December 11, 1997 |
Barbie, who made news last month when Mattel Inc. announced plans to give the doll a more youthful face and a body make-over, is going brunet for the holidays. Barbie has been a brunet before, but this is the first time the 10-year-old Happy Holidays Barbie line will have darker hair. The company said collectors have embraced the holiday doll, pushing up prices for the 1988 version to as much as $795, up from its original price tag of $24.99.
January 1, 1988
Robert N. Miller, 59, president of Getty Oil Co. until 1984 when Texaco Inc. took over the company. An engineer with Getty since 1950, Miller left the company to join Skelly Oil Co. in Tulsa but rejoined his old Los Angeles-based employer when it absorbed the Oklahoma firm in 1977. After his retirement he moved to Texas and established his own businesses. In Bastrop, Tex., on Wednesday after what was described only as a "short illness."
December 1, 1993 |
Time-Warner Stockholders' Lawsuit Revived: A federal appeals court in New York reinstated a shareholder lawsuit over Time Warner Inc.'s method of reducing the $10-billion debt it assumed when Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. merged in 1989. A lower court had dismissed the suit as baseless in June, 1992.
February 9, 2007 |
The jockeying to bring the most popular names from TV and the Web to cellphones produced another exclusive deal Thursday with Verizon Wireless nabbing a multiyear agreement to offer ESPN's flashy feed of sports scores, newscasts and video highlights on the tiny screen. The plan to revive Mobile ESPN -- initially born as a full-blown cellphone company that would compete with big players such as Verizon before Burbank-based Walt Disney Co.
August 13, 1999 |
Stater Bros. Inc., which is nearly doubling its presence in Orange County by acquiring 14 Albertson's and Lucky supermarkets, will reopen three of them Saturday. They will be the first to reopen in Orange County under the Stater Bros. name since the Colton-based chain announced the deal in June. The stores were put on the block when Albertson's Inc. sought to gain regulatory approval to acquire Lucky's parent, American Stores Co., in a $9.8-billion deal.
April 17, 2000 |
Linda Kelly earns plenty of frequent-flier mileage traveling to corporate auctions where she bids on such industrial-strength used equipment as Class 100 clean rooms and nitrogen belt furnaces. But as the $100-billion business of disposing of excess corporate assets moves online, the Microsemi Corp. executive plans to spend more time in her Santa Ana office.
May 10, 1988 |
Mohasco Corp., a carpet and furniture maker, agreed on Monday to be taken over by MHS Holding Corp., an investment group, for about $489 million in cash and debt securities. Fairfax, Va.-based Mohasco had been up for sale since February, when Nortek Inc. announced it owned 7% of the company's 13.39 million shares and was considering an all-cash takeover offer. Analysts said Monday's offer of $36.50 a share from the newly formed MHS Holding Corp.
June 25, 1987 |
In his first month as general manager at ratings-beleaguered KCBS-TV, Robert Hyland dumped the 7 p.m. newscast, replaced it with "The People's Court" and rehired one of the architects of last October's disastrous "news wheel" format--a format that lasted exactly three weeks. But Hyland maintains that he is committed to bringing back the KCBS golden era of tough, no-holds-barred, nuts-and-bolts hard news. Witness, he says, last month's local Nielsen sweeps derby.