Laurel Brubaker Calkins

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  • 19 years ago | Longform

    Smoothly, gently, with the air of a gesture carried out thousands of times, Macario Ramirez strikes a match and lifts it to the wick of the candle. As the flame catches, it flares and reflects in Ramirez's wire-rimmed glasses, followed by the flic...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    It helps to have friends in high places -- especially when you need to borrow a lot of money. Charles Hurwitz, according to court papers filed by the Office of Thrift Supervision, was a best sort of friend to his cash-strapped buddy Stanley Rosenb...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Info:Correction date: May 23, 1996 The Case Against Hurwitz In one of the last big S&L cases from the '80s, two federal agencies are pursuing Charles Hurwitz over the failure of united Savings. And for once, Hurwitz may have no place to hide. By L...

  • 20 years ago

    Houston society mavens and boldface types are twittering about the old-fashioned food fight going on between the city's two highest-profile caterers. Jackson Hicks -- long the town's reigning prince of parties -- is said to have his elegant nose s...

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