January 25, 1990
City Manager Karl Koski has announced he will retire June 30 from a public service career that spans three decades. Koski, 59, joined the city staff as an administrative assistant in 1961, a year after incorporation. He said he decided to retire to spend time with his family, travel and enjoy the outdoors. The City Council probably will begin with an in-house search for a new city manager, Koski said.
December 21, 1990 |
Marilyn Monroe's marriage contract to American playwright Arthur Miller fetched more than $14,000 on Thursday, Christie's auctioneers said. The ketubah, a Jewish wedding contract dated July 1, 1956, was witnessed in New York by Lee Strasberg, founder of New York's Actors' Studio. Monroe converted to Judaism for the marriage, Miller's second and her third. They divorced in 1961, the year before her death at 35.
December 21, 1985
The passing of home run king Roger Maris brings to mind a trivia question: In 1961, the year Maris hit 61 home runs, how many times was he walked intentionally? Zero. He was followed in the lineup by Mickey Mantle. It is ironic that the man whose record Maris broke, Babe Ruth, was, in his prime, occasionally walked intentionally with the bases loaded. GREGORY PEARSON Santa Monica
July 15, 1995
William T. O'Donnell, 72, former chairman and chief executive officer of Bally Manufacturing Corp. who transformed it from a pinball game maker into the world's largest manufacturer of slot machines. O'Donnell, who was chairman from 1961 until his retirement in 1980, also led the company into casinos and other entertainment ventures, including lotteries. He started with the Chicago-based firm in 1946, when it was known as Lyon Manufacturing Co.
September 26, 1997 |
ABC News revealed Thursday that it had flirted with a "dynamite" story about a supposed affair between John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, only to find that the documentary evidence behind the story was fake. But on the theory that when you get a lemon you should make lemonade, ABC's "20/20" broadcast a segment Thursday evening on the story behind the fake documents.
July 12, 1993 |
As baseball begins its three-day break for the All-Star Game, officials at KTLA-TV Channel 5 are calling their first half-season as "L.A.'s Baseball Station" a success, even though ratings for the newly acquired Dodger games are slightly lower than last year and far behind the two previous seasons. "The baseball station concept seems to have been accepted," said KTLA general sales manager Tom Arnost. "There's a synergy in cross-promotion and, so far, it's worked well."