At 93, Rose Calvert keeps a pace that would be the envy of even the most aerobics-crazy, bran-muffin eating Baby Boomer.
Among other activities, Culver City's 1990 "Senior Citizen of the Year" spends each weekday at the city's senior center, sorting stamps as a fund-raiser for the blind, playing bingo, singing in the choir and serving on the center's board of directors.
Calvert, who immigrated to the Westside from London after World War II, said it was her job experience during World War I that put the initial spin on her dizzying schedule.
"It was my first job . . . and I was putting pills in bottles for soldiers to purify the waters of lakes and rivers," she said. "That was piecework, and you know about piecework--you only get paid for what you do.
"That's why I do things so quickly," said Calvert, who has two daughters, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. "I wash coffeepots, pans, I don't care as long as I'm doing something."
The UCLA Dance Team finished third in the Universal Cheer Assn. National Dance Team Competition held in San Antonio.
Team members Jennifer Aquino, Stacy Ash, Diana Bendix, Cheryl Brown, Louisa Cheng, Ginger Griffin, Ronni Morales and Gloria Noh performed a new routine choreographed by John Peters.
It was the first year UCLA had entered the competition, which was won by Memphis State University.
Los Angeles residents Sheldon Stohl and Odelia Zand were among the top winners of the 1990 National Bible Contest, an event sponsored by the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish National Fund to test students' knowledge of the Bible.
Stohl won first place in the Hebrew Division, grades six through eight, and Zand finished third in the Hebrew Division, grades nine through twelve. As a division winner, Stohl will travel to Jerusalem next year to participate in the 43rd Israel Independence Day International Bible Contest.
The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce presented entertainer Gene Barry, best-known for his work in "Bat Masterson" and "La Cage Aux Folles," with the Will Rogers Memorial Award for outstanding achievements and contributions to the entertainment world.
Five Loyola Marymount students enrolled in the Educational Participation in Communities program were given Riordan Awards for volunteering their time and completing an internship of 30 hours or more with the program.
This year's winners of $500 scholarships were: David Belinsky, a senior psychology major; Clancy Fisch, a senior humanities major; Kimberly Germain, a senior education major; Catherine Gore, a senior political science major, and David Herbst, a junior political science major.
Philanthropist Vivian Chanock received the "Spirit of Life" award by the Lita Dershewitz chapter of the City of Hope. Proceeds from a dinner in her honor will go toward establishing the Vivian Chanock Research Fellowship in Alzheimer's Disease at the City of Hope.
Westchester residents Sue Wehrman and Adelle Wexler were honored by the Westchester Mental Health Guild. The guild's Heart of Gold was presented to Wehrman for her 15 years of service, and the Belle of the Guild went to Wexler, a founder of the organization.