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February 4, 1985 | Associated Press
William Joseph Kane, former chairman of the board of A&P, has died at his home at age 72. Kane, who died Friday, was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of one of the nation's largest supermarket chains when he retired in 1975. Kane began his career with the company as a part-time clerk in 1931, and four years later became a full-time store manager.
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February 25, 1997 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly six years after a brilliant but emotionally troubled Los Angeles businessman committed suicide, his lover Monday finally got custody of 12 vials of frozen sperm that he willed her so she could have his child after his death. In an odd and bitter custody battle, Deborah Hecht was pitted against the grown children of her dead lover, Bill Kane, over possession of the sperm. It has sat chilling in a Westwood cryogenics bank since Kane deposited it there in the fall of 1991.
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November 10, 1994 | CARLA HALL
She calls it her child. She even has a name for it. Boy or girl, it will be called Wyatt. But she's way ahead of herself. Deborah Hecht isn't even pregnant. At this point, her child is no more than 15 vials of sperm chilling for the past three years at a Westwood sperm bank. She'll be lucky to get any of them. Certainly, they were intended for her. She even went along with her longtime lover, William Kane, on his several trips in 1991 to deposit sperm for her future insemination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992
Another woman came forward Friday to stake her claim to William Kane's estate, further delaying disposition of the frozen sperm the Malibu man willed to his lover before killing himself last October. At a Los Angeles County Probate Court hearing, Kane's former companion and business partner, Barbara Kelly, demanded a share of Kane's assets so she can pay off between $200,000 and $300,000 in debts. She said the debts were incurred against KKA Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | JEFF KRAMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A probate judge on Wednesday ordered the destruction of a suicide victim's frozen sperm, but gave his stunned and sobbing lover 60 days to appeal the ruling to a higher court. The decision set the stage for a precedent-setting appellate showdown over the disposition of a dozen vials of sperm willed by William Kane of Malibu to his lover, Deborah Hecht, before his October, 1991, suicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1992 | JEFF KRAMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Kane spelled it all out in his will before he killed himself in a Las Vegas hotel suite last year. His two children would get the 7 1/2 acres of land in Monterey. His first cousin would get $30,000. His girlfriend, Deborah Hecht, would get everything else, most notably a dozen vials of Kane's frozen sperm on deposit at a Westwood sperm bank.
NEWS
February 25, 1997 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly six years after a brilliant but emotionally troubled Los Angeles businessman committed suicide, his lover Monday finally got custody of 12 vials of frozen sperm that he willed her so she could have his child after his death. In an odd and bitter custody battle, Deborah Hecht was pitted against the grown children of her dead lover, Bill Kane, over possession of the sperm. It has sat chilling in a Westwood cryogenics bank since Kane deposited it there in the fall of 1991.
NEWS
November 10, 1994 | CARLA HALL
She calls it her child. She even has a name for it. Boy or girl, it will be called Wyatt. But she's way ahead of herself. Deborah Hecht isn't even pregnant. At this point, her child is no more than 15 vials of sperm chilling for the past three years at a Westwood sperm bank. She'll be lucky to get any of them. Certainly, they were intended for her. She even went along with her longtime lover, William Kane, on his several trips in 1991 to deposit sperm for her future insemination.
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February 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Archdiocese of Washington said it was excommunicating Father George A. Stallings Jr. and any of his followers active in the Imani Temple, an African-American breakaway from the Roman Catholic Church. The announcement was made by Vicar General William Kane in consultation with Cardinal James A. Hickey, according to a Hickey spokeswoman. The action had been expected since Stallings announced last week that his church, which he started last summer, was breaking all ties to Rome.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | JEFF KRAMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A probate judge on Wednesday ordered the destruction of a suicide victim's frozen sperm, but gave his stunned and sobbing lover 60 days to appeal the ruling to a higher court. The decision set the stage for a precedent-setting appellate showdown over the disposition of a dozen vials of sperm willed by William Kane of Malibu to his lover, Deborah Hecht, before his October, 1991, suicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992
Another woman came forward Friday to stake her claim to William Kane's estate, further delaying disposition of the frozen sperm the Malibu man willed to his lover before killing himself last October. At a Los Angeles County Probate Court hearing, Kane's former companion and business partner, Barbara Kelly, demanded a share of Kane's assets so she can pay off between $200,000 and $300,000 in debts. She said the debts were incurred against KKA Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1992 | JEFF KRAMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Kane spelled it all out in his will before he killed himself in a Las Vegas hotel suite last year. His two children would get the 7 1/2 acres of land in Monterey. His first cousin would get $30,000. His girlfriend, Deborah Hecht, would get everything else, most notably a dozen vials of Kane's frozen sperm on deposit at a Westwood sperm bank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1985 | Associated Press
William Joseph Kane, former chairman of the board of A&P, has died at his home at age 72. Kane, who died Friday, was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of one of the nation's largest supermarket chains when he retired in 1975. Kane began his career with the company as a part-time clerk in 1931, and four years later became a full-time store manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994
A woman who won the right to inherit frozen sperm left by her boyfriend won another legal battle on Friday when a judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming she should have prevented the man's suicide. The man's children, William Everett Kane Jr. and Katherine Elizabeth Kane, filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that Deborah Ellen Hecht knew William E. Kane was suicidal and should have prevented his death in a Las Vegas hotel room in 1991.
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