January 10, 1985 |
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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March 25, 1993 |
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.
November 5, 1991 |
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.
May 26, 2010 |
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.
June 5, 1985 |
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.
August 25, 1985 |
What's it all about? Algae. That and other water quality problems are creating difficulty at the the Metropolitan Water District's Palos Verdes Reservoir in Rolling Hills Estates. Chemicals that occur naturally in water brought from Northern California, together with bird droppings, have produced bacteria and algae in the reservoir, which supplies several communities. Water in the reservoir must be kept low and in constant circulation to prevent the buildup, said district spokesman Bob Gomperz.
July 7, 1987 |
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.
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July 31, 2007 |
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.
October 17, 2002 |
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Muhammad Bilal was jailed earlier this month on charges of plotting a terrorist war against the United States. His sister says the only campaign Bilal was engaged in was a long struggle to finish high school. His brother, Ahmed, would have been locked up that day, too, but authorities said he had fled abroad and was a dangerous fugitive. Their father says when he heard that Ahmed was wanted, he called his student apartment in Malaysia.
February 5, 1994 |
You want to know what tough love is? It isn't turning your back on someone to prove a point, it's the exact opposite. It's what Purdue All-American forward Glenn Robinson does every day, which is to wonder if his real father is dead or alive, in jail or on the streets, selling drugs or taking them. Somewhere in this broken-down city, you will find the father of the country's best college basketball player.