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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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SPORTS
October 4, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jockey Ron Hansen, whose career has been punctuated by controversy, was still missing late Sunday, more than a day after his 1990 Jaguar was involved in a two-car accident on the San Mateo Bridge in Northern California. Hansen didn't ride at Bay Meadows on Saturday or Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Robert Bresnahan, Orange County's airport manager during an explosive period of growth, died over the weekend in Mesa, Ariz., after a long illness. He was 70. Bresnahan quit his post in 1978 after serving for 10 tumultuous years at what is now John Wayne Airport. He assumed similar duties at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz., and retired in 1990. When Bresnahan arrived in Orange County from Riverside in 1968, the airport handled a total of 66,500 passengers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
NBC's "American Almanac," once scheduled to premiere as a weekly prime-time newsmagazine series in January, then on March 4, has been postponed again because it isn't ready yet, NBC News President Lawrence K. Grossman said Wednesday. No new debut date was set. But Edward Fouhy, the program's executive producer, said he hopes that the Washington-based "Almanac," anchored by Roger Mudd, will be able to start its weekly run in early June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Sherman Torgan, who turned an adult movie house in Los Angeles into the New Beverly Cinema, an arty repertory theater that screens classic, independent and foreign films, died Wednesday. He was 63. Torgan suffered an apparent heart attack while on a bicycle ride in Santa Monica. He was pronounced dead at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said Jeff Rosen, a longtime friend.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2009 | Paula L. Woods
Stitches A Memoir David Small W.W. Norton: 330 pp., $23.95 Since the first caveman drew images on walls, human beings have had an urge to document their stories in pictures. While that impulse made its way onto paper as comics by the mid-19th century, the emergence of fully rendered graphic stories didn't begin until the 1920s and '30s -- and the medium's artistic side wasn't completely realized until 1978, the year that both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's "Silver Surfer" and Will Eisner's "Contract With God" appeared.
SPORTS
June 4, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Easy Goer had lost the 1988 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, as the 3-10 favorite, but he quickly atoned early the next year, winning three prep races by almost 25 lengths and blowing into Louisville the odds-on favorite for the Kentucky Derby. Then Sunday Silence got in his way. The colt from California won the Derby, defeated Easy Goer in one of the tightest Preaknesses ever run and three weeks later was ready to become the 12th horse to win the Belmont and sweep the Triple Crown.
NEWS
March 10, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officer Howard E. Dallies Jr. was remembered by friends and colleagues Tuesday as a friendly, unassuming man. He was a by-the-book cop, known for being alert and cautious. So it surprised many of the city's police when it appeared that Dallies had been shot to death by a motorcyclist early Tuesday before he could even remove his gun from the holster. "Of all the guys in this department, Howard Dallies would be the last guy you would think would let his guard down," Sgt. George Jaramillo said.
SPORTS
July 26, 1987 | United Press International
Paul Molitor has been more valuable to the Milwaukee Brewers this season than ever before. Through July 22, the Brewers had a 34-14 record with him in the lineup and a 12-32 record in his absence. "I've been a person to get things going," Molitor says. "When you take apart a baseball lineup person by person, it's a little like a machine. I've been able to provide a little spark to our offense when I've been healthy."
NATIONAL
January 4, 2005 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush urged new members of the House and Senate on Monday to work with him to achieve "big things" for the nation. In particular, Bush used his greeting for freshmen lawmakers to press his case for Social Security reform, restrictions on medical liability and an overhaul of the federal tax system. He described the tax code as "a complicated mess." "On big issues it is possible -- and not only possible, important -- for the Congress and the White House to work together.
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