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March 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A man who was acquitted in 1986 of molesting his young daughter was awarded more than $5 million in damages for being defamed by members of the audience at Geraldo Rivera's talk show. U.S. District Judge Maryanne Trump Barry on Monday entered a default judgment granting Lawrence Spiegel $1 million in special damages and $4 million in punitive damages. Spiegel's attorney, Stephen Haft, said Faye Yeager of Atlanta and Lydia Rayner of Gulfport, Miss.
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January 2, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel may be among the 4.6 million users of the service whose user names and phone numbers were exposed this week by hackers. When searching for "evanspiegel" in either Snapcheck.org or the Gibson Security Lookup , the user name is listed among those whose corresponding phone numbers were leaked. Spiegel's Twitter handle is @evanspiegel, so "evanspiegel" could be his Snapchat user name. "Your number was leaked," said the Gibson Security Lookup website, which ties a 310 Los Angeles phone number to the user name.
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BUSINESS
August 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A business owner convicted of defrauding customers seeking male sexual enhancement products and a variety of herbal supplements was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison. Steve Warshak, 42, founder of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, also was ordered to pay $93,000 in fines. He was convicted in February on 93 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. Federal prosecutors accused the company of bilking customers out of $100 million through a series of deceptive ads, manipulated credit card transactions and refusal to accept returns or cancel orders.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2013 | By August Brown
Musician and producer Sam Spiegel lives in a wooden A-frame house in the Hollywood Hills. It's a beautiful place, but its best feature is an apropos (if possibly apocryphal) history of weird musical collaboration. "The guy who sold it to me says he has a picture of Jimi Hendrix in a dashiki jamming in here with David Crosby," he said. "Allegedly, though. He's never shown it to me. " If it's true, the story fits him. Spiegel is a contemporary kind of artist - a musician, record producer and general-idea-guy whose work exists almost only in tandem with someone else's.
NEWS
September 27, 2009 | Michael J. Crumb, Crumb writes for the Associated Press.
A man stumbling upon a human jawbone while walking his dog was the first clue. Then officials uncovered something more: More than 600 sets of remains, long ago buried and forgotten, on the site where luxury condos were to be built. The remains, found on land overlooking the Mississippi River in Dubuque, have left the nearly $60-million condo project in limbo, and the developer has sued the nuns who sold him the property. No one is exactly sure why no one knew the pre-Civil War remains were still there.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER and JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
DEAR HOT: I love to shop through catalogues, but most of the good ones now cost from $3 to $10. Are there any freebies left? --U.B., Los Angeles DEAR U.B.: There are many great catalogues still available gratis, among them: J.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1993 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Office workers who zip through the bustling Time & Life Building in downtown Chicago find it difficult to ignore a colorful kiosk that keeps flashing familiar catalogue names like Land's End and J.C. Penney. Consumers quickly discover it isn't an advertisement but an elaborate electronic catalogue that's hungry for their business.
NEWS
January 16, 1986 | HERB HAIN
Mildred Tierstein of Camarillo would like to find another lightweight raincoat made of 100% Dacron polyester, similar to one her husband bought years ago. The raincoat folds into a small envelope and was "not made of shower-curtain material." Can you help before it rains on Tierstein's parade, or will she begin to wonder whether she's all wet in her search?
BUSINESS
December 22, 1999 | (Bloomberg News)
Spiegel Inc., a catalog retailer under the Eddie Bauer, Newport News and its namesake brands, said it plans to buy the Clifford & Wills women's clothing catalog from closely held J. Crew Group Inc. to boost sales. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The transaction would include the Clifford & Wills name, a U.S. customer list and a Web site, the company said. Spiegel is seeking to buy brands or form partnerships this year to boost sales and profit.
