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January 16, 1987 | SHAV GLICK
David Bailey, two-time national 500cc motocross champion from Axton, Va., has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident during practice for last Sunday's Continental Motosports Club's Golden State Nationals tour at Huron Cycle Park, near Fresno. Bailey, 25, who had entered the event as a warm-up for the opening race of the stadium supercross season Jan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2002
Dame Sheila Sherlock, 83, a leading authority on liver disease who established study of the liver as a distinct discipline, died of undisclosed causes Dec. 30 at her home in London. Sherlock studied medicine at Edinburgh University and graduated at the top of her class in 1941. In 1951, at age 33, she became the youngest woman elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth A. "Kenny" Gardner, the tenor who voiced such signature hits for Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians as "Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think" and "Frankie and Johnny," died July 26 in Manhasset, N.Y. He was 89 and died of a heart attack after an appendectomy. Gardner crooned with the dance band--formed in 1917 and still performing under the direction of Al Pierson--from 1940 until 1978.
NEWS
March 24, 1995 | From Reuters
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 | BARBARA MURPHY
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 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
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.
NEWS
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 | ROBERT BARKER
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.
TRAVEL
December 20, 2009 | By Judy Mandell
"Volunteer travel is the best way to become part of the local scene, to give of yourself, to see the benefits of your shared skills and time, and to return home with fond memories," says Sheryl Kayne, author of "Volunteer Vacations Across America" (Countryman Press, 2009). Here are some of her favorite volunteer vacations in the U.S. Heifer Ranch Perryville, Ark. Heifer International works to end world hunger by providing sustainable gifts of livestock and agricultural training to impoverished people around the world.
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