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June 3, 2004 | THOMAS BONK
Donald Trump is not just a television star. He has a five handicap, he builds golf courses all over the place and names them after himself, he is a billionaire real-estate developer and he's playing next month in a high-stakes celebrity tournament in South Lake Tahoe. His is a lifestyle worthy of a "mogul" or a "magnate," as Trump is often called, just as long as "hacker" isn't thrown in there too.
April 29, 2004 | Susan Carpenter
Being a real estate tycoon, bestselling author and top-ranked TV personality just isn't enough for Donald Trump. Now "the Donald" has inked a deal with Clear Channel Radio for "Trumped!" -- syndicated weekday segments that will air on radio stations throughout the country starting June 15. The 60- to 90-second commentaries will span business and nonbusiness topics and will air during morning drive time.
April 15, 2004 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
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 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
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 | Richard Bolles, Special to The Times
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 | James Flanigan
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.
November 15, 2002 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Is Los Angeles ready for more of The Donald? New York real estate mogul Donald Trump swept into town last weekend to tout his purchase of the Ocean Trails Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, telling one and all that he hoped to soon change the name to Trump National Golf Course. Yet his acquisition of the links is unlikely to sate his urge to make a mark on the City of Angels, Trump himself admitted. Another Trump Something-or-Other is bound to spring up on the L.A. horizon before too long.
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."
The cliff-top golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes that shrank from 18 to 15 holes three years ago when part of it slid into the sea is being sold to tycoon developer Donald Trump, a course employee said Monday. Trump visited the Ocean Trails golf course Monday, called a staff meeting at 2 p.m. and announced the purchase of the property, said the employee, who asked not to be named. Trump could not be reached for comment Monday.
December 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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