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December 27, 2005 | Paul Nowell, Associated Press
Back in his college days, Stephen Cooper and his buddies would trek 1,000 miles to restock their coolers with Coors. Decades later, Coors doesn't need a cult following to sell its six-packs, available at every corner store. That's a lesson Cooper thinks about often as the corporate turnaround specialist seeks to save troubled Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. Cooper, whose clients have included Enron Corp., believes that the Winston-Salem, N.C.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment and Warner Music Group Corp., the world's third-largest record label, have entered a partnership that will let Warner promote music through the radio giant and take in revenue from terrestrial radio. The companies said Thursday that Warner will share in revenue from all of Clear Channel's platforms, including its 850 traditional radio stations and its Internet music service iHeartRadio . Financial details were not disclosed. Traditional AM and FM radio stations currently are not required to pay performance royalties, and record labels, including Warner, and artists are pushing for the U.S. government to establish a performance right that would allow labels and artists to make money from plays of songs on AM and FM stations.
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BUSINESS
March 29, 2006
* The Energy Department picked a corporate group led by Northrop Grumman Corp. of Century City to manage the Nevada Test Site, rejecting a bid from Bechtel Corp., which has held the contract for 10 years. * Stephen Cooper, the restructuring specialist who led Enron Corp. through its bankruptcy, agreed to halve his proposed $25-million "success" fee after a probe by the Justice Department found "unacceptable" billing practices.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2011 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
A round of post-acquisition musical chairs has left Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Stephen Cooper switching roles at Warner Music Group. Bronfman is stepping down as chief executive two months after the world's third-largest music company was sold to Access Industries. He will assume the chairmanship from Cooper and focus primarily on Warner's bid to acquire EMI Group, which is up for auction. "I conveyed my strong conviction that my energies on behalf of the company would best be directed toward transformative transactions and long-term strategy," Bronfman wrote in a message Friday to Warner employees, a copy of which was obtained by The Times.
NEWS
November 9, 2004
What the heck is a "shark scramble" anyway? Didn't anyone tell these guys that many species of sharks are on the endangered list? And the fisherman's apologia that the other four or five guys on the boat made him do it doesn't cut bait with me. What a waste of the life of a beautiful creature. Stephen Cooper Hidden Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment and Warner Music Group Corp., the world's third-largest record label, have entered a partnership that will let Warner promote music through the radio giant and take in revenue from terrestrial radio. The companies said Thursday that Warner will share in revenue from all of Clear Channel's platforms, including its 850 traditional radio stations and its Internet music service iHeartRadio . Financial details were not disclosed. Traditional AM and FM radio stations currently are not required to pay performance royalties, and record labels, including Warner, and artists are pushing for the U.S. government to establish a performance right that would allow labels and artists to make money from plays of songs on AM and FM stations.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2005 | From Reuters
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. replaced its chief executive Tuesday with a turnaround expert, sparking a rebound in its shares, which had been battered by a long-running government probe into faulty accounting. The struggling doughnut chain operator named Stephen Cooper, chairman of financial consulting group Kroll Zolfo Cooper, as interim CEO. Cooper is currently interim chief executive at Enron Corp., where he has overseen the dismantling of the scandal-ridden company.
BOOKS
April 16, 2000 | PHYLLIS RICHARDSON, Phyllis Richardson is the author of "Portmanteau."
"Los Angeles, give me some of you! Los Angeles, come to me the way I came to you, my feet over your streets, you pretty town I loved you so much, you sad flower in the sand, you pretty town." So intones Arturo Bandini, the hero of John Fante's "Ask the Dust."
NEWS
February 18, 2002 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enron Corp. is planning a broad legal assault against those who helped bring the company down, according to acting Chief Executive Stephen Cooper, the corporate rescue artist who was selected three weeks ago to put the company back on the road to solvency. Cooper said in an interview that the litigation would be extensive and rapid, although he declined to identify specific targets.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2009 | Claudia Eller
The Tuesday ouster of Harry Sloan as chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. underscores the continued turmoil at the debt-ridden independent studio since it was taken over by private equity owners five years ago. MGM, which is struggling to refinance its $3.7-billion bank loan, will be overseen by a newly created "office of the CEO," composed of production head Mary Parent, Chief Financial Officer Bedi A. Singh and Stephen F. Cooper, a...
