June 18, 2007
Claudia Cohen, 56, gossip columnist Claudia Cohen, a New York gossip columnist who became the subject of gossip herself when she married into the city's elite, died of ovarian cancer Friday at a Manhattan hospital, said Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for her ex-husband, the billionaire Ronald Perelman. By the time of her death, Ms. Cohen was a millionaire socialite renowned for her contacts and East Hampton parties, but she had her start 30 years earlier as one of the first reporters for the New York Post's Page Six. Two years after her 1977 start at Page Six, she become the column's second editor, overseeing the coverage of such legendary locales as Studio 54. In the early 1980s, while writing a gossip column for the Daily News, Ms. Cohen began dating Mr. Perelman.
July 15, 1991
While executives of Time Warner Inc. huddled with bankers last week to discuss ways to reduce the company's $11 billion debt, the president of one of its subsidiaries flew from Los Angeles to a Sun Valley, Idaho, business meeting on one of the company's seven aircraft.Time Warner has been so concerned about its debt level that it attempted a disputed rights offering that ultimately had to be scrapped. But despite a concession on its top executives' stock-option plan, disclosed in the new rights offering to be made today, the company has not demonstrated any willingness to trim back a corporate lifestyle that is lavish even by the glitzy standards of the entertainment business.
July 17, 2012
The trend of rising high sophomore sophomores making oral college commitments continues, highlighted by a pair of players who have chosen to join Maryland, the national runner-up the past two seasons. Attackman Louis Dubick of Winston Churchill totaled 50 goals and 47 assists last season, helping his team to the state semifinals and becoming the first freshman to be named first-team All-Montgomery County. A co-captain of the Baltimore Crabs, he also has played in Jake Reed's Blue Chip camp and the Maryland Freestate Game.
September 7, 1998
Dr. Robert J. Huebner,84, who discovered that viruses play a role in causing certain cancers, died in Coatesville, Pa., Aug. 26 of pneumonia after a 16-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.Dr. Huebner spent nearly two decades as chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.He is credited with stimulating cancer research in the late 1960s and 1970s with his prediction that viruses would be linked to certain cancers in humans -- a belief contrary to medical wisdom at the time.
October 4, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged yesterday that four Connecticut residents illegally traded on inside information about a pending research agreement between Gaithersburg-based MedImmune Inc. and Merck & Co. Inc.According to the SEC, Robert J. Young of Old Saybrook learned in June 1991 that Merck and MedImmune were considering a joint venture to develop a vaccine for the human immunodeficiency virus, the SEC alleged. Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., is one of the nation's largest drug manufacturers.
July 12, 2006
The rich and famous islanders of Martha's Vineyard should lower their voices the next time they stop by Sunporch Books in Oak Bluffs. Little do they know that proprietor Holly Nadler has been collecting every dollop of gossip she has overheard. Among the tales Nadler shares in her new book, Vineyard Confidential: Bruce Willis reputedly hit on 137 waitresses during his Vineyard visits over the years. According to Nadler, he scored with precisely zero. Woody Allen once faxed a list of requirements to a real estate agent who was supposed to show him properties.
May 2, 1991
Maryland's Assateague Island has made a University of Maryland geologist's list of the top 10 beaches in the Northeastern United States -- but just barely.Thanks mainly to its clean water and wild isolation, the Assateague Island National Seashore ranked 10th on the list compiled by Stephen Leatherman, director of UM's Laboratory for Coastal Research and an internationally recognized expert on coastal erosion and geology.Assateague was outclassed by beaches at East Hampton (first) and Westhampton Beach (second)
March 16, 2003
For 20 years after his military service in Vietnam ended in 1968, Morgan Monceaux roamed the country working odd jobs -- short-order cook, gas-station attendant, janitor. When he got bored, he'd pick up and move to the next place. He wandered from Washing-ton state to Florida and to points in between. He hitched rides and slept wherever he could lay his head. He dug meals out of dumpsters; for a while he was homeless. Then in 1990, when he was 43, he began to paint. He was living in an abandoned building in the South Bronx in New York City.
December 14, 2003
Longtime educator slain in apparent murder-suicide Earl Jacob Lightcap, 75, a longtime principal of Edgewood High School and former assistant superintendent of Harford County schools, was found slain at his home in Long Bar Harbor on Tuesday, police said. Police suspect that David Allen Johnston, 22, was the killer, said Harford sheriff's spokesman Edward Hopkins. Johnston was found dead in the Bush River on Wednesday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. A rifle -- thought to be one missing from Lightcap's house -- was found in the river off Long Bar Harbor, Hopkins said.