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July 30, 1991 | MARY ANN HOGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was the hankie-wringer of the century, proof that there really is a Happily Ever After, with horse-drawn coaches, diamond tiaras and no therapists whispering from the sidelines that the newlyweds had only a 50-50 chance of making it work.
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August 9, 2001 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The list of inventions that have truly changed the world is short. But by almost any standard, the roster should include the little machine introduced 20 years ago this Sunday by the world's biggest computer company. The IBM personal computer, unveiled Aug. 12, 1981, was not the first PC on the market. Nor was it the cheapest, the most powerful or the most technically advanced.
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August 9, 2001 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The list of inventions that have truly changed the world is short. But by almost any standard, the roster should include the little machine introduced 20 years ago this Sunday by the world's biggest computer company. The IBM personal computer, unveiled Aug. 12, 1981, was not the first PC on the market. Nor was it the cheapest, the most powerful or the most technically advanced.
NEWS
July 30, 1991 | MARY ANN HOGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was the hankie-wringer of the century, proof that there really is a Happily Ever After, with horse-drawn coaches, diamond tiaras and no therapists whispering from the sidelines that the newlyweds had only a 50-50 chance of making it work.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Swedlin's Own: One of Creative Artists Agency's top agents, Rosalie Swedlin, will leave the agency to establish an independent film production unit at Universal Pictures, it was announced Sunday. Swedlin's new company will provide three or four movies per year for Universal. Swedlin has been at CAA since 1981; last year she was named co-head of the agency's motion picture department.
NEWS
March 4, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Here are some key dates in the life of the Olympic Auditorium, which will reopen Saturday. * 1924: Jack Doyle, with the help of the Los Angeles Olympic committee for the 1932 Games, builds the Olympic Auditorium. Boxing great Jack Dempsey is on hand for the dedication. * Jan. 13, 1925: The first major card is a Jan. 13, 1925, flyweight bout in which Jimmy McLarnin takes a 10-round decision over Fidel LaBarba.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 13-year-old Poway girl was killed Sunday afternoon when she was thrown from a van that turned over after being broadsided by a driver who ran a red light, San Diego police said. Aubree Nelson, 13, was taken to the hospital by helicopter about 2 p.m. after she was ejected from the van as it rolled over at the off-ramp from southbound Interstate 15 to Ted Williams Parkway in Rancho Bernardo. She died of massive head injuries at 7 p.m., Children's Hospital officials said.
NEWS
September 3, 1985 | Associated Press
General Motors Corp. will recall 454,000 Chevrolet Chevettes and Pontiac T-1000 subcompacts from the 1981 model year to fix corroding pollution control equipment, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In Detroit, Volkswagen of America Inc. recalled 105,000 VW and Audi cars for faulty brake hoses that can crack and leak fluid, leading to partial loss of the brakes.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1985
Prompted by recent predictions that Lloyd's would suffer a heavy loss for 1982, Chairman Peter Miller said the international insurance market probably will report a profit of about $65 million for that year. Lloyd's operates under an accounting system that leaves annual accounts open for three years so that all premiums and claims can be attributed to the year in which the business was written. For the 1981 closed year, the most recently reported, Lloyd's reported a profit of about $197
NEWS
June 19, 1987
A vaccine against the most common form of hepatitis has yet to make significant headway in wiping out the disease, federal health officials said. The national Centers for Disease Control said the rate of reported hepatitis B cases last year was 115 out of every 1 million Americans, compared to 92 per million in 1981, the year before the vaccine was licensed.
NEWS
June 1, 1987
Israeli emigration activists said that 871 Jews were allowed to leave the Soviet Union in May, the largest one-month total since 1981--a year in which 9,447 Jews left the Soviet Union. But Israel radio said that only 224 of the emigres chose to come to Israel, while the others went to various Western countries.
SPORTS
October 22, 1986
Dave Desmond has been named the third baseball coach in three years at Highland Hall, a small private school in Northridge. Desmond, an assistant coach and general manager of the semipro Valley Dodgers, inherits a program that has not qualified for the Southern Section playoffs since 1981, one year after the school started playing baseball. He was a pitcher on the school's first team and holds school records in wins, strikeouts and earned-run average. Royal High has also announced new coaches.
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