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November 30, 1999 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams, 9-2 and the best thing to happen to St. Louis since tape-measure home runs and the beer tap, have nothing planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance. A telephone call to the Rams' public relations office about the 1979 team brings little information on the whereabouts of the most accomplished group of players in the team's history--only a snide remark about a 40-16 loss to the San Diego Chargers that season.
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November 30, 1999 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams, 9-2 and the best thing to happen to St. Louis since tape-measure home runs and the beer tap, have nothing planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance. A telephone call to the Rams' public relations office about the 1979 team brings little information on the whereabouts of the most accomplished group of players in the team's history--only a snide remark about a 40-16 loss to the San Diego Chargers that season.
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December 11, 1988 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Elias Lopez never had a chance. He got sucked into something so much stronger than he was, something with a history so powerful, that there seemed no choice but to submit. He was 17, a nice, quietly handsome young man with jet-black hair and a plan. He was going to be a cop, a narcotics investigator. Sure, there were street gangs in his neighborhood, but he did not want to join one. All Elias wanted to do was look like a gang member.
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September 30, 1987 | TED THACKREY Jr., Times Staff Writer
Auto magnate Henry Ford II, who for 35 years ran the automobile company founded by his grandfather, managing it from the brink of disaster to the top rank of industrial power, died Tuesday in a Detroit hospital. Ford, 70, who had a history of heart problems, was admitted to Cottage Hospital in suburban Grosse Pointe Farms on Sept. 9 for treatment of pneumonia he contracted while living at his country estate outside London. He was transferred Sept.
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June 11, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Josef Mengele's son broke years of family silence today to say that his father is dead and that he "has no doubt" the infamous Nazi doctor of Auschwitz is the man who was buried in a Brazilian grave. "I am certain that the medical investigation will confirm this shortly," Rolf Mengele, 41, said in a statement broadcast by Bavarian Radio and distributed to reporters later.
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February 23, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD J.R. MOEHRINGER and REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
William G. Bonin, the notorious "Freeway Killer" who seared his way into the nation's consciousness with a string of sadistic murders 16 years ago, was executed at San Quentin Prison early today, becoming the first person in California to die by lethal injection. Bonin, a former Downey truck driver who confessed to raping, torturing and killing 21 boys and young men, was put to death in the prison's converted gas chamber. Bonin was declared dead at 12:13 a.m. At 10:47 p.m., the U.S.
NEWS
July 27, 1986
Nearly 16% of all Britons live in poverty, government figures showed. The number of people receiving state handouts--the level at which poverty is assessed--rose from 5.9 million in 1979, the year Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took office, to 8.8 million in 1983 out of a population of 56 million. "Life at this level of income is basic and sparse," said Malcolm Wicks, director of the Family Policy Studies Center. "Poverty is a grim fact of life for many British families."
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January 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Pavel Finogenov, 84, who was Soviet minister for defense industries throughout the 1980s, died Thursday, the Russian Cabinet said. Cause of death was not specified. Finogenov was appointed minister in 1979, the year the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and held the job for the next 10 years. As the man in charge of the powerful Soviet military industrial complex, Finogenov had broad influence, though his name was not widely known.
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April 24, 1986 | GORDON SMITH
He never dreams about them any more, but he does remember each instance vividly. And the thing that stands out the most is the silence that enveloped him every time. There was no sound as he shot at and was shot at by shadowy figures in the rugged canyons east of the San Ysidro border crossing. In that situation, Manny Lopez said, "The mind is trying to save the body. And all it's concerned about is the danger. You focus intensely on this person shooting at you--nothing else."
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March 2, 1994 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The beauty queens and bronze musclemen have become grandparents, their brief moments of glory now legends told and retold at family gatherings. Weekends and holidays pass by, but the people with picnic baskets and blankets and laughter no longer fill the space carved for them to help ease the pain. No pimply faced teen-agers dance the "Hully Gully" to a nickel jukebox at the park clubhouse; no society women hold "fellowship dinners."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1988 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New York City Opera general director Beverly Sills will resign the position Jan. 1, she announced Tuesday. Sills, 59, explained that "10 seasons in a position like this is the right time span. After that, the company should enjoy fresh input from different leadership." Sills said she will accept the post as president of the opera company if her nomination is approved by its board of directors. Sills said she will remain involved in company fund-raising and marketing.
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