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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1990
Msgr. William Duggan, who founded St. Didacus Catholic Church in Sylmar and served five other Southern California parishes, has died in Culver City. He was 74. He helped to establish St. Didacus Catholic Church in 1957 and was pastor there until 1971 when he became pastor of St. Elisabeth Catholic Church in Van Nuys. He died Monday, six days after intestinal cancer was discovered during exploratory surgery, Father Tim Dyer said.
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BUSINESS
June 14, 2000 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wynn's International Inc., an Orange-based supplier of O-rings, sealing products and specialty chemicals, is being acquired by a Cleveland conglomerate for $438 million in cash. Parker Hannifin Corp., which makes industrial sealing products and is involved in other manufacturing operations, said Tuesday that it will pay $23 a share, nearly 72% more than the stock's closing price that day. Parker Hannifin, which has been on a buying spree, also agreed to assume $59 million in Wynn's debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2001 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The historic Lido theater, which faced an uncertain future during the bankruptcy of operator Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc., has been shut while the property owner lines up a new operator and refurbishes the 62-year-old Newport Beach art house. The Fritz Duda Co., manager and owner of Via Lido Plaza, where the cinema is located, said it has been negotiating with several independent theater chains that show both mainstream and art-house films.
NEWS
January 17, 1985 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. government apologized to Poland on Wednesday for a broadcast by Radio Free Europe that, in a heavy-handed attempt at humor that left Warsaw unamused, compared Polish Premier Wojciech Jaruzelski with Adolf Hitler. "The U.S. government dissociates itself from that broadcast and regrets any implication of similarity between Nazi Germany and present-day Poland, and particularly between Adolf Hitler and Gen.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1996 | From Associated Press
A documentary on the 1969 Woodstock music festival and home-movie footage of a Japanese American internment camp during World War II were honored Wednesday by the Library of Congress for their contributions to American cultural history. The films were among the 25 added to the library's National Film Registry. Congress created the registry in 1988 to celebrate American cinema and call attention to the need to preserve films.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
Cardinal Alexandru Todea, who became a symbol of Catholic resistance for spending more than 14 years in communist prisons after refusing to give up his religion, has died. He was 89. Todea died Tuesday in a hospital in the Transylvanian city of Targu Mures, the Eastern Rite Catholic Church said Wednesday. Pope John Paul II sent a telegram of sympathy, recalling Todea's faith under the former "tyrannical regime."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2010 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Frederick C. Weyand, the last commander of U.S. military operations in the Vietnam War and a former Army chief of staff, has died. He was 93. Weyand died Wednesday of natural causes at the Kahala Nui retirement residence in Honolulu, his stepdaughter Laurie Foster said. In 2006, Weyand was identified as the American general who in 1967 confidentially told two reporters about his doubts regarding U.S. involvement in Vietnam. According to former CBS News correspondent Murray Fromson, Weyand said the war was "unwinnable."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2007 | David Rising, Associated Press
BERLIN -- At first glance, the letter carefully printed in a child's hand seems innocuous, nothing more than the expression of a young crush: "I love you so much. Write me -- please. Many greetings. Your Gina." But the note takes on a more sinister tone when its recipient is known: Adolf Hitler. The 1935 letter is one of 300 in a new book, "Briefe an Hitler" ("Letters to Hitler"), by German historian Henrik Eberle. He examined more than 20,000 letters in Russian archives.
MAGAZINE
April 30, 2006 | J.R. Moehringer, J.R. Moehringer is a senior writer for West and the author of the memoir "The Tender Bar."
This is a big night for John Fante, and for his son, Dan, who is proud of the old man, even if he doesn't often say so. Dan needs to be in the right mood to speak well of John, and tonight you can see in his smile, he's in the right mood. Tonight Dan is setting aside the bad memories, the sorrow and rage and resentment over John, for a few hours. For as long as any son can set aside such things. Many consider Dan's father the best novelist Los Angeles has ever produced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
David S. Sheridan, dubbed the "catheter king" for his invention of the modern disposable catheter, has died. He was 95. Sheridan, a grade-school dropout who held more than 50 patents on medical instruments, died Thursday at his home in Argyle, N.Y., of natural causes. He helped found four companies and aided in building the Argyle and Glens Falls area of rural New York into what is considered the catheter capital of America.
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