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Shelly Sterling reviewing bids to buy the Clippers that could reach up to $2 billion

Shelly Sterling reviewing bids to buy the Clippers that could reach up to $2 billion

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) --Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling is reviewing at least three "preliminary" bids to buy the team that could reach up to $2 billion.
Evan Bleier
Oprah Winfrey weighs bid to buy Clippers

Oprah Winfrey weighs bid to buy Clippers

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey would consider bidding on the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling is forced to sell.
Kate Stanton

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
By United Press International
Child earaches cost U.S. healthcare almost $3 billion a year

Child earaches cost U.S. healthcare almost $3 billion a year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Ear infections of U.S. children cost $314 per child annually for outpatient healthcare and $17 in additional costs for medications, researchers say.
Lack of parental warmth can cause lifetime of ill health

Lack of parental warmth can cause lifetime of ill health

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers found a strong biological link for how negative early life experiences affect physical health -- heart disease, diabetes -- later in life.
George W. Bush joins 1 million a year in U.S. who get a stent

George W. Bush joins 1 million a year in U.S. who get a stent

DALLAS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former president George W. Bush, who received a stent to open a clogged artery, joins 1 million other U.S. adults who have the procedure each year, experts say.
Doctors working with nurse practitioners improves outcomes

Doctors working with nurse practitioners improves outcomes

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- There are some things nurse practitioners do better than doctors and some things that doctors do better than nurse practitioners, a U.S. researcher says.
Bacteria in gut can affect brain function

Bacteria in gut can affect brain function

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Bacteria ingested in food such as probiotics in yogurt can affect brain function in humans, U.S. researchers say.
David Geffen Foundation donates $25M to Academy Museum

David Geffen Foundation donates $25M to Academy Museum

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- The David Geffen Foundation has donated $25 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Beverly Hills, Calif., it was announced.

Man gets $8,000 for Disneyland error

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- A paraplegic Los Angeles man, who was trapped when a Disneyland ride stopped working, was awarded $8,000 in U.S. District Court.

Youth with diabetes have tough transition

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Youth with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk during their transition from pediatric care to adult care, U.S. researchers suggest.

New guideline for treating concussions

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- The American Academy of Neurology released an evidence-based guideline for evaluating and managing the 1 million U.S. athletes with concussions each year.

Vitamin D may help prevent Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Vitamin D and omega-3 may help the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, which is linked to Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers say.

Cunning bacteria pretend they're viruses

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they demonstrated certain cunning bacteria -- including the type causing tuberculosis -- can pretend to be viruses when infecting humans.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
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LAP99070301 - 03 July 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Citing financing problems, DreamWorks SKG scrapped its proposed $250 million studio lot at Playa Vista on Thursday, ending a nearly 4-year-old effort to build what would have been Hollyood's first major studio since the Great Depression. Pictured left to right are the studio's founders, longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, diector Steven Spielberg and entertainment mogul David Geffen after announcing in 1992 the formation of their partnership. Spielberg was epecially enthralled with the idea of building a modern studio lot unlike the early Hollywood lots that he likened to Detroit's auto factories. Geffen was against it from the start and Katzenberg was ambivalent. jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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David Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer and philanthropist. Geffen is noted for creating Asylum Records in 1970 (which was sold to the Warner Music Group who merged it with Elektra Records in 1972 to form Elektra/Asylum Records), and Geffen Records in 1980, along with his later role as one of the three founders of DreamWorks SKG in 1994.

Geffen was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Abraham Geffen and Batya Volovskaya. Both were immigrants who met in British-mandated Palestine (before the establishment of the State of Israel) and then moved to Brooklyn. Geffen graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, then attended Santa Monica College (then known as Santa Monica City College) but soon left. He then attended night school at Brooklyn College for three semesters before again dropping out. He also briefly attended the University of Texas at Austin. His mother owned a clothing store, Chic Corsets By Geffen, in Borough Park, Brooklyn. David's older brother Mitchell Geffen was an attorney who attended UCLA Law School and later settled in Encino, California. Mitchell Geffen fathered two daughters, who are David's closest surviving relatives.

Geffen began his entertainment career in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency, where he quickly became an agent. In order to obtain the WMA job, he had to show proof of graduating college. Geffen forged a letter and submitted it to WMA. His colleagues in the mailroom included Elliot Roberts, who later became David Geffen's partner in a management company. He left William Morris to become a personal manager and was immediately successful with Laura Nyro and Crosby, Stills and Nash. In the process of looking for a record deal for young Jackson Browne, Ahmet Erteg√ľn suggested that Geffen start his own record label.

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