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April 18, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
In this corner, the heavyweight of business turnarounds, Sanford C. Sigoloff, chief executive of Wickes Cos. In the other corner, battling Jeffrey Kahn, gadfly-weight Wickes stockholder. Pen pals whose relationship went sour, they have become unlikely antagonists. Sandy Sigoloff, 57, a former scientist, is renowned as a savior of tottering businesses, including Wickes, which he shepherded through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings three years ago.
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BUSINESS
April 18, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
In this corner, the heavyweight of business turnarounds, Sanford C. Sigoloff, chief executive of Wickes Cos. In the other corner, battling Jeffrey Kahn, gadfly-weight Wickes stockholder. Pen pals whose relationship went sour, they have become unlikely antagonists. Sandy Sigoloff, 57, a former scientist, is renowned as a savior of tottering businesses, including Wickes, which he shepherded through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings three years ago.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987
What a low blow. Not only are we insulted by comics who accuse us of having fallen off the salami truck, but now our own Valley columnist, Al Martinez, (Feb. 23) says we are a hotel in which nothing funny has ever happened. What does he have in mind? Should we short-sheet his bed next time he stays here? How about peanut butter in the soap dish? Incidentally, the Improv at the Valley Hilton is not a franchise, and our recent survey indicates that Sherman Oaks has many more professional people than air-conditioning repairmen.
NEWS
January 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pioneer Chicken Co. has filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, but its franchises will stay open while the company reorganizes, its president said. Jeffrey Kahn, who took over as the restaurant chain's president Thursday, said the Canoga Park-based company filed for bankruptcy the same day. Kahn said he did not know the assets and liabilities listed in the company's filing.
HEALTH
January 24, 2005 | From Reuters
A newly discovered virus related to the SARS virus may cause several mysterious childhood ailments, including Kawasaki disease, U.S. researchers have reported. The new virus is a coronavirus, a family of viruses that causes common colds, animal diseases and severe acute respiratory syndrome, a new disease that emerged in China in 2003, killing 800 people globally and causing alarm before it was contained. Two studies, reported in the Feb.
HEALTH
July 6, 2013 | By David Levine
Religion and science have long had disagreements - from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science share this view: It is not good for you. "Greed never allows you to think you have enough; it always destroys you by making you strive ever harder for more," Rabbi Benjamin Blech writes in "Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life's Ups and Down.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
What what would you do if you put your company up on the auction block, got the bidding started at $574 million, and couldn't get a higher offer? That's the situation facing Wickes Cos. The Santa Monica-based company said Friday that it has failed so far in its 1 1/2-month effort to find a bidder willing to top a $574-million offer by the firm's management. And to drum up more interest, the company's board said Friday that it might be willing to sell pieces of the company separately.
SCIENCE
April 2, 2014 | By Amina Khan
As NASA plans to send astronauts to an asteroid or even to Mars in the coming decades -- missions that could last well beyond 30 days -- they're grappling with an ethical dilemma. How do they handle decisions on long-distance space exploration when it could expose astronauts to high or unknown health hazards? To help develop an ethical framework for venturing into this unknown territory, the space agency asked the Institute of Medicine to convene a panel of experts to offer some helpful guidelines.
NEWS
December 4, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Madeline Kahn, an Oscar-nominated actress and comedian who was often called the funniest woman in America after a string of movie successes in the 1970s, including roles in "Blazing Saddles," "Paper Moon" and "Young Frankenstein," died Friday of ovarian cancer. She was 57. Kahn had battled the disease for a year but acknowledged it publicly only last month--in an effort to heighten awareness of its dangers.
BUSINESS
August 22, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
Putting itself on the auction block, Wickes Cos. said late Sunday that it has agreed to be acquired in a $598-million offer led by Chairman Sanford C. Sigoloff. But the company openly solicited higher offers. The Santa Monica manufacturing and retailing concern said it has agreed to a $12-per-share tender offer from WII Holdings Corp., a firm formed by Sigoloff and other company managers.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Wall Street bet feverishly Monday on the prospect that Wickes Cos. will fetch a higher price than the $12-a-share management offer disclosed Sunday. As nearly 6 million shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange, the stock price of the debt-laden Santa Monica conglomerate soared 40% to close at $13.25, up $3.875.
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