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August 25, 1985
Sergio Galeotti, co-founder and chairman of the board of the internationally famous design firm of Giorgio Armani, has died of a heart attack at his home in Milan, Italy. He was 40 and had leukemia. "He was the true spirit of this company," designer Giorgio Armani said. Galeotti, a former menswear buyer, was the business head of the Milanese firm that he started with Armani after the designer left Nino Cerruti in 1970.
December 7, 1995
Fearing she may have been a victim of foul play, the family of a 31-year-old woman who disappeared last week asked for the public's help Wednesday in finding the mother of two. Barbara Burchartz, a receptionist who quit her job about a month ago, was last seen Nov. 29 walking out of her home about midday. She had dropped off her children, 8 and 11, at school that morning. "Her children are her whole life," said Betty Barry, Burchartz's mother. "She would never go off like this intentionally."
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March 14, 1993
Medical treatment, insurance-style. On Feb. 2, I accidentally shot myself where I sit. You're right if you think I've been the butt of many a joke over the incident. When I walked into the Humana West Hills emergency room, the pleasant-looking receptionist asked what I wanted. With blood running down my leg and in a state of shock, I said, "I've just been shot." Her response was, "Oh." Another nurse picked up the phone, and I knew she was calling the West Valley police station to report it (which is mandatory, naturally)
October 30, 2009 |
Sotheby's is auctioning a self-portrait by Andy Warhol that was recently found after being forgotten in a closet in New York City for more than 40 years. The painting belongs to Cathy Naso. She was 17 when she got a part-time job as a receptionist at Warhol's Factory. Two years later, in 1967, Warhol gave her a self-portrait inscribed to her. The Brooklyn resident displayed the painting briefly and then stored it in a closet. It remained there until this year. The auction house estimates it will sell for $1 million or more in a Nov. 11 sale.
November 5, 2005
Guy calls up the Dodgers' front office and asks to speak to Paul DePodesta. Receptionist says, "I'm sorry, sir, Mr. DePodesta doesn't work here anymore." Guy says thanks and hangs up. An hour later, the guy calls again, gets the same receptionist and asks again to speak to DePodesta. Again, the receptionist says, "I'm sorry, Mr. DePodesta doesn't work here anymore" and the guy hangs up. Another hour later, the same guy calls and again asks for DePodesta. The receptionist says "I've told you twice, Mr. DePodesta doesn't work here anymore.
March 1, 1997
The single-entity concept of Major League Soccer is a smart and required approach to encourage both parity and profits in the crawling stages of the league. However, when the league office receptionist is making as much as or more than some of the starting players, it is an indication that, even though the formula might be sound, the numbers being plugged into the formula are not. By the time the goose grows to maturity, most of the U.S. players who were responsible for the growth and success of the league won't be around to claim their fair share of the golden eggs.