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February 4, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
O.J. Simpson's performance in his as-yet incomplete deposition has created new problems for his own lawyers and new opportunities for the attorneys representing the families and estates of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in their wrongful death suits against the former football star, leading legal analysts said Saturday. The Times' publication Saturday of extended excerpts from Simpson's five-day interrogation by Daniel M.
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April 8, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday told a South African courtroom - and the world - his version of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. It was quite an emotional tale . But was it the truth? Sure, he cried and cried. Just as he did on Monday. But he didn't throw up, as he did during earlier testimony in the case. Nevertheless, the judge adjourned the trial to give Pistorius time to compose himself. So clearly Pistorius is upset.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
Contrary to widely circulated reports, O.J. Simpson said Thursday he won't be the star of a reality television show, but might consider becoming a news commentator for actor Robert Blake's murder trial. "I have no plans in any way to do a reality show even though people have approached me about it," Simpson said in a telephone interview from his Miami home. "I'm not looking to do anything." Urban Television Network Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest target of those jokes. As far as politicians go, anyway. For celebrities, it was O.J. Simpson. Those findings were reported Tuesday in a study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. Yes, those people sifted through 43,892 jokes told by Leno on "The Tonight Show" between May 25, 1992, and Jan. 24, 2014, and tallied them up. President Clinton, who was elected roughly six months into Leno's tenure on "The Tonight Show," is the all-time top joke target, with 4,607 jokes.
NEWS
June 28, 1995
Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson and defense lawyers Jill Lansing and Gigi Gordon offer their take on the Simpson case. UCLA Law school professor Peter Arenella, a regular Legal Pad commentator, will be off most of this week. Today's topic: Bindles, evidence envelopes and other esoterica of the chain of custody. LAURIE LEVENSON On the prosecution: "The day that time stood still. Jurors deserve a medal for sitting through excruciatingly detailed chain of custody testimony.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
O.J. Simpson has been ordered to hand over any earnings from a private autograph-signing event to the mother of Ronald Goldman because of a civil verdict that found Simpson liable for his slaying. The organizer canceled the event in Bridgeton before it began upon learning that Goldman's mother, Sharon Rufo, lived in the area. Simpson said no money was exchanged. Simpson was acquitted in the 1994 stabbing deaths of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Goldman.
NEWS
September 14, 1994 | PETER H. KING
Here's one thing that can be said with certainty about Keith Adcox, Steven Ainsworth, Rodney Alcala, Clarence Allen, Watson Allison, Jesse Andrews and Tony Ashumus. They weren't much as football players. And that's too bad for them. Manuel Babbit never pitched rental cars. Anthony Bean never appeared in a "Naked Gun" movie. Donald Beardslee, Ronald Lee Bell, Fernando Belmontes, Richard Benson, Rodney Berryman, Lawrence Bittaker and Maurice Bloom Jr.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Disgraced athlete O.J. Simpson on Tuesday was denied a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years. Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell ruled that for now, the 66-year-old will have to remain behind bars. Simpson, who will be 70 before he is eligible for parole, had sought a new trial, claiming incompetent legal counsel. "We're obviously very disappointed in the judge's decision," said Osvaldo Fumo, one of Simpson's attorneys.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Disgraced athlete O.J. Simpson on Tuesday was denied a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years. Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell ruled that for now, the 66-year-old will have to remain behind bars. Simpson, who will be 70 before he is eligible for parole, had sought a new trial, claiming incompetent legal counsel. "We're obviously very disappointed in the judge's decision," said Osvaldo Fumo, one of Simpson's attorneys.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | Chris Erskine
About 1:17 p.m. on a Friday, fall weather finally arrived - rode in on the jet stream, fortunately, because if you have ever tried to get anywhere in L.A. on a Friday afternoon, a car is the last vessel you'd want to use. Half the attendees at our tailgate party arrived by bicycle, the only mode of transit that seems to work in this town anymore. The lack of an NFL franchise makes me feel deprived and fortunate all at once. Deprived because there is no such thing as too much football.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The gig: Los Angeles graphologist Andrea McNichol is no stranger to high-profile court cases. As an examiner of questioned documents, she has worked on the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and Ted Bundy and the legal challenge of Howard Hughes' will. Clients of McNichol, the author of "Handwriting Analysis: Putting It to Work for You," include the FBI, other law enforcement agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Baseline: McNichol has used her knowledge of handwriting to assess death threats, debunk hoaxes and expose fraud.
NATIONAL
September 27, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
O.J. Simpson was caught stealing cookies in prison? The story has been  among the Web's most popular in recent days -- even making it to broadcast news with footage of the former football great with his stomach looking paunchy.  And it's not true, says a prison representative. But unnamed sources told the National Enquirer -- and it spread from there .   So we asked officials at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. "There is no validity to the reports that inmate Simpson was caught stealing cookies," the public information officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Ben Bolch
Lamar Odom , who was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last week, is receiving treatment and has hired O.J. Simpson's one-time attorney to represent him. Two sources told The Times that Odom is getting treatment for his problems but is not in rehab. Odom, the former Lakers and Clippers player, was arrested Aug. 30 after he was spotted driving his white Mercedes sport-utility vehicle erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. He has not been charged. Robert Shapiro is a longtime family friend of Odom's wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom, and served alongside Robert Kardashian, Khloe's father, as part of O.J. Simpson 's legal team when a court verdict found the football star not guilty of the 1994 killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- For the first time in a long while, O.J. Simpson got a bit of favorable legal news Wednesday when Nevada officials granted him parole on several of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery stemming from his attempt to retrieve sports memorabilia. But the disgraced former Heisman Trophy winner and USC running back still faces at least four more years in prison on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners noted in its decision Simpson's "positive institutional record" and his participation in addressing his "behavior that led to incarceration.
SPORTS
July 31, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
O.J. Simpson was granted parole on some of the convictions that have kept him in prison for nearly five years. Even with the order released by the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Wednesday, the 66-year-old former football star will remain behind bars for at least four more years on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively. Simpson was convicted in December 2008 for kidnapping, robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges for trying to obtain memorabilia he claims belonged to him from dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong.
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