February 24, 2003 |
The Dodgers have had a strong relationship with the Jewish community since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, and Jewish leaders said Sunday nothing should change despite the Sandy Koufax situation. The Hall of Fame pitcher severed ties with the Dodgers in protest of an item that appeared in the New York Post, which like the Dodgers is owned by News Corp., saying he would not return until the media conglomerate sold the franchise.
February 22, 2003 |
The legend is awesome, with its near mythic tales of no-hitters, strikeout records and home-run sluggers reduced to quivering lumps at the sight of the fearsome fastball. But we did not know the true measure of Sandy Koufax's clout until Friday, when the Hall of Fame pitcher and Dodger icon stared down Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. media conglomerate ... and mighty News Corp. flinched.
February 22, 2003 |
The Dodgers expressed hope Friday that Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, who severed ties with them in protest of an item that appeared in the New York Post, may reconsider because of a published apology. Both the Dodgers and Post are owned by News Corp. The newspaper announced it would apologize to the Dodger icon in today's editions after intimating in a two-sentence gossip item published Dec. 19 that he is homosexual.
April 6, 2001 |
Federal regulators have told lawyers for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. that they've temporarily stopped considering his $5.4-billion deal to acquire Chris-Craft Industries Inc. Regulators said they were waiting for more information from News Corp. about the financial condition of its New York Post.
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August 4, 1998 |
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday dismissed a libel suit that attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. had filed against a New York Post columnist who had written that Cochran "will say or do just about anything to win, typically at the expense of the truth." The statement, U.S. District Judge Kim M. Wardlaw ruled, was simply the columnist's opinion and, therefore, was protected by the 1st Amendment.
June 4, 1998 |
The soap opera that has become the Dodgers continued Wednesday with new story lines and plot twists, but the central theme was unchanged: turmoil. Fred Claire, executive vice president, again was compelled to clarify his status, and that of Manager Bill Russell, in response to a published report regarding their supposed pending dismissals.