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People
June 1, 2000

Best Buy Co., Inc. announced the promotion of three senior vice presidents and three new vice presidents, all from within the Fortune 200 Company: Susan S. Hoff, senior vice president of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs; Joseph M. Joyce, senior vice president and General Counsel; Mike W. Marlot, senior vice president of Loss Prevention; Shari L. Ballard, vice president of Organizational Effectiveness; Gerald C. Nanninga, vice president of Strategic Planning; and Ric J. West, vice president of Print Advertising. Best Buy also announced the promotion of Duane Hoff to the newly created position of Vice President, Interactive Television Services Circuit City Stores announced that

The Three Ring Circus of MP3, CE and SDMI
June 1, 2000

By David Dritsas A good laugh. That's the first thing you'll get when you ask industry insiders what's been happening with MP3 music and the Internet. The news in this industry has been a soap opera of lawsuits, private investigations and name-calling. But as laughable as this comedic melodrama may be, it's leaving consumers confused and unsure about the technology, even with the promises of the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI). Consumer confusion is not what's wanted at a time when Sony, Circuit City, Sharp and Lexar have teamed up to promote Memory Products and when BestBuy.com has inked deals with Liquid

People
April 1, 2000

OfficeMax named Gary Peterson president and chief operating officer, a newly created position. The COO responsibilities were previously held by Michael Feuer, OfficeMax's CEO.…The Good Guys appointed Cathy Stauffer its vice president of merchandising and Richard Gazlay, formerly the director of operations, to vice president of operations.… Tandy Corp. assigned Loren Jensen to vice president, finance. The company also named Martin Moad vice president, treasurer.…PC Connection, Inc. named Brad Mousseau vice president of human resources. Best Buy promoted Rich Christensen to the newly created position of vice president, technology services. He was director of distributed systems.…Target Corp. formed an e-commerce business unit, Target Direct,

Issa Secures An American Legacy
January 1, 2000

The American dream could have been adopted from Darrell Issa's life. Founder of Directed Electronics Inc. (DEI), Chairman of the Board of CEA's Executive Committee, President of the Washington, DC-based American Task Force for Lebanon and Chairman of the Lincoln Club of San Diego, a group working to promote the Republican party in California, Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to working class immigrant parents in 1953. After 10 years in the U.S. Army, having obtained the rank of Captain, Issa and his wife, Katharine, invested their entire life savings of $7,000 into Directed Electronics; it became incorporated in 1982. Because he personifies