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November 30, 1996 |
The Gary Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by offering more services to families in need. On Fridays, 100 to 200 families stop by the center, at 341 Hillcrest St., to buy a bag of groceries for $1. Center officials said the food giveaway is growing as the number of poor in the city increases.
November 28, 1989 |
Leftist parties that include former guerrillas and political prisoners celebrated dramatic election gains Monday and claimed to have broken Uruguay's traditional two-party system. The National Party, the perennial underdog of the two main centrist parties, won the presidency from the long-dominant Colorado Party in Sunday's elections. The Colorados also suffered serious setbacks in congressional and mayoral races around the country.
December 25, 2005 |
This old mining town high in the Andes has no streets. It has stairs. Its houses and shops spread across two mountain slopes at an elevation of 7,250 feet, too steep for vehicles. Seen from a distance, the town looks like a huge pyramid of steps flanked by buildings painted in vivid colors of green, yellow, red and blue. There is little life in the "Town of Stairs" these days, though.
February 25, 1988 |
Former Glendale Bar Assn. president Eugene M. Giometti, charged with stealing more than $250,000 from a dozen clients, pleaded no contest Tuesday to 11 counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. In a plea bargain, the court will dismiss 16 other counts of grand theft and forgery committed against the same clients, Deputy Dist. Atty. Walter H. Lewis said. Sentencing is scheduled in June. Giometti faces up to four years in state prison, Lewis said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2008 |
Artie Samish never ran for public office, but for decades he was one of the most powerful -- and colorful -- players in California politics. Before California had a full-time Legislature and when special interests could quietly give unlimited amounts of money to elect favored candidates, he was a consummate string-puller, a hired gun working for the highest pay.
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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 5, 1989 |
PHUNG THI LE LY OF KY LA, Vietnam, is now Le Ly Hayslip of Escondido. The one-time teen-age Viet Cong collaborator is now an American citizen living in a ranch-style house, high atop a hill, surrounded by palm trees and the dry, rolling California landscape. She is worlds away from the rice paddies of war-torn Ky La. The memories, however, are never far away.
January 1, 1991 |
George Allen, the steely personification of the victory-obsessed football coach, who motivated underachieving Los Angeles Rams and over-the-hill Washington Redskins teams into perennial powerhouses and came back this year to post one last winning season as coach of the Cal State Long Beach 49ers, died Monday. Allen, a physical fitness buff who never fulfilled his elusive dream of building a national fitness academy, died of natural causes at his Palos Verdes Estates home. He was 72.
July 24, 2000 |
The scars that track Nena Koncar's long journey run too deep for a stranger to see, except for the one that is right at her fingertips, a thin white line as straight as the ruler that cut it. Sitting at her dining room table, 53 years after suffering her smallest wound, Koncar's fingers tremble slightly as she holds out an aging hand.
September 15, 1991 |
Four-year-old Rhenita Brade doesn't know what an epidemic is, but she's seen measles firsthand. "My friend Samantha, she got those little measles on her face. And then it started itching," she said, rubbing the spot on her arm where she had just been immunized. "I don't want to get no measles." She probably won't, but thousands of other children already have become ill in what federal epidemiologists say is the worst outbreak in nearly two decades.