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By New York Times News Service | 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.
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FEATURES
By GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY and GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 15, 1997
Michael Dorris,52, an adoptive parent of children with fetal alcohol syndrome and author of a prize-winning book on the subject, died Thursday or Friday in Concord, N.H., a family friend said.The Concord Monitor reported that Mr. Dorris was found Friday in a Concord motel room. Police said the death appeared to have been a suicide. The newspaper said he apparently suffocated himself using a plastic bag.Mr. Dorris won a National Book Critics Circle award in 1989 in the nonfiction category for "The Broken Cord," a first-person account of how fetal alcohol syndrome affected his eldest son, Abel, who died.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | 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.
NEWS
By Megan Sexton and By Megan Sexton,Knight Ridder / Tribune | October 27, 2002
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The folks at Martha Stewart Living say it happens all the time. Someone will write, call or e-mail saying she just must have the sofa or the table or the mirror pictured in the magazine. Many of those pieces are part of Stewart's own collection, filling her stone house on the Maine coast or her 19th-century home on the eastern shore of Long Island. They often are antiques or one-of-a-kind items, not available in typical furniture stores. Until now. Stewart's first venture into furniture was unveiled recently at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point with the 175-piece Martha Stewart Signature collection by Bernhardt.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | 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)
FEATURES
By Orlando Sentinel | January 5, 1992
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sea World of Florida will use the latest in theme-park technology in 1992 to open a ride that will take guests on a simulated journey through the ocean's depths.The multimillion-dollar ride will use a flight simulator -- like that used to train pilots -- to rock guests as they view a film exploring the seas.The simulator, now under construction, will be the first ride ever installed at Sea World -- an attraction better known for its killer whales, sharks, dolphins and eels.
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