June 14, 1992
The revelation that Richard Eamer makes $17.5 million per year as CEO of National Medical Enterprises and the second in command, Leonard Cohen, makes $8 million per year was certainly eye-opening and mind-boggling information. Though capitalism seems to be the best of all systems, and we in the United States are fortunate to have all that we do, there should be a social and economic conscience. Salaries of this magnitude are just not ethical or healthy in light of the current status of medical costs in this country.
March 4, 2006 |
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen may never see the $9.5 million a court ordered his former business manager to pay after she failed to respond to allegations of stealing from his retirement savings, Cohen's attorney said. An L.A. Superior Court judge granted the 71-year-old Cohen, known for reflective songs such as "Suzanne," a default judgment Monday. He claimed in a lawsuit that Kelley Lynch siphoned $5 million from his personal accounts and investments, leaving him about $150,000.
November 23, 1986 |
"FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT." Jennifer Warnes. Cypress. Warnes is best known for her Grammy- winning duet with Joe Cocker on "Up Where We Belong," but that Vegas showstopper is an inaccurate reflection of her talent. In fact, Warnes is a fairly unconventional artist with first-rate taste in material. She proves that much by making her first album for a new label consist exclusively of songs by the great Leonard Cohen.
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May 19, 2008 |
Leonard Cohen, 83, a co-founder of National Medical Enterprises, one of the first publicly traded hospital companies and a founding partner of the Beverly Hills law firm Ervin, Cohen and Jessup, died May 9 in Modesto. He had been in declining health with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. With Richard Eamer and John Bebrosian, Cohen co-founded National Medical Enterprises in 1969. From its inception, Cohen was an executive officer and director of the firm and oversaw much of the company's corporate development activities.
June 26, 2006 |
Even the traffic gods were smiling I'd like to begin by thanking the couple in the Mercedes parked behind me at the Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday night for allowing me to back up and escape the stacked parking via the row opening up next to us. I'd also like to acknowledge the two blonds in that row who, while waiting for the Acura driver blocking them, set the generous, patient tone of the moment by repeatedly saying, "Life is good!"
May 29, 1988 |
***LEONARD COHEN. "I'm Your Man." Columbia. When Cohen sings, "I was born like this. I had no choice. I was born with the gift of a golden voice," the joke is built-in, because in fact his voice moves tortoise-like through this album, without a trace of agility or resonance. What's more, it's become even deeper since his last album in 1984, like a piece of debris drifting toward the ocean floor.
October 7, 2001 |
Leonard Cohen, who has written some of the most intimate and absorbing love songs of the modern pop era, has come down from the mountain. After five years of living a spartan lifestyle at a Zen center near the resort village of Mount Baldy, Cohen has traded his modest robes for the finely tailored suits that were once his trademark. More important, he has recorded his first group of new songs in nine years.
June 30, 1994 |
The U.S. government formally announced Wednesday that it has settled its giant fraud case with National Medical Enterprises, but it said it continues a far-reaching investigation into individuals and businesses suspected of accepting kickbacks and bribes from the Santa Monica-based hospital chain.
September 24, 1995 |
Scores of today's most acclaimed musical figures, from U2's Bono and Willie Nelson to Courtney Love and Trent Reznor, have spoken with awe about the music of Leonard Cohen, frequently asking how anyone was able to write in such a deeply personal, unguarded style. But Cohen himself speaks with disarming ease about the songs that have made him such a respected force for the last quarter-century.