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February 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel, without the blessing of President Corazon Aquino, met Thursday with ailing former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who is pleading for a "final journey" to his homeland. As he went up to Marcos' room in the intensive care unit of St. Francis Medical Center, Laurel said: "I don't think he's going to take any plane rides. I just want to hear what he has to say." Aquino has said that Marcos, indicted on U.S.
May 29, 1986 | Associated Press
Soviet President Andrei A. Gromyko met with the Syrian vice president Wednesday in what Western diplomats have speculated is a Kremlin attempt to unite its criticism of U.S. and Israeli policies with that of its Arab allies. The visit to Moscow by the Syrian official, Abdel-Halim Khaddam, coincides with discussions between Soviet leaders and the Libyan government's No. 2 man, Abdel-Salam Jalloud. Jalloud was reported to have met the Soviet defense minister, Marshal Sergei L.
June 23, 2006 | Gary Klein; Eric Sondheimer, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maurizio Gherardini, who built Benetton Treviso into one of the most successful teams in Europe, was hired as the Toronto Raptors' vice president and assistant general manager, becoming the first European to hold a senior management position with an NBA franchise. "This is a ground-breaking move for the league, appropriately with the NBA's only true international franchise," Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo said in a statement.
May 23, 1998 | JOHN DART
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, who led an Orange County synagogue's growth from 200 to 500 members over the past decade, has been named executive vice president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis. Artson, 39, led Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo for 10 years after graduating cum laude from Harvard University and with honors from the Jewish Theological Seminary. His book, "It's a Mitzvah! Step by Step to Jewish Living," is widely used in religious schools.
June 13, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
Special Devices Inc. in Moorpark, which manufactures pyrotechnic devices for the aerospace and automotive industries, has named John J. Walsh to the new position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Walsh will direct all of Special Devices' automotive and aerospace operations. He has held various executive management positions with major aerospace manufacturers, including Textron Lycoming, Lockheed Corp., Thiokol Corp., and the Ensign-Bickford Co.
October 20, 1999
* David Taaffe has been named senior vice president of national account sales for PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. Taaffe, who will be based in Cypress, had been with Prudential Insurance Co. for 13 years, most recently as vice president of sales for East Coast operations. He has also been vice president and chief financial officer, vice president of marketing and operations and vice president of sales for Prudential's Western operations.
December 24, 1990
* MDB Systems Inc., an Orange-based company that provides data security subsystems, has named four new vice presidents: Keith D. Rapp, vice president of sales and marketing; Victor Mashikian, vice president of engineering and manufacturing; Gary R. Peacock, vice president of finance and chief financial officer, and Jean-Louis Auque, vice president of European sales.
February 24, 1993
John R. White has been appointed vice president for business development for KVB/Analect, an Irvine manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment. Previously he was vice president of continuous emissions monitoring systems applications and technologies.
November 10, 1990
Thomas R. Anderson has joined Distributed Logic Corp. as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Anaheim computer products company. He was formerly vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Cipher Data Products in San Diego.
July 17, 1988
Thomas F. Sternfield has been named a vice president of the newly established Coldwell Banker Real Estate Investment Banking Services in Los Angeles. He was formerly a vice president of Solomon Brothers Inc., in New York, where he specialized in the integration of financial markets and real estate.
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