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Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Gidley, who flew rescue missions as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and led medical troops during the Gulf War, was named Sunday to lead California's largest National Guard division. Gidley, 54, became the 26th commanding general of the 40th Infantry Division during a ceremony at the Joint Task Training Base in Los Alamitos, succeeding Maj. Gen. Peter J. Gravett, who is retiring.
January 5, 2003
Weekly Survey of 60 Southland Lenders as of Dec. 26, 2002 *Reflects new loan limits that took effect Jan. 1, 2003. Compiled by National Financial News Services *--* Latest week One week previous Six months previous Rates for loans up to $322,700* 30-year fixed 5.66%/1.40 pt 5.71%/1.42 pt 6.21%/1.51 pt 30-year ARM 3.01%/0.83 pt 2.99%/0.92 pt 3.81%/0.94 pt start rate 15-year fixed 5.00%/1.65 pt 5.04%/1.69 pt 5.58%/1.83 pt Rates for loans over $322,700* 30-year fixed 5.89%/1.36 pt 5.95%/1.41 pt 6.
January 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
For the first time in 20 years, no one stood outside the Soviet Embassy on Monday demonstrating on behalf of Jews trying to emigrate from the Soviet Union. The Kremlin's relaxed policies led the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington to suspend, as of Sunday, the daily 15-minute protests that began in December, 1970, a year when only 28 Jews were given permission to emigrate to the United States.
April 20, 1998 | DANIEL CARIAGA
The American musician Garrick Ohlsson has actually grown up before our eyes. He was already a well-known competition winner when he captured the top prize in the international Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1970. A year later, the young pianist played at the Hollywood Bowl, and has returned here many times. Friday night, coming back to UCLA--but not Royce Hall, scene of his local recital debut in 1976--Ohlsson again made a musical and personal triumph.
February 9, 1993
In his own intense and meticulously informed way, the late Arthur Ashe, a gentleman athlete, championed justice on and off the tennis court, at home and abroad. He fought the stigma of AIDS, which he believed he contracted a decade ago from a blood transfusion he received after heart surgery. As tough as that fight was, Ashe insisted that nothing was as difficult as the battles he had faced as a black man.
January 25, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
"Eagles Go Ker-Plunkett, 27-10," read the morning headline, saluting the NFL's first wild card team to run the table (4-0) in the playoffs and win a Super Bowl. The Raider quarterback, Jim Plunkett, had a three-touchdown day at New Orleans, and Philadelphia's Ron Jaworski threw three interceptions. The game's most spectacular play was an 80-yard Plunkett-to-Kenny King touchdown.
July 16, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Tex Schramm, one of the most influential executives in National Football League history and the marketing visionary who put the star on the Dallas Cowboy helmet and transformed the franchise into "America's Team," died Tuesday at his Dallas home. He was 83. The cause of his death was not immediately known, although Schramm had been in failing health since the death of his wife, Marty, in December. He had recently been under hospice care.
December 25, 1987 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
A godparent is one who sponsors a child and assumes responsibility for its faith. Reveling in Los Angeles' heritage, Las Madrinas (The Godmothers) 53 years ago took the appellation and with it a pledge to aid Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and to stimulate interest in health care of the young.
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