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February 12, 1987

Allen R. (Bud) Carter, a Long Beach deputy fire chief, has been chosen to head the Santa Ana Fire Department. He will take over Feb. 23 as chief of Orange County's second-largest fire department, administering a yearly budget of $17 million. Santa Ana has 280 firefighters and management personnel, compared with the Orange County Bire Department, which has about 1,000 members. Carter, 46, will earn $77,457 a year. In Long Beach, Carter has for seven years been one of four deputy chiefs with responsibilities in training, emergency preparedness, public education, paramedic services and communications. He has been with the Long Beach department 22 years.

Jan Wood has been reelected to a second term as president of the Whittier area Meals on Wheels program, which is beginning its 17th year. At its annual organizational meeting, John Strayer was elected vice president of the program, which has more than 230 volunteers serving hundreds of meals five days a week. Other officers include Ron Wanke, treasurer; Frances Nelson, recording secretary, and Claudine Galezewski, corresponding secretary.

Rio Hondo College professor of theater arts, Robert Eisele, has become story editor for the "Crime Story" television series, which is broadcast at 10 p.m. Fridays on NBC. His first story editor credit for the series appeared on the Jan. 15 episode, which he also wrote, titled "Strike Force." "Crime Story" is set in the early 1960s and follows the exploits of a Chicago detective pursuing organized crime figures. Eisele teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Rio Hondo, and also has written episodes for the "Cagney and Lacey" television series.

Emily Hart-Holifield has been elected president of the Compton Community College District Board of Trusteas, succeeding Legrand H. Clegg II. Also chosen at the board's annual reorganizational meeting were Jane M. Astredo, vice president, and James E. Carter, clerk.

Shannon Y. Martin, 15, a student at Warren High School in Downey, was crowned queen of the second annual Kingdom Day Parade saluting the birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She was escorted by Harold D. Cole, who was named king. The two youths were chosen in a talent contest with entrants from 28 junior and senior high school students.

Peter H. Grimes of Whittier, a student at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in Whittier, has been named to the Outstanding Young Men of America list for 1986. Grimes also is a world-class track athlete and an award winner in Toastmaster speech competitions.

Mrs. Robert DeLine has been installed as chairman of the Petroleum Club Wives of Long Beach. Other new club officers are Mrs. Samuel D. Ayres, secretary; Mrs. Joseph K. Kellogg, treasurer; and Mrs. Paul W. Morgal, parliamentarian.

Tracy Thomason, 16, a junior at Warren High School in Downey, has been selected as a finalist in the 16th annual Miss Southern California National Teen-Ager Pageant to be held March 13 to 15 in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Mrs. Linda J. Thomason of Downey, and in her school has been active in marching flag teams, drama and dance groups, gymnastics, baton, tennis and swimming. She has won 22 trophies in local and state bowling competitions.

Rep. Esteban E. Torres (D-La Puente) will be honored at the annual dinner of the community relations committee of the Eastern Region of Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles. The event will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Ami in West Covina. Torres, who grew up in East Los Angeles, lives in La Puente and was first elected to Congress in 1982, will be presented with the Jewish group's Joshua Award for contributions to public life and concern for social issues.

Whittier College President Eugene S. Mills announced that the newly created Douglas W. Ferguson Chair in International Economics will be held by Dr. Stephen F. Overturf, a member of the college's economics department since 1971. The creation of the endowed chair was announced in December. The endowment is a gift from Quaker City Federal Savings & Loan Assn., and is named in honor of Quaker City's chairman and long-time Whittier College trustee. Quaker City Federal President J.L. Thomas, who announced the creation of the chair, said the gift expresses "our appreciation to Doug Ferguson . . . and our belief that the college is a rare community asset."

Whittier resident Gerald Haynes has been reappointed to the Los Angeles County Regional Library Council by Supervisor Pete Schabarum. Haynes is a former Los Angeles city schools educator and a member of the American Friends Service Committee.

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