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August 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
California regulators' order that financier Joe L. Allbritton repay $12 million in "illegal dividends" from his Pierce National Life Insurance Co. of Los Angeles may have figured in Allbritton's decision to sell his prized Pierce Bros. funeral home chain. Allbritton, chairman of Riggs National Bank, agreed last week to sell the regional chain of 60 funeral homes and nine cemeteries that was one of the foundation stones of his financial edifice.
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August 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
California regulators' order that financier Joe L. Allbritton repay $12 million in "illegal dividends" from his Pierce National Life Insurance Co. of Los Angeles may have figured in Allbritton's decision to sell his prized Pierce Bros. funeral home chain. Allbritton, chairman of Riggs National Bank, agreed last week to sell the regional chain of 60 funeral homes and nine cemeteries that was one of the foundation stones of his financial edifice.
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SPORTS
September 12, 1991 | From Associated Press
G.M. Breeding Inc. of Florissant, Mo., paid the top price of $260,000 for a filly by Alydar during Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale. Lee Eaton and John Williams, as agents for Hermitage Farm of Goshen, Ky., consigned the half-sister of stakes winners Northern Majesty and Share the Fantasy. The filly is out of a daughter of Northern Dancer, Misukaw.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pierce Bros., the Los Angeles area's largest chain of mortuaries, has tentatively agreed to be acquired by the biggest funeral-home operator in the nation, Service Corp. International (SCI). Terms were not disclosed pending a definitive merger pact between the companies. "We're in the business of buying funeral homes and cemeteries," and Pierce Bros. "fits precisely into our growth plans," SCI spokesman Bill Barrett said. Pierce Bros.
NEWS
August 7, 1993 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A senior FBI official privately urged William S. Sessions to resign as FBI director soon after the ethics scandal involving him became public, saying that his conduct fell below that required for the office and accusing him of a "deceptive and misleading defense," Justice Department documents disclosed Friday. The Feb. 9, 1993, letter from Oliver (Buck) Revell, the FBI's former No.
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November 3, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS and GEORGE SKELTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Ronald Reagan and throngs of admirers celebrate the opening of his presidential library this week, some longtime faithful lament that their 80-year-old leader has forsaken old friends who helped wage "the Reagan revolution" in Sacramento and Washington. The discontent among some conservative followers was sparked by the abrupt dismissal of three former members of his inner circle from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, which built the library and will run its public affairs center.
NEWS
February 1, 1993 | RONALD J. OSTROW and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a federal judge for 13 years in San Antonio, William S. Sessions had a well-earned reputation for honesty and no-frills integrity. He lived in a modest home and drove an aging car to the courthouse downtown. "He has an impeccable reputation here as an ethical, professional judge," says U.S. District Judge Edward C. Prado, who tried cases before Sessions as a public defender and prosecutor before serving with him on the federal bench.
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