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January 15, 2003 | Jeff Leeds
Arista Records, whose artist roster includes such acts as Avril Lavigne, has hired R&B veteran Jermaine Dupri as senior vice president in an effort to bolster its presence in black music. Dupri, who has produced or remixed top-selling recordings by such acts as Usher and Jay-Z, will report to Arista chief Antonio "L.A." Reid. Dupri also will record for Arista and oversee his So So Def imprint, which had been distributed previously through Columbia Records.
May 23, 1999
* Richard Andrews has been named vice president of the U.S. risk consulting division of EQE International in Newport Beach. Director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services for California from 1991 to 1998, Andrews also served as senior policy advisor to the governor for public safety. * Lee Greytak has joined Orange Coast Title Co. in Santa Ana as vice president of finance and administration. He is responsible for all financial and human resource functions of the company.
November 24, 2005 | From Associated Press
CNN has apologized for a "technical malfunction" that briefly flashed a black X over the face of Vice President Dick Cheney during the network's coverage of a speech on Monday. The X flashed twice, on the air for a total of one-seventh of a second, CNN said Wednesday. The incident caused a brief sensation on the Web among people suspicious that it was a political commentary. But CNN said some of its machinery had a "momentary glitch" and no human operator was involved.
November 17, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
SMTEK International in Thousand Oaks, formerly DDL Electronics, has appointed George R. Weatherford to the post of corporate vice president of operations. CEO Greg Horton said Weatherford will be involved in streamlining the company's domestic and international operations, developing potential new acquisitions and managing their integration into the corporate structure, enhancing customer service and coordinating various aspects of the overall marketing effort.
December 31, 1996
* Larry C. Mount has been named vice president and general counsel of Edison Capital in Irvine, the capital and financial services subsidiary of Edison International. He had been senior counsel and corporate secretary for the company. Mount will continue as corporate secretary and oversee all of the firm's legal matters, which include providing counsel on business activities and directing the work of law firms representing the company.
January 25, 1990
Robert Bersi, vice president for university relations and development at Cal State Long Beach since 1987, has resigned from that position to concentrate on expanding the university's endowment through trust donations and estate planning as a special assistant to campus President Curtis L. McCray. "Bob made his own decision," McCray said.
August 9, 1999
* John Paris has been named vice president of Hill Partnership Inc., a Newport Beach architectural firm. Paris, who has been with the firm for nine years, specializes in medical and assisted living facilities. Mark Hendrickson has been appointed vice president/director of design. He has been with the firm 21 years. * James R. Phillips has joined Scudder Kemper Investments Inc. in Costa Mesa as a director for Scudder Private Investment Counsel.
August 12, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson; Diane Pucin, From Times Staff Reports
Gunilla Lindberg of Sweden on Wednesday became only the second woman elected vice president of the International Olympic Committee. Lindberg, 57, will serve a four-year term as vice president. An IOC member since 1996, she has been on the 15-member, policy-making executive board since 2000. Anita DeFrantz of Los Angeles, who served from 1997 to 2001, was the IOC's first female vice president. Lindberg called DeFrantz a "role model who encouraged women members to stand for election."
August 24, 1999 | BARBARA MURPHY
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. in Camarillo has promoted Jeff Weigel to vice president of strategic accounts. Officials also announced that Ken Jones has joined the company as vice president and general manager of the automatic test equipment division. Weigel will be responsible for helping emerging communication companies learn about Vitesse's products and working with them to develop the next generation of communication equipment.
Monday night it was Murphy Brown's turn to lecture Dan Quayle--and she did so with gusto, telling him that "what really defines a family is commitment, caring and love." Television's most celebrated single mom--who became a cause celebre last May after Quayle accused her of glorifying single motherhood and mocking the importance of fathers--mocked the importance of the vice president.
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