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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1997
WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- If Thomas Edison could have foreseen the future, he might have invented a way to preserve his legacy.As it is, historians and archivists are trying to protect the works of America's greatest inventor from time and the elements.The Edison National Historic Site in West Orange holds the largest collection of the inventor's materials: 5.4 million artifacts, from the first phonograph to the patent for the incandescent light bulb. Edison consolidated his operations here in 1887 after he outgrew his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J., and tired of commuting to his New York City headquarters.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
During this week 16 years ago, Google Inc. was founded in Menlo Park, Calif., legendary film director Akira Kurosawa died and these were the most popular songs in America, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Lookin' at Me,' Mase featuring Puff Daddy Remember when Mase (or Ma$e as he sometimes preferred) was a such a big deal? "Lookin' at Me" was the third single from his debut album -- and his third consecutive top 10 hit. He's now a pastor, but plans to release a new album this year.
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NEWS
June 28, 2003
KAREN CARNEY WAGNER, 42 - After a long and courageous battle with cancer Karen found peace and rest with God on June 27 in Menlo Park, CA. Karen grew up in Baltimore, MD, attended St. Mary's Govans grammar school, Notre Dame Preparatory School and graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Following her marriage in 1984, Karen and husband Brian settled in Menlo Park, CA. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, homemaker and friend to all Karen also had a rewarding career with IBM Corp.
BUSINESS
By McClatchy Tribune | July 16, 2008
Detroit - It's not true that you must work 80-hour weeks, trash competitors and gouge your customers to get ahead in today's dog-eat-dog business world. That's what Rich Sheridan and his fellow computer programmers and high-tech anthropologists at Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Mich., say. They are dedicated to reinventing the workplace, for themselves and their clients, as a means to a more ambitious goal, which is "to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology," says Sheridan, president and chief executive officer of the software firm he founded with three partners in 2001.
NEWS
November 1, 1991
Arthur Boydston Hardy, 78, a psychiatrist who pioneered a treatment for agoraphobia that helped thousands of patients across the nation, died of cancer Saturday in Menlo Park., Calif. Dr. Hardy visited people who suffered an abnormal fear of being in open or public places and helped them extend the space in which they felt secure by confronting the source of the threat and using relaxation techniques.Billy Wright, rhythm-and-blues singer, died of a pulmonary embolism Monday in Atlanta at age 73. Mr. Wright had four hits in the Billboard magazine R&B Top 10 from 1949 to 1951, including "Blues for My Baby," which reached No. 5.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | January 9, 1994
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Not long ago, drug dealers armed with semi-automatic and automatic weapons controlled the streets of this poverty-stricken community.The police department -- understaffed and ineffective -- was paralyzed by investigations into brutality and corruption. By 1992, violence was so rampant that East Palo Alto was branded the murder capital of the nation, with 42 killings in a city of fewer than 24,000 people.In adjoining cities such as Palo Alto and Menlo Park, affluent residents found spent bullets in their yards and talked of building traffic barriers at key intersections to hold back the rising tide of crime.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | October 15, 1994
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Microsoft Corp.'s planned buyout catapulted shares of Intuit Inc. by 34 percent yesterday, while Microsoft's stock fell 2.4 percent after analysts lowered earnings estimates for the personal computer software giant.L After the market closed Thursday, Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft and Menlo Park, Calif.-based Intuit announced the biggest purchase ever in the booming PC software industry. Microsoft will buy Intuit in a $1.5 billion stock transaction that places Microsoft in control of the growing market for software that helps people manage their finances.
FEATURES
By San Francisco Chronicle | October 2, 1992
Menlo Park, Calif. -- Ken Kesey read from his acclaimed new novel, "Sailor Song," at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, the town where it all began 30 years ago in a funky cottage with a tree in the center of the street, a night job at the Veterans Administration Hospital and an idea that with help from hallucinogens became "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."Since Mr. Kesey's last official visit, Kepler's, once the outpost for Menlo Park militancy, has moved to a mall. But Mr. Kesey's outlaw spirit was piqued by the idea of returning.
NEWS
By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
During this week 16 years ago, Google Inc. was founded in Menlo Park, Calif., legendary film director Akira Kurosawa died and these were the most popular songs in America, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Lookin' at Me,' Mase featuring Puff Daddy Remember when Mase (or Ma$e as he sometimes preferred) was a such a big deal? "Lookin' at Me" was the third single from his debut album -- and his third consecutive top 10 hit. He's now a pastor, but plans to release a new album this year.
BUSINESS
By TOM PETERS | December 26, 1994
As a decade of column writing draws to a close, the time comes for my 10th Annual Most Valuable Player Awards:* 1. Most Valuable Companies.This year's award is shared by Khuri's Deli Cafe, San Francisco; Menlo Shirt Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Menlo Park, Calif.; Bill's Farm Basket (produce and groceries), Sebastapol, Calif.; Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vt.; and K. Barchetti Shops (men's and women's wear), Pittsburgh.Sure, my winners in the past have included Wal-Mart, 3M and the Union Pacific Railroad.
