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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2000 | Reuters
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.
SPORTS
March 4, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
There is nothing like a long, steep hill in the middle of a marathon for Jim Knaub, winner of the Los Angeles Marathon wheelchair division in 1989, 1991 and '92. Last year, Knaub pulled away from the pack at the seventh mile, climbing one of the course's tallest hills. "You know when you were a kid and you didn't like vegetables?" Knaub asked. "Well, when I was a kid, I didn't like Brussels sprouts, but I knew that they are good for you.
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