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November 5, 1989 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Joe McGinnis has written what many people call--with more enthusiasm than concern for grammar--"a good read": His account of a scandalous murder is as entertaining as any detective novel. The Marshalls of Toms River, N. J., were the ideal upper-middle-class family: Go-getter Rob was married to lovely Maria; they had a large house, a country club membership and three athletic sons. This idyllic life was shattered when Maria was murdered in a lonely park.
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November 5, 1989 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Joe McGinnis has written what many people call--with more enthusiasm than concern for grammar--"a good read": His account of a scandalous murder is as entertaining as any detective novel. The Marshalls of Toms River, N. J., were the ideal upper-middle-class family: Go-getter Rob was married to lovely Maria; they had a large house, a country club membership and three athletic sons. This idyllic life was shattered when Maria was murdered in a lonely park.
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January 25, 1989
Several countries have already attempted to transplant France's "Apostrophes" to their networks--unsuccessfully. Now the United States is taking a shot at it. On Sunday, the Public Broadcasting Service will introduce "Bookmark," a 26-week series featuring round-table discussions of new books with authors and editors. Hosted by Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine, "Bookmark" will be seen locally at 9 a.m. on KCET-TV Channel 28.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1989
Several countries have already attempted to transplant France's "Apostrophes" to their networks--unsuccessfully. Now the United States is taking a shot at it. On Sunday, the Public Broadcasting Service will introduce "Bookmark," a 26-week series featuring round-table discussions of new books with authors and editors. Hosted by Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine, "Bookmark" will be seen locally at 9 a.m. on KCET-TV Channel 28.
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December 23, 1988
Jeffrey MacDonald, the former Green Beret doctor convicted of killing his wife and two daughters, Thursday rejected an offer by his former mother-in-law to settle a lawsuit over money he received from the author of a book on his life. Lawyers for MacDonald and Mildred Kassab met with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge R. William Schoettler Jr. in a closed conference but were unable to agree on a settlement.
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January 24, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
New Jersey's Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence for the businessman whose conviction for arranging his wife's murder was the subject of the best-selling book "Blind Faith." The decision marked the first time the state's highest court has upheld the death penalty since the state instituted its new capital punishment law in 1982. The Marshall case was chronicled in author Joe McGinnis' book, "Blind Faith," published in 1989, and was the subject of an NBC miniseries aired last February.
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August 4, 2002 | PETER H. KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In early January, an anonymous letter arrived at the Washington, D.C., office of the Weekly Standard. It was addressed to Executive Editor Fred Barnes, who had written a piece suggesting that historian Stephen E. Ambrose's book about World War II bombers contained some passages "barely distinguishable" from another author's work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1992
A Chula Vista woman convicted of first-degree murder for pushing a young woman off a cliff in Big Sur was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Virginia Rearden, 55, was also given a second life sentence for her conviction for conspiring with her late husband, Billie Joe McGinnis, 51, to kill Deana Wild, 20, for life insurance benefits.
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January 17, 1992 | Associated Press
A makeshift court convened Thursday on a majestic Big Sur cliff to hear testimony about whether it was murder, not an accident, when a woman plunged to her death in 1987. Jurors craned their necks to peer down the sheer cliffs where the body of Deana Hubbard Wild, 20, was recovered after a 390-foot fall. The fall was reported by Virginia Rearden, 55, and Rearden's ex-husband, Billie Joe McGinnis, 52.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1988
Jeffrey MacDonald, the former Green Beret doctor convicted of killing his wife and two daughters, Thursday rejected an offer by his former mother-in-law to settle a lawsuit over money he received from the author of a book on his life. Lawyers for MacDonald and Mildred Kassab met with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge R. William Schoettler Jr. in a closed conference but were unable to agree on a settlement.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1988 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
"Blind Faith"--Joe McGinnis' upcoming chronicle (G.P. Putnam's Sons) about the 1983 murder case that shocked the community of Toms River, N.J.--won't be on the shelves until January. But it's already been snatched for an NBC miniseries. It's being produced by Dan Wigutow, --who did NBC's highly rated 1984 miniseries "Fatal Vision," based on McGinnis' book about convicted killer Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald.
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