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August 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Amazon Publishing executive Laurence Kirshbaum has been accused of sexual assault in a court filing by a woman with whom he had previously had a relationship, the New York Daily News reports. According to the filing, the alleged assaults took placeĀ  at two New York restaurants in 2010, before Kirshbaum took the top publishing spot at Amazon. Papers were filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on behalf of the alleged victim, Teresa McCoy, 55. According to the filing, Kirshbaum, now 69, met with McCoy at a deli about a possible job offer for her and, while she was deciding what to eat, "the much physically larger Kirshbaum suddenly swooped down, grabbed her and forcibly stuck his tongue in her mouth, causing (her)
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August 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Amazon Publishing executive Laurence Kirshbaum has been accused of sexual assault in a court filing by a woman with whom he had previously had a relationship, the New York Daily News reports. According to the filing, the alleged assaults took placeĀ  at two New York restaurants in 2010, before Kirshbaum took the top publishing spot at Amazon. Papers were filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on behalf of the alleged victim, Teresa McCoy, 55. According to the filing, Kirshbaum, now 69, met with McCoy at a deli about a possible job offer for her and, while she was deciding what to eat, "the much physically larger Kirshbaum suddenly swooped down, grabbed her and forcibly stuck his tongue in her mouth, causing (her)
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July 29, 1990 | ROGER KAHN, Roger Kahn is the author of Pete Rose's biography, published last year amid charges that Rose gambled on sports, including baseball. Kahn gives his perspective on working with Rose and the events involving Rose's ban from baseball. and
Pete Rose, my friend, the felon, and I started working together four years ago after a $250,000 misunderstanding. A flash and glitz publishing company called Warner Books decided that an accurately spelled work prepared by Pete Rose and myself would be worth a million dollars. We did not argue. Exciting a bodyguard of agents, Laurence Kirshbaum, a thin-chested, nasal fellow who is president of Warner Books, said he would pay us each $50,000 a year for 10 years. Twenty payments. Fifty big ones.
SPORTS
July 29, 1990 | ROGER KAHN, Roger Kahn is the author of Pete Rose's biography, published last year amid charges that Rose gambled on sports, including baseball. Kahn gives his perspective on working with Rose and the events involving Rose's ban from baseball. and
Pete Rose, my friend, the felon, and I started working together four years ago after a $250,000 misunderstanding. A flash and glitz publishing company called Warner Books decided that an accurately spelled work prepared by Pete Rose and myself would be worth a million dollars. We did not argue. Exciting a bodyguard of agents, Laurence Kirshbaum, a thin-chested, nasal fellow who is president of Warner Books, said he would pay us each $50,000 a year for 10 years. Twenty payments. Fifty big ones.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
Laurence J. Kirshbaum, the popular head of the Time Warner Book Group, announced Monday that he is stepping down. Kirshbaum, 61, said that he will likely pursue a career as a literary agent so he "can work with authors in a more intimate way without all the stresses and strains of administering a large company." He will stay on until the end of the year, when he will be succeeded by David Young, currently chairman and chief executive of the Time Warner Book Group UK.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2004 | From Reuters
A new book by embattled Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner on the lessons about life he learned at summer camp has been delayed for about a year, publisher Warner Books said Friday, adding that the book would be out for Father's Day 2005. "We just felt that we wanted to publish at a time when he was able to promote it properly," Warner spokeswoman Emi Battaglia said.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2000 | STANLEY HOLMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a cloudy spring afternoon two years ago, Bill Hill was tracking an elk near a bend in the Skykomish River, about an hour northeast of Seattle. Crawling along the sandy banks on his hands and knees, he struggled to make out a hoof print in the light brown dirt. "I was forced to do this interpretation of the print and it was slowing me down and requiring lots of effort," said the burly 51-year-old Scotsman, a researcher at Microsoft Corp.
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January 9, 1997 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The written and spoken legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be collected and distributed in various media formats, much of the material for the first time, under a large-scale agreement announced Wednesday by the King family and Time Warner. The joint publishing deal calls for the release by Warner Books of "The Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." and a posthumous autobiography of the slain civil rights leader to be drawn from his extensive writings and speeches.
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February 24, 1995 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; He is a columnist for Newsday
Every so often comes a book that generates such wickedly awful reviews that reading one more is like slowing down to watch another car slam into a pileup. Such is the critics' response to "Border Music," the new novel by Robert James Waller, author of the mega-selling "The Bridges of Madison County" and "Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend."
NEWS
September 19, 2001 | Ann O'Neill
Former mayoral candidate Tom Hayden is recovering from quintuple bypass surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The 61-year-old political activist and former state lawmaker underwent emergency surgery on Thursday afternoon to improve blood flow to his heart. Hayden awoke in the middle of the night Aug. 24 and had trouble breathing while vacationing with his wife, actress Barbara Williams, and their toddler, Liam, in Santa Fe.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2005 | Kim Christensen, Times Staff Writer
Given the acrimonious events of the recent past, some might have trouble picturing Michael Eisner warming himself by a campfire -- unless maybe Michael Ovitz were there, too, turning on a spit. Eisner is, after all, the guy who once called his old pal Ovitz "a psychopath" and referred to Jeffrey Katzenberg, his erstwhile Walt Disney Co. protege, as "the little midget."
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January 3, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stories where love truly triumphs . . . family sagas that actually make you want to read to the end . . . spiritual odysseys that are more than lite literature . . . fiction that grapples with tough and tender issues, like how three women rally around a fourth who is dying of breast cancer . . . a search, via the printed page, for a place called home. Readers, take heart.
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