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December 15, 1985 |
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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 |
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.
May 10, 1986 |
TV interviewer Barbara Walters, who usually asks the questions, answers one tonight, when she says "I do" to Merv Adelson, the TV executive who helps bring romance to Middle America, friends said Friday. Adelson, head of Lorimar--which produces "Dallas," "Falcon Crest" and "Knots Landing"--will marry the ABC newscaster this evening at a gated estate at the edge of Beverly Hills.
May 7, 1988 |
Michael N. Garin, 42, a co-founder of Telepictures who has been in top management at Lorimar Telepictures since a merger two years ago, has resigned as a member of the troubled film company's office of the president and as a director. In a joint announcement with Merv Adelson, chairman and chief executive, Garin said a major factor in his decision was the increased concentration of the company's operations in Los Angeles since it began restructuring.
November 3, 2006 |
Andrew Wyeth's beguiling portraits of Helga, among the most erotic in American art, are on view at a New York gallery in what could be their last appearance as a wide collection. Seventy sketches, drawings, watercolors, dry brushes and a tempera, many in the nude, are being shown by Warren Adelson, who recently sold more than 200 Helga works to private collectors nationwide. "Andrew Wyeth's Helga: Works on Paper," are on view through Dec.
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June 12, 1996
Attorney Ray Newman was found not guilty Tuesday on charges that he overbilled Los Angeles County by as much as $1 million on his court-appointed defense cases. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury took just 50 minutes to acquit Newman of grand theft--his second trial stemming from work on a series of death penalty cases during the late 1980s. In the first trial in 1993, a jury found Newman not guilty of one count each of grand theft and perjury but deadlocked on three other counts.