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September 7, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Weitz & Co., the third-largest shareholder of Six Flags Inc., may enter into talks with third parties concerning a possible acquisition of the amusement park operator, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday. The Omaha-based investment advisor may also seek talks with Six Flags' management, according to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Weitz has an almost 11% stake in Six Flags. Shares of Six Flags rose 20 cents to $7.07.
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September 7, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Weitz & Co., the third-largest shareholder of Six Flags Inc., may enter into talks with third parties concerning a possible acquisition of the amusement park operator, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday. The Omaha-based investment advisor may also seek talks with Six Flags' management, according to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Weitz has an almost 11% stake in Six Flags. Shares of Six Flags rose 20 cents to $7.07.
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November 7, 2002 | Paul Weitz
"The Cunning of History" Richard Rubenstein Harpercollins (1975; latest edition, August 1987) * "Right now I'm reading 'The Cunning of History' by Richard Rubenstein. It's a book positing that the Holocaust is not an aberration but a continuum of a trend going back to the institution of slavery in the Civil War and workers in the Industrial Revolution.
REAL ESTATE
June 22, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
A small beach cottage made a big splash in the Gold Nugget design competition at the 1997 Western Building Show, which ended Saturday at the Moscone Convention Center. The two-story 1,000-square-foot home--built in a factory and taken by trailer to its lot in Newport Beach--is the first manufactured house ever to win a Grand Award for design in the 34-year history of the Gold Nuggets, the oldest and biggest competition of its kind in the United States.
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February 13, 2004 | Tom Petruno and Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writers
One day after Comcast Corp. ripped the cord on its unsolicited $51-billion bid for Walt Disney Co., Comcast Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts and top lieutenant Stephen B. Burke flew West to meet with Disney and Comcast investors and deliver a simple message: They'll walk away before they'll overpay. "What we're not going to do is go crazy to get this," said one person close to the Comcast camp, describing a key point they would make to investors.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It's not easy "Being Flynn. " Not for Jonathan Flynn, the absentee alcoholic father played by Robert De Niro, nor the restless twentysomething son Nick, played by Paul Dano, the estranged pair at the heart of this darkly tangled family drama where resolution is hard to come by and satisfaction — for them or us — is not a guarantee. Both Flynns fancy themselves writers, De Niro's Jonathan forever pontificating about the masterpiece that's almost finished; Dano's Nick not sure his scribbled observations have any merit.
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July 2, 2000 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A renovated home for abused children in Orange and a collection of luxury estates in San Diego were among 31 Southern California building projects honored at the 37th annual Gold Nugget awards ceremony, held Thursday at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference here. A nine-member panel of judges considered more than 600 entries for awards in 46 categories that honor achievement in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
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