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September 6, 1990 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For writers, lawyers, business executives and anyone who has ever coaxed their gray cells into action by doodling, the yellow legal pad provides an almost mystical link to the muses. But the yellow pad's popularity is being threatened. In some offices, it is becoming a white yellow legal pad because white recycled paper brings more money than color scrap; in others, the legal pad is showing up in ecological designer shades, from sage green to soft mauve.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2012 | Sandy Banks
When Lindsay Lohan showed up for court on Thursday, the crowd was not as large as it has been for the actress - anticipating perhaps a resolution, rather than the sort of dramatic turn that's made her five-year legal saga as compelling as any TV reality show. The 25-year-old Lohan has been in and out of jail and rehab so many times, her story line seemed to arc toward failure. She blew off therapy and community service, ticked off counselors and judges. You never knew what to expect from her in the courtroom - a tearful plea, a pout, a fingernail painted with a vulgar taunt.
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BUSINESS
January 11, 2000
* American Pad & Paper Co., inventor of the legal pad and a leading maker of office paper products, said it was forced into Bankruptcy Court by creditors. Dallas-based American Pad, which laid off 7% of its 4,000-employee work force last year, was named in a Chapter 11 petition filed against it in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. The company was acquired by Mead Corp. in 1986 and then sold to management in 1992. It hasn't made a profit since 1994. * * Fruit of the Loom Ltd.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2008 | CAROLYN KELLOGG
TWO writers I keep up with on the Web have restricted their online activities so they can get more work done. Tayari Jones, whom I follow on Twitter, regularly tweets about the progress she's making on her new book. She recently dropped the news that a colleague "made me face the awful truth. tweetdeck is not compatible w/my goal to finish my novel." Jeff VanderMeer, meanwhile, explains the drastic steps he takes to keep from being distracted by the Internet. "Okay," he posts, "I'll admit it: work on my new novel, 'Finch,' is going well because every morning my long-suffering yet often amused wife Ann hides the router box and my cellphone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1985 | STEPHEN G. BLOOM, Times Staff Writer
A Van Nuys jury found James McDermott, a 34-year-old accountant, guilty Thursday of seven counts of sexually molesting a 9-year-old girl who had lived with him and his wife most of the child's life. McDermott, who brushed tears from his face as the jury foreman read the verdict, faces a maximum sentence of 61 years in state prison. During the six-week-long trial, the girl, now 10, testified for four days against McDermott. Superior Court Commissioner Alan B.
NEWS
April 23, 1987 | LOIS TIMNICK and CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writers
Billionaire Boys Club leader Joe Hunt was convicted Wednesday of murdering a Beverly Hills entrepreneur and con man--whose body has not been found--to avenge a high-stakes investment hoax and raise funds for his foundering business fraternity. The boyish Hunt, 27, blanched and appeared dazed as the clerk in Santa Monica Superior Court read the verdict--guilty of first-degree murder and robbery--reached after only two days of deliberations.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2008 | CAROLYN KELLOGG
TWO writers I keep up with on the Web have restricted their online activities so they can get more work done. Tayari Jones, whom I follow on Twitter, regularly tweets about the progress she's making on her new book. She recently dropped the news that a colleague "made me face the awful truth. tweetdeck is not compatible w/my goal to finish my novel." Jeff VanderMeer, meanwhile, explains the drastic steps he takes to keep from being distracted by the Internet. "Okay," he posts, "I'll admit it: work on my new novel, 'Finch,' is going well because every morning my long-suffering yet often amused wife Ann hides the router box and my cellphone.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | Associated Press
A federal jury convicted two members of the neo-Nazi group The Order and acquitted two others Tuesday of civil rights violations in the 1984 shooting death of Jewish radio talk show host Alan Berg. The jury found that David Lane and Bruce Pierce killed Berg, an outspoken and sometimes abrasive radio personality, because he was Jewish and employed as a talk show host. There was no applicable murder statute under federal law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2012 | Sandy Banks
When Lindsay Lohan showed up for court on Thursday, the crowd was not as large as it has been for the actress - anticipating perhaps a resolution, rather than the sort of dramatic turn that's made her five-year legal saga as compelling as any TV reality show. The 25-year-old Lohan has been in and out of jail and rehab so many times, her story line seemed to arc toward failure. She blew off therapy and community service, ticked off counselors and judges. You never knew what to expect from her in the courtroom - a tearful plea, a pout, a fingernail painted with a vulgar taunt.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
On the new WB drama "Just Legal," Don Johnson plays a criminal defense attorney with a sea of lazy plea bargains in his past (he hasn't cross-examined a witness in 15 years) and an ocean of sorrow in his eyes. He's like Paul Newman in the opening scenes of "The Verdict," mournfully and drunkenly playing pinball in a Boston bar, in the winter of his career.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
On the new WB drama "Just Legal," Don Johnson plays a criminal defense attorney with a sea of lazy plea bargains in his past (he hasn't cross-examined a witness in 15 years) and an ocean of sorrow in his eyes. He's like Paul Newman in the opening scenes of "The Verdict," mournfully and drunkenly playing pinball in a Boston bar, in the winter of his career.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2000
* American Pad & Paper Co., inventor of the legal pad and a leading maker of office paper products, said it was forced into Bankruptcy Court by creditors. Dallas-based American Pad, which laid off 7% of its 4,000-employee work force last year, was named in a Chapter 11 petition filed against it in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. The company was acquired by Mead Corp. in 1986 and then sold to management in 1992. It hasn't made a profit since 1994. * * Fruit of the Loom Ltd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1997
Oxnard attorney David L. Shain and Westlake Village attorney J. Grant Kennedy offer their takes on the Diana Haun murder trial. Today, Shain discusses the defense's decision to have Haun stand before the jury and try on the canvas shoes purchased two days before Sherri Dally's slaying. According to court testimony, Haun bought size 9 shoes, a tan pantsuit and a camping ax at Kmart on May 4,1996-items prosecutors believe were used in Dally's kidnap-slaying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997
Oxnard attorney David L. Shain and Westlake Village attorney J. Grant Kennedy offer their take on the Diana Haun trial. They will rotate with other experts as the case moves forward. Today, they discuss the conclusion of the prosecution's case and what tact the defense may take when it begins today. DAVID L. SHAIN, Oxnard attorney **** "As we know, the prosecution has the burden of proof. As with many murder cases, they have no one who saw the killing.
NEWS
June 24, 1995
UCLA law professor Peter Arenella and Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson offer their take on the Simpson trial. Joining them is Southwestern University Law professor Myrna Raeder, who will rotate with other experts as the case progresses. Today's topic: Numbers, numbers and more mind-numbing numbers. On the prosecution PETER ARENELLA "Dry as sand and just as digestible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997
Oxnard attorney David L. Shain and Westlake Village attorney J. Grant Kennedy offer their take on the Diana Haun trial. They will rotate with other experts as the case moves forward. Today, they discuss the conclusion of the prosecution's case and what tact the defense may take when it begins today. DAVID L. SHAIN, Oxnard attorney **** "As we know, the prosecution has the burden of proof. As with many murder cases, they have no one who saw the killing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1997
Oxnard attorney David L. Shain and Westlake Village attorney J. Grant Kennedy offer their take on the Diana Haun murder trial. They will rotate with other experts as the case moves forward. Today, Shain discusses the testimony of witnesses who observed Haun and Michael Dally after Sherri Dally disappeared. Kennedy reflects on the week's testimony, including statements about Haun's involvement in witchcraft. * DAVID L.
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