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May 1, 1988
Ram owner Georgia Frontiere has filed for divorce from her seventh husband, who was released from prison last September after serving time on tax charges related to ticket scalping. In the divorce petition filed March 31 in Santa Monica Superior Court, Georgia Frontiere cited "irreconcilable differences" with Dominic Frontiere.
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February 1, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I had dinner with Georgia Frontiere , where the Rams' owner chose to tell me about each of her seven husbands — four too many for me to make a newspaper deadline and still explain to the people of Los Angeles how she had just won approval to move her team to St. Louis. I hopped into a waiting limo in Oakland, expecting to find Al Davis , but got a pair of Raiderettes instead. So I never did get around to meeting with Davis to discuss the possibility of the Raiders returning to L.A. Former super-agent Michael Ovitz sent a martini to my hotel room and had Tom Cruise and Jerry West call to talk football and the prospect of bringing the NFL back to town.
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SPORTS
September 5, 1993 | Bob Oates
Ram and Raider football teams in recent years have tended to reach a peak each September about this time. And once more, heading into a new season today, the NFL's two Los Angeles-area entries are tied for first. Can they stay there? No chance. Although they might, finally, be moving in the right direction--with Jeff Hostetler now at quarterback for the Raiders and Chuck Knox back as coach of the Rams--their recent history isn't encouraging.
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February 12, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Rumors that the St. Louis Rams were being sold have been rampant the last couple of years, raising concerns that the franchise would end its recent sad-sack run with a move out of town. The Rams announced Thursday that their majority owners have indeed agreed to sell their stake, but to a potential buyer within driving distance -- and one who doesn't want to relocate the once-proud franchise. If they receive approval by a 75% vote of NFL owners, Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez , the children of the late Rams owner Georgia Frontiere , will sell their 60% stake to Shahid Khan , the 55-year-old president of an auto parts manufacturer, Flex-N-Gate, in Urbana, Ill. "Today is a tremendously exciting day, I think, for the organization," said Kevin Demoff , the Rams' executive vice president of football operations and chief operating officer.
SPORTS
February 12, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Rumors that the St. Louis Rams were being sold have been rampant the last couple of years, raising concerns that the franchise would end its recent sad-sack run with a move out of town. The Rams announced Thursday that their majority owners have indeed agreed to sell their stake, but to a potential buyer within driving distance -- and one who doesn't want to relocate the once-proud franchise. If they receive approval by a 75% vote of NFL owners, Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez , the children of the late Rams owner Georgia Frontiere , will sell their 60% stake to Shahid Khan , the 55-year-old president of an auto parts manufacturer, Flex-N-Gate, in Urbana, Ill. "Today is a tremendously exciting day, I think, for the organization," said Kevin Demoff , the Rams' executive vice president of football operations and chief operating officer.
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May 18, 1994 | JON MORGAN, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Peter G. Angelos, who met last week with Ram officials about possibly moving the team to Baltimore, said owner Georgia Frontiere "expressed a soft spot" for the city and that he is optimistic about the chances of procuring an NFL franchise. Angelos, managing partner of the Baltimore Orioles, flew to Los Angeles last Thursday. He met with John Shaw, Ram executive vice president, and had dinner at Frontiere's Bel-Air home.
NEWS
January 16, 1995 | TRACY WEBER and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As fans toasted two other California football teams headed for the Super Bowl, supporters of the Rams were swallowing losers' beer Sunday--angry that their lackluster team is headed for the Midwest. Members of Save the Rams, the group trying to keep the franchise in Orange County, had hot words Sunday for team owner Georgia Frontiere, who announced Saturday she could not resist the golden bait dangled by St. Louis.
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January 18, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The press conference was over, the one-on-one interviews had been completed, and away from the public behind a draped-off area guarded by security, Ram officials began to relax. Stan Kroenke, the newest Ram of all after agreeing to purchase 30% of the team, had spent the preceding two hours saying all the right things and looking very much like the proper businessman he is. But now Kroenke could not contain himself.
NEWS
May 9, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Georgia Frontiere, owner of the Rams, said Sunday it is looking ever more likely that the team will move elsewhere. "It seems like that's the way it's going," Frontiere said. "We're losing money." Frontiere said she is now amenable to selling part of the team to facilitate such a move, a dramatic change from her stance four months ago. "Yes, I must say it is," Frontiere said in an interview. "I was really hoping things would work here.
