October 20, 1992
The chairman of Westinghouse Electric Corp., Paul E. Lego, went on the offensive yesterday to shoot down what he called "preposterous" speculation that the company might be headed for bankruptcy court.Mr. Lego expressed disappointment in his company's third-quarter results, which were released a week ago, but said he had no idea how rumors concerning a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing got started."Any rational analysis of our financial condition could not support such an idea," Mr. Lego said in a lengthy statement regarding Westinghouse's financial health.
August 25, 2004
Everett A. Lego, a Shaolin Buddhist monk and martial arts instructor, died of pneumonia Aug. 18 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Hampden resident was 74. Mr. Lego, who was known as Ed, was born in Hampden and attended city public schools before he left in the late 1940s to study in Taiwan. While there he became a Shaolin monk and a master in t'ai chi ch'uan, a form of self-defense and morning meditative exercises that originated in China. He lived briefly in New York City before returning in 1956 to Baltimore, where he owned and operated a men's hairstyling business.
April 30, 1992
PITTSBURGH -- Westinghouse Electric Corp. Chairman Paul E. Lego predicted yesterday that the company would return to the black this year and faced shareholder charges that he profited while presiding over one of the toughest financial periods in the company's history.Addressing shareholders at Westinghouse's annual meeting, Mr. Lego said there were no plans for additional layoffs.That issue is of particular interest to the company's approximately 12,000 Electronic Systems Group employees in Maryland.
April 25, 1996
REPORTS THAT suggest 1,000 acres near Baltimore-Washington International Airport are being scrutinized as a future theme park site should not be surprising. Perhaps more eye-opening is the fact that so few successful amusement parks lie in the densely populated Northeast corridor, particularly in the 200-plus miles between Hershey Park in Central Pennsylvania and Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion in Tidewater Virginia.For Denmark-based Lego Group, Anne Arundel County represents a return trip.
January 3, 2004
NEW YORK - There are dreams. And there are dreams. Nathan Sawaya has had both, some attainable, others seemingly impossible. Sawaya has dreamed of building wonderfully intricate structures out of Lego blocks, and then he has done so. A life-size Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. The Major League Baseball logo. The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. All materialized in Sawaya's mind at one time or another, and now all exist as Lego realities, thanks to an imaginative 30-year-old Manhattanite with a child's heart.
November 30, 2003
For as long as the stories that make up the Bible have been written down, their authors have been adapting them in varying ways. From the Hebrew Bible to the St. James Bible to more recent versions such as the Precious Moments Bible and the Extreme Teen Bible, the text's sacred stories have been tailored for different audiences. The oddest new addition to this genre may be The Brick Testament (Quirk Books, $14.95), 10 stories from the book of Genesis "re-sculpted" using Lego toy building bricks.