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April 8, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Kent Cooke, president of the Washington Redskins, said Wednesday that his $680-million bid was still on the table after a New York real estate developer withdrew his $800-million offer for the NFL team. The withdrawal of the bid by a group led by Howard Milstein and Maryland businessman Daniel Snyder--which was a record for a North American sports franchise--has reignited the search for a new owner. "While I have no comment on the withdrawal by Mr.
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April 8, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Kent Cooke, president of the Washington Redskins, said Wednesday that his $680-million bid was still on the table after a New York real estate developer withdrew his $800-million offer for the NFL team. The withdrawal of the bid by a group led by Howard Milstein and Maryland businessman Daniel Snyder--which was a record for a North American sports franchise--has reignited the search for a new owner. "While I have no comment on the withdrawal by Mr.
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July 23, 1989 | TOM FRIEND, The Washington Post
It is uncharacteristic time at Redskin Park, so many people being shuffled. Charley Casserly has moved into Bobby Beathard's office, John Kent Cooke has moved into Beathard's territory and owner Jack Kent Cooke apparently has a van headed West. Up the road RFK Stadium may soon qualify as a romantic monument, as the senior Cooke appears resolute in his plans to construct a spacious replacement stadium by 1992 or 1993.
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July 23, 1989 | TOM FRIEND, The Washington Post
It is uncharacteristic time at Redskin Park, so many people being shuffled. Charley Casserly has moved into Bobby Beathard's office, John Kent Cooke has moved into Beathard's territory and owner Jack Kent Cooke apparently has a van headed West. Up the road RFK Stadium may soon qualify as a romantic monument, as the senior Cooke appears resolute in his plans to construct a spacious replacement stadium by 1992 or 1993.
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December 11, 1985 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
After nearly 30 years' absence from the newspaper industry, Jack Kent Cooke made a dramatic re-entry Tuesday with his $176-million purchase of the Daily News in Van Nuys. Cooke said he intends to bid for more newspaper properties. "This is the first of many," he said in a telephone interview from his northern Virginia farm.
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July 22, 2012 | By Claire Noland
Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, 94, the first wife of media and sports mogul Jack Kent Cooke whose record divorce settlement precipitated his sale of the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum to Jerry Buss, died of heart failure Friday at her home in Purchase, N.Y., her grandson John Kent Cooke Jr. said. She was born in 1917 in Port Perry, Canada, and soon after moved with her family to St. Catharines, also in the province of Ontario. She married Cooke in 1934, when she was 17 and he was a 21-year-old encyclopedia salesman bent on success.
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May 8, 1997 | Washington Post
Thirteen weeks before he died, Jack Kent Cooke changed his will to deny fourth wife Marlene Ramallo Cooke any part of his estate, but the document creates a charitable foundation to help gifted and underprivileged children, according to papers filed Wednesday by Cooke's lawyers. The will filed in Fauquier County (Va.) Circuit Court also could set in motion the eventual sale of Cooke's Washington Redskins, while positioning his one surviving son to be the team's buyer.
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December 23, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Receiver Irving Fryar, suffering through a sub-par season at 36, likely will retire from the Philadelphia Eagles today, the Associated Press reported. Fryar, the No. 1 pick in the 1984 draft by the New England Patriots, has only 45 catches and two touchdowns in his 15th season. He signed a three-year contract extension in September and cannot reach the incentives required to kick in the final two years.
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April 11, 1997 | From Associated Press
Friends of Washington Redskin owner Jack Kent Cooke eulogized him as a charmer, a bully, a bon vivant and keen competitor during his invitation-only funeral in a tiny country church Thursday. More than 400 family members and friends, including some of pro football's biggest names, filled the pews and extra chairs or stood along the walls of Trinity Episcopal Church for the 45-minute service. Cooke, 84, died Sunday of heart disease.
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September 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
There was a new stadium and, perhaps, a new Michael Westbrook. Three weeks after he was fined and benched for beating up a teammate, Westbrook caught two touchdown passes, including a fallaway, 40-yard catch 1:36 into overtime, to give the Washington Redskins a 19-13 victory Sunday in the inaugural game at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
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December 11, 1985 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
After nearly 30 years' absence from the newspaper industry, Jack Kent Cooke made a dramatic re-entry Tuesday with his $176-million purchase of the Daily News in Van Nuys. Cooke said he intends to bid for more newspaper properties. "This is the first of many," he said in a telephone interview from his northern Virginia farm.
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November 4, 1998 | THOMAS BOSWELL, WASHINGTON POST
Why would Peter Angelos want to buy the Washington Redskins? And, before you laugh, ask yourself if he might not be pretty good at it. Ever since it was reported last week that the Orioles owner had informed baseball commissioner Bud Selig that he intended to pursue the Redskins, local wits have been in heaven. Angelos styles himself as the quintessential native Baltimorean, not Washingtonian. He's the sworn enemy of baseball for Washington.
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November 24, 1998 | Associated Press
Warren Moon, who turned 42 last week, was benched Monday as the starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks and replaced by Jon Kitna. Kitna, 26, has played in one quarter this season. He will start for the Seahawks against the Oilers Sunday at Seattle. "Hopefully, he can add some spice to what we're doing offensively," said Coach Dennis Erickson, whose team lost Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-22. "It's not all Warren's fault by any means. It's a combination of things.
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