December 18, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Wine expert Michael Egan eyed the six bottles of purported 1966 Montrachet sitting at the front of the courtroom. "They wouldn't look out of place in the urology department at Mt. Sinai," Egan said as he noted the cloudy liquid's sickly ocher cast. And they probably wouldn't taste much better than a specimen, according to Egan and other aficionados who testified this week in the fraud trial of Rudy Kurniawan, a onetime boy wonder of the wine world who once enjoyed an enthusiastic following in Los Angeles for his sophisticated palate and eye-popping collection of exquisite reds and whites.
April 24, 2014 |
More civil lawsuits may be on the way against major Hollywood players in connection with sexual abuse allegations that have ensnared director Bryan Singer and other top entertainment industry figures. Jeff Herman, the attorney for the man who has accused Singer of abusing him as a teenager, told The Times that he's heard from other alleged victims. He said he's investigating these potential new cases and hopes to expose more illegal activity. “I've heard from dozens and dozens alleging they were abused in Hollywood as minors,” Herman said.
September 8, 1997 |
Michael Egan made a mid-nine-figure fortune building Alamo Rent-A-Car into an industry powerhouse, and though he isn't much of a gear-head, his decades in the travel business convinced him that we haven't even begun to see the changes that will be wrought by information technologies. And so last month, Egan invested $20 million in WebGenesis/The Globe, a New York-based Web venture founded by two 23-year-old Cornell University graduates.
November 18, 2001
ANC Rental Corp., the parent company of Alamo and National car rental companies, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, the latest victim of the retreat in travel since the terrorist attacks. "The drastic decline in travel after Sept. 11 has taken a tremendous toll on our business, and our current capital and expense structure cannot absorb the shortfall," said ANC chairman and chief executive Michael Egan.
December 23, 1999 |
One pilot was killed and another seriously injured when their small planes collided Wednesday in the sky near a municipal airport. One plane was trying to land while another was flying through the area when they collided and crashed on top of each other, said Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The planes narrowly missed a house. One of the planes was registered to Daniel Webster College, a college of 500 students in Nashua, N.H.
February 6, 1995 |
Alamo Rent A Car to Restructure: The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based company said it will eliminate the position of president and chief operating officer in addition to restructuring its operations into four divisions. The presidents of the newly created divisions are to report directly to Alamo's chairman and chief executive, Michael S. Egan, who also is the privately held company's majority shareholder. Charles D. Platt, 63, has retired as president and chief operating officer.