NEWS
October 15, 1995 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three have been fired and 10 have quit. Nine have been promoted. Two have killed suspects while on duty. And one stands accused of falsifying evidence in a murder case. For most of the 44 Los Angeles Police Department officers labeled "problem officers" in the landmark 1991 Christopher Commission report, the past four years have been tumultuous. The commission said its intention was to illustrate, not define, what it called "the problem of excessive force in the LAPD."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum , the new project from L.A.-based DJ and producer Sam Spiegel. Inspired by "the way our lives are changing through advancements in technology and the Internet," according to a release, Maximum Hedrum finds Spiegel (the younger brother of film director Spike Jonze)
NEWS
September 27, 2009 | Michael J. Crumb, Crumb writes for the Associated Press.
A man stumbling upon a human jawbone while walking his dog was the first clue. Then officials uncovered something more: More than 600 sets of remains, long ago buried and forgotten, on the site where luxury condos were to be built. The remains, found on land overlooking the Mississippi River in Dubuque, have left the nearly $60-million condo project in limbo, and the developer has sued the nuns who sold him the property. No one is exactly sure why no one knew the pre-Civil War remains were still there.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2008 | Jane Ciabattari
Steven Rinella's fascination with buffalo began in the late 1990s when he unearthed a buffalo skull while hiking in the Madison Range in southwest Montana. A Michigan native who grew up hunting deer and honed his skills in the Upper Peninsula, this guy is a serious hunter, not unlike the Montanans I've known who hunt deer, elk and moose for food, not trophies, and who think the most ethical and sporting way to go after a bear is with a bow and arrow.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A business owner convicted of defrauding customers seeking male sexual enhancement products and a variety of herbal supplements was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison. Steve Warshak, 42, founder of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, also was ordered to pay $93,000 in fines. He was convicted in February on 93 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. Federal prosecutors accused the company of bilking customers out of $100 million through a series of deceptive ads, manipulated credit card transactions and refusal to accept returns or cancel orders.
BOOKS
July 27, 2008 | Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
"TO MAKE it here, you have to want to be here," Ilona explains to Thomaz in "Companion," the first story in Sana Krasikov's debut collection, "One More Year." Like most of Krasikov's characters, these two aren't making it, nor do they want to be here. America smells bad, Americans have little self-awareness, and everything in the United States boils down to money. Its landscapes are tinged in a gray irony: "half-paved, wooded roads that are part of the town's semi-rural fantasy about itself."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2008 | Susan Josephs, Special to The Times
Speculating about his legacy recently, Wim Vandekeybus veered between the fatalistic and the uninterested. "When I die, I'm dead," he said. "I don't have a written technique to pass on. I would call what I've created a state of being, and the state will die with me." Not necessarily.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Columbia Savings & Loan executive Thomas Spiegel should learn more on Monday about what financial restrictions he will be under while awaiting a hearing on charges that he wasted the thrift's money. Spiegel's lawyers and thrift regulators will meet then with U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson to work out a solution to the continuing legal dispute, Dennis M. Perluss, one of Spiegel's lawyers, said Friday.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1988
Did Thomas Spiegel, the chief executive of Columbia Savings, earn $5.46 million or $3.96 million last year? The Times reported in last Saturday's editions that Spiegel earned the higher figure, but that included $1.5 million in contributions to his supplemental executive retirement program (SERP).
BOOKS
April 27, 2008 | Diana Wagman, Diana Wagman, a professor at Cal State Long Beach, is the author of the novels "Skin Deep," "Spontaneous" and "Bump."
I had no choice. When I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer, my course of action was already in place. Chemotherapy, surgery, radiation. I chose my doctors and I chose my wig, but other than that I did exactly what traditional medicine prescribed. Jessica Queller had too many choices. In her compelling memoir, "Pretty Is What Changes," she does not have cancer. She is young and healthy, with a fabulous career and a full life.
BOOKS
March 30, 2008 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch's next book, due out this fall, is "The Grand Inquisitor's Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God."
TWO Tristans figure in "The End of the Jews," one the grandfather of the other, both of them writers. But there's an intriguing twist to this family saga: The elder, Tristan Brodsky, is a novelist who began his career in the 1940s, and the younger, Tristan Freedman, is a "writer" in the hip-hop sense: a graffiti artist, who signs his work "RISK ONE."
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