February 27, 1988 |
Announcing indictments against four people, authorities in Los Angeles acknowledged for the first time Friday that a 2-year-old federal grand jury investigation into cocaine-and-cash payola by record promoters to radio programmers has become national in scope. U.S. Atty. Robert C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1989 |
A former Encino resident Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he failed to disclose making payments to radio station program directors so they would air the records he was promoting. Independent promoter William Craig, 44, was among four people indicted on payola charges by a Los Angeles federal grand jury in February, 1988. It is the failure to disclose payola, not the paying of it, that is a violation of federal law. At the time of the indictment, U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2005 |
William G. Craig, 90, a chancellor of the California Community Colleges who later served as president of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, died Monday at his home in San Diego. Craig was chancellor of the state community college system from 1977 to 1980, and led the institute from 1980 to 1987. A native of West Hebron, N.Y., he graduated from Middlebury College and served in the Navy during World War II.
February 10, 1991
want the usual bub? hey , don't get too friendly i like the indifference in here. From "the aroma of toast" (Black Tie Press/Matinee Edition, P.O.B. 440004, Houston, TX. 77244; 50 pp.). Cotter is a resident of Altadena. 1991 Craig Cotter.
November 26, 2005
SO the golden era of cinema is drawing to a close; too bad ["In a Losing Race With the Zeitgeist," by Patrick Goldstein, Nov. 22]. But it's the studios' reliance on technology as a replacement for good writing and directing, more than the advent of DVDs and such, that's been doing them in. Technology's changed things, but it'd be hard to conjure a more putrid and unimaginative stream of bilge than Hollywood's been producing. Good riddance. WILLIAM CRAIG DROSE Los Angeles
February 5, 1989
Vice President Salvador Laurel returned to the Philippines after a visit with ailing former President Ferdinand E. Marcos and appealed to President Corazon Aquino to let the man she succeeded die in his homeland. Aquino, however, refused Laurel's request for a meeting, saying he should "share with the Filipino people" the results of his visit with Marcos, a presidential statement said. "President Aquino felt that there should be nothing secret in what Mr.