Tim Reid
American actor and film director
Tim Reid
Timothy L. "Tim" Reid is an American actor, comedian and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–82), Marcel "Downtown" Brown on Simon & Simon (1983–87), Ray Campbell on Sister, Sister (1994–99) and William Barnett on That '70s Show (2004-2006). Reid starred in a CBS series, Frank's Place, as a professor who inherits a Louisiana restaurant.
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Exclusive: Brother of ex-Chinese official sharing golf secrets in U.S., not state secrets - attorney
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Breaking a long silence, a politically connected Chinese businessman living in the United States has denied through his attorney that he handed over Chinese state secrets, including launch codes for nuclear weapons, to U.S. authorities. Ling Wancheng, brother of a former top aide to ex-Chinese President Hu Jintao, was the subject of media reports last week asserting he had been debriefed by U.S. officials and provided nuclear secrets as well as personal information about Chinese leaders. Gregory S. Smith, a Washington attorney and former associate White House counsel to President Bill Clinton, told Reuters he has been retained by Ling Wancheng.
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U.S. authorities look for militant links to shooters in California mass slaying
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Tim Reid and Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - The couple suspected of killing 14 people at a holiday party in California amassed thousands of rounds of ammunition and a dozen pipe bombs, authorities said on Thursday as they sought clues to the pair's motives and whether they had links to Islamist militants. Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, his wife and mother of his 6-month-old daughter, were killed in a shootout with police five hours after Wednesday's massacre at the Inland Regional Center social services agency in the city of San Bernardino. Twenty-one people were wounded in the shooting, which ranks as the deadliest instance of U.S. gun violence in three years.
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San Bernardino bankruptcy plan: bondholders hammered while pensions kept whole
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Tim Reid SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - The Southern California city of San Bernardino wants to repay its pension bondholders just a penny on the dollar while paying the state pension fund Calpers in full under its long-awaited bankruptcy exit plan released on Thursday.     Under the bankruptcy plan, called a plan of adjustment, San Bernardino also intends to virtually eliminate retiree health insurance costs, and outsource its fire, emergency response and trash services. Given the city’s circumstances, it is all the city can afford." San Bernardino's bankruptcy blueprint follows the approach taken in the recent bankruptcies of Detroit, Michigan and Stockton, California, where bondholder debt and retiree healthcare costs were slashed or eliminated, while pensions emerged relatively unscathed.
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Why the French Are More Productive Than Americans
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The French are more productive than us Americans. Yes, you read right. The French. Not that I have anything against the French. But we Americans hate to lose in anything. We consider ourselves to be the hardest working, most productive, greatest nation on earth. And yet, sadly, the facts do not weigh in our favor. A new survey of more than one million anonymized sales activities (emails, calls and meetings) logged into a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software maker's sales platform by the sales teams at more than 10,000 small businesses around the world found that French small business owners are more productive than their American counterparts (especially those, like me, on the East Coast) in the afternoon. The reason? The French take breaks. Two hour breaks for lunch. As Americans, we sometimes poke fun at the French (and other European countries) for their long lunch breaks. Perhaps we're misguided? "What our data suggests is not surprising," says Timo Rein, Presid ...
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Exclusive: U.S., China to discuss repatriation of Chinese fugitives
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials will meet in August with their Chinese counterparts to discuss the possibility of repatriating Chinese officials who have fled to America with billions of dollars of allegedly stolen government assets, according to a State Department official. The issue is a thorny one, as no extradition treaty exists between the U.S. and China. Western governments have long been reluctant to hand over suspects because of a lack of transparency and due process in China’s judicial system. Government officials convicted of corruption have been sentenced to death.
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California county declares fiscal emergency due to oil price plunge
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Plunging oil prices led California's Kern County to declare a fiscal emergency on Tuesday, a move that allows officials to tap into a reserve fund as tax revenue faces a big decline due to the lower oil prices. Kern County, in central California, is at the heart of the state's oil production. Officials in Kern County, with a population of about 900,000, say the plunge in oil prices has cut projected property tax revenue for the 2015/16 fiscal year budget by $61 million.
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Detroit rolls dice by relying on casino cash
Yahoo News - over 2 years
By Tim Reid and Michael Erman DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Detroit's reliance on casino cash to help fund a recovery from the city's historic bankruptcy is a high-risk bet on what is an increasingly shaky source of income. A trial to approve Detroit's plan to exit its $18 billion bankruptcy, the largest municipal crash in U.S. history, begins in late July. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr projects that wagering tax revenue from three local casinos, the city's third largest source of cash, will remain essentially steady as far ahead as 2023. Orr has described the gambling taxes as Detroit's most stable source of money.
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All Of Hollywood's Highest-Grossing Movies In One Video
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
It's been 100 years since Hollywood's first feature, "The Squaw Man," opened in theaters. Since then, cinema has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar industry that doubles as an indelible part of American culture. To celebrate, TIME compiled a five-minute video that chronicles 10 decades' worth of increasing film grosses. The clip traces each year's biggest blockbuster, from 1914 to 2013. Along the way, we encounter "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "West Side Story," "Back to the Future" and other film classics that remain an essential part of Hollywood's history. Watch TIME's riveting compilation below. [via TIME] Read More... More on Movies
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Bankrupt U.S. city to dispute debt with California pension fund
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino, California, enters mediation with its creditors on Monday and will immediately dispute the amount the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) says the city owes in pension arrears, according to people with knowledge of the city's preparations for the talks. In what could presage a groundbreaking showdown with America's largest public pension fund, San Bernardino officials will challenge Calpers' calculations and also seek a longer repayment term on the debt. Calpers says that after San Bernardino halted its employer contribution to the fund for an entire year after filing for bankruptcy protection in August last year - the first time a California city has ever paid less than its full dues - its arrears stand at just under $16.5 million, plus growing interest.
