on an earlier merger pact between Time and Warner Communications Inc. In his letter, Davis pressed for a meeting with Time to discuss his company's offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
City leaders still are not satisfied with the level of cable service being provided by Time Warner Communications, despite the company's claim that technical problems from a May glitch have been corrected. Time Warner General Manager Robert V. Moel told the City Council on Monday that recent electronic tests showed the local cable system met the Federal Communications Commission's standards in picture quality and sound.
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May 15, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
A teacher from a continuation high school in Reseda was named the teacher of the year at a luncheon Wednesday recognizing the importance of education to the future. Paulette Blumstein of Zane Grey High School was one of eight mid-Valley high school teachers honored for their classroom achievements by the Encino and Tarzana Chambers of Commerce and the Police Activity League Supporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
On Wednesday, Fallbrook Mall will award one West Valley school $5,000. That is the top prize in the "Cash Back for Schools" contest in which students, parents and employees of participating elementary, middle and high schools are awarded points for every dollar spent at the West Hills shopping mall. The school accumulating the most points from Oct. 15 through May 3 will receive the top prize, said Kelly Schachner, marketing director at Fallbrook Mall, the contest organizer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2000 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ben Rush, a 21-year-old Cal State Northridge student, says he used to watch about an hour of TV a day. But for the past month, Rush has had access to a cornucopia of programming--nearly 200 channels--through a new digital cable box provided by Time Warner Communications. The result? He's been glued to the tube as much as eight hours daily. "There's so many channels," gushes Rush, a food science major with an appetite for international soccer matches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
First-grader Katelyn Johnson was the star Tuesday of Lemay Street Elementary School in Van Nuys, after taking first place in a photography contest to win 10 computers and high-speed Internet access for her school. "When she found out she won, she said, 'I kind of feel like there is a little party going on inside my head, I'm so excited,' " said teacher Carrie Hughes.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2003 | Michael Cieply and Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writers
John Billock, second in command at AOL Time Warner Inc.'s cable unit, can't forget the day he and Jeff Bewkes tried to sail the 20-odd miles from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket Island back when they were executives at HBO. They set out in a small boat with no motor or compass. After five hours fighting dead-on winds in shoals, fog and heavy water, Bewkes declared: "Look, we're only halfway. We can keep going, but chances are 50-50 that we're going to die."
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