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March 8, 2002 |
Sheldon Otis, a criminal defense lawyer who waged courtroom battles for some of the 1970s' most prominent radicals, including Angela Davis and Huey Newton, died of congestive heart failure March 1 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He was 69. He was the lead defense attorney for Steven Soliah, an associate of the Symbionese Liberation Army who was acquitted in 1976 at trial over a Carmichael, Calif., bank robbery that left a woman dead.
February 28, 2003 |
Thirty- and 15-year mortgage rates dipped to record lows for a second straight week, mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday. Thirty-year mortgage rates stood at an average of 5.79% this week, breaking the previous record low of 5.84% the previous week. Freddie Mac began tracking 30-year mortgages in 1971. Fifteen-year mortgages stood at an average of 5.14%, down from the previous record of 5.21% last week. Freddie Mac began tracking 15-year mortgages in 1991.
December 24, 1992 |
Bishop Amat put the finishing touches on a perfect season Friday when the Lancers defeated Sylmar, 31-10, in the inaugural California Interscholastic Federation Reebok Bowl at Anaheim Stadium. Bishop Amat, which defeated Loyola for the Southern Section Division I title, finished 15-0 under Coach Mark Paredes. "To have an unbeaten season, a lot of things have to happen, and two of those things are good luck and players that come through at the right time," Paredes said.
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September 19, 1991
Colin J. Grier, a volunteer and community leader in the Sun Valley area, has died at a Tarzana hospital. He was 56. A longtime Sun Valley resident, Grier died Saturday of a neuromuscular disease, said his wife, Margery Grier. Born in Southampton, England, Grier was an aeronautical engineer for British Aircraft Corp. before immigrating to the United States in 1965. Grier worked as an aeronautical engineer for Boeing Co. and Lockheed Corp. and in 1971, the year he became a U.S.
September 17, 1992 |
UCLA's secondary wasn't tested in the Bruins' 37-14 season-opening victory over Cal State Fullerton because the Titans attempted only four passes. The Bruins didn't get to use their nickel--five-back--defense. However, they should get plenty of work in Saturday's game against Brigham Young, which is averaging 341 yards per game and ranks sixth in the nation in passing. "I'd like to have a little bit more action than I did last week," cornerback Carlton Gray said.
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April 7, 1992 |
The Moorpark College forensics team won third place among 76 community colleges at a national speech tournament last week, the 20th time in the team's 21-year history that it has placed in the top three places in nationwide competition. The 14-member team won 10 gold, three silver and 14 bronze medals in competitions ranging from poetry interpretation to team debate at the Phi Rho Pi Junior College National Championships held in St. Louis from March 27 through Friday.
March 14, 2004
Re "Giving New Meaning to 'Youth Vote,' " March 9: In 1971, 18-year-olds won the right to vote. They felt that if they were able to die for their country, they should be able to choose who was sending them. In a sense, that is what we as teenagers are asking. We are asking to choose who will affect our lives financially. We may not be old enough to fight the war going on now, but the decisions being made by our government will not only affect our generation but our generation's children, and we should have some influence.
January 5, 2007 |
The late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist took a powerful sedative during his first decade on the high court and grew so dependent on it that he became delusional and tried to escape from a hospital in his pajamas when he stopped taking the drug in 1981, according to newly released FBI files. The FBI this week released 1,561 pages from its files on Rehnquist in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed after his death in September 2005.
August 6, 2001 |
Retired pharmaceutical executive Edward Adams sees nothing unusual in the way he holds his stocks: on paper certificates in a bank's safety deposit box, backed up by records held in his house safe. "I don't know the security of their system, but I know the security of mine," Adams said from his suburban Philadelphia home. "Could [the brokers' system] be compromised in some way? Could a blip erase your holdings? I have no idea."
January 9, 1985 |
The Shields is among the prettiest small craft that sail Newport Harbor. It's easy to spot a Shields because the design is old-fashioned compared to racing hulls, which are beamy and have a chopped-off appearance bow and stern. A Shields' overhangs seem extreme. The well-proportioned leg-o'-mutton rig, almost evenly divided between mainsail and foresail, seems odd to those accustomed to "handkerchief" mainsails and vast overlapping foresails.