January 29, 1991 |
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 |
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.
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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 |
"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.
November 15, 1987
Pomona College has several reasons for celebrating. It was listed in a recent U. S. News & World Report magazine as one of the top 10 private liberal arts colleges in the country and the only one of the 10 in the West. During the past year it ranked at or near the top in several other academic surveys and was named the standout "cool liberal arts college" by Rolling Stone magazine last March.
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May 14, 2008 |
Charles Meyer Goldstein, a dentist and USC faculty member who advocated community service and organized free dental clinics that treat thousands of poor people each year, died Sunday at his home in Brentwood from complications of multiple organ failure. He was 87.
July 23, 1995 |
When UCLA held its commencement exercises last month, so many college and professional school students were due to receive diplomas that the festivities lasted seven days. The RAND Graduate School, by contrast, had so few graduates this year that it fit all their names--and last year's, too--on one page of its pocket-size commencement invitation. With room to spare.
August 12, 1990 |
David Nissenbaum, 40, qualified last week for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament starting in Denver Aug. 21. He last qualified for it in 1970, a year after he quit the University of Iowa's golf team. Nissenbaum says his comeback was inspired by his view from Allenwood federal prison in Pennsylvania. He told the Springfield, Mass., Union-News: "I could see a golf course through the windows."