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September 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Orlando Magic principal owner William duPont III reached an agreement to sell the NBA franchise to Michigan billionaire Rich DeVos for $85 million, according to published reports in the Orlando Sentinel. The sale is expected to be announced at a news conference today.
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June 1, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
For the last few days, Phil Jackson was interested in the possibility of joining the Magic 's front office, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday. But late Thursday afternoon, according to the paper, Jackson bowed out. Magic Chief Executive Alex Martins was formally presented on Wednesday with a scenario involving Jackson by Sam Vincent , who played for the Magic and Jackson. "It drew some interest from Phil," Vincent said. "But in the end, Phil decided to go with another opportunity.
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April 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Members of the public will use mobile devices and the Web to choose the winner of the first ArtPrize, which offers a top prize of $250,000. The event will be held Sept. 23 through Oct. 10 at perhaps hundreds of venues throughout a three-square-mile area of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Organizers hope to receive thousands of entries vying for more than $400,000 in total prize money. ArtPrize creator Rick DeVos said the competition will be open to any artist, professional or amateur, age 18 or older.
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March 14, 2012 | By John Cherwa
Is Dwight Howard approaching LeBron James' villainy status? His latest proclamation that he wants to remain in Orlando through the season -- but that he doesn't want to sign a long-term deal or even an extension -- isn't sitting well with fans. Comments on a story written by the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins are turning decidedly anti-Dwight. People seem to be viewing Howard as someone who is trying to have it all ways, and that he is playing team management. Yes, the Magic could keep him around and make him happy, we think.
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March 14, 2012 | By John Cherwa
Is Dwight Howard approaching LeBron James' villainy status? His latest proclamation that he wants to remain in Orlando through the season -- but that he doesn't want to sign a long-term deal or even an extension -- isn't sitting well with fans. Comments on a story written by the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins are turning decidedly anti-Dwight. People seem to be viewing Howard as someone who is trying to have it all ways, and that he is playing team management. Yes, the Magic could keep him around and make him happy, we think.
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July 17, 1996 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is it true the Hundred Million Dollars War, otherwise known as the NBA's free-agent chase, threatens not only the Lakers, but the game and Western Civilization as we know it? Relax. It's only partly true. Yes, the NBA frenzy can be seen as a metaphor for the widening gap between rich and poor, but guess what? It's happening not only in basketball or in sports, and it didn't start last Thursday. Remember the '80s?
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June 1, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
For the last few days, Phil Jackson was interested in the possibility of joining the Magic 's front office, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday. But late Thursday afternoon, according to the paper, Jackson bowed out. Magic Chief Executive Alex Martins was formally presented on Wednesday with a scenario involving Jackson by Sam Vincent , who played for the Magic and Jackson. "It drew some interest from Phil," Vincent said. "But in the end, Phil decided to go with another opportunity.
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February 12, 2011 | By Mark Heisler
Propaganda notwithstanding, there's no doubt that NBA owners are more hawkish than ever before. These days, the hawk-dove ratio is, unofficially 24-6. More meaningfully, there are hawks who measure their labor contract demands against the damage missing games would to do the NBA ... and those who don't care. NBA owners think they lost the 1999 and 2005 deals and are determined to win this one big. Indeed, Forbes, which publishes the only independent estimates ? scorned as too sunny by the NBA ?
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May 24, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Rich DeVos, the founder of Amway Corp. and a longtime GOP supporter, gave the Republican Party $1 million last month, Federal Election Commission records showed Friday. The donation, which the Republican National Committee said was unrestricted, is believed to be the largest contribution from an individual donor since the FEC began reporting political donations. However, Amway as a privately held corporation has made larger contributions.
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March 22, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rich Devos' Reichel/Pugh 74 Windquest and Neil Barth's Whitbread 60 America's Challenge, both tuning up for bigger tests, were expected to finish one-two by early this morning in Newport Harbor Yacht Club's race from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas. . . . A Pacific storm that brought high wind and waves forced the abandonment of Tuesday's semifinal races in the America's Cup.
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February 12, 2011 | By Mark Heisler
Propaganda notwithstanding, there's no doubt that NBA owners are more hawkish than ever before. These days, the hawk-dove ratio is, unofficially 24-6. More meaningfully, there are hawks who measure their labor contract demands against the damage missing games would to do the NBA ... and those who don't care. NBA owners think they lost the 1999 and 2005 deals and are determined to win this one big. Indeed, Forbes, which publishes the only independent estimates ? scorned as too sunny by the NBA ?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Members of the public will use mobile devices and the Web to choose the winner of the first ArtPrize, which offers a top prize of $250,000. The event will be held Sept. 23 through Oct. 10 at perhaps hundreds of venues throughout a three-square-mile area of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Organizers hope to receive thousands of entries vying for more than $400,000 in total prize money. ArtPrize creator Rick DeVos said the competition will be open to any artist, professional or amateur, age 18 or older.
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May 24, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Rich DeVos, the founder of Amway Corp. and a longtime GOP supporter, gave the Republican Party $1 million last month, Federal Election Commission records showed Friday. The donation, which the Republican National Committee said was unrestricted, is believed to be the largest contribution from an individual donor since the FEC began reporting political donations. However, Amway as a privately held corporation has made larger contributions.
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July 17, 1996 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is it true the Hundred Million Dollars War, otherwise known as the NBA's free-agent chase, threatens not only the Lakers, but the game and Western Civilization as we know it? Relax. It's only partly true. Yes, the NBA frenzy can be seen as a metaphor for the widening gap between rich and poor, but guess what? It's happening not only in basketball or in sports, and it didn't start last Thursday. Remember the '80s?
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September 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Orlando Magic of the NBA was purchased by billionaire Rich DeVos, who paid a reported $85 million to a Florida group headed by William duPont III. DeVos, co-founder and president of Amway Corp., said the acquisition was a family effort involving his wife, three sons and a son-in-law. The expansion franchise, purchased for $32.5 million in April of 1987, will be operated by his oldest son, Dick DeVos, 35, who said there will be few changes.
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July 12, 1995 | From Associated Press
Hal Ward's Cheval '95 finished the 38th biennial Transpacific Yacht Race with a broken mast Tuesday but held its lead to claim the Barn Door trophy as the monohull with the fastest elapsed time--nine days, one hour, 32 minutes and 20 seconds. The Andrews 70, sailing its maiden race, started the day with a 46-mile lead over Rich DeVos' 74-foot Windquest and broke its mast while running in strong winds only 25 miles from the finish.
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