SPORTS
January 18, 1986
If Al Davis is a "genius", what does that make Georgia Frontiere? MARTY HANSEN Valencia
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October 12, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
It's "Throwback Sunday," which is why I'm here, you know, just making sure no one gets the idea of giving us the Rams back. So who do I run into to start the day -- John Shaw . Alert the authorities, roadblocks on the freeways at the very least, and if you remember how he works, hold onto your wallets. Not only are the Rams for sale, but the city of St. Louis, which provided $260 million in public money to lure the team here, must tell the Rams by Feb. 1, 2012 how it is going to make Edward Jones Dome improvements to make even more money for the team.
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September 15, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
It was hard to argue with the accountant, John Shaw , recommending to Georgia Frontiere she move her Rams to St. Louis, where she would collect more than $25 million a year. A woman has to shop after all. The blunder of all blunders, though, belongs to Al Davis , who has become a blithering idiot with the passage of time and so many losing years, the Rams handing the Los Angeles market to him in 1994, and Davis fumbling the opportunity. A brand new stadium at Hollywood Park was waiting on his signature, luxury boxes and oodles of money to be made.
SPORTS
September 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
ST. LOUIS -- A 97-yard drive put the New York offense in gear. Another stifling effort from a big-play defense led by Justin Tuck made much of the scoring window dressing in the Giants' 12th straight road victory, including their Super Bowl win last February. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the Giants sacked Marc Bulger six times in a 41-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams. The Rams (0-2) came up with another dud in their home opener, which also served as a tribute to their late owner Georgia Frontiere.
SPORTS
January 26, 2008
We are told not to speak ill of the dead. Accordingly, regarding Georgia Frontiere, I can say nothing at all. Jerry Underwood Yorba Linda -- I have read many of the glowing remembrances of Madame Ram, but here's another point of view: I will remember her as the person who took professional football out of Los Angeles because she wasn't wealthy enough and blamed the fans for her unfettered greed. David C. Hall Whittier -- I was always appalled at the lousy press Georgia Frontiere received in the L.A. Times.
SPORTS
January 20, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
OH, HOW she hated it, never allowing it to appear anywhere attached to her name. But it was the second sentence in almost every published story about Georgia Frontiere's death Friday, "She was 80," and it would've just killed her. "There's no denying it -- she never liked seeing her age written," said John Shaw, Rams' business partner and longtime confidant, "but she was like a lot of women in that regard."
SPORTS
January 19, 2008 | Christine Daniels
The words still grind away at Southern California football fans who remember Eric Dickerson high-stepping around would-be tacklers, Henry Ellard breaking free in the end zone and Jack Youngblood terrorizing opposing quarterbacks. They were uttered moments after the Rams won a Super Bowl representing a city far removed from Los Angeles and Anaheim, words that perfectly summarized Georgia Frontiere's relationship with Southland sports fans five years after she severed that relationship.
SPORTS
December 1, 1990
Rams 28, 49ers 17. Were players sending penny-pinching Georgia Frontiere a message for 1991? JAMES J. BENNETT Oxnard
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1986 | TED ROHRLICH, Times Staff Writer
Jack Catain is a 56-year-old San Fernando Valley businessman whose name has a peculiar effect on some people. They whisper when they say it. "Jack is organized, " whispered H. Daniel Whitman, a West Hollywood restaurateur. "Jack is very heavy." Whitman's description, secretly recorded by federal law enforcement officers three years ago, jibes with the views of many of the officers themselves. They have long speculated in and out of court that Jack M. Catain Jr. is a major organized crime figure, with links to the highest levels of Mafia "families" in Chicago and Philadelphia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2008 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Georgia Frontiere, a former entertainer and socialite who inherited the Los Angeles Rams pro football team and then infuriated many Southern Californians when she moved the club to Anaheim in 1980 and then to St. Louis in 1995, died Friday. She was 80. Frontiere, who remained the Rams' majority owner and chairwoman for 28 years, died at UCLA Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for several months with breast cancer, the team announced.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 2008
Year-end sales: The Dec. 30 Hot Property column recapping big sales for 2007 said St. Louis Rams owner Georgia Frontiere sold a home in Bel-Air at close to $30 million. She was a former owner of that home and wasn't involved in the transaction.
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