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Another U.S. city mulls bankruptcy due to soaring wages and pensions
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Reid DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California (Reuters) - A resort town in California warned on Tuesday that it will run out of money by March due to burdensome salary and pension costs and could join other U.S. cities that have recently filed for bankruptcy protection. A bankruptcy filing by Desert Hot Springs, a city of 26,000 about 110 miles east of Los Angeles, would make it the third California city along with San Bernardino and Stockton to seek court protection from creditors. San Bernardino and Detroit - the biggest U.S. city to seek Chapter 9 protection - are likely to set precedent on whether retirees or Wall Street bondholders suffer the most when a city goes broke. The problems in Desert Hot Springs came to light last week when a new finance director reviewed the city's records and discovered a $3 million shortfall in its budget of $13.5 million.
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Multiple victims in shooting at L.A. airport; suspected gunman held
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Reid and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Several people were injured in a shooting incident that sparked chaos at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday and authorities said the suspected gunman was in custody. The airport halted outgoing flights after the shooting and passengers were evacuated, authorities said. Local media reported a gunman with a high-powered rifle had been shot by law enforcement. "About 9:30 this morning, there were some shots fired on or near Terminal 3, obviously some people were injured, two possibly three," LAPD spokesman Gus Villanueva told KTLA television.
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Bankrupt San Bernardino in showdown with California pension fund over arrears
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Reid RIVERSIDE, California (Reuters) - The bankrupt city of San Bernardino and its largest creditor, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers), are set for a showdown over the city's $17 million in pension arrears, a important milestone in a case the bankruptcy judge says could set a national precedent. After a Tuesday hearing in the case, an attorney for the Calpers - America's largest public pension fund with assets of $277 billion - said San Bernardino cannot be allowed to get away with failing to pay the pension fund for an entire year. ...
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Senate leaders say nearing a deal to end government shutdown, raise debt limit
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate leaders said on Monday that they are nearing a deal to reopen the government and raise the U.S. debt limit. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who began talks on Saturday, appeared together on the Senate floor to voice their optimism that such a deal could be finalized within days. If the full Democratic-led Senate passes it, the proposal would then go to the Republican-led House. (Reporting By Thomas Ferraro and Tim Reid; editing by Christopher Wilson)
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U.S. Senate leader sees chance for breaking fiscal impasse
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By David Lawder and Tim Reid WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate negotiations to bring a boiling fiscal crisis to an end showed signs of progress on Sunday, but there were no guarantees that the U.S. federal government shutdown was about to end or that a historic default would be avoided. Friday's optimism that a deal might be forged before financial markets opened on Monday vanished on Saturday and the talks moved from the acrimony of the House of Representatives to the Senate. Negotiations that were likely to stretch into the week continued between the Senate's top Democrat and Republican. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Reid
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 69
    On May 10, 2014, Reid received a VCU honorary doctorate for his many outstanding and distinguished contributions.
    More Details Hide Details He delivered a commencement speech during the ceremony.
  • 2011
    Age 66
    Reid was named to the board of directors of the American Civil War Center in July 2011 at Tredegar Iron Works.
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  • 2009
    Age 64
    On April 13, 2009, Reid appeared opposite former co-star Tamera Mowry on the short-lived ABC Family series Roommates as Mr Daniels.
    More Details Hide Details Reid had a recurring role on That '70s Show as William Barnett. Reid has directed various television programs as well the film Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored based on a novel by Clifton L. Taulbert. He directed and adapted a children's TV show called Bobobobs which aired in the late 1980s. Reid is the creator of Stop the Madness, an after-school special video in the fight against drugs recorded on December 11, 1985.
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 43
    In 1988, Reid won an award from Viewers for Quality Television Awards as "Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series" in Frank's Place.
    More Details Hide Details In 1988, the same role earned him an Image Award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series". Reid appeared in the initial movie version of Stephen King's epic horror novel It. He played the role of Mike Hanlon, librarian at the Derry, Maine Public Library and one of the seven main protagonists. Though he admitted having a great time working on the project, Reid later expressed his disappointment with the fact that his character was absent from the climatic showdown against the titular villain (played by Tim Curry). He made an appearance as Sgt. Ray Bennett of the Seacouver Police Department in three first-season episodes of Highlander: The Series. He had a starring role in the series Sister Sister as Ray Campbell, for the entire six-season run.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 37
    On December 4, 1982, he married actress Daphne Maxwell Reid.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 23
    Reid's entertainment career also began in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details He and insurance salesman Tom Dreesen met at a Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting near Chicago. They were "put together to promote an anti-drug program in the local schools" and, prompted by a comment from a child, decided to form a comedy team. The team, later billed as "Tim and Tom", was the first interracial comedy duo. Years later, Reid and Dreesen wrote a book about those years called Tim & Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White (2008, ISBN 978-0-226-70900-0), co-written with sports writer Ron Rapoport). Reid started out on the short-lived The Richard Pryor Show. Reid starred as DJ "Venus Flytrap" on the hit CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, in what is perhaps his best known TV role. Reid starred as Lieutenant Marcel Proust "Downtown" Brown (episodes 43-127), on the CBS detective series Simon & Simon.
    He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Norfolk State College in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Reid also became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. After graduation he was hired by Dupont Corporation, where he worked for three years.
  • 1967
    Age 22
    In 1967, Reid married Rita; they divorced on May 9, 1980.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children together: Timothy II (born 1968) and Tori Reid (born 1971).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on December 19, 1944.
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