BRIEFLY LAMONT IS NAMED NEW CEO OF ANG.
LONG BEACH - Ian Lamont, publisher of the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, a sister newspaper of the Daily News, on Wednesday was named president, publisher and CEO of the Alameda Newspaper Group, based in Oakland.
The appointment was announced by Gerald Grilly, executive vice president and chief operating officer for MediaNews Group and president and CEO for the California Newspapers Partnership.
Prior to joining the Press-Telegram in September 2001, Lamont was publisher of the Tri-City Herald in Washington State.
ANG is the dominant newspaper group in Alameda County, with four daily newspapers, including the Oakland Tribune, Daily Review, the Argus and the Tri-Valley Herald. ANG also publishes the San Mateo County Times, San Ramon Valley Herald and San Joaquin Herald, with a total circulation of 218,534.
Whittaker snags helicopter deal
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Whittaker Controls, based in North Hollywood, announced Wednesday that it had received a contract for work on the Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche.
Whittaker will provide the cockpit backup exhaust and electro-optical sensor system temperature control valves to be installed on the U.S. Army's armed reconnaissance helicopter.
The initial purchase order covers the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the program.
Eatery to open Calabasas store
CALABASAS - California cuisine purveyor Damon & Pythias will make its local debut this weekend when it celebrates its grand opening at the Commons at Calabasas. Conceived by San Fernando Valley residents and business partners Jeffrey McNeal and Steven Brower, the restaurant opened its first spot in Westwood in 2001.
In addition to continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, the chain, named for a mythological pair of friends known for their extreme loyalty, also offers catering. After grossing $1.5 million in 2002, the operation brought in $2.3 million last year.
Enron executive gets 10-year term
HOUSTON - Andrew Fastow, chief architect of the off-the-books deals that brought down Enron, pleaded guilty along with his wife Wednesday in a deal that could take prosecutors to the top of the corporate ladder at the scandal-ridden company.
The former finance chief agreed to a 10-year prison sentence and will help prosecutors build a case against the executives who once occupied the most opulent offices on the company's top floor: former chairman Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling.
Fed says economy gaining strength
WASHINGTON - A batch of new economic reports Wednesday provided fresh evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to gain momentum, with an unexpectedly sharp narrowing of the trade deficit and a strengthening of business activity in most parts of the country as the new year began.
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|Date:||Jan 15, 2004|
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