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October 8, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oakley Inc., shaking up its corporate suite again, said Thursday that Chairman Jim Jannard will become chief executive officer, the first time he has held the position since he founded the sunglasses company in 1975. Former Gatorade executive William Schmidt, who took the reins six months ago and quickly began expanding the Foothill Ranch-based company's marketing efforts, has resigned. Jannard, 50, will be Oakley's fourth chief executive since the company went public four years ago.
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January 3, 2002 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like all ambitious men, William Henry Schmidt yearned to leave his mark on the world. He did it by digging. In a grand metaphor for the futility of human endeavor, Schmidt spent 32 years hand-gouging a half-mile tunnel through a mountain peak near the Mojave Desert, for no clear purpose except to finish the job. An outhouse and a plaque now mark the spot, miles up a dirt road south of Ridgecrest. "A monument to determination and perseverance," the plaque declares.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2002 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like all ambitious men, William Henry Schmidt yearned to leave his mark on the world. He did it by digging. In a grand metaphor for the futility of human endeavor, Schmidt spent 32 years hand-gouging a half-mile tunnel through a mountain peak near the Mojave Desert, for no clear purpose except to finish the job. An outhouse and a plaque now mark the spot, miles up a dirt road south of Ridgecrest. "A monument to determination and perseverance," the plaque declares.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oakley Inc., shaking up its corporate suite again, said Thursday that Chairman Jim Jannard will become chief executive officer, the first time he has held the position since he founded the sunglasses company in 1975. Former Gatorade executive William Schmidt, who took the reins six months ago and quickly began expanding the Foothill Ranch-based company's marketing efforts, has resigned. Jannard, 50, will be Oakley's fourth chief executive since the company went public four years ago.
REAL ESTATE
March 13, 1988
J. B. Earl has been elected president of the Construction Industry Research Board. Earl is president of O. K. Earl Corp., Pasadena. He succeeds Jack Oechsel,who will continue to serve as a board member. Roger Werbel was elected first vice president. Werbel is also president of the California Building Industry Assn. Other board members are: Greg Antonovich, John Clarke, James Halverson, Jack McCormick and William Schmidt.
NEWS
May 24, 1987
Three employees at a Wendy's in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were shot to death before the fast-food restaurant was due to open for the day, police said. A 15-year-old girl reporting to work the lunch shift was unable to open the front door and flagged down a patrol car, police spokesman Ott Cefkin said. Officers found the bodies of manager William Schmidt, 46, Michael Peters, 22, and a 19-year-old woman whose name was withheld because her family had not yet been notified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1989
A man who had been arrested in a prostitution raid along Harbor Boulevard was later rearrested when he returned to the scene and allegedly threatened to kill undercover police officers, Costa Mesa police said Friday. William Schmidt, 40, of Orange was first arrested on suspicion of soliciting. He later was arrested on suspicion of making felonious threats against a police officer, Sgt. Tom Curtis said.
REAL ESTATE
February 5, 1989
Roger C. Werbel, a Southland builder and developer for more than 25 years, has been named 1989 president of the board of the Construction Industry Research Board. Werbel, president of Monterey Park-based Werbel Homes, was last year's president of the California Building Industry Assn. The research board is a nonprofit research center that serves the construction industry and provides information to the government, businesses and the public. Werbel succeeds J.B.
NEWS
May 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An admitted Mafia hit man confessed in an HBO interview to the 1980 slaying of a New York City police detective and the killing of a Manhattan nightclub owner. Richard Kuklinski made the admissions during "The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hit Man," which aired Sunday. Prosecutor William H. Schmidt, who was tipped off to the confession, said his office would work on the case as soon as the show aired.
NEWS
April 12, 2001 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "Sopranos" scriptwriters should have been in Lodi, N.J., last week when police raided a local massage parlor and arrested 16 people on prostitution-related charges. Forget "life imitates art." This was more a case of "if the shoe fits." While people from New Jersey like to grouse that the state's image takes a beating on the hit HBO TV series every week, the police turned up a scene in the Ultima Spa that proved Hollywood might be onto something.
REAL ESTATE
July 26, 1992
William C. Schmidt has been elected the 1992 president of the board of directors of the Construction Industry Research Board. He succeeds Jack D. McCormick of McCormick Construction. Schmidt is a president and owner of the Canoga Park-based Schmidt Construction Co. Serving with him on the board are James Halverson, John J. Clarke and John Kruse, vice presidents; Roger Werbel, representing the Building Industry Assn.
NEWS
August 14, 1993
Bounce-bounce-swish sounds have driven a wanna-be pro basketball player's neighbors to sue him for pain, suffering and emotional distress. The complainants want $25,000. Paul Chavez, 18, shoots hoops after dark on a lit court in his back yard. A four-year varsity player and three-year all-league honoree for Bakersfield High School until he graduated last June, Chavez hopes to play for the University of California at Santa Barbara this fall.
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