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SPORTS
December 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Owner John Pickett said that he had executed a letter of intent to sell up to 50% of the New York Islanders to two Long Island investment firms, Walsh, Greenwood & Co. and First Long Island Investors, Inc. The transaction is expected to take about 60 days, pending approval by the NHL.
SPORTS
December 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Owner John Pickett said that he had executed a letter of intent to sell up to 50% of the New York Islanders to two Long Island investment firms, Walsh, Greenwood & Co. and First Long Island Investors, Inc. The transaction is expected to take about 60 days, pending approval by the NHL.
SPORTS
April 1, 1990
Men of influence in the NHL. John Ziegler: As president of the NHL since 1977, he has brought the league into a period of full rinks and generally full wallets for owners. Conservative on expansion. Criticized for accepting TV contract with SportsChannel America, which is available in fewer than half of the league's cities. Gives autonomy to Brian O'Neill in disciplinary decisions, to Gil Stein in legal matters and to Steve Ryan in marketing.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1990 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Los Angeles Festival Director Peter Sellars says he had a multicultural dream he wanted to give to the local concert dance community. "How about drawing together five of L.A.'s emerging black, Asian, Latino and Anglo choreographers and offering them an unprecedented chance to make a collaborative piece for the festival?" he says. But working together hasn't been so easy, according to the five choreographers associated with the project, called the Dance Collective.
SPORTS
April 1, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As long as Cliff Fletcher says fighting is "a safety valve" for releasing tempers, brawling will not be banned in the NHL. As long as Bill Torrey remembers how mightily he struggled to put together a decent team from the dregs available to the New York Islanders in the 1972 expansion draft, newcomers to the NHL will get a reasonable selection of players to build with.
SPORTS
November 27, 1996 | Associated Press
Texas businessman John Spano became the New York Islanders' new majority owner, completing a $165 million purchase of 90% of the franchise from owner John Pickett. Spano, a 32-year-old Manhattan native, paid about $80 million for the 25-year-old franchise and about $85 million for rights to an agreement with the team's television broadcaster, Cablevision. Spano, president of Dallas-based Bison Group, said he won't attempt to move the team, which has struggled financially in recent years.
SPORTS
October 12, 1996 | Associated Press
Defenseman Paul Coffey, acquired in a trade with Detroit on Wednesday, will practice this morning with the Hartford Whalers in Miami, and could play tonight against the Florida Panthers. . . . John Spano, a New Yorker who now lives in Dallas, emphasized that he has no plans to move his newly purchased New York Islanders out of Long Island. Spano announced Thursday the purchase of at least 82% of the Islanders for a reported $82 million from the principal owner, John O. Pickett.
SPORTS
September 13, 1997 | Associated Press
Steven Gluckstern, part owner of the Phoenix Coyotes, signed a letter of intent to purchase the New York Islanders for an estimated $195 million. Gluckstern's 50% ownership of the Coyotes will help his credibility with the NHL in the process of purchasing the Islanders. If Gluckstern and partners Howard Millstein, Stephen Ross and Dan Doctoross do obtain the franchise from current owner John Pickett, Gluckstern will sell his share of the Coyotes to co-owner Richard Burke.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1990 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Los Angeles Festival Director Peter Sellars says he had a multicultural dream he wanted to give to the local concert dance community. "How about drawing together five of L.A.'s emerging black, Asian, Latino and Anglo choreographers and offering them an unprecedented chance to make a collaborative piece for the festival?" he says. But working together hasn't been so easy, according to the five choreographers associated with the project, called the Dance Collective.
SPORTS
April 1, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As long as Cliff Fletcher says fighting is "a safety valve" for releasing tempers, brawling will not be banned in the NHL. As long as Bill Torrey remembers how mightily he struggled to put together a decent team from the dregs available to the New York Islanders in the 1972 expansion draft, newcomers to the NHL will get a reasonable selection of players to build with.
SPORTS
April 1, 1990
Men of influence in the NHL. John Ziegler: As president of the NHL since 1977, he has brought the league into a period of full rinks and generally full wallets for owners. Conservative on expansion. Criticized for accepting TV contract with SportsChannel America, which is available in fewer than half of the league's cities. Gives autonomy to Brian O'Neill in disciplinary decisions, to Gil Stein in legal matters and to Steve Ryan in marketing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
Jon Johnson's Repertory Dance Theatre of Los Angeles looked like a company in process of defining itself Wednesday at the Inner City Cultural Center. The seven members of the current company--there have been personnel changes since October--have not performed together long enough to look like they are an ensemble. They also varied in technical ability, from cautious to bold and impressive.
SPORTS
August 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The New York Islanders broke up a front office that ran the team for all of its 20 years in the NHL Monday, as a new ownership group swept out Bill Torrey as general manager and brought Bryan Trottier back into the organization. Torrey, the first employee hired when the team was formed, and its only general manager, was replaced by Don Maloney, his assistant last season.
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