Terry Bales, Rancho Santiago College telecommunications/journalism department chairman, was named Distinguished Broadcast Adviser for 1987 by the College Media Advisers at the group's national conference in St. Louis. The award is the first of its kind to be given for broadcast journalism.
Bales, an adviser for 16 years, says his goal is to provide "the opportunity and environment to stimulate real-world journalism experience while stressing the ethical responsibilities in becoming a worthy news media professional."
Bales also seeks grants to provide new equipment for the telecommunications program, which produces "Around and About Orange County." The media advisers named that show best cable access news series in the country for the second consecutive year.
At a reception hosted by their three children, Ruth Baker, 93, and her husband Cecil, 95, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple, formerly of North Dakota, have been Brea residents since 1935.
South Coast Business and Professional Women presented honors to trial lawyer Patricia Lynn Andel, 28, of Orange, as Young Careerist, and Mary Ellen Hadley, 44, of Irvine, as Woman of Achievement.
Andel, who worked as a registered nurse before becoming a lawyer, is involved in 10 professional and community organizations.
Hadley, a full-time aide for the City of Irvine, has received numerous other honors, including Outstanding Citizen and YWCA Outstanding Contribution awards.
"New Orleans Square," a group of drawings by Disney Imagineer Herb Ryman, will be displayed at the American Embassy in Paris as the first installment in an exhibit of "The Art of Disneyland." Other Disney artists' paintings will be sent to American embassies throughout the world, and they will also be put on display at Disneyland.
Literacy volunteers Linda Light of Fountain Valley and La Vergne Rosow of Huntington Beach recently returned from a Literacy Volunteers of America conference in Syracuse armed with new knowledge of how to attract people who cannot read.
"Attracting students is the hardest part," said Light. "There's a tremendous stigma attached to people who can't read. We're trying different methods of getting those people out of the closet to come in and learn how to read."
A $30,000 federal grant was awarded to the Placentia Unified School District to implement a drug intervention program, said Joan Stewart, assistant principal at Esperanza High School. The U.S. Department of Education grant will pay for student workshops, assemblies dealing with substance abuse and the development of a class to be led by teacher Lois Raffel in which students will be shown how to deal with peers who have drug-related problems.
For her "significant contributions" to the care of patients with chronic kidney disease, the National Kidney Foundation. St. Joseph Hospital selected registered dietitian Barbara J. Williams Outstanding Dietitian for 1987.
Williams, author of a cookbook called "Renal Cuisine," said, "I try to teach my patients about diets--not so much what they can't do, but what they can do."
Boy Scouts Darryl P. Bryan, of La Habra Heights and Greg Whaling of Huntington Beach have received the Eagle award, the highest rank a scout can achieve.
A chess team of 10 Orange County elementary school pupils and called "Chess for Juniors" won the fourth annual Northern-Southern California elementary school chess match in Berkeley.
The 10 are fifth-grader Roy Runas, sixth-grader Noah Koerner, fifth-grader Jimmy Rungthirakul, fourth-grader Jonathan Ho, second-grader Matthew Webb, sixth-grader Billy Crawford, sixth-grader David Nelson, sixth-grader Ryan Naslund, fourth-grader Keith Quan and third-grader Erik Tomren.
Chess coach Robert Snyder of Garden Grove said the players are already preparing for next year's match, which will be in Garden Grove.
Steven S. White, 33, of Anaheim, a respiratory therapist at Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, was one of three in California named outstanding therapist by the American Assn. of Respiratory Care. Selections were based on skills and service to the community.