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September 29, 1992
A Century City attorney pleaded no contest Monday to stealing more than $271,000 from a client who had appointed him as a trustee of her living trust. Kevin Quinn, 50, entered his plea to one count of grand theft as his preliminary hearing was about to begin in Los Angeles Municipal Court, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Peter Glick. The theft count also carries a special allegation that Quinn stole more than $100,000 from Frances C.
December 3, 2004 |
Jefferies Group Inc. is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a probe into whether brokerages doled out gifts to mutual fund executives to win trading business, people familiar with the matter said this week. The SEC and NASD are seeking information from about two dozen firms that may have given or received gifts such as Super Bowl tickets, golf outings and expensive wine.
August 15, 1993 |
A 17-year-old computer enthusiast received 10 years' probation for paying an undercover investigator $5.30 and seven computer games to kill another student. Shawn Kevin Quinn pleaded no contest last week. He was accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the boyfriend of a girl he had a crush on. State District Judge Denise Collins ordered Quinn to pay a $500 fine, attend counseling and cut the time he spends on his computer from an average of eight hours a day to 90 minutes.
June 7, 1996 |
Sam Shepard's cryptic abstracts are, in a sense, blank slates upon which a talented company can inscribe its own distinctive mark. Shepard's work is reminiscent of Harold Pinter's, a sort of gothic postmodernism simmering with anomie and dread. Given a surface rendering, plays of this ilk can be dull in the extreme. With a little thematic exploration and a lot more insight, however, they can be riveting.
January 16, 2004 |
Smart and stylish, "Disney's Teacher's Pet" is one family film that has appeal for adults as well as children. With a stellar cast of familiar voices, sharp dialogue and a clutch of lively Broadway-style songs, the film's animation style is edgy and minimal, which imbues it with unexpected freshness and immediacy. It opens with a clip of "Pinocchio," in which the Blue Fairy is singing "When You Wish Upon a Star."
May 20, 1994 |
"The Return of Jafar" is a straight-to-video sequel to Disney's "Aladdin," and the results are about what you'd expect--not nearly up to the studio's big-screen standards but better than most kiddie TV animation. An almost entirely new group of producers, directors, writers, animators and composers worked on the sequel, but it's not slovenly--just repetitive and uninspired. The score, in particular, is an unhummable melange of pseudo-tunes.