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June 4, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JIM SCHACHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Now that the owners of jeans giants Guess and Jordache have patched up their legal differences, they are free to bury the ugly memories of 6 1/2 years of brutal corporate warfare. In fact, the Marciano brothers of Guess and the Nakash brothers of Jordache say they settled their dispute so that they could devote full attention to their apparel businesses.
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June 4, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JIM SCHACHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Now that the owners of jeans giants Guess and Jordache have patched up their legal differences, they are free to bury the ugly memories of 6 1/2 years of brutal corporate warfare. In fact, the Marciano brothers of Guess and the Nakash brothers of Jordache say they settled their dispute so that they could devote full attention to their apparel businesses.
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April 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Church of Scientology Sues Time Magazine: The organization filed a $416-million libel suit against the magazine, parent company Time-Warner Inc., and reporter Richard Behar. The suit in federal court in New York charges that a Time cover story last May, "The Cult of Greed," was "maliciously constructed from its inception to attempt to destroy the Scientology religion." A Time spokesman called the article "a solid piece of journalism, thoroughly researched, and we stand very much behind it."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2008 | Associated Press
The Bernard Madoff books are in the works. Less than one week after the former chairman of the Nasdaq stock exchange was arrested in an alleged multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, publishers HarperCollins and the Random House Publishing Group each reported that they had signed up books about the scandal. In 2010, HarperCollins will release an investigative work, currently untitled, by reporter-anchor Andrew Kirtzman, who has been featured on the New York television stations WCBS and NY1.
NEWS
April 3, 1996
The Los Angeles Times won two first-place awards in the National Headliners journalism competition, it was announced Tuesday by the Press Club of Atlantic City, which administers the prizes. The Times metropolitan staff was honored for its spot news coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial verdicts, and sportswriter Bill Plaschke won the individual sports writing contest for a story chronicling the trials and triumphs of the Garfield High School football team in East Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2009 | Joe Mozingo
Los Angeles Times staff writer Paul Pringle has won a George Polk Award for investigative stories that "revealed potential corruption" in California's largest union local, it was announced today.
NEWS
September 24, 1992 | BOB SIPCHEN
Given the endless armchair deliberations in magazines during the so-called Rodney King trial and the fury directed at the criminal justice system after it, it's odd that little attention has been focused on the verdict after things calmed down. In its last issue, American Lawyer stuck its neck out. In a detailed critique of the trial, Roger Parloff reluctantly conceded that he probably would have voted with the jurors. In the September issue, D. M.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | BOB SIPCHEN
Last June, the Los Angeles Times published a damning series on the Church of Scientology. Scientologists responded by extracting a few good things the writers had to say about their organization and putting those quotes in foot-high letters on billboards all over town. On May 6 of this year, Time magazine published a cover story on Scientology. It had even fewer good things to say, and now the church has responded with an even more aggressive counterattack.
BOOKS
April 12, 1992 | Frank Rose, Rose is a contributing writer at Premiere and has written for several other magazines, including New York. He is currently working on a book on the William Morris Agency
Americans like to think there's a rational explanation for everything, from the twinkling of the stars to the vagaries of human behavior. Among other things, our faith in reason has given us the American legal system, which is based on the idea that there's an objective truth out there, a quantifiable reality that can be nailed down if enough people hammer at it for enough time.
WORLD
February 14, 2006 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
It was late when he left the office, but Paul Klebnikov was the kind of journalist who always had more stories than time, and always worked late. On this night, someone was waiting. A small, dark car pulled up as Klebnikov made his way down the street. The barrel of a gun appeared. Within moments, the 41-year-old New Yorker was dead. He left few clues about his killers as he lay bleeding on the pavement.
MAGAZINE
February 1, 1987 | MARGY ROCHLIN, Margy Rochlin is a Los Angeles writer.
Independent television producer Linda Hope has just been asked to envision a project she might do with her father, comedian Bob Hope. Off the top of her head, she weaves a scenario: It would be about an aging man who makes desperate attempts to attract a younger woman to boost his failing ego. "I would like to see him expose the softer, gentler side of himself," she says excitedly. "I would like to see him take risks.
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