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By JAY HANCOCK | April 14, 2002
WHEN the owners of the Bibelot book chain absolutely, positively had to shield $17 million from the Bank of America and the U.S. legal system, they didn't mess around with Bermuda, the Bahamas or Liechtenstein. They sent the money straight to the Cook Islands, the tightest ship in the "asset protection" business. A gorgeous, palmy archipelago in the boundless blue between Australia and Chile, the Cook Islands cooked up a new set of incorporation and trust laws in the 1980s with the help of a Denver lawyer.
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By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
We're back for another season of "Survivor," and the gimmick for the 27th season is "Blood vs. Water. " Previous contestants are being brought back, along with one of their loved ones. Some returning players I'm glad so see, some not so much. Lord save me, Rupert is back. The 10 separate couples are dropped off in separate locations; here is the list of Survivors: Gervase from Season 1 and his niece, Marissa; Kat from "One World" and her boyfriend, Hayden, who won "Big Brother" last season; Laura from "Survivor Samoa" and her daughter, Ciera; Rupert (sigh)
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2002
A trial that was to begin Monday in a lawsuit charging that the owners of the defunct Bibelot book chain defrauded Bank of America has been postponed indefinitely as the bank pursues an overseas lawsuit against them. The discovery period in the suit, filed by the bank in Baltimore County Circuit Court against Brian D. and Elizabeth G. Weese, was extended until Dec. 31, but a trial date was not rescheduled, according to a court filing. Discovery is the phase in which parties exchange documents and information, and conduct depositions in preparation for trial.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,sun television critic | September 14, 2006
Though it has yet to air an episode, the 13th season of the long-running CBS reality TV series Survivor already has pop cultural analysts and sociologists shaking their heads in dismay. Survivor: Cook Islands, which premieres tonight but was not offered to critics for review, will pit contestants - divided into teams on the basis of race - against each other as they compete for a $1 million prize. On TV Survivor: Cook Islands premieres at 8 tonight on WJZ (Channel 13).
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By Rosemary McClure and By Rosemary McClure,Los Angeles Times | July 17, 2005
I kept the queen waiting. Thunderstorms had delayed my flight. By the time the plane landed, Cook Islands Queen Manarangi Tutai had been waiting at the airport for three hours. Despite the imposition, she smiled regally, wished me Kia orana -- "May you live long" -- and draped a fragrant necklace of gardenias around my shoulders. I stumbled through an apology. I had planned to stay at her bed-and-breakfast inn on the remote South Pacific island of Aitutaki during my November trip, but I didn't expect her to pick me up, much less grab my luggage and drive me to the B&B herself.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,sun television critic | September 14, 2006
Though it has yet to air an episode, the 13th season of the long-running CBS reality TV series Survivor already has pop cultural analysts and sociologists shaking their heads in dismay. Survivor: Cook Islands, which premieres tonight but was not offered to critics for review, will pit contestants - divided into teams on the basis of race - against each other as they compete for a $1 million prize. On TV Survivor: Cook Islands premieres at 8 tonight on WJZ (Channel 13).
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2002
In an unusual move, a major creditor of the defunct Bibelot book chain has asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to appoint a trustee to oversee the personal bankruptcy cases of the chain's owners. A trustee would protect the creditors because the owners, Brian D. and Elizabeth G. Weese, have always intended "to prevent [their creditors] from reaching the assets that were fraudulently conveyed" to an offshore trust, according to papers filed this week by Bank of America in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2003
Brian D. and Elizabeth G. Weese, former owners of the now-defunct, Baltimore-area Bibelot bookstore chain, have reached a $13 million settlement with creditors who had accused the couple of fraudulently transferring nearly $20 million to an offshore trust fund. The settlement puts an end to several lawsuits against the couple in which creditors were seeking to recover at least $17.5 million owed after the once-popular bookseller filed for bankruptcy in March 2001. Bank of America NA, the Weeses' largest creditor, gets $10 million of its more than $15 million claim, the trustee overseeing couple's personal bankruptcy case said yesterday.
