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December 3, 1997 | Bloomberg News
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. said it will close its money-losing Utah operation if it can't find a buyer for the unit that it took over in February as part of a $2.2-billion acquisition of rival FHP International Inc. PacifiCare said it hasn't found prospective buyers or set a deadline for when it would close the unit.
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February 16, 2002 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The early Mormon settlers wouldn't have approved, but times change: Billboards tout the lifts at a nearby ski area as roomy enough for four: "Wife, wife, wife, husband." Ads for a local beer ask drinkers, "Why have just one?"--a question that's particularly apt for a suddenly famous brew called Polygamy Porter. And just blocks from the renowned Mormon Tabernacle, you can sing your heart out at a new piano bar called the Tavernacle. Get it?
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BUSINESS
April 11, 1993 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An enduring memory that Susan and John Leavitt have of their years in Anaheim was the night in 1989 that they saw a young man die from gunshot wounds on their block. Today, the Leavitts are living better on less money in this postcard-pretty city at the base of snow-topped Pikes Peak. Leaving the crime and congestion of Southern California far behind, they are among a burgeoning crowd of Golden State refugees pumping new life into Colorado and the rest of the Rocky Mountain states.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1997 | Bloomberg News
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. said it will close its money-losing Utah operation if it can't find a buyer for the unit that it took over in February as part of a $2.2-billion acquisition of rival FHP International Inc. PacifiCare said it hasn't found prospective buyers or set a deadline for when it would close the unit.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., still reeling from its acquisition of a major competitor, jolted investors once again Tuesday by announcing that the managed-care company's fourth-quarter earnings will be about half what analysts had expected. The dismal earnings projection triggered a massive sell-off of PacifiCare stock. Prices of the company's two classes of shares plummeted more than 21% to their lowest levels in two years, putting them among the stock market's big losers Tuesday.
NEWS
February 16, 2002 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The early Mormon settlers wouldn't have approved, but times change: Billboards tout the lifts at a nearby ski area as roomy enough for four: "Wife, wife, wife, husband." Ads for a local beer ask drinkers, "Why have just one?"--a question that's particularly apt for a suddenly famous brew called Polygamy Porter. And just blocks from the renowned Mormon Tabernacle, you can sing your heart out at a new piano bar called the Tavernacle. Get it?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
Larry Scott wasn't exactly a 98-pound weakling - he weighed in at 120 - but his life changed forever after he ran across a stack of bodybuilding magazines in an Idaho city dump. The scrawny 16-year-old started working out in private, doing lifts with a tractor axle. Within 10 years, he was Mr. Idaho, Mr. California, Mr. Pacific Coast, Mr. America and Mr. Universe. In 1965, he became the world's first Mr. Olympia, a title designed by promoter and publisher Joe Weider as bodybuilding's indisputably supreme honor.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., one of the largest U.S. managed-care companies, said Wednesday it plans to sell its money-losing Utah operations to a Utah-based investment group. The group of investors is led by Val H. Christensen, a health care executive, and Kurt Larsen, PacifiCare said. Company spokesman Ben Singer said he couldn't further identify the investors or disclose the proposed terms of the sales. A spokesman for the group wasn't immediately available to comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
POP/ROCK Singing Solo: An album featuring 16 tracks sung by the late Linda McCartney will be released in November, Paul McCartney's spokesman announced Thursday. The album--Linda McCartney's first solo project, featuring songs she recorded privately over the last 20 years--will include 13 original songs written by her plus three cover songs.
NEWS
June 3, 2007 | Debbie Hummel, Associated Press
If potential home buyers indicate they enjoy a nip now and then, real estate agent Dana Blackburn knows what to do. "All my drinking clients, I try to get them to live on the west side," she said as she left the lone liquor store in St. George. There's a supply problem facing those who imbibe in this city of 126,000, where spectacular red rock scenery, sunny weather and affordable proximity to Las Vegas have contributed to a population boom. St.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., still reeling from its acquisition of a major competitor, jolted investors once again Tuesday by announcing that the managed-care company's fourth-quarter earnings will be about half what analysts had expected. The dismal earnings projection triggered a massive sell-off of PacifiCare stock. Prices of the company's two classes of shares plummeted more than 21% to their lowest levels in two years, putting them among the stock market's big losers Tuesday.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1993 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An enduring memory that Susan and John Leavitt have of their years in Anaheim was the night in 1989 that they saw a young man die from gunshot wounds on their block. Today, the Leavitts are living better on less money in this postcard-pretty city at the base of snow-topped Pikes Peak. Leaving the crime and congestion of Southern California far behind, they are among a burgeoning crowd of Golden State refugees pumping new life into Colorado and the rest of the Rocky Mountain states.
SPORTS
March 7, 2002 | Steve Springer
There was a hush in the Laker locker room Wednesday night after the team's 92-84 loss to the Utah Jazz, business as usual for the losing team. Surrounded by tape recorders and cameras, Shaquille O'Neal spoke in a low voice as he analyzed the defeat. That was in contrast to the locker room scene before the game when O'Neal was all smiles as he celebrated his 30th birthday.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., still reeling from its acquisition of a major competitor, jolted investors once again Tuesday by announcing that the managed care company's fourth-quarter earnings will be about half of analysts' expectations. The dismal earnings projection triggered a massive sell-off of PacifiCare stock. The company's two classes of common stock plummeted more than 21% to their lowest levels in two years, putting them among the stock market's big losers Tuesday.
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