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April 14, 1990 | HARLEY TINKHAM
Harold Ballard, the cantankerous owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs who died Wednesday, was always good for a quote. Here are a few compiled by USA Today: --On business: "I'll propose anything where I can make a buck." --On a proposed NHL franchise in Saskatchewan: "Who the hell wants to go there. I don't want to be taking dogsleds to get around." --On tax-evasion charges: "If you got a chance to screw the government out of a few bucks, you'd do it, too."
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September 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Harold Ballard hid millions in cash and gold in chocolate boxes and stashed them in the vault at Maple Leaf Gardens, according to the late Toronto Maple Leafs owner's longtime companion. All boxes except one were missing when the vault was searched after Ballard's death on April 11, Yolanda Ballard said in a sworn statement filed in court. "There was one box found in the vaults," Gardens lawyer Rosanne Rocchi confirmed Thursday. "It contained some cash and personal items." And the gold bars?
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November 14, 1989 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To fully understand what people think about Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, look no further than the team's media guide. Last season it introduced Ballard as "one of the most loved and most hated people in Canada." This season, the guide calls Ballard a "master promoter and manipulator of the media." And that is from his own team. The United States has its George Steinbrenner, the controversial owner of the New York Yankees. Canada, for better or worse, has Harold Ballard.
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January 4, 1990
Harold Ballard, 86, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was admitted to a hospital in the Cayman Islands with recurring heart problems.
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June 21, 1989 | From Times wire services
Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, says he's averted a possible takeover of the team and Maple Leaf Gardens. Ballard agreed Tuesday to buy 24% of the common shares of H. E. Ballard Ltd., held by his son, Harold Ballard Jr., for $25 million. Ballard, 85, said his eldest son, Bill Ballard, Molson Breweries and Concert Productions International were working together to combine the stock of Ballard's three children and assume controlling interest in the Gardens and the hockey team.
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September 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Harold Ballard hid millions in cash and gold in chocolate boxes and stashed them in the vault at Maple Leaf Gardens, according to the late Toronto Maple Leafs owner's longtime companion. All boxes except one were missing when the vault was searched after Ballard's death on April 11, Yolanda Ballard said in a sworn statement filed in court. "There was one box found in the vaults," Gardens lawyer Rosanne Rocchi confirmed Thursday. "It contained some cash and personal items." And the gold bars?
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February 15, 1990 | Associated Press
Harold Ballard, the ailing owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and once one of the key figures in the NHL, was ruled to be mentally incompetent by a district court judge on Wednesday. Judge Donna Haley made her decision after reviewing reports from two doctors and two psychiatrists who examined the 86-year-old Ballard in his hospital room in Miami.
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February 28, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER
As Tuesday's NHL trading deadline grows near, the list of names of players expected to be on the block grows longer. Most prominently mentioned are goalie Ken Wregget of the Philadelphia Flyers, defenseman Reijo Ruotsalainen of the New Jersey Devils, center Peter Stastny, goalie Greg Millen and defenseman Michel Petit of the Quebec Nordiques, and defenseman Paul Reinhart of the Vancouver Canucks.
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April 14, 1990 | HARLEY TINKHAM
Harold Ballard, the cantankerous owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs who died Wednesday, was always good for a quote. Here are a few compiled by USA Today: --On business: "I'll propose anything where I can make a buck." --On a proposed NHL franchise in Saskatchewan: "Who the hell wants to go there. I don't want to be taking dogsleds to get around." --On tax-evasion charges: "If you got a chance to screw the government out of a few bucks, you'd do it, too."
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April 12, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harold Ballard, the cantankerous owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs who fought against dying with as much vigor as he lived, died Wednesday in Toronto. He was 86. Ballard had spent more time in hospitals than out the last few years, and had been seriously ill for several months with diabetes-related heart problems. In July, 1988, he underwent heart bypass surgery after being hospitalized twice in two months.
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February 28, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER
As Tuesday's NHL trading deadline grows near, the list of names of players expected to be on the block grows longer. Most prominently mentioned are goalie Ken Wregget of the Philadelphia Flyers, defenseman Reijo Ruotsalainen of the New Jersey Devils, center Peter Stastny, goalie Greg Millen and defenseman Michel Petit of the Quebec Nordiques, and defenseman Paul Reinhart of the Vancouver Canucks.
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February 15, 1990 | Associated Press
Harold Ballard, the ailing owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and once one of the key figures in the NHL, was ruled to be mentally incompetent by a district court judge on Wednesday. Judge Donna Haley made her decision after reviewing reports from two doctors and two psychiatrists who examined the 86-year-old Ballard in his hospital room in Miami.
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January 4, 1990
Harold Ballard, 86, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was admitted to a hospital in the Cayman Islands with recurring heart problems.
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November 14, 1989 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To fully understand what people think about Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, look no further than the team's media guide. Last season it introduced Ballard as "one of the most loved and most hated people in Canada." This season, the guide calls Ballard a "master promoter and manipulator of the media." And that is from his own team. The United States has its George Steinbrenner, the controversial owner of the New York Yankees. Canada, for better or worse, has Harold Ballard.
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June 21, 1989 | From Times wire services
Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, says he's averted a possible takeover of the team and Maple Leaf Gardens. Ballard agreed Tuesday to buy 24% of the common shares of H. E. Ballard Ltd., held by his son, Harold Ballard Jr., for $25 million. Ballard, 85, said his eldest son, Bill Ballard, Molson Breweries and Concert Productions International were working together to combine the stock of Ballard's three children and assume controlling interest in the Gardens and the hockey team.
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