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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2006 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
An in-house inquiry into the last of six cases of possible nepotism in hiring by UC Irvine's medical program found nothing improper, officials said Thursday. The university's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity said it found no violations in the employment of Bruce V. McGraw Jr., the brother of Maureen Zehntner, interim chief executive of UCI Medical Center in Orange.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2006 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
An investigation into five cases of possible nepotism in hiring at UCI Medical Center found nothing improper, university officials said Wednesday. A sixth case is still being investigated. UC Irvine's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity said it found no violations in the hiring of a sister and cousin of interim hospital Chief Executive Maureen Zehntner; the daughter of former hospital Chief Executive Dr. Ralph Cygan; and the son and daughter of medical school Dean Dr. Thomas Cesario.
SPORTS
February 26, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
The jerseys say Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Washington State. They might as well read Sutton and Son, Knight and Son and Bennett and Son, because when each school's basketball coach decides it is time to step down, his son is slated to succeed him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2006 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
UCI Medical Center says it is investigating whether nepotism rules were violated when it hired three relatives of the hospital's interim chief executive. Maureen Zehntner told UC Irvine officials she had a brother, sister and cousin employed at the Orange hospital after The Times reported last week that children of other top medical administrators had been hired there, university spokeswoman Susan Menning said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2006 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
Three children of top executives in UC Irvine's medical programs have received jobs with the hospital and medical school in recent years, records and interviews show. The son and daughter of medical school dean Dr. Thomas C. Cesario, who also are doctors, and the daughter of the recently resigned chief executive of the Orange hospital, Dr. Ralph Cygan, work for UCI or have worked there. In addition, the hospital has purchased artwork from a gallery owned by the wife of its chief medical officer.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2005 | Stephen Braun and Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writers
The president of the Orleans Levee Board, who played a key role in decisions about the construction of levees that failed during Hurricane Katrina, resigned Thursday amid allegations that he awarded contracts to relatives after the storm struck and collected $97,000 in questionable back pay in the weeks before the storm hit. James P. Huey, who had served as the board's president for nine years, submitted his resignation to Gov.
NATIONAL
July 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A firefighter who married a fire captain's daughter was fired after a judge in Columbia ruled against a request to let him keep his job while he sues the city over its anti-nepotism policy. The judge denied Matt Cooper's request, saying the city's policy is clear. Cooper, 25, was told that he was going to be fired after his June 18 marriage to Brooke Lowery, 21, daughter of fire Capt. Herbie Lowery.
WORLD
June 16, 2005 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
The former Cotecna executive who wrote a memo suggesting that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his aides assured him that his company would win a United Nations contract now denies he ever discussed the contract with Annan, his lawyers said in a statement Wednesday. The executive, Michael Wilson, "never met or had any discussion with the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, on the issue of the bid for the U.N.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2004 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
If not for his relationship with a Hollywood headhunter, Dan Glickman might never have made the leap, as he puts it, "from soybeans to Spielberg." Glickman, the former secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, first met executive recruiter Leslie Hortum a few years ago when she called him as a reference on another prospect. The two talked periodically after that. Once, Hortum had a job to pitch.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2004 | Tomas Alex Tizon, Times Staff Writer
She wants to be known simply as Lisa. A smart, direct, down-to-earth neighbor who happens to be a U.S. senator. Lisa is running for a second term in this land of the midnight sun, and at the moment is on the campaign trail. The aides shuttling her from event to event wear buttons that display her first name in bold capital letters. Her last name, Murkowski, is reduced almost to fine print. The same is true of her lawn signs and posters all over the state.
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