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November 7, 1989 | from Associated Press
Actress Bette Davis left her daughters and grandsons out of her nearly $1- million estate, according to a will filed for probate Monday. The bulk of the estate is split between her son and a close friend. Davis, who died on Oct. 6 of cancer at age 81, had been estranged from her daughter, Barbara Davis Hyman of Charlottesville, Va., since Hyman's book, "My Mother's Keeper," was published in 1985.
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SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
CALGARY, Canada - After 80 regular-season games, it is official: The Kings will be making their way to San Jose. That's where they will open the first round of the playoffs with many signs pointing to a Game 1 possibly Wednesday at San Jose. The drama in Anaheim with the Ducks beating the Sharks paved the way and set up the playoff matchups. At the same time, there was an uneven game going on at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Calgary Flames won, 4-3, needing a shootout after the Kings rallied from a three-goal deficit.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1995 | CHUCK PHILIPS and FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even before AIDS-stricken rap star Eric (Eazy-E) Wright was laid to rest earlier this month, Wright's former lovers and business associates were haggling in Los Angeles Superior Court for control over his dwindling fortune. "It's sad and it's shocking," said the rapper's 26-year-old widow, Tomica Woods Wright, who has a year-old child by Wright and is pregnant with another, due in September. "A lot of people who claim to know (Wright) really didn't.
WORLD
April 9, 2014 | By Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim
WASHINGTON - Negotiators for Iran and six world powers said Wednesday that they have completed preliminary discussions on Iran's disputed nuclear program and are dashing to finish a long-term comprehensive agreement by July 20. Wrapping up two days of talks in Vienna, the negotiators said they would meet next month to draft a final deal in hope of reaching an accord before the midsummer deadline. The results are hardly assured because the process will entail difficult decisions on a number of contentious issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who says that he is the adopted son of the late Rev. James Cleveland wants to lay claim to a share of the fortune left behind when the Grammy-winning singer known as the "King of Gospel" died in February. Andre M. Cleveland of Northridge, a rhythm and blues record producer, asserted at a news conference Tuesday that he is entitled to half of the Cleveland estate, estimated at $6 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
His name is Alex. He is 13 years old. And when he reaches 35, he stands to inherit an estate now valued at about $400 million. This L.A. golden child is the only son of Mark Hughes, the late founder of Herbalife International, a maker of nutritional supplements. Hughes' death at age 44 on May 21, 2000, made Alex the sole beneficiary of a vast trust. The multimillionaire died of a lethal combination of alcohol and an antidepressant after a drinking binge. The death was deemed accidental.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1995
Your editorial, "Living Wills: Do They Work?" (Aug. 13), covers several important and valid points, but one aspect was not mentioned: California declarations or durable power of attorney for health care forms are not effective in the event of a sudden emergency. Ambulance personnel are required to provide CPR unless they are provided with a separate non-hospital do not resuscitate (DNR) order. If this concerns you, ask your doctor or local hospital for more information about a non-hospital DNR order, contact Choice in Dying, 200 Varick St., New York, N.Y., 10014, or call (800)
NATIONAL
October 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
Billionaire publisher and philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg left half his fortune to his family, a priceless art collection to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the rest to charity, according to his will. Annenberg left his holdings in the philanthropic Annenberg Foundation to an organization he set up in 1992 called the Annenberg Foundation Trust.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
The posthumous affairs of Michael Jackson boiled down to two things Tuesday: His memorial service will draw a huge crowd and the settling of his estate will be complicated. Beyond that was a storm of rumor, supposition and educated guess interrupted by snatches of information more intriguing than complete. An entertainment attorney who had worked for Jackson produced a 7-year-old will that named him and a music executive as executors.
