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March 13, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
The son of a bodybuilder-businessman who was slain in a gangland style ambush Thursday said Sunday that his father was "a little flamboyant" but far from the portrait painted of him as a shady businessman who lived extravagantly. "The man I knew and the man the family knew was a man who liked to joke around a lot, he was really nice," Michael McKenna, 23, said in an interview on his father's $825,000 estate in Brea.
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June 18, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Staff Writer
"Big Mac"--burly Horace J. McKenna--has been dead for three months now. But authorities are still wondering who killed him and what happened to the millions of dollars in cash they believe he was skimming from hidden ownership in several nude and topless bars. And McKenna's son, 23-year-old Michael, is still trying to sort out his father's legitimate financial affairs amid rumors that there is illegal money buried somewhere or stashed in banks out of his reach. Big Mac McKenna, 46, was killed gangland-style in the early morning hours of March 9 as he slept in the back seat of his limousine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Staff Writer
"Big Mac"--burly Horace J. McKenna--has been dead for three months now. But authorities are still wondering who killed him and what happened to the millions of dollars in cash they believe he was skimming from hidden ownership in several nude and topless bars. And McKenna's son, 23-year-old Michael, is still trying to sort out his father's legitimate financial affairs amid rumors that there is illegal money buried somewhere or stashed in banks out of his reach. Big Mac McKenna, 46, was killed gangland-style in the early morning hours of March 9 as he slept in the back seat of his limousine.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
The son of a bodybuilder-businessman who was slain in a gangland style ambush Thursday said Sunday that his father was "a little flamboyant" but far from the portrait painted of him as a shady businessman who lived extravagantly. "The man I knew and the man the family knew was a man who liked to joke around a lot, he was really nice," Michael McKenna, 23, said in an interview on his father's $825,000 estate in Brea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1986 | United Press International
A sightseeing helicopter struck a power line and crashed into a cliff in a remote valley on the island of Maui, killing two women and injuring two men, authorities said. Police said the pilot, Michael McKenna, 40, of Kula, owner of Aloha Helicopters Maui, told them he was flying low through the valley to allow his passengers to videotape the area and that a passenger had placed a heavy battery pack on a control stick, which prevented him from boosting power for an ascent.
NATIONAL
December 10, 2006 | Chicago Tribune
A truck driver who killed three people and wounded another at a law firm Friday apparently believed he'd been cheated over the invention of a toilet designed for tractor trailers, authorities said. Joe Jackson, 59, was taken down by two SWAT snipers. Police Supt. Phil Cline said Saturday that Jackson, armed with a snub-nosed revolver, sought out one attorney, Michael McKenna, an intellectual property specialist. After shooting him, Jackson continued firing at others in the 38th-floor office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former CHP officer accused of ordering the slaying of a man who co-owned several nude dance clubs with him was convicted of first-degree murder Friday, 12 1/2 years after Horace "Big Mac" McKenna was gunned down outside his Brea mansion. Michael Woods, 59, dropped his head as the guilty verdict touched off commotion in the Santa Ana courtroom. Woods' wife and two grown daughters sobbed hysterically, prompting a bailiff to ask them to calm down.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1998
- American Airlines said beginning June 1, passengers will be limited to two carry-on items that must fit within baggage sizers at airport gates, joining other carriers in tightening baggage rules. - United Airlines said slight delays on flights from O'Hare International Airport were due to a work slowdown by some of its ground crew members, but the workers' union disputed that, saying it did not authorize a slowdown. - Norwest Corp.
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March 26, 1999 | JASON KANDEL and ELEANOR YANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Authorities captured a suspected killer hiding in a quiet Laguna Beach neighborhood, just two days after he managed to slip away from the same spot. Earlier in the week, Laguna Beach Police had told residents they were confident that the suspect, Mark A. Booher, 36, was no longer in the area. But authorities found Booher in the same neighborhood late Wednesday night after tracing phone calls the suspect made to his girlfriend and parents in Indiana.
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October 12, 2010 | Bloomberg
The Obama administration probably will act this week to lift a moratorium on deep-water oil and gas drilling, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. Administration officials have held meetings in the past few days and are closing in on establishing safeguards to prevent a repeat of BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico spill, Gibbs said. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar scheduled a 1 p.m. (EDT) conference call today to make an announcement on deep-water drilling, the agency said. President Barack Obama halted oil and natural-gas drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet (152 meters)
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Big Mac is dead, but at the Bare Elegance, life goes on without so much as a moment of silence. The husky doorman takes your $8, and the bartender charges $3.50 for a weak orange juice. If you place a dollar on the rail, the dancers linger and flirt a moment longer before moving on to the next guy. Some dancers wear black--teddies, garters and such--but the effect is not one of mourning.
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