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July 8, 1992 | Associated Press
Laurance Rockefeller, nephew of the late Nelson Rockefeller, will try to challenge U.S. Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato in a Republican primary, a top adviser said Tuesday. Rockefeller, a liberal Republican with a big bankroll, will make his announcement at a news conference today in New York City, GOP political consultant John Deardourff said. Despite the family wealth, Rockefeller will run "a very unorthodox campaign," with "virtually no paid advertising," Deardourff said.
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July 12, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Laurance Rockefeller, a conservationist, philanthropist and leading figure in the field of venture capital, died in his sleep Sunday morning. He was 94. The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis, spokesman Fraser Seitel said in a statement. Rockefeller was No. 377 on this year's Forbes magazine list of 587 billionaires, with $1.5 billion. But he was perhaps best known for his environmental work: He served under five presidents in several capacities related to conservation and the outdoors.
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July 12, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Laurance Rockefeller, a conservationist, philanthropist and leading figure in the field of venture capital, died in his sleep Sunday morning. He was 94. The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis, spokesman Fraser Seitel said in a statement. Rockefeller was No. 377 on this year's Forbes magazine list of 587 billionaires, with $1.5 billion. But he was perhaps best known for his environmental work: He served under five presidents in several capacities related to conservation and the outdoors.
NEWS
August 3, 1992 | From Times' staff writers
ROCKY START: The last-minute primary challenge that Laurence Rockefeller--nephew of the late Nelson A. Rockefeller--mounted against New York Republican Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato may not even make it onto the ballot. Rockefeller filed only 10,744 signatures to qualify for the Sept. 15 primary--just 744 more than required. . . . A D'Amato aide said his campaign plans to carefully examine the signatures. "We will have more people looking at their petitions than he had signing them," the aide said.
NEWS
August 3, 1992 | From Times' staff writers
ROCKY START: The last-minute primary challenge that Laurence Rockefeller--nephew of the late Nelson A. Rockefeller--mounted against New York Republican Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato may not even make it onto the ballot. Rockefeller filed only 10,744 signatures to qualify for the Sept. 15 primary--just 744 more than required. . . . A D'Amato aide said his campaign plans to carefully examine the signatures. "We will have more people looking at their petitions than he had signing them," the aide said.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1988
Times Mirror Co. has announced that Clayton W. Frye Jr. was elected a director at a meeting of the board in New York. Frye, 58, is senior associate of Laurance S. Rockefeller in New York and a director of several companies, including Tejon Ranch Co., Embarcadero Center Ltd., California Pacific Commercial Corp., Rockefeller & Co., and Rockresorts Inc.
NEWS
May 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Bush administration on Saturday accepted the gift of an 1,106-acre Rockefeller family ranch that sits within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park, with Vice President Dick Cheney calling it a "grand gesture.' Philanthropist Laurance S. Rockefeller's JY ranch will become a part of the park in five years.
NEWS
June 26, 1990
Laurance S. Rockefeller has given Princeton University $21 million to create a center for the study and teaching of human values, the university announced today. The new Center for Human Values is expected to offer undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in areas such as religion, culture and morality; ethics and international politics; moral education and development, and philosophy and public affairs. The 80-year-old philanthropist and conservationist is a 1932 Princeton graduate.
NEWS
December 21, 1986
These are some recent programs that Esalen leaders hope will define the institute in the 1980s: Esalen each year sponsors 20 five-day conferences for scholars to explore political and scientific issues. Conferences have examined the psychology of Soviet-American relations, research in quantum theory physics and developments in evolutionary theory.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1997
In recent years, Donald Koll has been loosening his grip on several pieces of his real estate empire. Recently, his Newport Beach-based Koll Resorts International turned over management of the exclusive golf resort Hotel Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, to Atlanta-based Rockresorts International. Rockresorts officials say the decision was made by the hotel's board, which includes representatives of Suncoast Investment Inc. of New York.
NEWS
July 8, 1992 | Associated Press
Laurance Rockefeller, nephew of the late Nelson Rockefeller, will try to challenge U.S. Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato in a Republican primary, a top adviser said Tuesday. Rockefeller, a liberal Republican with a big bankroll, will make his announcement at a news conference today in New York City, GOP political consultant John Deardourff said. Despite the family wealth, Rockefeller will run "a very unorthodox campaign," with "virtually no paid advertising," Deardourff said.
TRAVEL
November 7, 1993
The 310-room Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, opened in 1965 by Laurance Rockefeller and the first luxury resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, will close on July 10, 1994, for restoration work expected to last between one and two years. "We think of this as a restoration of a 28-year-old lady," said longtime general manager Adi Kohler. "The hotel is in perfect condition from a maintenance point of view, but the style of the bathrooms is outdated and the new colors are lighter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
Philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller, $11.3 million; potato chip entrepreneur Jim Herr, $10.8 million; Orange County builder Peter Ochs, $3.2 million. Who's who in the business world turned into who's missing millions Thursday in the wake of a bankruptcy declaration by the Foundation of New Era Philanthropy, which is accused of running a Ponzi scheme with a philanthropic appeal.
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