WORLD
October 18, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
In keystroke bursts of poetry, defiance and humor, Egyptian activists are posting their wills on Twitter. The electronic missives, vibrant with immediacy and edged with wit, specify how organs should be donated and small sums of money spent. One activist asked that his picture not be posted on Facebook so as to spare his mother pain. Another sought to calm the country's deepening sectarianism by arranging for a grave in a cemetery shared by Christians and Muslims. "Bury me in the grassy island in [Tahrir]
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
AUSTIN, Texas - President Obama has tried to model Abraham Lincoln's team of rivals and Teddy Roosevelt's power of the bully pulpit. He's lauded Ronald Reagan's communication skills and linked himself to the Kennedy clan. He's praised his onetime nemesis, George W. Bush, as well as his onetime adversary, Bill Clinton. But Obama has rarely cozied up to the predecessor some argue did more than any other modern president to pave the way for his election as the nation's first black president: Lyndon B. Johnson.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The MTV Movie Awards is known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from the Nokia Theatre with Conan O'Brien as host, it will also include a more solemn moment: a tribute to Paul Walker.   The late “Fast & Furious” actor, who died Thanksgiving weekend in a single-car crash, was a fixture at past awards, and the network has decided to honor his memory at this year's event.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- Texas General Manager Jon Daniels wanted to cover his eyes every time former Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton barreled toward first base and launched his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame headfirst into the bag. "He drove me crazy when he did that," Daniels said in a 2013 interview. "You have a 240-pound guy who is as fast and as explosive as he is … you just cringe when he dives in. You're saying, 'Get up! Get up!' But that's his style of play. I don't think you can take that from him. " Hamilton's aggressive - some would say reckless - approach usually serves him well, but his latest ill-advised and instinct-induced dive into first base will take the hot-hitting left fielder away from the Angels for six to eight weeks.
WORLD
April 8, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - An Australian ship hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has picked up two more transmissions similar to those of the jet's "black boxes," and the coordinator of the search said Wednesday the "pings" were helping to narrow the search area significantly. The vessel Ocean Shield, towing an acoustic detection device lent by the U.S. Navy, recorded pings of five and seven minutes' duration Tuesday afternoon and evening, said Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search efforts from Perth, Australia.
OPINION
April 8, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
A story line has developed during Mayor Eric Garcetti's first nine months on the job, and it goes something like this: In stark contrast to his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who often held multiple news conferences a day and launched big initiatives, Garcetti has taken such a low-profile, behind-the-scenes approach that people wonder what he'll have to show for his first year in office. Though Garcetti hasn't avoided the limelight - he was on stage last week with former President Clinton, for instance - he often goes days without a public event, and he hasn't yet proposed a major program or policy change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014
Anthony Wardlaw was fresh out of foster care three years ago when he went on general relief, Los Angeles County's $221-a-month welfare program for the destitute. When he tried to use the money to buy his mother a hamburger, his government debit card didn't work. And he had no idea why. According to a $7.9-million settlement agreement announced Tuesday, Wardlaw was one of thousands of people who were knocked off the welfare rolls without proper notice when applications swelled during the Great Recession.
OPINION
November 17, 2003
Re "Living Wills: Not a Be-All and End-All," Commentary, Nov. 12: The authors do a disservice to California residents by arguing vigorously that it is useless to fill out living wills. In California, "living will" is the commonly used term to refer to the legal mechanism that the authors themselves approve of at the end of their article -- the appointment of a surrogate health-care decision maker. California has led the way in developing effective living wills. The current version of this statute is the Advanced Health Care Directive (Probate Code Sections 4700-4701)
BUSINESS
September 18, 1994 | KATHY M. KRISTOF
Anyone with heirs or assets needs a will. But only some people benefit from hiring an attorney--at a cost ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars--to write one. Whether you need help depends largely on your age, assets and family situation. This short quiz can help you decide. 1. My total assets, including cash, life insurance, securities, equity in real estate and personal effects, amount to a: less than $100,000 b: between $100,000 and $600,000 c: more than $600,000. 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Los Angeles school district officials announced a lawsuit settlement Tuesday that will provide $60 million in pay increases, services and staff at about three dozen schools, many hit hard by teacher layoffs. But the pact fails to deal with whether instructors should continue to be dismissed based on seniority. The case of Reed vs. L.A. Unified, filed in 2010, was intended to protect a school from disproportionate layoffs during difficult economic times. Three campuses named in the suit had lost about half their faculty because teachers had less experience than those elsewhere in the system.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
A season of epic losses continued for the Lakers, who are dropping players almost as fast as they are games. Kent Bazemore was the latest to go down Monday after an MRI exam revealed the shooting guard had suffered a torn tendon in his right foot the previous day against the Clippers. He will miss the season's final five games and undergo surgery to repair the tendon. A timetable for his recovery will be given after the surgery. Bazemore joined Kobe Bryant (fractured knee)
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