November 29, 1988 |
The governor's office yesterday called for nine state police employees to pay for a one-day excursion they received from a Japanese firm that was competing at the time for an $8.5 million state police contract. John T. Tighe 3d, Gov. Casey's deputy chief of staff, said he would also recommend that the state police reimburse the firm, Tokyo's NEC Information Systems, for about $1,000 in additional expenses that NEC paid for one trooper who traveled to Japan last year. NEC took the nine members of the State Police Bureau of Records and Information Services on an excursion to Mount Fuji in December after they completed a week of computer tests at the company's facilities in Tokyo.
December 3, 1986 |
In a move expected to give the Japanese a significant entree into the U.S. computer market, Honeywell Inc. yesterday announced plans to spin off its computer operations into a joint venture with Japanese and French companies. Honeywell said it signed a memorandum of understanding with NEC Corp. of Japan and Compagnie des Machines Bull of France under which the three companies would jointly own and operate Honeywell Information Systems (HIS), the Minneapolis company's computer division.
August 4, 1988 |
At last there's a digital VCR worth its weight in high-tech chips! Almost anyone can recognize the genuine sonic improvements that digital encoding has wrought in compact discs. In the world of VCRs, however, most digital circuit "enhancements" are gimmicks with limited appeal. Do people really want to watch two channels at once - now possible with digital picture-in-picture? How often would you hanker to turn the TV screen into an abstract painting with a solarized or mosaic special effect?
September 1, 1987 |
About 600 members of the Cherry Hill teachers' union agreed last night to strike next week if they have not reached a tentative contract settlement with the Board of Education by the start of school. Negotiations between the Cherry Hill Education Association and the board are scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. today. A state mediator was appointed Thursday and has supervised three bargaining sessions since then. There were no talks yesterday. Classes are scheduled to start Sept.
November 20, 2011
Atlantic Winter League PENNSAUKEN COUNTRY CLUB Par 70. Open Division Greg Farrow, Deerwood. . . 70 Dave Quinn, Links. . . 71 Pete Barron, Stone Harbor. . . 71 Jamie Shaffer, Links. . . 73 Tom Alestock, Running Deer. . . 74 Paul Sikorski, Pennsauken. . . 74 Jim Austin, Five Ponds. . . 75 George Frake, Little Mill. . . 75 Quentin Griffith, Pennsauken. . . 75 Amateur Division, Net Pete Barron, Stone Harbor.
September 24, 1991 |
We've relished the Pepsi vs. Coke Challenge, pondered the merits of Reebok vs. Nike, argued between Ford and Chevy trucks. This fall, we'll be confronted by more than $40 million in advertisements for a new generation of video games. And upstart Sega's advertising blitz goes one-on-one against Nintendo. So we'll just have to decide which of the three 16-bit video game systems is the one we can't live without. Will it be Nintendo's new Super NES - just arriving on store shelves priced at $199 and positioned as a "complement" to the extremely popular, but long- in-the-tooth, 8-bit NES system?
January 1, 1987 |
The 60-year-old Drexel Building at 1435 Walnut St., has been sold by 15 NEC Associates for approximately $6.4 million to Walden Realty Philadelphia Inc. Walden Realty is a subsidiary of a private British investment company, Howard DeWalden Estates. In announcing the sale yesterday, Gloria B. Levin, a general partner in 15 NEC Associates, said the company decided to sell the property because of changes in the federal tax code, which take effect today. In particular, the elimination of the special capital-gains tax rate prompted the company to dispose of the building.