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February 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert G. Stephens Jr., 89, a Georgia congressman who also helped prosecute Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg, died Thursday in Athens, Ga., after a long illness. Stephens served in the House from 1961 to 1977 after a decade in the state General Assembly. A native of Atlanta, Stephens was a descendant of Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. Robert Stephens graduated from the University of Georgia and its law school. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Army during World War II.
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April 1, 2010 | By Jackie Crosby
Robert Stephens recalls with precision the night he signed the deal that would put his sassy start-up, Geek Squad, under the massive corporate umbrella of Best Buy. Parked in an alley outside the lawyers' office in downtown Minneapolis, Stephens and his mentor, Platinum Group founder Dean Bachelor, toasted the future with a $400 bottle of champagne. It was October 2002, and Stephens, then 33, was plotting the new heights to which he could take Geek Squad, the computer repair company he had started in college.
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BUSINESS
April 1, 2010 | By Jackie Crosby
Robert Stephens recalls with precision the night he signed the deal that would put his sassy start-up, Geek Squad, under the massive corporate umbrella of Best Buy. Parked in an alley outside the lawyers' office in downtown Minneapolis, Stephens and his mentor, Platinum Group founder Dean Bachelor, toasted the future with a $400 bottle of champagne. It was October 2002, and Stephens, then 33, was plotting the new heights to which he could take Geek Squad, the computer repair company he had started in college.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2006
SO, Robert Stephens, you saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers once in '84. Well, I guess that makes you an expert on the band [Letters: "Hold the Peppers," July 2]. "They haven't advanced much," what a joke. The evolution of the Peppers has been one of the truly fascinating stories in rock 'n' roll, with all members becoming masters of their craft. I wonder if this guy has even heard "Stadium Arcadium," with John Frusciante's amazingly fluid and punctuating guitar shops, not to mention Flea's brilliant bass work.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2006
I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers one time, in May 1984 ["Scorched, Scarred, Soaring," June 18]. They were the warm-up band for the Gang of Four at the "Smellywood Palace" (also known as the Avalon). They really weren't very good -- just a bunch of "wanna-be black" funksters with the occasional horrible off-key ballad thrown in. They haven't advanced much in the intervening years. They truly are a one-trick pony. At the end of their set they told the audience just how much of an influence the Gang of Four was to them.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2006
SO, Robert Stephens, you saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers once in '84. Well, I guess that makes you an expert on the band [Letters: "Hold the Peppers," July 2]. "They haven't advanced much," what a joke. The evolution of the Peppers has been one of the truly fascinating stories in rock 'n' roll, with all members becoming masters of their craft. I wonder if this guy has even heard "Stadium Arcadium," with John Frusciante's amazingly fluid and punctuating guitar shops, not to mention Flea's brilliant bass work.
NEWS
November 16, 1995
Sir Robert Stephens, 64, flamboyant actor honored for his work in Shakespearean theater. Formerly married to actress Maggie Smith, Stephens starred with her in the play and the 1969 film version of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." He also appeared in the films "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," "Henry V," "Empire of the Sun" and "Bonfire of the Vanities." Born in Bristol, England, the actor made his debut in London in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and first appeared on Broadway in 1958.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1997 | CHRIS TOMLINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Robert Stephens, the self-proclaimed chief inspector of the Geek Squad, has a dream: "The complete and total global domination of the computer support business." He just might succeed. Dressed in black slacks, starched white shirt, narrow black clip-on tie, white socks and black shoes, Stephens is the founder of the Geek Squad, a high-tech company that specializes in computer support.
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November 14, 1995 | HENRY CHU and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alleged serial killer Glen Edward Rogers was captured about 120 miles from his hometown Monday after leading police on a high-speed chase in a car that belonged to a Florida woman believed to be the third victim in a vicious, cross-country killing spree that began in Van Nuys seven weeks ago. Rogers--the subject of a nationwide manhunt--was spotted mid-afternoon on a two-lane road just east of here by a state police detective who carried a photo of the fugitive in his car.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2006
I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers one time, in May 1984 ["Scorched, Scarred, Soaring," June 18]. They were the warm-up band for the Gang of Four at the "Smellywood Palace" (also known as the Avalon). They really weren't very good -- just a bunch of "wanna-be black" funksters with the occasional horrible off-key ballad thrown in. They haven't advanced much in the intervening years. They truly are a one-trick pony. At the end of their set they told the audience just how much of an influence the Gang of Four was to them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert G. Stephens Jr., 89, a Georgia congressman who also helped prosecute Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg, died Thursday in Athens, Ga., after a long illness. Stephens served in the House from 1961 to 1977 after a decade in the state General Assembly. A native of Atlanta, Stephens was a descendant of Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. Robert Stephens graduated from the University of Georgia and its law school. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Army during World War II.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1997 | CHRIS TOMLINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Robert Stephens, the self-proclaimed chief inspector of the Geek Squad, has a dream: "The complete and total global domination of the computer support business." He just might succeed. Dressed in black slacks, starched white shirt, narrow black clip-on tie, white socks and black shoes, Stephens is the founder of the Geek Squad, a high-tech company that specializes in computer support.
NEWS
November 16, 1995
Sir Robert Stephens, 64, flamboyant actor honored for his work in Shakespearean theater. Formerly married to actress Maggie Smith, Stephens starred with her in the play and the 1969 film version of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." He also appeared in the films "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," "Henry V," "Empire of the Sun" and "Bonfire of the Vanities." Born in Bristol, England, the actor made his debut in London in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and first appeared on Broadway in 1958.
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