Kenneth Lay

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    December 1, 2011

    Enron Field: 10 Odd Items for Sale on eBay

    Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of Enron's bankruptcy filing. How do you plan on celebrating? You could run up huge charges on your credit card, act like you're rich and then keep making the minimum monthly payments with new credit cards until the whole scam falls apart. Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Five Jobs for Fastow

    Enron honcho needs work.

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    May 19, 2011

    Andy Fastow Needs Work: Some Potential Jobs

    Andy Fastow: Time to get a job​As you might have heard, Andy Fastow has returned to Houston after his stint in a federal prison. He's currently in a halfway house and, let's face it, he needs a job. Luckily the rules allow him to leave the facility for work or community service. But Fastow c ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    George Clooney Bringing Enron Story To The Screen?

    Enron, directed by (and starring?) George Clooney​Enron -- the semi-musical, not the company -- was a hit in London's West End and a failure on Broadway. The fact it bombed in America made it less likely we'd see a production in Houston. But now comes word out of London that George Clooney, o ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Sonia Sotomayor Critiques The Chronicle

    Reads the Chron's sports section, at least when it's cited in legal briefs​The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Enron honcho Jeffrey Skilling's trial should not have been moved out of Houston, no matter what he thinks. (Skilling did better on other arguments, but overall nothing much changed.)Son ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Allen Stanford Still Wants Out Of Prison, Dammit (Also: Check Out His Drug List)

    He wants out NOW​Accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has issued another plea to the courts to get him the hell out of jail, stat.He filed a motion yesterday saying his ability to function, much less assist his lawyers with his defense, is severely hampered by keeping him a federal detention cente ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Enron The Play Follows The Lead Of Its Namesake And Implodes

    Jeff Skilling, Andy Fastow, a character based on Sherron Watkins, and Ken Lay, as portrayed on Broadway​Enron, the semi-musical that became a hit in London but opened to not much acclaim on Broadway, is closing.The show's Facebook page announced the last performance will be this Sunday.The show op ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Underwhelming Boss

    ​Working class America is mad as hell. Luckily, CBS Corporation has their backs with a hard-hitting new show called Undercover Boss.The concept is the stuff proletariat dreams are made of: the CEO of a (usually) mid-range corporation spends a week "undercover" in his own company, working an assort ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Allen Stanford Breaks A Congressman's Heart

    ​Oh, Allen Stanford, Houston's biggest scammer since Ken Lay, dost the blackness of thine soul know no bottom?It was one thing to fool investors, but now you have broken the heart of a Texas congressman.The McClatchy chain's Washington, DC bureau has been examining Stanford's ties to members of Co ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Houston 101: A Notorious Montrose Murder's (Alleged) Connection To The Deaths of JFK and MLK

    ​At first, it seemed like a routine call to Houston cop C.M. Bullock. On June 23, 1965, a concerned relative of elderly couple Fred C. and Edwina Rogers had asked the police to check on the couple, as they hadn't been answering the phone for a few days. Bullock and his partner forced their way in ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Despite What ESPN Says, Here Are 25 Things To (Sorta) Like About Minute Maid Park

    Photo by astromark2007ESPN doesn't think much of the fan experience in Houston, especially for the Astros fans, which ESPN ranks at number 68. This ranking is based on things like ownership, coaching, players, bang for the buck, fan relations, stadium experience, affordability, and something called ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Houston Circa 2001, Courtesy Of Google

    In honor of its 10th birthday, Google has made available its January 2001 index, the oldest available. Let’s see what the Mighty Google can tell us about the H-Town and world of 2K1. (Many of the links are now dead, but if you click “View old version on the Internet archive"? you’ll have bet ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Hollywood Destroys Houston: The Top Five

    As far as cinematic catastrophes go, Houston gets off pretty light. Other metropolises have a certain quality that invites destruction -- New York is full of New Yorkers, for example, and Tokyo sits on an archipelago teeming with monsters -- but we in the Paved Swamp seem to escape such attention. A ... More >>

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    June 13, 2008
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    November 30, 2006

    Conflict of Interest

    A gay Republican for City Council?

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    November 3, 2006

    Ken Lay and Glenda Dawson: Gone, But Not Forgotten

    Supporters say Dawson, while dead, makes for an exciting candidate. Candidates who're labeled "stiff " run for election all the time. But "dead?" People in State Representative Glenda Dawson's district have been receiving mailers touting Dawson's many achievements. The folks running her campaig ... More >>

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Good, the Blog and the Ugly

    Great moments in HouStoned history

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    August 3, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    Such Nice Kids

    Immigration protests put HISD in a bind

  • Home Entertainment

    January 19, 2006
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    March 10, 2005

    More than Music

    Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Children of Enron

    One of Ken Lay's many legacies: the families whose lives were disrupted by the fall

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    January 15, 2004

    Do As I Do, Not As I Say

    Fastow plea deal contradicts the feds' policy

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003
  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    Bee Gee's

    An MFAH exhibit captures quilting heritage and quality that is sew fine

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Diva of the Deal

    How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself

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    October 10, 2002

    Honey, I Implicated the Kids!

    Location will be a trying problem for Fastow's legal team

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
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    July 11, 2002

    Mayoral Minority Report

    Who can avert the 2003 runoff from hell?

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    February 21, 2002

    The Line of Fire

    Enron reporters duck as the rich revolt

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    February 14, 2002

    A Lucky Joe

    Plus: Smouldering Inside, Flunking English, Museum Stakes

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    February 14, 2002

    Opera à la Enron?

    For HGO, another local tragedy might be looming offstage

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    January 17, 2002

    Bad Breath

    Plus: Courting the Vote, Taking Aim

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    April 26, 2001

    Quoth the Chron

    The Chronicle runs out another inept marketing campaign

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    April 19, 2001

    We Are Terrific!

    Houston's latest image-boosting campaign gets a big hand from the Chron

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    August 24, 2000

    Arena Wars

    "Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant

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    June 22, 2000

    Rocket Men

    The Chron plays the Louisville card

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    April 13, 2000

    "Clearing House" Sweepstakes

    Urban League deal-maker scores in Aramark stadium contract

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    September 2, 1999
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    May 6, 1999

    The Killer-est B

    Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...

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    March 18, 1999
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    March 12, 1998

    Payback Time

    Hispanic and African-American sports authority members want to make sure they're getting their fair share of the business

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    September 11, 1997
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    July 10, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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    October 24, 1996

    The Usual Suspect(s)

    If Lanier aide Dave Walden isn't running the Prop One campaign, who is?

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    You Gotta Have Hope

    Why? Because without it, the stadium promises fall apart.

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    April 27, 1995
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