November 11, 2006 |
Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson and two developers announced a $1-billion development in Atlanta's Midtown area. The project at Peachtree and 12th streets will have 1.2 million square feet of office space, more than 500 hotel rooms and more than 600 condominiums. It also will have 150,000 square feet of retail space, according to a statement issued by Johnson and partners Daniel Corp. and Selig Enterprises Inc.
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January 12, 1992 |
Earvin (Magic) Johnson won a special award and singer Natalie Cole won three awards at the 24th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night at the Wiltern Theatre. Television talk-show host Arsenio Hall was presented the Key of Life Award by singer Paula Abdul for his efforts to help the homeless and needy. Johnson, who retired from the Los Angeles Lakers in November after contracting the virus that causes AIDS, was presented the Jackie Robinson Sports Award.
February 10, 1998 |
Beverly Hills-based Johnson Development Corp. said it will open TGI Friday's restaurants in a partnership with closely held Dallas-based Friday's Hospitality Worldwide Inc. The companies will open a restaurant near the Magic Johnson Theatres in Los Angeles and at the site of the Johnson theaters in Atlanta and Houston by the end of 1998, said Johnson Development President Ken Lombard. The theater complex in Los Angeles is adjacent to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall.
June 8, 2004 |
Earvin "Magic" Johnson will soon be selling Whoppers. The NBA Hall of Famer said Monday that his Los Angeles-based company, Magic Johnson Enterprises, agreed to buy 30 Burger King restaurants in Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala., Dallas and Miami. Terms of the deal, expected to close July 1, were not disclosed.
November 6, 2009 |
In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced much of the nation to two sublime players and, not so incidentally, paved the way for the multibillion-dollar television contract that March Madness now commands. Such is the influence of the Johnson-Bird rivalry, a nexus that continued after they entered the NBA together and rekindled a dormant, bicoastal feud.
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May 23, 2008 |
Some star power was added Thursday to Bernard C. Parks' campaign for county supervisor, when former basketball phenomenon turned respected businessman Earvin "Magic" Johnson endorsed the Los Angeles city councilman. At the long-troubled Marlton Square Center at the foot of the Baldwin Hills, Johnson, flanked by several other City Council members, said Parks was the clear choice to turn around blighted corridors, such as Marlton.
December 25, 1998 |
Drawing on the model he used successfully in Los Angeles' Crenshaw community, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is planning to open a theater complex in a predominantly black neighborhood bordering the nation's capital. The $85-million project is targeted for completion in late 1999 in Maryland's Prince Georges County on the current site of the U.S. Air Arena.
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December 3, 2003 |
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to spend as much as $95 million to buy and renovate a downtown office building for use as a temporary police headquarters while a new Parker Center is built. Only Councilman Tony Cardenas voted against acquiring the 11-story building on South Broadway that is co-owned by former Laker basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who has been a political supporter of Mayor James K. Hahn.
November 21, 1991 |
The dean of the Michigan Legislature says he did not support a resolution of tribute to native son Earvin (Magic) Johnson because "I don't like people who have AIDS." The tribute, adopted by the House on Tuesday, honors Johnson, a Lansing native and former Michigan State University basketball star, for his contributions to basketball and his community service.
January 1, 1992 |
Converse is giving an AIDS awareness campaign inspired by Earvin (Magic) Johnson a $1-million kickoff, with a commercial to debut on prime-time TV Thursday and to be repeated over the next three weeks on the four major networks and MTV. But Magic isn't in the 30-second spot, scheduled to run first on Fox's "Beverly Hills, 90210" and NBC's "Different World."