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May 5, 1997 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The really rich of Orange County came out to play Sunday, and this being Southern California, they did it in their cars. More than 300 Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners circled around Fashion Island long enough to win a spot in the "The Guinness Book of World Records," and they set two other records while raking in more than $50,000 for children's charities. "My first car was a 1967 Rolls-Royce, silver blue.
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May 5, 1997 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The really rich of Orange County came out to play Sunday, and this being Southern California, they did it in their cars. More than 300 Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners circled around Fashion Island long enough to win a spot in the "The Guinness Book of World Records," and they set two other records while raking in more than $50,000 for children's charities. "My first car was a 1967 Rolls-Royce, silver blue.
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BUSINESS
July 31, 1998
* Graham Morris, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd., resigned just two days after German auto rivals BMW and Volkswagen signed a deal to carve up the legendary British luxury car maker, an industry source familiar with the situation said. Morris decided to leave after it became clear that the Rolls-Royce automobiles will no longer be made at the company's factory in Crewe, England, the source said. An announcement of Morris' departure is expected from the company this morning.
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September 15, 1990 | United Press International
Four more ex-followers of the late guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh have been arrested on charges of conspiring to kill U.S. Atty. Charles Turner, the Justice Department announced Friday. The announcement was made three days after another former disciple of the guru, known for his fleet of Rolls-Royce automobiles and "free love" philosophy, pleaded guilty to the same charges. Alma Peralta, who was known in the sect as Ma Dhyan Yogini, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison.
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July 14, 1985
The first Japanese citizen ever extradited from Japan to the United States to face a criminal prosecution was sentenced to a 10-year prison term in a Los Angeles federal court after being convicted of shipping stolen Rolls Royce and Mercedes-Benz automobiles to Japan for sale to Japanese buyers. U.S. District Judge Mariana R.
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July 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, in what followers called his first formal news interview, said Thursday that he wants his disciples to take over the world. Rajneesh, who moved to this central Oregon commune-city with his disciples in 1981, was asked during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" whether he would like his followers to take control of Oregon. "I would like them to take the whole world," the 53-year-old guru replied.
BUSINESS
November 30, 1987 | Mary Ann Galante, Times Staff Writer
The Ritz-Carlton has won le grand prix triomphe d'excellence Europenne. The French words translate to "the grand prize of European excellence," a prestigious French award that puts the Ritz-Carlton on a list with some A-No. 1 competition in the United States: the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills and the Stanford Court in San Francisco.
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January 1, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Harshad Mehta, 51, a stockbroker who led millions of investors into India's biggest market crash 10 years ago, died Sunday of a heart attack while in police custody in Bombay. Known as "Big Bull" on Bombay's Wall Street equivalent, Dalal Street, Mehta once owned 19 trendy apartments and a fleet of Rolls-Royce automobiles. But he was charged by a parliamentary committee with defrauding local and foreign banks in 1992 by illegally using their funds to drive up stock prices.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1996 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven weeks after a jury hit finance guru Charles J. Givens Jr. with a $14.1-million judgment in a class-action suit brought by disgruntled investors, a San Diego Superior Court judge enjoined Givens from further misrepresenting the success of his moneymaking strategies.
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October 19, 1986 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
Disciples of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh will gather for the last time at their meditation center in Laguna Canyon today, then step aside to make way for a child day-care center at the five-acre compound. The Utsava Rajneesh Meditation Center, at times a center of controversy, was sold in August to Paul and Anneliese Schimmelpfennig of Laguna Beach, reportedly for about $900,000.
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March 6, 1987 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers for federal regulators operating North America Savings & Loan Assn. now believe the Santa Ana institution was defrauded out of $30 million to $40 million--nearly twice the amount they previously had believed was missing. The Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp., which put the S&L into receivership Jan. 23, already has filed a lawsuit accusing the S&L's late owner, Duayne D. Christensen, and his confidante and business manager, Janet F.
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