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January 28, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cordelia Scaife May, 76, an heir to the Mellon family fortune and a Pittsburgh philanthropist, died Wednesday at her home in Ligonier, Pa. She had been battling pancreatic cancer. An intensely private person, May was the daughter of Alan Magee Scaife and Sarah Mellon Scaife. In 1951, she founded the Laurel Foundation, which supports charities in western Pennsylvania. Last year, May was ranked 363rd on the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans. Her net worth was set at $825 million.
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NEWS
February 28, 1985
Most of the money for retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland's libel suit against CBS came from Richard Mellon Scaife, one of the country's richest men and a leading financier of New Right causes. Westmoreland's chief defense lawyer, Dan M. Burt, said in an interview this week that Scaife, a great-grandson of the founder of the Mellon oil and banking empire, was the "real funder" of the Westmoreland case.
OPINION
October 10, 2004
Re "George Soros: The 'God' Who Carries Around Some Dangerous Demons," Oct. 4: So glad to see a couple of conservative writers are worried about ultra-rich individuals influencing American politics. When they've finished investigating Soros, perhaps they'll turn their attention to Richard Mellon Scaife, the Daddy Warbucks of the Republican Party who spent millions funding the Arkansas project back in the 1990s investigating Bill Clinton's private life in an attempt to overturn the expressed preference of the American electorate.
NEWS
July 2, 1989
Owners of the Sacramento Union have signed a letter of intent to sell the newspaper to Sacramento developer Danny Benvenuti and his partner, David Kassis, the newspaper announced. The terms and price of the sale were not disclosed except that the deal includes both the newspaper and its real estate on Sacramento's Capitol Mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cordelia Scaife May, 76, an heir to the Mellon family fortune and a Pittsburgh philanthropist, died Wednesday at her home in Ligonier, Pa. She had been battling pancreatic cancer. An intensely private person, May was the daughter of Alan Magee Scaife and Sarah Mellon Scaife. In 1951, she founded the Laurel Foundation, which supports charities in western Pennsylvania. Last year, May was ranked 363rd on the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans. Her net worth was set at $825 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1998
Re "Richard Scaife: A 'Savior' of Right, a Scourge of Left," April 17: It's about time that The Times starts to take a look into who is funding the anti-Clinton nuts' sordid campaigns. Without funding from eccentric billionaires such as Richard Mellon Scaife, even Newt Gingrich admits that modern conservatism wouldn't be what it is today. The media should continue looking into who is bankrolling the anti-Clinton forces, and expose their real agenda to the light of public exposure.
OPINION
October 10, 2004
Re "George Soros: The 'God' Who Carries Around Some Dangerous Demons," Oct. 4: So glad to see a couple of conservative writers are worried about ultra-rich individuals influencing American politics. When they've finished investigating Soros, perhaps they'll turn their attention to Richard Mellon Scaife, the Daddy Warbucks of the Republican Party who spent millions funding the Arkansas project back in the 1990s investigating Bill Clinton's private life in an attempt to overturn the expressed preference of the American electorate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1997 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine University, seeking to refute reports that Richard Mellon Scaife, a controversial conservative publisher and financier, is the only major donor to its new School of Public Policy, has released a list of all contributors of over $25,000, including six who each gave more than $1 million. The new figures show that Scaife was one of several major donors--contributing $1.35 million, or about 15% of the $9 million in start-up and endowment funds that the school has received.
NEWS
July 29, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Closing out another chapter in the Whitewater inquiry, an investigator for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has concluded there is no evidence to support allegations that conservative activists gave financial assistance to chief Clinton opponent David Hale to influence his testimony against the president. The yearlong inquiry by investigator Michael E. Shaheen Jr.
NEWS
July 29, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Closing out another chapter in the Whitewater inquiry, an investigator for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has concluded there is no evidence to support allegations that conservative activists gave financial assistance to chief Clinton opponent David Hale to influence his testimony against the president. The yearlong inquiry by investigator Michael E. Shaheen Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1998
Re "Richard Scaife: A 'Savior' of Right, a Scourge of Left," April 17: It's about time that The Times starts to take a look into who is funding the anti-Clinton nuts' sordid campaigns. Without funding from eccentric billionaires such as Richard Mellon Scaife, even Newt Gingrich admits that modern conservatism wouldn't be what it is today. The media should continue looking into who is bankrolling the anti-Clinton forces, and expose their real agenda to the light of public exposure.
NEWS
April 17, 1998 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" at work in America, the man at its center likely is Richard Mellon Scaife, the 65-year-old reclusive Pittsburgh billionaire whose money has funded both mainstream conservative think tanks and underground attack campaigns against President Clinton. An heir to the vast Mellon fortune from banking, oil and aluminum, Scaife has shown no interest in making money himself or even in the family name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1997 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine University, seeking to refute reports that Richard Mellon Scaife, a controversial conservative publisher and financier, is the only major donor to its new School of Public Policy, has released a list of all contributors of over $25,000, including six who each gave more than $1 million. The new figures show that Scaife was one of several major donors--contributing $1.35 million, or about 15% of the $9 million in start-up and endowment funds that the school has received.
NEWS
July 2, 1989
Owners of the Sacramento Union have signed a letter of intent to sell the newspaper to Sacramento developer Danny Benvenuti and his partner, David Kassis, the newspaper announced. The terms and price of the sale were not disclosed except that the deal includes both the newspaper and its real estate on Sacramento's Capitol Mall.
NEWS
April 17, 1998 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" at work in America, the man at its center likely is Richard Mellon Scaife, the 65-year-old reclusive Pittsburgh billionaire whose money has funded both mainstream conservative think tanks and underground attack campaigns against President Clinton. An heir to the vast Mellon fortune from banking, oil and aluminum, Scaife has shown no interest in making money himself or even in the family name.
NEWS
April 14, 1998 | Reuters
President Clinton's personal secretary, Betty Currie, was expected to be summoned before a grand jury investigating the White House sex scandal for a second time today, sources close to the probe said Monday. Currie was the first witness called in January when the panel supervised by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr began hearing evidence on whether Clinton had an affair with former White House intern Monica S.
NEWS
February 28, 1985
Most of the money for retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland's libel suit against CBS came from Richard Mellon Scaife, one of the country's richest men and a leading financier of New Right causes. Westmoreland's chief defense lawyer, Dan M. Burt, said in an interview this week that Scaife, a great-grandson of the founder of the Mellon oil and banking empire, was the "real funder" of the Westmoreland case.
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