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August 21, 1987 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co.'s plans to purchase KHJ-TV Channel 9 met another possible obstacle Thursday as a Federal Communications Commission official called for a hearing into business dealings of a principal figure in the proposed $320-million deal. FCC Administrative Law Judge Edward J. Kuhlmann ordered an inquiry into past activities of Los Angeles lawyer William G. Simon, founder and president of the investor group Fidelity Television.
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August 14, 1997
William G. Simon, 84, former head of the Los Angeles FBI office and contemporary of J. Edgar Hoover. Born in Douglas, Ariz., Simon was educated at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall Law School. As an FBI agent for 24 years, Simon headed major investigations into espionage, kidnapping and other key crimes. He ended his service as special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office, retiring in 1964 to practice law as senior partner in the firm Simon & Sheridan.
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BUSINESS
April 30, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most expensive home ever sold in Orange County--a Newport Beach waterfront estate with breathtaking views and rich neighbors--has been bought for about 60% of its record sales price, brokers said. William G.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most expensive home ever sold in Orange County--a Newport Beach waterfront estate with breathtaking views and rich neighbors--has been bought for about 60% of its record sales price, brokers said. William G.
NEWS
August 14, 1997
William G. Simon, 84, former head of the Los Angeles FBI office and contemporary of J. Edgar Hoover. Born in Douglas, Ariz., Simon was educated at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall Law School. As an FBI agent for 24 years, Simon headed major investigations into espionage, kidnapping and other key crimes. He ended his service as special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office, retiring in 1964 to practice law as senior partner in the firm Simon & Sheridan.
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June 8, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thomas R. Sheridan, a prominent Los Angeles trial lawyer who served as executive director of the McCone Commission and special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, died Thursday. He was 60. Sheridan died of cardiac arrest at St. Vincent's Medical Center where he had been hospitalized for several weeks. He had also suffered a series of strokes. U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy had appointed Sheridan his special assistant in 1962.
REAL ESTATE
May 26, 2002 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An imposing home on the westerly tip of Harbor Island has come on the market in Newport Beach. The 18,000-square-foot house sits on slightly more than half an acre but has more than 300 feet on the bay front and a dock where several large yachts could be parked. It was built in 1990 of concrete and steel and has an eight-car subterranean garage. The house is one of the highest-priced homes for sale in Orange County.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most expensive home ever sold in Orange County--a Newport Beach waterfront estate with breathtaking views and rich neighbors--has been bought for about 60% of its record sales price, brokers said. William G.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1987 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
Westinghouse Electric's decision not to purchase KHJ-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles from Gencorp may bring a windfall worth hundreds of millions of dollars for a group of prominent Southern California investors who have fought for 22 years to win the station's license, industry officials say. Fidelity Television, the investor group, was included in the deal by which Gencorp's RKO General subsidiary would have sold KHJ to Westinghouse.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1986 | PENNY PAGANO, Times Staff Writer
A federal administrative law judge has rejected an agreement that would allow RKO General to sell station KHJ-TV in Los Angeles to Westinghouse Broadcasting & Cable, saying that the proposal would be "detrimental to the public interest." The $313-million deal, proposed last November, would have settled a lengthy dispute between RKO and Fidelity Television, a group of prominent Southern California investors, over the ownership of KHJ-TV, Channel 9.
BUSINESS
August 21, 1987 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co.'s plans to purchase KHJ-TV Channel 9 met another possible obstacle Thursday as a Federal Communications Commission official called for a hearing into business dealings of a principal figure in the proposed $320-million deal. FCC Administrative Law Judge Edward J. Kuhlmann ordered an inquiry into past activities of Los Angeles lawyer William G. Simon, founder and president of the investor group Fidelity Television.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1987 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
RKO General, the once-giant broadcasting company mired in a decades-old battle to defend its suitability as a license holder, suffered another blow Tuesday when an FCC administrative law judge ruled that the company is unfit to run KHJ-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles and 13 other television and radio stations across the land. RKO immediately said it would appeal the decision and does not expect the ruling to harm its 5-month-old agreement to sell KHJ-TV to Walt Disney Co.
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March 10, 1987 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co., flush with success in theme parks, television and movies, said Monday that it plans to become a TV station owner by purchasing KHJ-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles for $320 million. If completed, the deal will settle a 22-year dispute over ownership of KHJ, an independent broadcaster that frequently trails in local ratings. Under terms of the purchase, Disney would pay more than two-thirds of the price, or $217 million, to station owner RKO General, a subsidiary of GenCorp Inc.
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