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January 10, 1985 | JOHN PLATERO, Associated Press
The old wooden building on the east side of U.S. 1 here could be called "the resurrected church." To the 2,000 residents of this island city between Key Largo and Islamorada, it's a historic community center used by local clubs and charitable organizations. To John and Lois Stormont, it represents a labor of love. There's nothing ostentatious about the building or its furnishings nor is it particularly old as churches go.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilman Robert E. Ryan, who helped found the city in 1973 and has served on its council ever since, abruptly resigned Wednesday to accept an appointment to the county's Regional Planning Commission. Ryan's resignation came in the form of a two-page press release in which he reminisced about his two decades in politics and noted that he could not hold elective office while serving on the planning commission.
NEWS
November 5, 1991 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday on Guam's sweeping abortion ban in a case that could threaten the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing abortion. The Guam statute is the first anti-abortion law containing criminal penalties argued at the federal appellate court level since 1973, the year the Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade. It is one of the fastest-moving abortion cases in the pipeline toward the nation's highest court, which now has a large conservative majority.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2010 | By Mark Sachs, Los Angeles Times
Ah, to be a single-name star, those anointed ones for whom no further identification is necessary. There's Elvis, there's Marilyn, there's Kobe — and then there's Lemmy. Motörhead's indefatigable frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, is being honored for his long and illustrious music career on VH1 Classic's "Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award," airing this week, where he'll also perform a killer version of "Ace of Spades" with Lemmy fans Slash and Dave Grohl. He's also working on a new album and beginning a world tour.
NEWS
June 5, 1985 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Vincent Miranda, a one-time busboy and waiter who founded the controversial chain of Pussycat adult theaters nearly 25 years ago, died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of cancer. He was 52. Miranda, who bought his first theater in Huntington Park in 1961 to boost business at his adjacent restaurant, rapidly expanded his chain when he discovered that it cost no more to advertise several theaters than one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2011 | Valerie J. Nelson
Supermarket executive Alan L. Haberman called the now-ubiquitous bar-code design he helped will into existence the "little footprint" that changed the retail world. He was motivated not by slim profit margins, he later said, but by the dismal state of the pre-automated checkout stand in the early 1970s. It was "the least pleasant experience in a store," Haberman told Smithsonian magazine in 1999, because people "hated having to wait in line!" Haberman chaired the industry committee that settled on the bar-code symbol in 1973.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1994
Of the 33,378 teachers represented in "Teachers' Absenteeism Troubles L.A. District" (May 9), 20,839, or 62.4%, missed seven to nine days, or less. That's less than one day per month. And 5,364 missed no days. Zero! I've been a public schoolteacher since 1969 (in LAUSD since 1973). This year, I've been absent three days. I love my work, but I've seen everything in the classroom change. Students and teachers are now subjected to the most extraordinary distractions imaginable. An occasional "mental health" day can serve everyone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2003 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Emerson Woelffer, a self-styled Abstract Expressionist painter who inspired two generations of artists with his aesthetic vitality and commitment to excellence, died Sunday. He was 88. He had suffered from a broken hip and other maladies for several months and had been hospitalized off and on, but spent his final weeks at home in Los Angeles, where he died of pneumonia. Known as a grandfather of L.A.
SPORTS
July 7, 1987 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
One summer in the 1970s, the Oakland A's best player, Reggie Jackson, was contributing only an occasional home run during a long batting slump. Finally, owner Charles O. Finley called him in, reasoning that he needed Jackson to win another World Series. Defiant, Jackson asked: "You want something?" "Yes, Reggie," the owner replied patiently. "I'm going to tell you what your problems are. Your big problem--you're not going to like this, Reggie--but you think you're God.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Tom Snyder, the brash and provocative late-night TV talk-show host whose bellowing laugh and ever-present cigarette made him a pop culture icon ripe for parody in the 1970s, has died. He was 71. Snyder died Sunday in San Francisco of complications associated with leukemia, Mike Horowicz, his longtime producer and friend, told the Associated Press on Monday.
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