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In brief for March 8, 2006

On the Mark's for Elton John It wasn't just fabulous auction items drawing attending at Elton John's annual Oscar viewing party and AIDS fund-raiser, held Sunday night at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Chef Wayne Elias of Mark's Restaurant and Crumble Catering cooked up a dinner menu of salad with buffalo mozzarella, tomato confit and Ligurian olive tapenade; radicchio risotto with Amarone red wine; sautéed filet of beef with red wine and Béarnaise sauce; sautéed salmon scallops; and bitter chocolate mousse with passion fruit sauce ...

Bill Bie of Aztec Tents dies Former Aztec Tents vice president Bill Bie died March 1 at age 68. "Bill was a wonderful man who always gave far more than he received," said Chuck Miller, president of Torrance, Calif.-based Aztec. "It was obvious that he cared more about the success of the overall industry than his own personal accolades. Bill will be missed by his family, his community and by the entire event and rental industry" ...

BlackBerry settlement goes through "CrackBerry"-addicted event pros can go on sharing e-mails over the wireless devices thanks to the resolution of a patent challenge on Friday. A judge had threatened to shut the system down unless the feuding parties could reach an accord, which--with the help of a $612.5 million settlement--they did ...

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