June 14, 2000 |
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.
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February 14, 2010 |
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."
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December 14, 2002 |
Anton Malloth, a former Nazi SS guard who was sentenced last year to life in prison for beating a Jewish concentration camp inmate to death in 1944, has died. He was 90. Malloth, who was a guard at the Theresienstadt camp in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, died of cancer at a nursing home in the south German town of Straubing on Oct. 31 -- 10 days after being moved from prison, Cord Lemke, a state justice ministry spokesman said Friday.
January 17, 1985 |
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.
December 5, 1996 |
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.
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May 24, 2002 |
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."
October 18, 2007 |
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.
November 17, 2009 |
To celebrate the movie's 70th birthday, Warner Home Video is releasing a newly restored and remastered version today of "Gone With the Wind" for the first time on Blu-ray, as well as a standard DVD. The Technicolor film has never looked better because of new digital software and the fact that Warners was able to scan the original negative. "It is in beautiful condition," says George Feltenstein, senior vice president of theatrical catalog marketing for Warners, of the negative.
March 30, 1986 |
Barbara Rush (not the actress, but an equally glamorous lady who made a fortune manufacturing computer parts for missiles) lives in Al Jolson's old house in Encino. Jolson fans sometimes drive straight to the house from Los Angeles International Airport and hammer at the front gate. Such pilgrims were frequent last year, the centenary of Jolson's birth.