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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.
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BUSINESS
November 25, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Flying Tiger Line's 650 pilots expressed interest in buying the troubled air cargo carrier during the weekend, but the company refused, a pilot negotiator said Monday. Gary Duff, head of the negotiating committee for Tiger's pilots union, said the pilots asked Flying Tiger's chairman and chief executive, Stephen M. Wolf, to take the company off the market for six months so they could put together an offer. Duff said Wolf rejected the idea shortly after midnight Monday.
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.
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
February 22, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Sam Rubin, who with his wife, Dorothy, owned two-time horse of the year John Henry, died of undisclosed causes Feb. 13 in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 91. Rubin, a New York bicycle importer who made it big when cycling became the recreational rage in the 1960s, had been a lifelong horseplayer and owned a few insignificant racehorses when he bought an undistinguished John Henry for $25,000 in 1978. When John Henry was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame in 1990, Rubin recalled his initial naivete.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1995 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
G. Ray Hawkins had flirted with photography from the time he was a young boy in the Midwest, but his real courtship didn't begin until 1975, when he opened a gallery devoted to the medium. The first gallery of its sort in Los Angeles, the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of shows that bring together some greatest hits. The first show, "Old Friends," on view through July 8, includes signature images by Diane Arbus, Weegee and Eugene Atget, among others.
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.
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