October 4, 2009 |
The auctioneer gazed out at the audience, knowing this was the moment they'd waited for. Next up, he said, was lot No. 23 -- a "wonderful, exceptional, 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Samson." He gestured to the ferocious-looking skull sitting on a stand to his left. "There she is," he said. The people who had gathered in the elegant gallery at the Venetian hotel gasped. Samson is one of the three most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered, possessing the most intact skull in existence.
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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 |
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)
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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.
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.
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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 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.