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June 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
A day before its threatened closing, United Press International said Thursday that a New York lawyer has agreed to keep the 85-year-old news service going while he considers bidding for its assets. UPI officials had said the company would go out of business at midnight today unless a buyer could be found.
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March 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
Pete Hamill, the New York Post's editor-icon, returned to work at the tabloid Tuesday, grinning at the cheers of his newsroom colleagues and declaring that he intended to get out a paper. "Pete! Pete! Pete!" chanted dozens of Post reporters and editors as Hamill returned to his office. "Let's go," he told the assembled staffers.
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June 19, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mideast Network Eyes UPI: An Arabic-language TV network offered $3.5 million for United Press International, but the news agency is barred from talking to the network while real estate investor Leon Charney considers making a bid. Charney came into the picture after religious broadcaster Pat Robertson backed out of a $6-million deal to buy the cash-short wire service.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Twist in UPI Deal: New York lawyer Leon Charney has dropped the idea of working with a Dutch foundation to invest $7 million in United Press International as part of his rescue plan for the news agency, a UPI executive said. "We will not deal with the Dutch," UPI Executive Editor Steve Geimann quoted Charney as telling UPI reporters during a session in the wire service's newsroom.
BUSINESS
June 13, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leon Charney, the New York real estate investor who is weighing a bid for the chronically ailing United Press International, is a former show business attorney with a flair for self-promotion. Charney has no prior media experience, except as host of a weekly talk show on New York City public television called "The Leon Charney Report." But he claims to be joined in his bid for UPI by a group of well-connected investors with broad business experience.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
Pete Hamill, the New York Post's editor-icon, returned to work at the tabloid Tuesday, grinning at the cheers of his newsroom colleagues and declaring that he intended to get out a paper. "Pete! Pete! Pete!" chanted dozens of Post reporters and editors as Hamill returned to his office. "Let's go," he told the assembled staffers.
NEWS
May 9, 1985
Israel's Knesset (Parliament) voted 62 to 5 to reject a no-confidence motion over allegations that Cabinet minister Ezer Weizman leaked state secrets to the White House. The motion, offered by the hard-line Tehiya Party, sought to topple Prime Minister Shimon Peres' government over his refusal to suspend Weizman and order an inquiry into the charges. Weizman is accused of leaking information through U.S.
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April 8, 1987 | VICTOR HULL, Times Staff Writer
American-Soviet cooperation on cancer research should be linked to a more liberal Soviet policy on emigration of cancer victims, congressmen and medical authorities said Tuesday at a House hearing. "If the Soviets cannot come forward on the easy task of resolving the emotional anguish of the separated families, how sincere can they be in fully participating in our hopes for the future cure of cancer?" said Dr.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1992 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Press International landed its fifth owner in a decade when a bankruptcy judge Tuesday approved a $3.95-million cash offer for the wire service from a London-based broadcaster owned by Saudi Arabian interests. The winning bid by Middle East Broadcasting Centre Ltd. topped a $3.75-million offer from New York lawyer Leon Charney, whose $180,000 emergency cash infusion 10 days ago saved the 85-year-old news agency from ceasing operations. U.S.
BUSINESS
June 13, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leon Charney, the New York real estate investor who is weighing a bid for the chronically ailing United Press International, is a former show business attorney with a flair for self-promotion. Charney has no prior media experience, except as host of a weekly talk show on New York City public television called "The Leon Charney Report." But he claims to be joined in his bid for UPI by a group of well-connected investors with broad business experience.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
A day before its threatened closing, United Press International said Thursday that a New York lawyer has agreed to keep the 85-year-old news service going while he considers bidding for its assets. UPI officials had said the company would go out of business at midnight today unless a buyer could be found.
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