NEWS
June 28, 2003
KAREN CARNEY WAGNER, 42 - After a long and courageous battle with cancer Karen found peace and rest with God on June 27 in Menlo Park, CA. Karen grew up in Baltimore, MD, attended St. Mary's Govans grammar school, Notre Dame Preparatory School and graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Following her marriage in 1984, Karen and husband Brian settled in Menlo Park, CA. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, homemaker and friend to all Karen also had a rewarding career with IBM Corp.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1997
WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- If Thomas Edison could have foreseen the future, he might have invented a way to preserve his legacy.As it is, historians and archivists are trying to protect the works of America's greatest inventor from time and the elements.The Edison National Historic Site in West Orange holds the largest collection of the inventor's materials: 5.4 million artifacts, from the first phonograph to the patent for the incandescent light bulb. Edison consolidated his operations here in 1887 after he outgrew his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J., and tired of commuting to his New York City headquarters.
BUSINESS
By TOM PETERS | December 26, 1994
As a decade of column writing draws to a close, the time comes for my 10th Annual Most Valuable Player Awards:* 1. Most Valuable Companies.This year's award is shared by Khuri's Deli Cafe, San Francisco; Menlo Shirt Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Menlo Park, Calif.; Bill's Farm Basket (produce and groceries), Sebastapol, Calif.; Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vt.; and K. Barchetti Shops (men's and women's wear), Pittsburgh.Sure, my winners in the past have included Wal-Mart, 3M and the Union Pacific Railroad.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | October 15, 1994
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Microsoft Corp.'s planned buyout catapulted shares of Intuit Inc. by 34 percent yesterday, while Microsoft's stock fell 2.4 percent after analysts lowered earnings estimates for the personal computer software giant.L After the market closed Thursday, Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft and Menlo Park, Calif.-based Intuit announced the biggest purchase ever in the booming PC software industry. Microsoft will buy Intuit in a $1.5 billion stock transaction that places Microsoft in control of the growing market for software that helps people manage their finances.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | January 9, 1994
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Not long ago, drug dealers armed with semi-automatic and automatic weapons controlled the streets of this poverty-stricken community.The police department -- understaffed and ineffective -- was paralyzed by investigations into brutality and corruption. By 1992, violence was so rampant that East Palo Alto was branded the murder capital of the nation, with 42 killings in a city of fewer than 24,000 people.In adjoining cities such as Palo Alto and Menlo Park, affluent residents found spent bullets in their yards and talked of building traffic barriers at key intersections to hold back the rising tide of crime.
FEATURES
By San Francisco Chronicle | October 2, 1992
Menlo Park, Calif. -- Ken Kesey read from his acclaimed new novel, "Sailor Song," at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, the town where it all began 30 years ago in a funky cottage with a tree in the center of the street, a night job at the Veterans Administration Hospital and an idea that with help from hallucinogens became "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."Since Mr. Kesey's last official visit, Kepler's, once the outpost for Menlo Park militancy, has moved to a mall. But Mr. Kesey's outlaw spirit was piqued by the idea of returning.
BUSINESS
By McClatchy Tribune | July 16, 2008
Detroit - It's not true that you must work 80-hour weeks, trash competitors and gouge your customers to get ahead in today's dog-eat-dog business world. That's what Rich Sheridan and his fellow computer programmers and high-tech anthropologists at Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Mich., say. They are dedicated to reinventing the workplace, for themselves and their clients, as a means to a more ambitious goal, which is "to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology," says Sheridan, president and chief executive officer of the software firm he founded with three partners in 2001.
SPORTS
By Jerry Greene and Jerry Greene,Orlando Sentinel | October 20, 1991
Miami had just beaten New England on the road, 20-10, and Miami Dolphins tight end Greg Baty was relaxing in the afterglow of one his best days as a professional football player. For the moment, the fear didn't show in his eyes.He had caught four passes from Dan Marino for 89 yards. A good day's work. "I can't wait to go home and hug my wife," he said.That's when the haunted look returned to his face. He had thought of his wife, Kathleen, home and alone.Granted, she's in no more danger now than any other woman alone.
NEWS
November 1, 1991
Arthur Boydston Hardy, 78, a psychiatrist who pioneered a treatment for agoraphobia that helped thousands of patients across the nation, died of cancer Saturday in Menlo Park., Calif. Dr. Hardy visited people who suffered an abnormal fear of being in open or public places and helped them extend the space in which they felt secure by confronting the source of the threat and using relaxation techniques.Billy Wright, rhythm-and-blues singer, died of a pulmonary embolism Monday in Atlanta at age 73. Mr. Wright had four hits in the Billboard magazine R&B Top 10 from 1949 to 1951, including "Blues for My Baby," which reached No. 5.
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