August 12, 1990 |
During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, Ota Pavel's father and his two brothers were sent to concentration camps. Pavel helped support his family by working in a coal mine and illegally catching fish. After the war, he became a sportswriter, best known for "Dukla Among the Skyscrapers," a novel about a Czech soccer team's visit to America. Later, Pavel wrote two collections of short stories based on his father's life and his own.
December 17, 1999 |
For all the madness and hype of modern-day Super Bowls, it's interesting to note how the NFL came to have its first championship game, 66 years ago today. In the 1932 season, the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans ended the regular season with 6-1 records, and the league quickly put together a title game--indoors--at Chicago Stadium. Chicago won, 9-0, and claimed the title, although the result was listed as a regular-season game.
September 9, 1988 |
Republican vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle, a member of a wealthy newspaper family, was on the defensive again today over a report that he won entry to law school under a program aimed at minorities and needy students.
September 11, 1988 |
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.
November 18, 1990 |
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.
October 18, 2002 |
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 |
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 |
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.
February 17, 2000 |
The late Jim Murray distinguished Riviera Country Club with his ingenious columns, and Ben Hogan won just about everything he entered here. George Thomas supposedly designed a masterpiece like few others, and Hollywood's most glamorous golfers have graced its spongy kikuyu fairways. But does Riviera really live up to all the hype? Well, judge for yourself.
July 17, 2010 |
When he died last month at 92, Democrat Robert C. Byrd was the last serving member of the Senate born before 1920. The man named Friday to replace him will become the first U.S. senator born in the 1970s. Carte Goodwin, 36, was appointed by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III to serve until a special election this November decides who will hold the seat. Goodwin, the former chief legal counsel to the Democratic governor, gives Democrats in the Senate a crucial 59th vote just as they prepare to push for passage of a key priority, an extension of unemployment benefits.