April 15, 2004 |
Until I Googled "Trump's Hair," I did not realize how much has been said about Donald Trump's hair. "Trump's Hair: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?" I read, and: "Trump defends hair, calls it 'not terrible.' " I guess I should have known: Trump, after all, is nothing if not a publicity hound, and having strange hair -- it's a reddish plate, like Fiestaware -- is but one way to create free advertising for yourself on your head.
February 17, 2004 |
Whether flying over Manhattan in his helicopter or grilling would-be tycoons on his television hit, "The Apprentice," Donald Trump gives the appearance of a man above the fray. Yet the city's plan to shut down an offramp on Manhattan's West Side Highway to accommodate his latest real estate venture has set the stage for a bruising battle between civic activists and the man whose name is on some of New York's most glittering properties.
February 1, 2004 |
I don't watch TV much. Of course, I hear news of this TV series or that. "American Idol," "The Bachelor/Bachelorette," "Survivor" and all it has inspired. I hear about them. But basically they go their way and I go mine. I don't criticize them; they don't criticize me. Then along comes a series that describes itself as the ultimate job hunt. And since that is the field in which I have plodded or danced for the past 30 years, the urge to say something has become irresistible.
November 17, 2002 |
This is a story about how the rich get richer. Donald Trump is buying Ocean Trails in Rancho Palos Verdes, the golf course that attained notoriety three years ago when its 18th hole fell, kerplunk, into the Pacific. That collapse, which was found to be the result of a busted sewer pipe, sent the golf course's developers, Robert and Kenneth Zuckerman, into bankruptcy proceedings. It cost the main lender, Credit Suisse First Boston, most of its $100-million loan.
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August 21, 2002 |
Donald Trump, who is in escrow to buy the bankrupt Ocean Trails golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes, said Tuesday that he plans to build a house for himself and improve the course but not try to commercially develop it. "It's really a spectacular location," said the New York real estate tycoon, who owns two highly regarded courses in New York and Florida. "It is the best piece of property in the nation for a golf course. It will more than rival Pebble Beach."
December 13, 2001 |
Donald Trump scrapped his plan to build the world's tallest building after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, opting instead for a 78-story skyscraper on Chicago's riverfront. The 1,073-foot glass-covered building, called Trump Tower Chicago, would be the city's fourth-tallest skyscraper. The New York real estate tycoon said in July he was considering building the world's tallest building on the site now occupied by the Chicago Sun-Times building.
February 14, 2000 |
New York real estate tycoon Donald Trump has decided against running for president, ending a lengthy flirtation with the notion that he could tap his personal fortune to capture the White House as a third-party candidate, the Associated Press was told. Sources connected with New York's Independence Party movement, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump has told associates he will announce today that he is not mounting a presidential bid.
January 16, 2000 |
It's that time of year. Smiling at you from your local bookstore, wearing the power tie, the dark navy suit, looking rugged but not too rugged, trim, confident, saying to you from that picture on the cover, "Vote for Me." It's election time, and the campaign books are here. The question is why. Why in a television and Internet age do politicians still bother to publish campaign books?
December 6, 1999 |
Here's what it's like in the office suite of Donald Trump, this eclectic country's latest would-be leader: ABC's Diane Sawyer is cooling her pumps in a conference room; a leggy receptionist with a thick Russian accent is fielding calls from "60 Minutes" and two Los Angeles radio stations; men in double-breasted suits are cruising out for lunch.
November 10, 1999 |
Donald Trump, political neophyte and possible presidential candidate, has come up with a simple way to save Social Security, erase the national debt and slash taxes for working Americans: Gouge the rich. Trump, toying with a bid for the Reform Party nomination, on Tuesday unveiled the highly unorthodox plan, which would slap the wealthy--including Trump--with a onetime 14.25% tax on their entire net worth. Trump's personal contribution: $725 million.