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NEWS
September 11, 1988 | from Reuters
Republican vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle, a member of a wealthy newspaper family, was on the defensive again Friday over a report that he won entry to law school under a program aimed at minorities and needy students.
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NEWS
November 18, 1990 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County wasn't born yesterday. But most of its high-rise hotels were born after 1974--the year that California adopted an ordinance mandating automatic sprinkler systems in new buildings taller than 75 feet. Therefore, the vast majority of high-rise hotels in the county are protected by sprinklers in every room.
OPINION
October 18, 2002 | Joan Anderson Growe, Joan Anderson Growe was Minnesota secretary of state from 1975 to 1999.
MINNEAPOLIS -- In 1974, the year I was elected Minnesota's secretary of state, my state was the first in the nation to implement election-day registration. Over 24 years in office, I supervised a registration process that consistently gave our state the highest voter turnout rate in the nation, with no increase in election fraud. On Nov. 5, voters in California will decide on election-day voter registration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lorene L. Rogers, who served as president of the University of Texas in the 1970s and was believed to be the first woman to head a public university in the United States, died Jan. 11 at an assisted living facility in Dallas. She was 94. A niece, Donna O'Dell, told the Austin American-Statesman that Rogers had broken her leg in October and never fully recovered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Joachim Fest, a journalist and historian who wrote one of the best-regarded biographies of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, has died. He was 79. Fest, who worked closely with Hitler's architect Albert Speer on his memoirs, died Monday at his home in Kronberg of unspecified causes, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Tuesday. Fest worked at the newspaper for two decades before leaving in 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Foster Andersen, the only man to have served on the football coaching staffs of USC, UCLA and the Los Angeles Rams, died Monday in Mission Hills of complications of a long illness. He was 64. Andersen coached for eight Southland teams during a career that began in the early 1960s. John Robinson, a former USC assistant and Trojan head coach who also coached the Rams, said Tuesday that Andersen loved his profession.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1998 | AL MARTINEZ
When I first met Marcel Montecino he was playing the piano at a place on Sunset Boulevard called the Cafe Brasserie. He was a quiet, moody kind of guy and his music reflected the slow and bluesy attitude one associates with lazy summer nights in a city of dreams. You get lost in music like that, remembering places you've never been and seeing faces you've never seen, like misty segments of a romantic fantasy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
When Frank Sinatra ended his two-year retirement at 57 in 1973, Warner Bros. Records art director Ed Thrasher came up with the perfect title for the legendary singer's comeback album. The album -- for Warner's Reprise Records label -- with its cover photograph by Thrasher showing a relaxed and grinning Sinatra during a recording session, was called "Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back." "Ed showed the artwork to Frank, and he just flipped, as we all did," recalled Joe Smith, former president of Warner Bros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2011 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City home. He was 84. The cause was cancer, said his wife, Christine. FOR THE RECORD: Bernard Nathanson: The obituary in the Feb. 23 LATExtra section of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the former abortion supporter who narrated the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," said that he left his position at St. Luke's Hospital in New York in 1978.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1994 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN and CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County companies are ready to start building everything from hotels to oil refineries in Vietnam and to begin marketing a wide range of products and services. "The Pacific Rim is our next frontier," said Jeff D'Eliscu, a spokesman for Irvine-based Allergan Inc., the world's biggest manufacturer of eye-care products. "It's one of our top corporate priorities."
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