No arrival was more anxiously awaited, or more enthusiastically received, than that of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The long-imprisoned South African, on an eight-city tour of the U.S., addressed thousands on the steps of City Hall and at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
When USC trustees said they were engaged in a nationwide search for a new president, they meant it. Geographically speaking, they couldn't have gone much further than to select Steven B. Sample, eight-year president of the State University of New York campus at Buffalo.