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November 7, 1990 | Associated Press
A lawyer was removed Tuesday as executor of Jack Ruby's estate, whose major asset is the .38-caliber Colt Cobra revolver the Dallas nightclub owner used to kill presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. A jury ruled that Ruby's former attorney, Jules Mayer, grossly mismanaged the estate after Ruby died in 1967. Dallas County Probate Judge Robert E. Price must now decide how to distribute Ruby's assets. Ruby's brother, Earl, had sued, asking to be named executor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2013 | David Colker
On Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was shot, NBC News producer and director Frederic Rheinstein was in a remote broadcast truck outside Dallas' city hall with his crew. Suddenly, a stranger poked his head through an open window. "He caused me to look up because in putting his head through the window he put aside a curtain allowing light into the otherwise darkened truck," Rheinstein later said in testimony before the Warren Commission, which looked into the assassination.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry M. Wade, the legendary Texas prosecutor whose 36-year tenure as Dallas County district attorney placed him in the national spotlight during two historic moments--he was the Wade in the landmark abortion ruling Roe vs. Wade and he prosecuted Jack Ruby--has died. Wade died in Dallas on Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease, according to a spokesman for his law firm, Geary, Porter & Donovan. He was 86. He was a law-and-order icon in Texas who never lost a case he prosecuted.
OPINION
November 30, 2013
Almost all of the readers who responded to Michael Shermer's Op-Ed article Tuesday didn't buy his idea that psychology helps to explain why JFK assassination theories persist. Reader Stephany Yablow of North Hollywood wrote: "J. Edgar Hoover came up with the lone-gunman scenario within 24 hours of the assassination as a coverup. Lyndon Johnson backed it, demanding that the case be closed quickly. "The Warren Commission was political window dressing. It failed to thoroughly investigate, interview witnesses and experts and conduct forensic studies.
NEWS
December 7, 1989 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gun, the infernal gun, has been sitting in a safety deposit box for 22 years. The old man who has kept it all these years goes to the bank every now and then to check on it. Sometimes he takes other people who just want to have a look at the black .38-caliber Colt Cobra pistol that killed Lee Harvey Oswald. Jack Ruby used the gun to kill the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. And America watched it all on television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2013 | David Colker
On Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was shot, NBC News producer and director Frederic Rheinstein was in a remote broadcast truck outside Dallas' city hall with his crew. Suddenly, a stranger poked his head through an open window. "He caused me to look up because in putting his head through the window he put aside a curtain allowing light into the otherwise darkened truck," Rheinstein later said in testimony before the Warren Commission, which looked into the assassination.
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Dallas probate judge gave the Internal Revenue Service until Jan. 15 to prove its claim to proceeds from the sale of the gun Jack Ruby used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Ruby's brother, Earl, has until Dec. 22 to prove his and other heirs' contention that they have a better claim to profits from the estate, the judge said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Small gestures rather than grand conspiracies are what Peter Landesman went looking for when he decided to write and direct the film "Parkland," about the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. Starting with Vincent Bugliosi's nonfiction book "Four Days in November," he turned his journalist's eye to the seldom-examined trove of banal facts surrounding the days in Dallas experienced by players on the periphery of history. "The JFK assassination theories are nonsense," Landesman insists.
NEWS
December 27, 1991 | Associated Press
The gun that Jack Ruby used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald was auctioned Thursday night for $220,000. Bidding for the gun, with the police evidence tag still attached, started at $100,000 and quickly escalated. The buyer was a New Jersey gun collector who asked to remain anonymous. The buyer did not attend the auction, sending a surrogate to bid for him.
OPINION
October 27, 2013 | By Richard M. Mosk
As one of the surviving members of the staff of the Warren Commission, which investigated and issued a report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am not looking forward to the coming weeks: Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death, and that means a new round of demonizing the Warren Commission and celebrating fallacious conspiracy theories. After Chief Justice Earl Warren hired me to work for the commission, he told me that "truth was our only client.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Small gestures rather than grand conspiracies are what Peter Landesman went looking for when he decided to write and direct the film "Parkland," about the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. Starting with Vincent Bugliosi's nonfiction book "Four Days in November," he turned his journalist's eye to the seldom-examined trove of banal facts surrounding the days in Dallas experienced by players on the periphery of history. "The JFK assassination theories are nonsense," Landesman insists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2009
Malcolm Oliver Perry II First surgeon to treat JFK after shooting Dr. Malcolm Oliver Perry II, 80, who attended to President Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot in Dallas, died of lung cancer Saturday in Tyler, Texas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announced. Perry, who was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Allen, Texas, was an assistant professor of surgery at Texas Southwestern and a vascular surgeon at Parkland when he became the first staff surgeon to treat Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Joe Tonahill, the colorful defense attorney who helped represent Lee Harvey Oswald killer Jack Ruby in Dallas, has died. He was 88. Tonahill, who defended Ruby along with San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli, argued that their client shot the man suspected of killing President John F. Kennedy while in epileptic shock triggered by flashbulbs going off around Oswald in the basement of the Dallas police headquarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry M. Wade, the legendary Texas prosecutor whose 36-year tenure as Dallas County district attorney placed him in the national spotlight during two historic moments--he was the Wade in the landmark abortion ruling Roe vs. Wade and he prosecuted Jack Ruby--has died. Wade died in Dallas on Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease, according to a spokesman for his law firm, Geary, Porter & Donovan. He was 86. He was a law-and-order icon in Texas who never lost a case he prosecuted.
NEWS
November 17, 2000 | ANTHONY DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tom Miller knows his Southwest, and in "Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink" he takes us on a tour of some of its quirky, funky characters and out-of-the-way places. Unlike the much-better-known travel writer Paul Theroux, who regards the people he encounters on his journeys with an unpleasant mix of condescension and distaste, Miller is tolerant and amused by most of the oddballs he runs into. Some of them are just ordinary people, more or less, whom Miller finds doing odd things.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2009
Malcolm Oliver Perry II First surgeon to treat JFK after shooting Dr. Malcolm Oliver Perry II, 80, who attended to President Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot in Dallas, died of lung cancer Saturday in Tyler, Texas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announced. Perry, who was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Allen, Texas, was an assistant professor of surgery at Texas Southwestern and a vascular surgeon at Parkland when he became the first staff surgeon to treat Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
OPINION
November 30, 2013
Almost all of the readers who responded to Michael Shermer's Op-Ed article Tuesday didn't buy his idea that psychology helps to explain why JFK assassination theories persist. Reader Stephany Yablow of North Hollywood wrote: "J. Edgar Hoover came up with the lone-gunman scenario within 24 hours of the assassination as a coverup. Lyndon Johnson backed it, demanding that the case be closed quickly. "The Warren Commission was political window dressing. It failed to thoroughly investigate, interview witnesses and experts and conduct forensic studies.
NEWS
December 15, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI agents cast a wide net after the November, 1963, shooting death of Lee Harvey Oswald, trying to determine whether Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby had acted alone or as part of a Mafia- or Communist-led conspiracy to silence President John F. Kennedy's assassin, newly released records showed Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1992 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First there was "JFK." Now there's "Ruby." What's next, "Lee, We Hardly Knew Ye?"? The fascination of some filmmakers for the J.F.K. assassination may make for some highly dubious history, but it's no wonder these movies get made: The conspiracy theories, replete with mobsters and shady CIA operatives and para-military yahoos, are movie naturals. They're a melodramatist's dream--high-level muckraking with a lurid overlay. In "Ruby" (citywide), we're given an askew view of the conspiracy.
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