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By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
We're back for another season of "Survivor," and the gimmick for the 27th season is "Blood vs. Water. " Previous contestants are being brought back, along with one of their loved ones. Some returning players I'm glad so see, some not so much. Lord save me, Rupert is back. The 10 separate couples are dropped off in separate locations; here is the list of Survivors: Gervase from Season 1 and his niece, Marissa; Kat from "One World" and her boyfriend, Hayden, who won "Big Brother" last season; Laura from "Survivor Samoa" and her daughter, Ciera; Rupert (sigh)
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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | September 29, 2006
Supposedly, last night's rearranging of the tribes on Survivor: Cook Islands was a "surprise merge!" But promoting the heck out of it sure killed the surprise for the audience. Sure, after this many seasons, the merge is never really a shock anymore, but given the controversy about the divided-by-ethnicity tribes, I thought those divisions might have lasted a bit longer.
TRAVEL
By Rosemary McClure and By Rosemary McClure,Los Angeles Times | July 17, 2005
I kept the queen waiting. Thunderstorms had delayed my flight. By the time the plane landed, Cook Islands Queen Manarangi Tutai had been waiting at the airport for three hours. Despite the imposition, she smiled regally, wished me Kia orana -- "May you live long" -- and draped a fragrant necklace of gardenias around my shoulders. I stumbled through an apology. I had planned to stay at her bed-and-breakfast inn on the remote South Pacific island of Aitutaki during my November trip, but I didn't expect her to pick me up, much less grab my luggage and drive me to the B&B herself.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2003
Brian D. and Elizabeth G. Weese, former owners of the now-defunct, Baltimore-area Bibelot bookstore chain, have reached a $13 million settlement with creditors who had accused the couple of fraudulently transferring nearly $20 million to an offshore trust fund. The settlement puts an end to several lawsuits against the couple in which creditors were seeking to recover at least $17.5 million owed after the once-popular bookseller filed for bankruptcy in March 2001. Bank of America NA, the Weeses' largest creditor, gets $10 million of its more than $15 million claim, the trustee overseeing couple's personal bankruptcy case said yesterday.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2002
A trial that was to begin Monday in a lawsuit charging that the owners of the defunct Bibelot book chain defrauded Bank of America has been postponed indefinitely as the bank pursues an overseas lawsuit against them. The discovery period in the suit, filed by the bank in Baltimore County Circuit Court against Brian D. and Elizabeth G. Weese, was extended until Dec. 31, but a trial date was not rescheduled, according to a court filing. Discovery is the phase in which parties exchange documents and information, and conduct depositions in preparation for trial.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | April 14, 2002
WHEN the owners of the Bibelot book chain absolutely, positively had to shield $17 million from the Bank of America and the U.S. legal system, they didn't mess around with Bermuda, the Bahamas or Liechtenstein. They sent the money straight to the Cook Islands, the tightest ship in the "asset protection" business. A gorgeous, palmy archipelago in the boundless blue between Australia and Chile, the Cook Islands cooked up a new set of incorporation and trust laws in the 1980s with the help of a Denver lawyer.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2002
In an unusual move, a major creditor of the defunct Bibelot book chain has asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to appoint a trustee to oversee the personal bankruptcy cases of the chain's owners. A trustee would protect the creditors because the owners, Brian D. and Elizabeth G. Weese, have always intended "to prevent [their creditors] from reaching the assets that were fraudulently conveyed" to an offshore trust, according to papers filed this week by Bank of America in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore.
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By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2002
A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved a petition by the owners of the defunct Bibelot Bookstore chain to file for voluntary bankruptcy protection after creditors tried to force the Baltimore couple into involuntary liquidation. Judge James F. Schneider ordered that the Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy case involving Brian D. and Elizabeth G. Weese be converted into a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, where debtors and creditors cooperate to resolve outstanding debts. The order Wednesday was issued after a Bankruptcy Court hearing and with the approval of creditors.
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