April 3, 1989 |
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear the appeal of five former Boeing executives ordered to return $485,000 paid them by Boeing when they accepted high-level Pentagon positions in 1981-82. Boeing said the money was severance payments, but the Justice Department sued Boeing and the five officials, saying the payments were made only because the men were assuming government positions and were in violation of a U.S. law against supplementing the salary of federal workers.
July 26, 1991 |
Former Baylor basketball player John Wheeler filed a $3-million lawsuit in Dallas, accusing former Baylor coach Jim Haller of helping him purchase steroids and inducing him to take the drugs. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, names Haller, Baylor and Haller's current employer--MBank N.A. in Waco as defendants. Wheeler, 27, and his mother, Nina Wheeler, are listed as plaintiffs. The 7-foot center attended Baylor in 1983-85.
November 2, 1991 |
As Texas Baptists prepare to vote on the future of Baylor University in Waco, the debate has grown increasingly nasty, with charges of deception and skulduggery being leveled on both sides. The Baptist General Convention of Texas will hold its annual meeting next weekend on the campus of Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university. School officials are convinced that fundamentalists are moving to get control.
January 3, 1991 |
Performers Susan Watson, Lainie Nelson, George Ball and Dan Gettinger call their show "A Broadway Celebration." At Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre, where the touring production stopped on Sunday, they made it clear why they were celebrating. Less clear was why certain obvious names were left out of the party. Most of the big names behind the great Broadway show songs are the guests of honor here--Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jule Styne.
February 23, 1985
Baylor University basketball Coach Jim Haller resigned Friday, following a television broadcast of a tape on which he allegedly was heard discussing car payments and the use of steroids with a former player. Haller will remain as coach through the end of the Southwest Conference season, Baylor President Herbert Reynolds said.
June 29, 1985
George Steinbrenner was denied an owner's license by Minnesota thoroughbred racing officials Friday because he made illegal political contributions to President Richard Nixon. Dave Freeman, deputy racing commission director, said Steinbrenner's request for an owner's license at Canterbury Downs, Minnesota's first pari-mutuel horse racing track, was turned down because state racing laws require a participant to sign a form saying he has never been convicted of a felony.