February 11, 1997 |
BAT Industries Chief Executive Martin Broughton said the London-based cigarette maker will consider paying damages to smokers if that would end mounting legal claims against the industry. Broughton's comments mark the second time a tobacco executive has mentioned the possibility of settling liability claims. RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. Chief Executive Steven Goldstone said the same thing last March. "The big issue is how much money it's going to cost," said Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
December 6, 1996 |
Leaders of a tobacco divestiture campaign predicted that the movement to dump tobacco stocks will gain momentum in 1997 because legal and regulatory pressures are making them risky investments. "Tobacco is horrific on moral grounds, and there is no longer a compelling case to be made for it on strictly economic grounds," Steve Schueth, president of the Social Investment Forum, said in a teleconference. Meanwhile, Steven Goldstone, chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp.
October 29, 1997 |
RJR Nabisco Chief Executive Steven Goldstone said congressional attempts to raise cigarette costs under the proposed tobacco deal would be "prohibition by over-the-top taxation." Goldstone's first public comments since the proposed national tobacco settlement was reached in June came as a senator prepared legislation that would raise cigarette prices by $1.50 a pack.
May 3, 1996 |
RJR Chairman Retiring; Successor Named: RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. said Charles "Mike" Harper, 68, is retiring after leading the New York-based cigarette and food company through three turbulent years. Steven Goldstone, 50, who succeeded Harper as chief executive in December, will succeed him as chairman as well, RJR said. RJR hired Harper, the star chief executive of foods company ConAgra Inc., in 1993.
March 21, 1985
Steven A. Goldstone has been hired as superintendent of the Arcadia Unified School District by the district's board of trustees. Goldstone, currently superintendent of the Albany Unified School District in the East San Francisco Bay Area, will fill his new post on July 1. Goldstone, 46, received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in secondary administration and supervision at California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in education at USC.
March 14, 1998
Guests scheduled for Sunday's television interview shows: MEET THE PRESS NBC, 7 a.m., Channel 4 (VCR Plus No. 71405) * Donovan Campbell, attorney for Paula Corbin Jones; former Vice President Dan Quayle; journalists David Brock, Howard Kurtz, David Broder and Evan Thomas FOX NEWS SUNDAY Fox, 8 a.m., Channel 11 (VCR Plus No. 54776) * Jim Fisher, attorney for Jones; Lanny Davis, former White House counsel; Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.); Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.