June 21, 2005 |
H.J. Heinz Co. agreed to buy the HP Foods and Lea & Perrins sauce divisions from Groupe Danone of France for $852 million in a move that one analyst says positions Heinz to possibly gain global control of the sauce market. Danone's sauce brands, marketed primarily in Britain, the U.S. and Canada, accounted for close to $292 million in revenue last year, Danone said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2001
In "The Next Casualty: Bill of Rights?" (Commentary, Sept. 13), Alexander Cockburn decried the "stupidity and blindness" of most mainstream political commentary undertaken in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's tragedy. Ironically, however, in the same column, Cockburn provided perhaps the most stupid and blind bit of commentary thus far: namely, his suggestion that President Bush and his aides were "wit"-less for taking Air Force One through a circuitous, daylong route back to Washington.
February 11, 2000 |
The rediscovery of a gifted but mostly forgotten historical artist is a difficult process. Success doesn't rest on intrinsic merit alone. Timing counts. The timing might be right for William H. Johnson (1901-1970). The 19 paintings and like number of works on paper currently at Steve Turner Gallery record the compelling trajectory of a painter whose development to maturity was remarkably rapid and whose career was brief, cut short by war and personal tragedy.
January 23, 2000 |
As exhibition titles go, "William H. Johnson: Truth Be Told" is loaded with implications. Los Angeles art dealer Steve Turner, who organized the show and came up with its provocative name, wants his audience to know that the truth has not been told about his subject. The exhibition has arrived in Southern California after a national museum tour, as the inaugural event at Turner's new gallery in Beverly Hills.
August 26, 1995
William S. Johnson, 82, Stanford professor of organic chemistry who earned the National Medal of Science. Johnson received the coveted prize in 1987 from President Ronald Reagan for "outstanding achievements in organic synthesis." Johnson devised efficient ways to make several chemical compounds, including steroids, vitamins and hormones.
November 4, 1992 |
William Weber Johnson, a teacher, journalist and historian who specialized in writing about Mexico, the rugged Old West and the characters who prowled those colorful lands, has died. Johnson, a former Time-Life reporter, was 82 when he died in a San Diego hospital. His wife, Elizabeth, told the Associated Press he had died Monday of complications of emphysema. Johnson was the author of 11 books, among them a 1960 biography he called "Kelly Blue."