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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Ventura Assistant Police Chief Pat Miller has been named to the department's top job, city officials announced Monday. Miller, 51, had served as the interim chief since Dec. 4, after the retirement of Mike Tracy, who headed the department for six years. As an assistant chief for the Operations Division since 1998, Miller administered the patrol, traffic, SWAT, special enforcement, training, schools and narcotics departments.
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NEWS
October 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took her seat at the bench Friday in a ceremony marking the first time that two women sat together on the nation's highest court. With President Clinton and more than 300 friends, family and guests looking on, Ginsburg again swore to "do equal right to the poor and to the rich." She took the same oath Aug. 10, when she became the 107th Supreme Court justice. Ginsburg's new colleagues shook hands with her as she approached Chief Justice William H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A dispute over rights to the popular Christmas and Easter pageants at the Rev. Robert H. Schuller's Crystal Cathedral has moved to court, where former directors of the shows have sued to prevent future pageant productions. Michael Coleman and Conwell Worthington, the duo who produced the pageants from 1983 to 1985, also asked for $55 million in damages in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1986 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Audrey Wood, the venerated theatrical agent who represented and guided the careers of such playwrights as Carson McCullers, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Robert Anderson and many more, has died in Connecticut four years after suffering a stroke. She was 80 and had been confined to a nursing home in Fairfield. In 1981, the year she was felled by the stroke, her autobiography, "Represented by Audrey Wood," was published.
NEWS
November 16, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's likely that some visitors to Disneyland have gotten religion while hurtling terror-stricken through the dark on Space Mountain. The conversion that Carman Domenic Licciardello experienced in the Kingdom of the Mouse was gentler, and lasting. Licciardello, now known simply as Carman to millions of Christian-pop fans, heard the call when acquaintances dragged him to a Christian music festival at Disneyland 20 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maritime history came alive Saturday as two grand, old-fashioned ships met in the harbor and raised their sails together. Hundreds of nautical buffs gathered at the South County shoreline to watch the Pilgrim, a replica of a 19th-Century trading vessel, enter its home port along with the Kaisei Maru, a Japanese brigantine that is in the midst of a cruise around the world. Both are tall ships--named not for their height but for their masts--and carry 14 sails.
NEWS
December 16, 1996 | DEXTER FILKINS and GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In Orange County, the murders are piling up faster than the police can solve them. A colder type of homicide committed by youthful gangsters, often against victims they have never met, coupled with witnesses who are often too terrified to testify in court, is stumping police at a rate Orange County has never seen. According to information local police provide the California Department of Justice, only half of Orange County homicides are now being solved--a 43% drop since 1981.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1989 | From Reuters
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned Wednesday that increasing debt by Eastern European countries could bring payment problems if the rise in world interest rates continues. The OECD said in a report that interest payments on debt by the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations had been inching up since 1986. Some, if faced with a halt in new lending from non-communist industrial nations, would lay themselves open to balance of payments problems.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Financially troubled Flying Tiger Line, the world's largest air cargo carrier, said Tuesday that it may go out of business unless its unions grant it major concessions. Lawrence Nagin, senior vice president and general counsel for Flying Tiger, said it is essential that the airline lower its operating costs to remain in the intensely competitive air cargo business. He declined to say how much the airline wanted to shave from wage and benefit costs.
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