March 24, 1995 |
Former Nigerian military leader Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo has been released from detention in response to a plea by former President Jimmy Carter but is restricted to his hometown, Nigeria's information minister said Thursday. "Because of the intervention of President Carter, Gen. Obasanjo has been allowed to stay at his hometown, but he is still restricted pending completion of investigation," Walter Ofonagoro said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 |
Judges Barry B. Klopfer and Richard D. Aldrich have been selected the outstanding jurists of the year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Assn. Klopfer, chosen from the Municipal Court, and Aldrich, of the Superior Court, were named judges of the year based on their performance on the bench. "These are people who have made an exceptional contribution in the past year," said David W. Long, secretary-treasurer of the association.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999 |
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Beilenson, the man labeled as the father of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, will be honored today when officials dedicate a new visitors' center in his name. From 1977 to 1996, Beilenson represented the 24th District, which includes portions of the Conejo Valley. He wrote legislation that allowed for creation of the recreation area in 1978. Last year Congress directed National Park Service officials to honor the former representative.
March 5, 1998
Darcy O'Brien, 59, author of best-selling "true crime" books, including one about Los Angeles' Hillside Strangler case. The son of actors George O'Brien and Marguerite Churchill, O'Brien grew up in Hollywood surrounded by entertainment luminaries including John Wayne and John Ford. O'Brien fictionalized those days in "A Way of Life, Like Any Other," which won the P.E.N. Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel in 1978.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1992 |
Trash fees will climb to $12.30 a month for most residents starting today. Residents, however, will not officially learn about the $1.08 increase until bills arrive later this week because sanitary district officials plan to save the $8,000 it would cost to mail notices. Garden Grove Sanitary District General Manager Ronald Cates said the trash collection fee is rising 9.63% because the state has appropriated some property tax revenue special districts had received.
October 28, 1993
Marcos Contreras, 15, is a sophomore at La Habra High School. The story of his arrival in the United States was prepared by Emma Fewell, also a sophomore at La Habra. I was born on Jan. 1, 1978. Last year I moved here from Sinaloa, Mexico. It was a very beautiful town; it was small, and there weren't nearly as many people there as there are here. My father, mother and youngest brother came with me, but we left my 10-year-old brother with my grandparents. He didn't want to come.
July 22, 1990
The Rob Reiner Strategem continues: Two veteran actors--Bud Cort and Dennis Dugan--are quietly forging new, second careers behind the camera. Dugan has his first feature, "Problem Child," coming out Friday from Imagine Entertainment and Universal. A dark comedy, it stars John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as an orderly couple who adopt a 7-year-old (Michael Oliver) who turns out to be a little devil, wreaking havoc on their lives.
October 29, 1987 |
The Senate on Wednesday authorized $15.6 billion for the nation's airports and air traffic control system, a measure aimed at easing congestion in the skies that is expected to only get worse. The legislation would guide federal spending over the next three years for improving airports and modernizing aircraft-tracking equipment. It would also help pay the government's 15,400 air traffic controllers, its 1,900 aircraft inspectors and other workers.
August 21, 2000 |
A meeting today of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, airline executives and other aviation participants has a tough agenda: fixing a rash of flight delays and cancellations and the public's ensuing frustration. Although the issue has been highlighted by widespread cancellations at United Airlines, which are mostly due to labor troubles, the air traffic control system itself has struggled to keep pace with growth in air travel.