June 3, 1998
You could say '98 was the year of the rerun. Rumbling back were the Volkswagen Beetle, the movie "Grease" and hip-huggers. Is there a link between Then and Now? In the 1980s, Orange County high school students chose these as their favorite movies: * "The Jerk" * "Kramer vs.
August 15, 1989 |
California will lose an estimated $683 million over the next 10 years--enough money to build two new state university campuses or double the fight against AIDS--if a projected U.S. census undercount is not averted here, according to a state Senate subcommittee that met in Los Angeles on Monday. Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles) said the Census Bureau estimates that 4.
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April 20, 2001 |
Genetic evidence from a 1980 Orange County rape and murder has linked a Florida inmate to the crime, the California attorney general's office said Thursday. Benjamin Wayne Watta, 55, was identified when authorities ran the DNA evidence through the California DNA Convicted Felon Databank. He will be extradited to California and charged with first-degree murder, a Seal Beach police spokesman said.
September 3, 1990 |
In 1980, members of the U.S. Water Polo team were on their way to Hungary to play in the Tunsgrum Cup--a prestigious tournament that was to serve as a pre-Olympic warm up--when they heard that they really didn't have to bother. President Jimmy Carter, bolstered by Congress, had made up his mind. After weeks of posturing, Carter decided that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan made U.S. participation in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow untenable.
January 2, 2013 |
What's the difference between a mosquito and a lawyer? One is a blood-sucking parasite. The other is an insect. I'm a lawyer, but I live out of state and haven't practiced law in recent years, so I am at this point an "inactive" member of the California State Bar. That means I don't have clients, which is a good thing, because if I did, chances are I would have to steal from them. At least, that's how I see California's Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, or IOLTA, program.
January 6, 1985 |
China issued a new commemorative stamp for the Year of the Ox on Saturday, but before it reached any mailboxes, its value soared as speculators looked for a quick profit. Thousands of Peking collectors formed long lines in subfreezing weather hoping to buy the colorful 0.08-yuan (almost 3-cent) stamp, which depicts a beefy ox with raised horns. Some of those who reached the counter before the stamps were sold out sought to resell the commemoratives at five times the cover price.