November 10, 1991 |
THE MOUSE FORMULA The threat was delivered to Hal Z. Lederman's attorney: "Inform your client that if he continues to steal the formula, I'm not just going to sue, I'm going to take drastic action." It came from one Robert Murphy. Lederman, the marketing mastermind behind a hair-growth product called the Helsinki Formula, didn't let it bother him. He had been getting the same message for months.
November 20, 1989 |
FTC Tries to Cut Short Hair Growth Business: Dr. Ilona Purola, a Finnish physician, testified in federal court in Los Angeles Thursday on behalf of Los Angeles-based Pantron I Corp., the defendant in a suit by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC charges that Pantron made false claims about the effectiveness of its Helsinki Formula product, which is advertised as being able to stop excessive hair loss and stimulate new hair growth. The court trial is expected to be completed Tuesday, Nov. 21.
February 2, 1988 |
They may never get to the point where they shake hands on a basketball court again, but Laker center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Denver forward Alex English have settled their legal differences out of court. You may recall that last season, English, the captain of the Nuggets, and Abdul-Jabbar, captain of the Lakers, slapped lawsuits on each other.
July 9, 1993 |
He's just making a quick stop in New York City--two days-- because he's sailing next week for a month's tour of Europe, then heading up to Nantucket. At least he's here long enough to lunch at the Russian Tea Room, where he nods hello to fellow note-worthies as he regales his booth companions with tales of past and present adventures. His intercontinental travels from Yugoslavia to Peru. His activism in the '60s when he led anti-war efforts.
April 25, 1995 |
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Dr. Jack Kevorkian's claim that the Constitution permits doctor-assisted suicides, opening the way for Kevorkian's prosecution on as many as 10 counts of murder for helping terminally ill patients end their lives. The retired Michigan pathologist, popularly known as "Dr. Death," had been charged with murder in the deaths of two patients and with assisting the suicide of three others.
March 12, 1990 |
Television is a huckster and viewers are its targets. From news programs that promote themselves and their network's entertainment programs to talk-show guests pitching books and movies. From children's programs tied to commercial products to electronic preachers who buy time on stations to sell their brand of religion and morality.