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October 10, 1985
The signing of a definitive merger agreement followed approval by the boards of the two entertainment firms on the previously reported deal. Lorimar Chairman Merv Adelson and President Lee Rich will control a total of about 17% of the stock of the new Lorimar-Telepictures, which will be headquartered in Culver City. Telepictures Chairman Michael J. Solomon and four other top managers will control a total of about 5%.
January 22, 2000
The family of a man who died in police custody last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, seeking unspecified damages. Dale Weight, 58, was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness on Jan. 23, 1999, and taken to Van Nuys Jail, where he was found dead several hours later, said Michael Adelson, an attorney representing Weight's children. At the time, police attributed the death to an apparent heart attack. Lt.
February 4, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
As results from the Nevada Republican presidential caucuses trickle in, tallies from one county - a big one - are notably tardy. Clark County, home to the state's main population center of Las Vegas, is holding a special post-sundown caucus to accommodate orthodox Jews and Seventh-day Adventists, which has delayed the release of results from the county until after 7 p.m. local time. In the meantime, results are out from the other 16 counties. They're being posted to a Google map and the Nevada GOP's twitter feed (@nvgop)
December 15, 1985 | ROBERT MACY, Associated Press
Stung by the slow, painful cancer death of a father and friend, two founders of Lorimar Productions say their unique hospice in the shadow of the Las Vegas Strip offers new hope for the right to die with dignity. Merv Adelson, who oversees such television hits as "Dallas" and "Falcon Crest" in his role as Lorimar chairman, calls the 2 1/2-year-old Nathan Adelson Hospice on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus his labor of love.
September 12, 1985 | AL DELUGACH
Culver City-based Lorimar announced that Russell Goldsmith resigned as chief operating officer and director to head an investment group that will acquire, operate and invest in entertainment firms. Chairman Merv Adelson said that Lorimar, which produces such network television series as "Dallas," "Knot's Landing" and "Falcon Crest," will not fill the office of chief operating officer.
January 27, 1985
Fred F. Mautner, a recipient of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission's Certificate of Merit for outstanding volunteer services in fair housing activities, has been elected president of the Westside Fair Housing Council. Other 1985 officers include Alan Katz, vice president; Kathleen O'Neill, secretary, and Anne Froehlich, chief financial officer.
January 10, 2012 | By Tom Hamburger
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson wrote a personal check to Newt Gingrich's super PAC for $5 million late last Friday afternoon, and could send more -- though there are no promises. That's the description offered by a person close to the billionaire couple who is familiar with their thinking and the couple's long-standing relationship with Gingrich. The money is being spent in part to fuel a massive advertising campaign in South Carolina attacking Mitt Romney, who had attacked Gingrich aggressively in Iowa.
August 27, 1998
A schoolteacher has been arrested by Los Angeles police on suspicion of possession and duplication of child pornography, school officials said late Wednesday. "Due to the nature of these charges, the employee will be placed on leave of absence pending the outcome of criminal proceedings," Supt. Leslie Adelson said in a written statement that did not identify the teacher.
October 3, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual move, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday sentenced a Santa Monica chiropractor to life in prison for strangling his wife and throwing her overboard on the last night of their honeymoon cruise to Mexico. "This is one of the cruelest murders I've ever seen," said U.S. District Judge James A.
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