July 16, 1990 |
More than 18 years after the break-in, former presidential press secretary Ron Ziegler on Sunday once again found himself answering reporters' questions about Richard M. Nixon and Watergate. But gone was the combative, evasive style that was his trademark at the White House. In fact, Ziegler was much at ease Sunday at small news conference following a private 90-minute tour of the new Richard M. Nixon Library and Birthplace, smiling and shaking hands with reporters.
July 26, 1996 |
Frances R. Eisenberg, who was dismissed as a Los Angeles high school teacher in 1953 for refusing to answer questions about membership in the Communist Party, has died. She was 91. Eisenberg, who tutored privately after she was fired, died Tuesday in her West Hollywood home of complications after surgery.
June 30, 1986 |
As the three-month Women's International Bowling Congress tournament draws to a close, Augie Karcher, for one, is impressed with the level of play from California bowlers. Karcher is the retiring publicity director for the tournament and has observed play since 1968. This year's tournament will have seen 51,000 bowlers compete for $1.05 million in prize money between April 3 and Tuesday evening at the Tustin Lanes and New Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa.
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May 15, 1993 |
Continuing a tradition born during the civil-rights movement, about 75 Latino high school youths, some identified as potential dropouts, began a weekend conference Friday designed to inspire them to take pride in their ethnic origin and lead others to do the same.
March 4, 1996 |
How invigorating retirement was for Ryne Sandberg, who spent his 17-month exile from baseball discovering things he never seemed to have time for in the previous 17 years. Sandberg went skiing for the first time and fell in love with Utah's powdered slopes. He went water skiing in the summer. There were Wiffle ball games, basketball games and touch football games with his kids.
February 25, 2009 |
It was a challenge that Barbra Streisand wasn't sure she could handle. Though she made her directorial debut with 1983's "Yentl" -- the musical drama about a young Jewish woman who disguises herself as a man -- she was initially wary of taking on filmmaker duties for the cinematic adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story.
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December 20, 2007 |
She came out of nowhere, and in a flash she was gone. And nearly four decades later the surprise encounter between a little girl and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy still haunts Howard Bingham. The 1968 California presidential primary election was days away, and Kennedy was campaigning in Watts. Bingham, a photographer best known for chronicling the career of boxing champion Muhammad Ali, was documenting the presidential hopeful's visit to the area, which three years before had been ravaged by rioting.
March 14, 1991 |
There's nothing like a few hundred rattlesnakes to get your senses racing. The smell hangs in the air, heavy, musky. More than 500 frightened and angry snakes huddled in a warehouse create a powerful aroma that seems to follow you days later. Then there's the sound of the rattles, a bzzzzzzzzzzzzz, multiplied hundreds of times.