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2014-05-01 12:28:34

Filmmakers and Policy Leaders to Attend June 20, 2014 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium at the National Archives in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute announced today that AFI DOCS will pay tribute to Academy Award(® )winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney as its 2014 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim honoree during its 12th edition held June 18-22, 2014 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD. The AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim...

2009-07-30 14:10:02

ESPN will highlight Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman during a one-hour documentary about Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship series. The Cubs were leading the Florida Marlins 3-0 in the top of the eighth and were just five outs away from their first World Series berth since 1945. Distraught fans said Bartman may have cost the Cubs a series victory when he interfered with a foul ball that left fielder Moises Alou was about to catch. Florida came back and won the contest 8-3 and the...

2006-07-12 14:26:26

By Bruce Nichols and Matt Daily HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston's political and business leaders, including former President George H.W. Bush, turned out for Kenneth Lay's memorial service on Wednesday, less than a week after the Enron founder's sudden death. Friends and family lauded as a devout Christian and family leader the man who built Enron into an international energy powerhouse before its collapse in the biggest corporate scandal of its time. Lay's stepson David Herrold told...

2006-07-06 21:21:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Thursday called convicted Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay, who died this week, a "generous person," but said he had betrayed the trust of shareholders. Lay died of heart disease on Wednesday while on vacation in Colorado, six weeks after being convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the financial scandal that brought down the energy conglomerate. Lay, a former confidant of Bush's father, and called "Kenny boy" by the current president, was once a...

2006-04-06 13:19:58

By Matt Daily HOUSTON (Reuters) - Testimony from former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling at his fraud and conspiracy trial could be pushed back until Monday as questioning of Enron's former top lawyer continued, Skilling's lawyer said on Thursday. Skilling's testimony was expected to begin Thursday afternoon, but his lawyer Dan Petrocelli told reporters "it's looking grim" as to whether his client would take the witness stand before the end of the day. Skilling,...

2006-02-17 19:05:54

By Deepa Babington HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three weeks into the trial of Enron's former chief executives, billed by some as the business trial of the century, the case has become so bogged down that courtroom observers joke it might last a century. Things got so slow during a detailed cross-examination of a witness this week that even the judge in the fraud and conspiracy trial of former Enron CEOs Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay lost his patience. "If you're going to question him...

2006-02-02 19:50:19

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The writer/director of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" is the second winner of the Writers Guild of America's award for best documentary writing, the union said Wednesday. Alex Gibney, who also has been nominated for a documentary feature Academy Award, was set to receive the honor from actor James Woods during a ceremony in Hollywood in Wednesday evening. "Enron" beat a field that included the matchmaker film "Cowboy del...

2006-02-02 03:43:55

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The writer/director of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" is the second winner of the Writers Guild of America's award for best documentary writing, the union said Wednesday. Alex Gibney, who also has been nominated for a documentary feature Academy Award, was set to receive the honor from actor James Woods during a ceremony in Hollywood in Wednesday evening. "Enron" beat a field that included the matchmaker film "Cowboy del...

2006-01-30 14:09:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The start of the Enron trial on Monday puts the spotlight on former chief Ken Lay, a fundraiser of millions of dollars for George W. Bush who earned the presidential nickname "Kenny boy." The criminal trial in Houston focuses on the collapse of the energy giant more than four years ago when Lay's connection with the White House evaporated as fast as Enron's billions. With investigations being conducted into the ties between members of the U.S. Congress and...

2006-01-30 10:04:36

By Matt Daily HOUSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection got under way on Monday in the long-awaited trial of former Enron Corp. chiefs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling for their roles in the spectacular 2001 collapse of the former energy trading giant. A pool of more than 100 potential jurors reported at dawn to the U.S. courthouse in downtown Houston where 12 jurors and four alternates are to be chosen to hear the case. "Feeling fine," Lay said as he entered the courthouse with his wife,...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.