January 5, 2007 |
An early front-runner for the 2007 Odd Couple Pairing of the Year award has emerged with word that filmmaker David Lynch and '60s folk-rock hero Donovan will team for three free appearances this month. They'll make stops Jan. 12 at Lincoln Center in New York, Jan. 14 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and conclude their brief tour Jan. 21 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
January 23, 2007 |
Since word got out that David Lynch and Donovan would appear together in three cities -- New York, Washington and Hollywood -- people have been buzzing about the unlikeliness of the pairing. What could the master of subconscious cinema share with the flower-power Hurdy Gurdy Man, beyond a devotion to Transcendental Meditation (TM), the spiritual path this mini-tour promoted? It was like putting Anne Rice and Bob Newhart on tour together because they're both Catholic.
December 17, 2009 |
The Galaxy invited season-ticket holders to a lunch-time news conference Wednesday and many fans expected the team to announce that forward Landon Donovan would be leaving for the English Premier League. Instead, the team announced its captain and leading scorer had signed a four-year contract that would keep him in Los Angeles through 2013. "Thank you, Landon!" one fan shouted at Donovan, who responded with a shy grin. And Donovan had reason to smile -- millions of them -- since the value of his contract more than doubles the $900,000 base salary he got from the Galaxy last season, when he led it to the Major League Soccer championship game and was selected the league's most valuable player.
October 31, 1987 |
Former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan has been cleared in a secret probe into allegations that he may have lied when he denied knowing anything about an alleged $15,000 kickback scheme involving Donovan and his construction company, according to a report issued Friday. One of the alleged kickbacks was a $5,000 contribution solicited by Donovan for the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign of Raymond Bateman, according to a report by independent counsel Leon A.
January 6, 1985 |
A federal judge sentenced a trucking executive to six months in prison for falsely telling the FBI that Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan laundered Teamsters Union contributions to President Reagan's 1980 campaign. Michael E. Klepfer, 45, pleaded guilty in a plea bargain Nov. 16 to one count of making a false statement. Allegations by Klepfer and nearly 40 other persons led to a six-month investigation of Donovan, who was cleared by a special prosecutor in June, 1982.
May 15, 1987 |
The jury hearing the criminal case against former U.S. Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan was sequestered Thursday after a newspaper reported that Donovan is the subject of a perjury investigation. State Supreme Court Justice John P. Collins granted a motion for sequestering from defense lawyers in the larceny and fraud case, which is in its final days of closing statements, Assistant Dist. Atty. Stephen R. Bookin said. The judge did not inform the jurors of his reason for sequestering them.