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March 2, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
cosmopolitan One who is at home in any country, without local prejudices. Not provincial. A citizen of the world. --Webster's When Raul Gardini sails on Il Moro di Venezia as the silent 17th crewman in this America's Cup, he is not difficult to spot. He's the one with the wavy gray hair, the St. Tropez tan and the tie.
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May 12, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Win or lose at sea off San Diego today, Raul Gardini, farmer-turned-yachtsman, already has sailed to Italy's greatest maritime triumph since Columbus. Such is the verdict at home of a rich man's quest that has turned into an insomniac's blessing and a national passion: Moromania. Il Moro di Venezia is a national hero. And so, suddenly, is its sport among a people whose nautical prowess is mainly the stuff of history.
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SPORTS
May 4, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A couple of funny things happened to Dennis Conner and Sir Michael Fay on their way to their showdown for the America's Cup. The rivalry that had been building on insults and lawsuits through three campaigns over the last five years evaporated last week when two multimillionaire upstarts, Bill Koch and Raul Gardini, sailed to the best-of-seven match starting Saturday. Conner brought the Cup to San Diego.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The late Serafino Ferruzzi made his fortune helping to feed starving postwar Italy. His son-in-law, Raul Gardini, has wider ambitions and they are having repercussions on one of the world's busiest commodities markets. Gardini's company, Ferruzzi Finanziara S.p.A., was the center of attention this week as the reported target of an emergency order by the Chicago Board of Trade to break up an alleged attempt to corner the soybean market.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Shamrock Holdings, the private investment company controlled by Roy E. Disney, said Monday that it has agreed to sell its Central Soya soybean processor to an Italian agricultural concern in a deal valued at $365 million, thus reaping a $170-million profit for Shamrock and its partners.
SPORTS
May 12, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Win or lose at sea off San Diego today, Raul Gardini, farmer-turned-yachtsman, already has sailed to Italy's greatest maritime triumph since Columbus. Such is the verdict at home of a rich man's quest that has turned into an insomniac's blessing and a national passion: Moromania. Il Moro di Venezia is a national hero. And so, suddenly, is its sport among a people whose nautical prowess is mainly the stuff of history.
SPORTS
May 4, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A couple of funny things happened to Dennis Conner and Sir Michael Fay on their way to their showdown for the America's Cup. The rivalry that had been building on insults and lawsuits through three campaigns over the last five years evaporated last week when two multimillionaire upstarts, Bill Koch and Raul Gardini, sailed to the best-of-seven match starting Saturday. Conner brought the Cup to San Diego.
NEWS
July 24, 1993 | The Washington Post
Italy's vast corruption scandal claimed another casualty Friday when one of the country's most prominent industrialists shot and killed himself following reports that he had set up a slush fund to pay off politicians. The news that Raul Gardini, former head of the Ferruzzi-Montedison agro-industrial giant, had become the second leading business figure to commit suicide this week stunned a nation already mired in debate about the escalating human toll from judicial investigations.
SPORTS
February 17, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
Stars & Stripes crashed into America 3, New Zealand collided with Spirit of Australia, and Ville de Paris' crew spent one leg patching its spinnaker pole with duct tape. It was that kind of day in the America's Cup Sunday. Repairs didn't do the French (5-3) any good. They already trailed Chris Dickson's Nippon (7-1) and lost the featured race on the first day of the second round of the challenger trials by one minute 42 seconds.
SPORTS
March 2, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
cosmopolitan One who is at home in any country, without local prejudices. Not provincial. A citizen of the world. --Webster's When Raul Gardini sails on Il Moro di Venezia as the silent 17th crewman in this America's Cup, he is not difficult to spot. He's the one with the wavy gray hair, the St. Tropez tan and the tie.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The late Serafino Ferruzzi made his fortune helping to feed starving postwar Italy. His son-in-law, Raul Gardini, has wider ambitions and they are having repercussions on one of the world's busiest commodities markets. Gardini's company, Ferruzzi Finanziara S.p.A., was the center of attention this week as the reported target of an emergency order by the Chicago Board of Trade to break up an alleged attempt to corner the soybean market.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Shamrock Holdings, the private investment company controlled by Roy E. Disney, said Monday that it has agreed to sell its Central Soya soybean processor to an Italian agricultural concern in a deal valued at $365 million, thus reaping a $170-million profit for Shamrock and its partners.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Italian grain group Ferruzzi Finanziaria S.p.A. said Friday that it would sue the Chicago Board of Trade because of an order forcing the company to sell millions of bushels of soybeans. "Ferruzzi and all major world operators are convinced that the Board has made a mistake and must suffer the consequences," a company statement said. "Ferruzzi has therefore decided to take legal proceedings against the CBOT in the fullest manner for compensation of damages."
SPORTS
June 18, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan's Bengal Bay Challenge has withdrawn from the 1992 America's Cup off San Diego, citing "financial difficulties." Japan's other syndicate, the Nippon Challenge, which has New Zealand's Chris Dickson as skipper, is one of the 11 remaining challengers for the competition starting next January. There are two defense syndicates--Team Dennis Conner and Bill Koch's America-3.
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