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February 5, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Mike Homer, a former marketing vice president of Netscape Communications Corp. and a pioneer in the commercial use of the World Wide Web, died Sunday at his home in Atherton, Calif., after a nearly two-year fight against Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. He was 50. Homer was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a neurodegenerative disorder often referred to as a human form of mad cow disease, after suffering from memory problems in 2007. Doctors don't know how he contracted the disease.
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April 21, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
KIEV, Ukraine - Vice President Joe Biden on Monday embarked on a mission to show U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as pro-Russia gunmen took over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's top diplomat blamed Washington for the mounting crisis. Biden was to meet Tuesday with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, as well as civil society leaders in Kiev, the capital, before flying back to Washington.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2009 | David Zahniser
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has nominated Thomas S. Sayles, an appointee at the city's Industrial Development Authority, to fill a seat on the five-member commission that oversees the Department of Water and Power. Sayles, 58, was recently hired as USC's vice president of government and community relations. Over the last decade, he has worked as an executive for Sempra Energy and, more recently, for Rentech, a Los Angeles-based alternative fuels company, according to city records.
NEWS
April 14, 2014
Russ Newton joined The Times in 2000 as director of operations and president at California Community News, one of the Times wholly-owned business units. Before joining The Times, he was director of operations from 1998 to 2000 at Landoll Inc., a Tribune Education company. Previously, he led the packaging department at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla., from 1994 to 1998, and the production division, press and packaging areas at the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., from 1987 to 1994.  Newton joined Tribune Co. in 1985, serving as a shift supervisor, crew supervisor and trainer at the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to 1987.
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January 29, 1985 | Associated Press
G. Ray Arnett, 60, a former assistant secretary of the Interior, has been elected executive vice president of the 3-million-member National Rifle Assn., the group said Monday.
WORLD
October 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
China's powerful Vice President Zeng Qinghong, 68, was left off the list for the Communist Party's 200-strong Central Committee today, state media reported, making him almost certain to retire. Zeng is ranked fifth in the party hierarchy. Also left off the new committee were Wu Guanzheng, 69, Luo Gan, 72, and Vice Premier Wu Yi, one of the few women in China's political elite, New China News Agency said. A new team of leaders is to be announced Monday.
NEWS
May 31, 1988 | Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said today that he has "earned consideration" for the vice presidential spot on the Democratic ticket if Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis wins the party nomination as expected. Jackson's comments marked the first time he has publicly entertained the prospect of running for vice president. Indeed, he is said to have privately chastised top campaign aides for discussing the idea with reporters.
WORLD
July 20, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
A top aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who had voiced a moderate stance toward Israel came under heavy pressure to resign Sunday as government-controlled news outlets issued conflicting reports about whether he had already left his post. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the central city of Shiraz, chanting anti-government slogans as Iranians prepared for another wave of demonstrations.
NEWS
August 18, 2000
Being vice president doesn't always impress voters. While nine vice presidents have succeeded presidents who died or resigned, only four incumbent vice presidents made it to the White House by running for election. Six others sought the Oval Office but lost. * Winners Served Under Became President John Adams George Washington 1797 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 1801 Martin Van Buren Andrew Jackson 1837 George Bush Ronald Reagan 1989 * Losers Served Under Lost Thomas R.
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April 14, 2014
Julie K. Xanders is the assistant general counsel/West Coast media of Tribune Co. and serves as senior vice president, legal for the Los Angeles Times. Xanders joined Times Mirror in 1993 as corporate counsel for Times Mirror Cable. She was promoted to assistant general counsel in 1995 for Times Mirror, associate general counsel in 1997, deputy general counsel in 1998, and senior vice president and general counsel for the Los Angeles Times in August 1998.  Prior to joining Times Mirror, Xanders worked for four years in private practice with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as an associate attorney.  Born in San Francisco, Xanders earned a doctor of jurisprudence from Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014
Mohammad Qasim Fahim Influential Afghan vice president Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died Sunday of natural causes in Kabul. He had diabetes and other ailments. Fahim was an ethnic Tajik who was the top deputy of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the charismatic Northern Alliance commander who was killed in an Al Qaeda suicide bombing two days before the Sept.
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March 9, 2014 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - El Salvador's presidential runoff was so close Sunday night that election officials declined to name a winner until a final count Monday. Adding to the confusion of the evening, left- and right-wing parties each declared victory, while conservative candidate Norman Quijano, who was trailing by just a few thousand votes, alleged in a blistering speech that the count was fraudulent. With nearly 3 million votes tallied - more than 99% of the total - Quijano, of the right-wing Arena party, was trailing Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, who was a leftist guerrilla during the country's civil war, by 4,403 votes, according to the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
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February 26, 2014
Gwen P. Murakami was named Senior Vice President, Administration for the Los Angeles Times in February 2008 and oversees human resources, employee communications, public affairs and legal. She served as vice president/human resources from January 2004 after serving as acting director/human resources since December 2003. She was the director/employee relations from 2000 - 2004. In this role, she was responsible for guiding and developing a team of employee relations generalists assigned to internal client groups focused on various workforce issues related to key business initiatives.  Murakami joined the Times in 1999 as the senior human resources generalist for the advertising and marketing departments.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
Emily Smith is the Senior Vice President, Digital, for the Los Angeles Times. She is the chief architect of the company's digital strategy, managing product development, revenue development, and audience acquisition. She spearheads media partnerships with content companies, social networks and academia, and fosters a company culture of experimentation and innovation.  Emily has 20 years of experience in digital publishing and has been an impactful change agent for both The Times and The Walt Disney Company, where she was vice president of the Women and Family Online business.
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February 26, 2014
Mike Tannourji was named Executive Vice President, Advertising for the Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) in August 2012 and leads the company¿s sales force. He is responsible for revenue strategy and development that supports LATMG¿s evolving portfolio, including the flagship Los Angeles Times and Hoy Los Angeles, to digital and mobile products.  Previously, Tannourji led Ernst & Young¿s business development efforts in Los Angeles, transforming the company¿s sales strategy and culture while working with clients across industry sectors, including start-ups and Fortune 100 companies.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
Bill Nagel joined the Los Angeles Times as Executive Vice President, Business Services in July 2009. In this role, Nagel is responsible for growing alternative revenue streams through the marketing and sales of The Times world-class print production, distribution and marketing services to other entities across Southern California. He is also responsible for business to consumer marketing for the Los Angeles Times Media Group's portfolio of products.  Previously, Nagel was Sr. Vice President of Business Channels for the San Diego Union-Tribune, overseeing both consumer and advertising revenue development.
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