BUSINESS
August 19, 2009 | Claudia Eller
The Tuesday ouster of Harry Sloan as chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. underscores the continued turmoil at the debt-ridden independent studio since it was taken over by private equity owners five years ago. MGM, which is struggling to refinance its $3.7-billion bank loan, will be overseen by a newly created "office of the CEO," composed of production head Mary Parent, Chief Financial Officer Bedi A. Singh and Stephen F. Cooper, a...
BUSINESS
March 29, 2006
* The Energy Department picked a corporate group led by Northrop Grumman Corp. of Century City to manage the Nevada Test Site, rejecting a bid from Bechtel Corp., which has held the contract for 10 years. * Stephen Cooper, the restructuring specialist who led Enron Corp. through its bankruptcy, agreed to halve his proposed $25-million "success" fee after a probe by the Justice Department found "unacceptable" billing practices.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2005 | Paul Nowell, Associated Press
Back in his college days, Stephen Cooper and his buddies would trek 1,000 miles to restock their coolers with Coors. Decades later, Coors doesn't need a cult following to sell its six-packs, available at every corner store. That's a lesson Cooper thinks about often as the corporate turnaround specialist seeks to save troubled Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. Cooper, whose clients have included Enron Corp., believes that the Winston-Salem, N.C.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2005 | From Reuters
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. replaced its chief executive Tuesday with a turnaround expert, sparking a rebound in its shares, which had been battered by a long-running government probe into faulty accounting. The struggling doughnut chain operator named Stephen Cooper, chairman of financial consulting group Kroll Zolfo Cooper, as interim CEO. Cooper is currently interim chief executive at Enron Corp., where he has overseen the dismantling of the scandal-ridden company.
NEWS
November 9, 2004
What the heck is a "shark scramble" anyway? Didn't anyone tell these guys that many species of sharks are on the endangered list? And the fisherman's apologia that the other four or five guys on the boat made him do it doesn't cut bait with me. What a waste of the life of a beautiful creature. Stephen Cooper Hidden Hills
BOOKS
March 3, 2002 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
John Fante is one of those tragic figures of arts and letters whose best work was coldly and cruelly overlooked in his own lifetime, only to be "discovered" and celebrated long after his death. When Fante died at 74 in 1983, he had earned a bed in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills by reason of his work as a journeyman screenwriter in the old studio system--"the most disgusting job in Christ's kingdom," he once called it.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2011 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
A round of post-acquisition musical chairs has left Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Stephen Cooper switching roles at Warner Music Group. Bronfman is stepping down as chief executive two months after the world's third-largest music company was sold to Access Industries. He will assume the chairmanship from Cooper and focus primarily on Warner's bid to acquire EMI Group, which is up for auction. "I conveyed my strong conviction that my energies on behalf of the company would best be directed toward transformative transactions and long-term strategy," Bronfman wrote in a message Friday to Warner employees, a copy of which was obtained by The Times.
BOOKS
March 3, 2002 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
John Fante is one of those tragic figures of arts and letters whose best work was coldly and cruelly overlooked in his own lifetime, only to be "discovered" and celebrated long after his death. When Fante died at 74 in 1983, he had earned a bed in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills by reason of his work as a journeyman screenwriter in the old studio system--"the most disgusting job in Christ's kingdom," he once called it.
NEWS
February 18, 2002 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enron Corp. is planning a broad legal assault against those who helped bring the company down, according to acting Chief Executive Stephen Cooper, the corporate rescue artist who was selected three weeks ago to put the company back on the road to solvency. Cooper said in an interview that the litigation would be extensive and rapid, although he declined to identify specific targets.
BOOKS
April 16, 2000 | FRED GARDAPHE, Fred Gardaphe is the author of "Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative" and directs the Italian American Studies program at State University of New York at Stony Brook
If the Italian immigrant experience has a presence beyond the mythic Mafia of Mario Puzo, it is through the short stories and novels of John Fante.
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